Artificial Intelligence Enriches Lives of
Elderly Patients in the Digital Age
BOSTON, Mass., May 30, 2018 – Making the right long-term care decision for a loved one is a challenging experience. Nearly 27 million people will need a long-term care solution by 2050, according to the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Labor. Many of these individuals experience cognitive deficits. Caregivers are often at a loss about how exactly to support patients’ cognitive training.
Mobile App Breaks New Ground for Seniors
Enter Constant Therapy, a digital speech, language and cognitive exercise program that has been recognized by the American Stroke Association and AARP. This program allows users to conveniently access brain exercises from their phone or tablet while at home or in a healthcare facility. Today, the company is partnering with FirstLight Home Care to bring its software to non-medical caregivers for the first time.
The Boston-area digital health brand is particularly well versed with the elderly population as its median user is 64 years old. App users have completed more than 65 million brain exercises—creating one of the world’s largest health and wellness database of speech, language and cognitive exercises.
“Organizations are increasingly looking for the right activities to enrich the quality of elderly homebound clients’ lives. We’re excited to be using AI to enable ‘digital aging in place’ with FirstLight, since close to 90 percent of adults aged 65 and older prefer aging in their homes. We can facilitate a deeper connection between seniors and their non-medical caregivers,” said Veera Anantha, The Learning Corp. founder and creator of Constant Therapy.
Artificial Intelligence Helps to Standardize Elder Homecare
FirstLight Home Care facilities have become early adopters of the Constant Therapy digital platform—powered by its proprietary NeuroPerformance Engine.
Constant Therapy’s real-time advanced analytics mine global user performance data, scientific research, and each patient’s performance history to automatically recommend optimal tasks for each individual—and keep aging users engaged.
Non-medical caregivers can use Constant Therapy to provide clients with opportunities to practice memory, language and cognitive tasks from the convenience of a tablet or smartphone. Patients who need in-home support often struggle with dementia and cognitive declines associated with aging.
“With Constant Therapy, we are pleased to offer digital exercises to our clients. Many of our offices have reported that their clients are less anxious and more engaged as a result of using the Constant Therapy app to practice cognitive exercises. I’m pleased that the augmented AI provided by the app enables our clients to get personalized care at home,” said Devin Bevis, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Franchise Services, FirstLight Home Care.
About Constant Therapy
Constant Therapy—a product of The Learning Corp.— is an award-winning digital speech, language and cognitive exercise program that pairs perfectly with your cognitive and speech therapy. More than 100,000 evidence-based cognitive and speech language exercises across more than 80 task categories are available on the mobile app.
Thousands of clinicians at prominent institutions such as Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Moss Rehab, Genesis Rehab and the Stroke Comeback Center are using Constant Therapy as part of their speech therapy programs. More than 65 million exercises have been delivered to users in clinics and at home worldwide through the Constant Therapy app.
Exercises and reporting are HIPAA-compliant and delivered on Apple, Android and Amazon Fire devices. Look for Constant Therapy on an app store or visit www.constanttherapy.com to learn more.
About FirstLight Home Care
FirstLight Home Care provides compassionate non-medical home care, senior care and respite care to any adult in need. Whether it’s illness, injury, dementia, or just the challenges that come with old age, FirstLight can help.