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Device dispenses meds at home, as needed

GUELPH, Ont. – Canadian healthtech company AceAge Inc. and Burlington-based electronics manufacturer Urtech have joined forces to bring Karie, a home health appliance, to market by summer 2018. The personal health companion schedules, delivers and monitors medication regimens, providing users...

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Bicycle-driven simulator helps LTC patients

OTTAWA – Bruyère Research Institute (BRI) has acquired a Norwegian technology to promote exercise for older adults in Bruyère’s outpatient rehabilitation and long-term care programs. The technology is called Motiview and was designed by Norwegian company Motitech. It works by positioning...

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CareWorx raises $17 million to fuel growth

OTTAWA – CareWorx, a market leader in senior care technology solutions, announced it has closed a $17 million round of funding from California-based Kayne Partners. Kayne Partners is the growth private equity group of Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P., an...

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Resident-on-resident violence on the rise

TORONTO – An investigation has found that reports of resident-on-resident abuse have risen sharply in Ontario nursing homes. Reports have increased from an average of four per day in 2006 to nine a day in 2016, despite only a small...

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Camera catches abuse of senior in Ottawa home

OTTAWA – A camera placed in the nursing-home room of Diana Pepin’s elderly mother to monitor her hygiene gave her quite a shock: it recorded a personal support worker verbally abusing her mom: “Die, die you bitch. You’ve got to...

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Telus taps Tunstall for remote care platform

TORONTO – Tunstall Healthcare, a world leader in connected healthcare, and Telus Health, an organization committed to driving healthcare efficiencies and enhanced patient experiences through the use of advanced technology, announced they will work together to provide Canadians with better...

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Smart apartment uses sensors to help seniors

OTTAWA – The AGE-WELL Network of Centres of Excellence (NCE), Bruyère Research Institute and Carleton University are pleased to announce the launch of the newest national innovation hub, which advances the development of sophisticated sensor systems that address mobility and...

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Ontario to create a personal support worker registry

TORONTO – Ontario will launch a new registry that will provide patients and families with easy-to-access information about their personal support workers (PSWs). The registry will include information such as education and training credentials, and adherence to a code of...

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Alayacare attracts $2.4 million investment

MONTREAL – AlayaCare, a Canadian-owned software company that just celebrated its third birthday, is poised to grow right alongside the home care industry it supports after receiving $2.4 million in another successful funding round from Quebec-based Fonds Innovexport. Fonds Innovexport, an...

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