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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Good Samaritan Society Recieves a Grant

Throughout Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Iowa there will be a new project in store, or should I say at home, for some 1,600 clients of the Good Samaritan Society. The good Samaritan Society received a grant of $8,154,981 towards the start of a new project called LivingWell@Home. 
This project will entail new sensor technology and telehealth services for those clients whom wish to remain independent in their own home. The new sensors will help monitor the clients ADL's (activities of daily living), track quality of sleep, and detect movement. 
The new telehealth technology will allow the clients to take their own vitals (blood pressure, pulse) and have the information directly sent to a nurse for analyzation. If needed, a nurse or caregiver may step in to provide assistance or emergency help.
Overall, i feel that this will give residents/clients a more empowering feeling of independence. It is best for some families who can not afford their loved ones to be taken care of or maybe it is just in the best interest of the client.

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