NCC18 Presenter: Stephen Popovich


NCC18 Presenter: Stephen Popovich

Join Stephen for his session during our Third Annual National Caregiving Conference:

Alzheimer’s Caregiving in the Digital Age on Friday, Nov. 9, at 5 p.m.
Today, technology has vastly improved our lives by providing real-time and historical information for better decision making. Where technology has fallen short is in providing "Situational Awareness" for caregivers, and their care recipients who have Alzheimer's disease or dementia. Situational awareness is knowing how, when and where a care recipient may need assistance.

This session will focus on the most useful technologies available. We will explore how to leverage these new, cost-effective, easy-to-use technologies to improve the lives of people with Alzheimer’s and deliver situational awareness for their caregivers. The session will show simple examples of using wearables and living space sensors to help caregivers know how their loved one with Alzheimer’s is. With situational awareness, caregivers have context around how their care recipient is doing, their environment, where they are at all times, and also enables caregivers to communicate with the care recipient instantly. In addition, innovative caregiving technology provides historical data to establish unique baselines for care recipients, which provides insights about unusual behaviors and activity that may require intervention.

In this session off-the-shelf products designed specifically for Alzheimer’s caregivers and some easy “DIY” solutions that leverage smartphones and tablets will be covered. Real-life examples of the use of these technologies will be explored in a problem/solution type of format.

Discussion points:
· What can you do tomorrow that would be useful and easy?
· Simple, easy-to-use monitoring and data collection devices.
· Caregiver access from smart devices – anytime, anywhere.
· Immediate communications between caregivers and care recipients.
· Dashboard and reports to monitor, analyze and understand the condition of a care recipient.
· Solutions built to be affordable for non-clinical applications.

Key technology innovations covered:
· Simple: Useful technology for caregivers and care recipients.
· Situational awareness: Knowing how, and when, and where is key to understand how a loved one is faring.
· Useful information: technology that collects and analyze hundreds of data points daily to provide an overall picture and pattern of a care recipient’s well-being.
· Affordable: allows wider use of technology for caregiving by families and professionals.
· Collaborative: Technology platforms that enables caregivers to provide data about their care recipients that care recipients may not know, providing data can be used by professionals and caregivers to provide better care, mitigate issues, and react faster to situations as they arise.

Steve is the CEO and President of Clairvoyant Networks. LLC. Clairvoyant Networks has developed the Theora Care suite of IoT devices and SaaS applications to provide family and professional caregivers with better information on a care recipient's condition, location, and provide direct communications services Theora Care solutions deliver situational awareness not only for the caregiver, but also for the professionals, medical and care management that are involved in the care recipient's care plan. Steve brings a wealth of experience in data communications and has been involved in three successful high-tech startups that were later sold to publicly traded NASDAQ companies. He was an executive staff member for over 15 years with a publicly traded company, which is a global leader and pioneer in the Internet of Things (IoT) business segment. Steve was recently appointed as Faculty Affiliate for the Texas A&M Center for Population Health and Aging, and Clairvoyant technology has been recruited for numerous research studies from multiple government and academic institutions. With Theora Care, Steve has focused his deep technical expertise to the point of care, providing easy-to-use, affordable and useful technology that delivers better care, and more peace of mind for the caregiver.

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