OBIO® Introduces Virtual Fall Prevention Rehab Program to the Home & Community Care Sector
February 22, 2023
February 22, 2023
February 22, 2023 (Ottawa, ON) – Canada’s aging population combined with the desire to keep people in their homes for as long as possible presents an opportunity to expand virtual care across a broader range of healthcare services. With support from OBIO® through the Early Adopter Health Network (EAHN™), Phyxable is partnering with Right at Home Canada to introduce AgeWell, which is an exercise program delivered through Phyxable’s virtual rehabilitation platform that is designed to prevent falls.
Phyxable’s AgeWell platform combines one-on-one virtual rehabilitation with self-guided home exercise programs, enabling practitioners to customize the programs for patients. The AgeWell program enables patients to more easily engage with the content and better fulfill their rehabilitation goals. The EAHN™ evaluation will examine the accessibility of the service and its ability to improve health outcomes while easing the burden on healthcare systems.
“Falls are the leading cause of injury among older adults,” said Dani DePetrillo, COO at Right at Home Canada. “The AgeWell exercise program provides Right at Home clients with one more tool to help them successfully and safely age in place through guided strength-building exercises.”
“AgeWell helps make it possible for prevention to start at home,” said Jim Feng, Phyxable’s CEO and Co-Founder. “We believe that a customized exercise plan delivered in the home encourages an active lifestyle and builds confidence, resulting in fewer falls and fewer doctor visits, which is a win-win for both the patient and the system.”
“Home and community care services are an integral, yet often overlooked component of the healthcare delivery system,” said Dr. Maura Campbell, OBIO® President and CEO. “Through the EAHN™ program, OBIO® is pleased to support Right at Home and Phyxable in evaluating this unique rehabilitation service, which also represents OBIO’s inaugural expansion into the home and community care sector.”
OBIO®, a not-for-profit, membership-based organization dedicated to advancing health technology innovation and commercialization, is prioritizing the evaluation of new technologies through their Early Adopter Health Network (EAHN™) to provide solutions. OBIO® is engaged in strategy, programming, policy development and advocacy to further the commercialization of human health technologies, positioning Canada as a leader in the international marketplace. To learn more, visit: obio.ca.
About Right at Home Canada
Right at Home is one of the largest providers of in-home supportive care services, staffing and employer solutions, globally. With over 600 Care Offices in 8 countries around the world, and 55 offices in Canada, they are a trusted resource for tens of thousands of families, clients, residential living organizations, employers and government agencies in the delivery of a wide variety of highly personalized, quality supportive care services to individuals and residents in their home, wherever home is to them. Their in-home care and staffing solution services assist clients and residents with a full range of professional care services supporting a wide range of physical, health and cognitive challenges.
Right at Home is an international brand with a 30-year history of providing professional care services. Of that time, they have been supporting Canadian families under the Right at Home Canada brand for the past 10 years, growing to 55 offices in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and PEI.
Phyxable is an innovative online solution for post-operative and care at home patients, which includes physiotherapy, chiropractic and occupational therapy through an end-to-end virtual rehabilitation platform. Phyxable provides a hybrid model of care that integrates one-on-one practitioner tele-rehabilitation and self-guided home-based programs that enhance the clinical experience. Visit Phyxable for more information.
For more information:
Bibaswan Ghoshal, Director, Market Acceleration, OBIO®
Rica Esguerra, National Director of Community Engagement, Right at Home Canada
Jim Feng, CEO and Co-Founder, Phyxable