April 03, 2017 // Franchising.com // Kitchener, Ontario - Home Care Assistance Waterloo Wellington, the trusted provider of in-home care for seniors, is the event sponsor of the Point of View Luncheon organized by Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce which was held on Wednesday, March 29th, 2017, from 11:30AM to 1:30PM. The event was held at Delta Hotels by Mariott Waterloo which is located at 110 Erb Street West, in Waterloo.
The application of digital technology is critical for future effectiveness and efficiency of the Waterloo region and Ontario health care systems. Dr. Mohammed Alarakhia provided an informative presentation on how local service providers are integrating efforts to provide optimal patient care.
“We are honored to be the event sponsor of such an important topic that will shape the future of our health care system” said Angie Kunnath, Chief Operating Office of Home Care Assistance Waterloo. “
Dr. Mohammed Alarakhia is the Director of the eHealth Centre of Excellence at The Centre for Family Medicine Family Health Team in Kitchener. His other portfolios at the Centre include being an Executive Lead, Advancing and Leveraging the Investment Value of EMRs (ALIVE) and Executive Lead, Waterloo Wellington Connecting South West Ontario (cSWO). cSWO’s goal is to implement a regional eHealth program that makes an individual’s health information from across the continuum of care available in a timely and secure fashion at any point of care. Since December 2013, Dr. Alarakhia is the Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network (WWLHIN) Enabling Technologies Physician Lead. In his role, he collaborates with the WWLHIN and the Enabling Technologies Project Management Office Team to help implement eHealth initiatives.
“One of our major successes in Waterloo Wellington is that 4,000 clinicians and staff can now view patient information in one secure location. Currently, more than 70 per cent of hospitals across South Western Ontario are providing data to ClinicalConnect™, along with all four south-west CCACs. ClinicalConnect™ is a secure online web portal that provides physicians and clinicians with real-time access to their patients’ electronic medical information from regional hospitals, Community Care Access Centres (CCACs) and Oncology Centres.”
Home Care Assistance is a leading provider of in-home care, bringing quality care to older adults that enables them to live happier, healthier lives at home. Dubbed the “home care company with a Silicon Valley soul,” the company’s Cognitive Therapeutics Method™ program, which was developed by brain health experts and includes administering more than 300 digital interventions to keep aging minds sharp and engaged. And early this year, the company launched a pilot program to bring robots to seniors homes, providing companionship by allowing seniors to easily video conference with loved ones.
“Based on the individual needs of our clients, Home Care Assistance provides local seniors with transportation, nutritious meals, exercise and activities, safety, companionship, cognitive stimulation, Activities of Daily Living (ADL) support, socialization, medication reminders, renewed purpose for life, housekeeping and laundry, dementia/Alzheimer’s care, hospice supportive care, and affordable around-the-clock care including live-in care,” said Angie. “We take great pride in satisfying our clients and their families who expect only the very best!”
For more information about Home Care Assistance Waterloo, visit www.HomeCareAssistanceWaterloo.ca or call 519-954-2111 to speak with a care manager. The office is located at 324 Highland Rd W, Unit 12A in Kitchener, Ontario.
Home Care Assistance is the leading provider of home care for seniors across the United States, Canada and Australia. We provide older adults with quality care that enables them to live happier, healthier lives at home. Our services are distinguished by the caliber of our caregivers, the responsiveness of our staff and our expertise in daily care. We embrace a positive, balanced approach to aging centered on the evolving needs of older adults. A 2017 Inc. 5000 Company and one of the 50 fastest growing women-owned companies worldwide in 2017, Home Care Assistance’s CEO Lily Sarafan was also named Health Care Executives’ 2016 Woman of the Year. For more information about Home Care Assistance, visit http://www.homecareassistance.com.
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