Charlottesville, VA – December 10, 2009 -WellAWARE Systems, the leading developer of next-generation wellness monitoring solutions for care providers, today announced its partnership with Opportunity Manor, Inc. Opportunity Manor is a leading non-profit organization that provides services to individuals with disabilities at 17 different sites across the greater St. Cloud, Minnesota area.
“We are pleased to partner with WellAWARE Systems and believe wellness monitoring will be a key component in extending our commitment to providing a safe environment for our clients that fosters independence,” said Regan Stommes, CEO of Opportunity Manor, Inc. “We expect to realize immediate benefits in improving care delivery, as well as increasing our client’s independence with the use of this technology. This implementation represents a paradigm shift in the way that care is provided for individuals with disabilities and could easily become a powerful prototype for other non-profit care-giving agencies in Minnesota and across the nation.”
The WellAWARE Systems’ technology will be implemented in Opportunity Manor homes in order to provide meaningful wellness trending and behavioral data to caregivers regarding their client’s daily activities. In order to utilize the WellAWARE technology, Opportunity Manor is in the process of submitting a grant application for funding and is hopeful to have confirmation of the funds within the next few months.
By outfitting Opportunity Manor homes with WellAWARE’s monitoring technology, Opportunity Manor caregivers will be able to monitor the behavior of each client while encouraging independence. The overall status of each client can be reviewed via the secure WellAWARE Web site. This ability to passively monitor individuals’ health and activity enables caregivers to proactively identify and address existing or developing health conditions, while encouraging the clients’ to live autonomously and safely. The effective use of WellAWARE has repeatedly demonstrated improvement in patient wellness while at the same time reducing overall cost of care.
“We are very proud to partner with Opportunity Manor, Inc.,” says Jeff Noce, CEO of WellAWARE Systems. “Their enthusiasm for the superior care of individuals with disabilities is tremendous and we look forward to engaging with them as a major customer and partner as they enhance their highly regarded client care services.”
About Valhalla Partners
Established in 1980 and based in Sartell, MN, Opportunity Manor, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides residential services, social opportunities, transitional education options, adult day services, crisis and respite care and direct care to individuals with disabilities. The organization is committed to its mission in preparing any person with physical or mental challenges to live life as independently as possible. Opportunity Manor Inc.’s programs serve people of all ages with the help of thoroughly trained staff dedicated to provide the highest quality of care possible. http://www.opportunitymanor.org
About WellAWARE Systems
WellAWARE Systems offers the opportunity for enhanced quality of life for those in need through an innovative approach to wellness and safety for people with disabilities and our aging population. Built in collaboration with the professional caregiving industry, WellAWARE is a low-cost monitoring solution that gathers and reports behavioral and wellness information of a cared-for individual in support of higher quality, more efficient, and less costly healthcare. For more information on WellAWARE Systems, please visit www.wellawaresystems.com.
For more information, contact:
On behalf of WellAWARE Systems
Mobile : 512-633-3162
Ken Gossett, Ph.D
On behalf of Opportunity Manor
Phone: 320-240-1900 ext 202