CVS Health announces about launching the CVS Health’s Symphony, medical alert system to help caregivers monitor the safety and well-being of loved ones, even from afar, and starting the COVID-19 vaccinations in the country for residents and staff in long-term care facilities.
“We’ve been waiting for this day. It’s history,” says Bob Atighechi, one of a team of CVS pharmacists. “I’m so lucky to be part of it.”
“This collection of in-home and wearable devices offers a new at-home experience by connecting a suite of sensors that can monitor for falls, motion, and room temperature while also providing a 24/7 personal emergency response platform for use when needed. Symphony is designed to support the growing number of seniors choosing to maintain an independent lifestyle at home, as well as those involved in their care,” – the company promote.
CVS Health’s Symphony
The Symphony is the voice-activated Smart Hub center, which enables hands-free calls with caregivers or emergency responders, while also monitoring motion, temperature, and air quality within the home.
“We’re committed to helping consumers on their path to better health and new consumer health innovations like Symphony can help give caregivers peace of mind as they monitor a loved one’s safety and well-being through a truly differentiated connected health approach,” said Adam Pellegrini, SVP of Enterprise Virtual Care & Consumer Health at CVS Health.
The company said, that system is features a free app for caregivers that provides alerts for falls or other emergencies and assists with facilitating care coordination. Additionally, smart algorithms within the app track and alert caregivers when normal conditions, such as average room temperature or air quality, are disrupted, suggesting when the caregiver may want to check in with their loved one.
CVS Health propose two easy-to-use Symphony device options are available: the Basic Bundle and Essential Bundle. While both systems come equipped with the Smart Hub and a wearable care button, the Essential Bundle also includes motion sensors and a voice-activated Fall Sensor to automatically detect falls in the bathroom, where the majority of accidents occur. Complementary devices are available for both bundles if desired, including additional motion sensors to extend the range of coverage in larger homes, and entry sensors for use on doors, cabinets or windows.
Pricing starts at $149.99 for the Symphony Basic Bundle and $249.99 for the Essential Bundle. A monthly service fee is required, although no long-term contract is needed to activate. Once activated, each Symphony bundle can help support safety at home as well as in the event of an emergency.
Vaccinations In The Long-Term Care Facilities
Jeanne Peters, 95, is the first resident to be inoculated, with Bob’s assistance. “It was no problem,” says Jeanne, brushing off confetti that commemorated the event. “I think everyone who can, should get a shot against the virus – no matter what age.”
“I have to admit that the idea of receiving a new vaccination was a little bit unnerving despite the amount of education,” explains Amy Peruti, Director of Nursing at Hughes Health & Rehabilitation in West Hartford. “Bob’s confidence and friendliness were a calming force and truly set the stage for a great clinic day.”
Only 60 or 70% of the population we see are taking advantage of vaccinations. We need to reach everyone to be effective.