Alberta Age Smart Home Care Project: Enhancing Aging in Place through Innovation

Edmonton, AB – June 11, 2024 | 10:00 AM Mountain Daylight Time

The Age Smart Home Care Project redefines aging in place by leveraging innovative solutions to help older adults live independently, safely, and comfortably at home. As Canada’s population ages, the healthcare system faces increasing pressure, making innovative and sustainable care models more critical. This initiative, a strategic partnership between Health Cities, Infinity Healthcare, and PIER Technology Consulting, implements solutions tailored to the needs of the aging population. 

In 2022, The Brenda Strafford Foundation (BSF) and Health Cities launched the HealthTech Home Pilot Project to create a sandbox environment of consumer technology and innovative health solutions within a BSF-owned condo unit. While the HealthTech Home Pilot focused on a single individual in a supported living environment, the Age Smart Home Care Project expands to include multiple participants living in their own residences, receiving some level of home care support from Infinity Healthcare. This broader scope enables the implementation of more diverse solutions to support individual needs and improves understanding of how technology integration fits into existing home care provider processes to enhance client care. 

“Infinity Healthcare is thrilled to be part of this innovative project aimed at leveraging technology to empower older adults to age in place. By easing caregiver burden, enhancing safety through small home modifications, and emphasizing the comfort and security of living at home, we’re not just improving lives but also reducing strain on the healthcare system. At Infinity Healthcare, we firmly believe that the safest and most comfortable place for seniors is always within the familiar walls of their own home.”   Izabella Roth, CEO, Infinity Healthcare. 

The goal of this project is to build a modern and sustainable home care framework that enhances safety and independence for seniors, reducing the need for hospital admissions and long-term care placements. It will also establish evidence-based best practices for integrating technology into aging in place strategies and design a scalable model that can be adapted to diverse settings. 

In addition to improving outcomes for seniors and reducing strain on the healthcare system, this project showcases a novel approach to supporting aging populations. It highlights the potential of technology to enhance seniors’ quality of life and offers significant insights for policymakers, healthcare providers, and technology developers in creating future technology-integrated home care solutions. 

“We are thrilled to be part of an initiative that creates a measurable impact in enabling aging in place. Our team is dedicated to using readily available technology solutions to build a compassionate and empathetic future, where independence and quality of life for seniors are prioritized. By collaborating with like-minded teams and directly engaging with those who will benefit from these technologies, we hope to make aging in place a sustainable and commonplace reality.” Darryl Coggles, CEO, PIER Technology Consulting 

About Health Cities 

Health Cities is an independent Canadian not-for-profit corporation that works with clinicians, innovators, philanthropic organizations, and companies to create environments and relationships for change in primary care and health data. We help inform decision-making and drive the delivery of new technologies and innovative solutions into our health system.   

About Infinity Healthcare  

At Infinity Healthcare, we understand the importance of receiving exceptional care in the comfort of your own home. We’re a team of dedicated caregivers passionate about providing compassionate and reliable in-home care services to clients throughout Edmonton and surrounding areas in Alberta. Our comprehensive range of services includes home support, personal care, nursing care, and specialized dementia care. Whether you, or your loved one, require assistance with daily living activities, medication management, or companionship, our team of qualified and compassionate caregivers is here to support you every step of the way. 

About Pier Technology Consulting  

Our Team is a unique one; we prioritize being consultants first and technology integrators second – this fact truly sets us apart. The PIERTEC approach is to properly understand your challenges before exploring how technology can enable effective change. 

Our approach centers on aligning your goals with IT solutions that make sense. We believe that your objectives should drive IT investments, not the other way around. We wish to understand your business and people to a degree where we are accepted as part of the fabric of your culture – our end goal is simple: For our Team to become your Team. 


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