Ecumen is one of the largest non-profit providers, developers and operators of living spaces and innovative technologies and services for the elderly. Ecumen will use DFree with residents of six of the organization’s skilled nursing communities as part of an effort to reduce incontinence. Ecumen received a grant from the Minnesota Department of Social Services for Performance-Based Incentive Payment Programs (PIPP) aimed at improving the quality of life for the residents they serve in skilled nursing facilities. Funding should be used to improve the quality of care and the quality of residents in skilled nursing facilities in measurable ways and increase the capacity to provide quality care more effectively.
The non-invasive DFree device monitors the bladder using ultrasound technology and notifies users or caregivers via smartphone or tablet when it’s time to go. The device is attached to the lower abdomen and monitors the user’s bladder by securely relaying data to a web portal or mobile device. Caregivers can proactively manage residents with incontinence more effectively while improving the quality of care.
Commenting on the deployment of the DFree product, Quality Improvement Project Manager Margo Paplow said, âWe are delighted to adopt this next generation technology to provide superior care to our residents. Innovation is at the heart of our ability to carry out our mission of advocating for the elderly and providing compassionate healthcare and services to support fulfilling lives. Adopting this latest technology from Triple W is another way to demonstrate our value in honoring those we serve by treating them with dignity and respect, while improving their quality of life.
âWe are delighted to bring our cutting edge technology to Ecumen and provide their teams with an easy-to-use monitoring device. The DFree device allows more freedom and mobility, not to mention the confidence needed to live a more active daily life, âcomments Triple W CEO Atsushi Nakanishi.
Triple W launched the world’s first portable bladder sensor in 2018, which gives people managing incontinence greater peace of mind in the event of an accidental leak. Seniors and people with disabilities who need to manage loss of bladder control have an alternative to disposable diapers or pads and medication with the DFree line of ultrasonic incontinence sensors.
The latest device weighs just 0.9 oz. and it can be tied discreetly under clothing. It is also an environmentally friendly alternative to disposable diapers providing users with improved freedom of movement and quality of life.