GE Healthcare, a unit of GE has entered into a distribution agreement for its Home Health technology, GE QuietCare, with Direct Supply, a provider of eldercare equipment, eCommerce and service solutions to senior living facilities. Under the terms of agreement, Direct Supply will distribute and co-market GE QuietCare across the US.
GE QuietCare is a remote passive activity and behavioral monitoring system for seniors, using wireless sensors to non-intrusively track the daily patterns of seniors’ activities. GE QuietCare alerts caregivers to behavioral changes that may signal potential health issues or emergency situations such as an increase in bathroom visits or a possible fall. It is used primarily in assisted living facilities to enhance levels of care and to help the elderly retain their independence.
Direct Supply has extensive and long-standing relationships with skilled nursing, assisted living and independent living facilities throughout the US. Through Direct Supply’s established country-wide sales and service infrastructure, GE Healthcare will be able to increase its geographical reach and bring GE QuietCare to a greater number of assisted living facilities.
Agnes Berzsenyi, general manager of Home Health at GE Healthcare, said: “With direct supply as our distributors and with their expertise in this sector, we will be able to bring the benefits of GE QuietCare to many more assisted living facilities across America and help them offer an even higher level of care for their elderly residents.”
John Rydzewski, director of services and solutions business unit at Direct Supply, said: “GE QuietCare is an excellent product that may help enhance the quality of life for our nation’s seniors. We are excited to be working with GE Healthcare to bring this innovative technology to our market place. Our customers the caregivers in senior living communities can rely on it for peace of mind, and residents will benefit from the independence they will retain.”