AUSTIN, Texas (August 31, 2022)—Sensi.AI, an in-home virtual care agent empowering long-term care providers to overcome some of the biggest challenges in the industry, has partnered with dementia care advocate and expert Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, and founder of Positive Approach to Care, to educate and empower homecare agencies and non-medical professionals in strategically managing cases with early detection of and innovative care for brain change. The partnership between Snow and Sensi.AI will kick off with an interactive webinar, “High Tech + High Touch: Early Detection and Care for Those Living with Cognitive Challenges” with Snow and Miki Rossanis, OT, Director of Clinical Development, Sensi.AI, on Sept. 6, 2022 from 2-3pm EDT.
“Sensi is honored to have the opportunity to collaborate with dementia thought leader Teepa Snow and her amazing PAC training team to bring unparalleled wisdom and guidance to nonmedical caregivers and agencies dealing with client dementia, a pervasive condition amongst the elderly that most caregivers have little training in working with,” said Sensi.AI CEO and Co-founder Romi Gubes. “Teepa’s Positive Approach to Care fosters insight, resilience and sensitivity that will benefit caregivers in understanding and working with the brain changes caused by dementia. In combination with Sensi’s data gleaned from AI-based analytics from within the home, early detection of any type of cognitive decline is possible—often months earlier than human professionals are able to sense subtle shifts. This knowledge will empower caregiver, agency, family, medical team and all stakeholders with the ability to strategically plan care around the senior’s state and potential risks. We are eager to share Teepa’s wisdom in combination with Sensi’s to the non-medical home care community to empower anyone who works with someone experiencing dementia or cognitive challenges.”
“What’s exciting about Sensi is that its audio analytics have the ability to decipher the smallest changes in an individual’s state—details that even the most highly-trained caregiver might not pick up on,” said Snow. “Sensi’s ability to translate that data into actionable steps and recommendations, helping to better plan care and identify risks, is nothing short of revolutionary. Its technology enables early detection of cognitive changes, allowing for a better prepared caregiver, agency, family and health care team to be proactive in anticipating risks.”
With brain change, in addition to the common cognitive changes of confusion, forgetfulness, disorientation and erratic behavior, physical risks such as falling, wandering and injury are also elevated.
“Caregivers need practical tips and tools for working successfully with those experiencing cognitive change and challenges,” Snow said. “They need to understand how these conditions impact everything in the individual’s world, from how they experience themselves and others, to how they see their home, family, the passage of time, routine activity, and increasing limitations. Maintaining safety in the home along with the dignity of and compassion for individuals are central to my approach, giving the caregiver the ability and wisdom to best navigate each case.”
“Agencies are challenged by staff shortages. Sensi augments and boosts their care models by adding artificial intelligence-fueled data that will highlight pain points and potential risks in each home environment, allowing caregivers to have another layer of care in place even when a human cannot be present and giving agencies and stakeholders a window into the home environment that didn’t previously exist. Combining this high technology with Teepa Snow’s high touch Positive Approach brings a robust array of tools enabling more targeted and compassionate care for each senior,” added Gubes.