Almost 27 million people will need long-term care solutions by 2050, according to the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Labor. Many long-term care patients have cognitive deficits, and often, caregivers lack adequate equipment to support cognitive training.
A new app created by The Learning Corporation, called Constant Therapy, gives users a mobile cognitive training app that integrates digital speech, language and cognitive exercises, enabling patients to access brain exercises from their phone or tablet while remaining at home. Constant Therapy is collaborating with FirstLight Home Care to bring this device to non-medical caregivers.
The program reaches the elderly population as its median user is 64 years old. There are more than 65 million brain exercises, making it one of the largest health and wellness databases of speech, language and cognitive exercises.
“Organizations are increasingly looking for the right activities to enrich the quality of elderly homebound clients’ lives. We’re excited to be using AI to enable ‘digital aging in place’ with FirstLight, since close to 90 percent of adults aged 65 and older prefer aging in their homes,” said Veera Anantha, Learning Corp. founder and creator of Constant Therapy. “We can facilitate a deeper connection between seniors and their non-medical caregivers.”
FirstLight Home Care has integrated the Constant Therapy digital platform into their facilities through NeuroPerformance Engine software, an app that uses artificial intelligence and data analytics to give users a personalized exercise program. Constant Therapy uses analytics that extract global user performance data, scientific research and patient performance history in order to automatically recommend tasks that will keep patients engaged.