Over the next few weeks, our ScaleHealth family is making the necessary moves to combat COVID-19. Here are some of their stories.
Uniper is on a mission to empower older adults to live healthy lives during this time of crisis.
What does your company do?
Uniper Care is a telehealth and social engagement company on a mission to empower older adults to live healthy, powerful lives full of interest and meaning from the comfort of home. Turning any TV or mobile device into Unified Personal social assistant, Uniper Care enables users to video call with family and friends, access remote health care, participate in interactive programs, browse photo albums, connect with live communities, and meet new people from the comfort of any TV, personal computer, smartphone, or tablet. With offices in Los Angeles and Israel, Uniper Care is proven by independent studies to combat isolation, reduce loneliness, and promote a healthy lifestyle among senior adults. Uniper Care features a HIPAA-compliant telecare platform and partners with health insurance payers, health providers, hospitals, assisted living facilities, non-profits, and government organizations to reduce health care cost for seniors while increasing the quality and accessibility of care.
How are you responding to CV-19?
We are experiencing escalating interest in solutions to reduce loneliness and isolation among older adults who are quarantined at home. Given that many older adults will be encouraged to stay at home for the next 6-12 months, and potentially longer, health insurance payers, health providers, non-profits, and organizations serving seniors are looking for innovation to help those who have limited access to the outside world. We stand out because we offer a HIPAA-compliant telehealth solution, in addition to tech-enabled evidence-based services to empower older adults to age healthily, socially, and independently from home. We are responding as quickly as we can to all inquiries and a reaching out to as many organizations as we can to spread the word that we have a solution to help. Please reach out us if you know of organizations that need to hear about Uniper Care.
How has business changed for you as a result of the outbreak?
We are fortunate to be able to offer much-needed solution during these difficult times. Our business is growing, we are impacting an increasing number of lives in positive ways, and we hope to continue to grow and leave a positive legacy in the world. The need for HIPAA-compliant remote care solution that also addresses loneliness and isolation among older adults is an increasingly important need for society to address, with and without a pandemic. Every day, 10,000 Americans turn 65. This is one of the fasting growing population segments in the country, and most are underserved by technology. We want to help those who need help the most. We want to offer an assessable, easy-to-use window into connecting and communication with the outside world. We want to empower every older adult to age and to thrive from home. With COVID 19, the pace of the adoption for our solution has increased significantly.
How can your business support those fighting the outbreak of impacted by CV-19?
Loneliness and isolation, which is surging with CV-19, are significant detriments to health. Studies show that loneliness is equivalent to smoking 15 cigarettes a day, and that lonely people have a 50% greater chance of suffering from premature death than their social active counterparts. We can support those fighting the outbreak by partnering with them to offer an out-of-the-box, ready-to-use solution to help older adults who are quarantined at home to have access to telecare and social engagement activities that will reduce loneliness and isolation, which improving overall health and wellbeing. Because older adults can access Uniper Care from the TV, as well as from any mobile device, those from all age groups can leverage innovation to help the seniors in their community, especially those who are lonely.
What silver lining do you see in these crazy times?
Winston Churchill said, “Don’t let a good crisis go to waste.” This is the silver lining that we see. The crazy times are driving the interest and adoption of solutions designed to help older adults. Health Insurance Payers, for example, are exploring new ways to provide greater remote care for their members, not only with accessible telecare, but also with engagement solutions that will keep older adults healthy and socially active in between the visits with the caregivers. These new developments are encouraging society to empower older members of our society to age from home, using the best innovation that the world has to offer. This is where Uniper Care fits in. We empower every adult in the world to age, to engage, to stay active, and to thrive from the comfort of whatever place he or she calls home. To learn more, please visit www.unipercare.com.