WASHINGTON, July 15 Samarion CEO Mark Rodgers was recentlynamed commissioner to the Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) tohelp lead the charge to expedite emerging technologies that are transformingthe aging experience.
CAST, an international coalition ensuring that technology solutions attaintheir fullest potential to meet the needs of our aging senior population, iscomprised of nearly 500 technology companies, aging-services organizations,businesses, research universities and government representatives workingtogether under the auspices of the American Association of Homes and Servicesfor the Aging.
"Mark's company, Samarion, developed fall prevention technology thatoffers great potentials for the long term care industry," said CAST directorMajd Alwan, PhD, a noted researcher and global authority on aging-servicestechnologies. "Mark's dedication to improving the quality of life for theelderly, their caregivers and nursing home administrators and owners is valuedand we're fortunate to have his leadership and expertise."
As a CAST commissioner, Rodgers will focus on driving a global vision ofhow technologies can improve the quality of life for seniors while reducinghealthcare costs, accelerating technology research and development throughpilot projects with seniors, advocating to remove barriers to the rapidcommercialization of proven solutions, and promoting dialogue about standardsto ensure interoperability and widespread access to aging-servicestechnologies.
"As the population of seniors 85 and older entering nursing homescontinues to grow dramatically, we must address the problem of falls,wandering and neglect now," said Rodgers. "We have the technology in place.Nursing home residents and their families deserve access to that technologynow for improved quality of care and improved quality of life."
Samarion, a privately-held corporation dedicated to improving the qualityof elder care, was recently recognized as an Emerging High-Growth Company toWatch. The company's signature system, SamarionSolution(SM), is the nursinghome industry's only Enterprise Quality Improvement System. SamarionSolutionprovides groundbreaking restraint-free fall prevention; wandering andelopement prevention; resident, staff and visitor safety and securitymanagement; unparalleled staff management and facility monitoring; and anall-encompassing family-and-friends communications system.
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