GreatCall Acquires Healthsense to Expand Senior Care Market Footprint

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Connected health for active aging provider GreatCall Inc. has acquired Healthsense, a provider of of passive remote monitoring services for the senior care, managed care and home care.  Healthsense remote monitoring service is based on industry-leading passive technology that track activities of daily living (ADLs).

For GreatCall the acquisition will expand its portfolio of connected health services for senior living and healthcare. . GreatCall’s products and services include: Lively, Jitterbug Flip, Jitterbug Smart, Lively Wearable and health, safety and wellness apps Urgent Care, GreatCall Link, MedCoach and 5Star.

Founded in 2001, Healthsense uses wireless sensors to monitor everyday living activities of daily living such as eating, sleeping and movement. It gathers information to establish patterns, evaluate data and enable caregivers to act proactively when they spot changes indicative of early onset of a negative health event. Caregivers reduce costs, increase independence and enhance senior experiences when armed with the right information at the right time.

“As GreatCall continues to expand in these key markets, Healthsense is a natural fit — with our missions of increasing independence, reducing total cost of care and improving the resident, family and caregiver experience,” says David Inns, CEO of GreatCall in a statement. “Acquiring Healthsense brings important capabilities in predictive analytics that dovetail with our deep customer knowledge, expands our offering, as well as increases our exposure in senior living and healthcare.”

Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed.