Leading technology provider AlayaCare expands its community support to help seniors in the GTA during the COVID-19 crisis
TORONTO, March 31, 2020 /CNW/ - In an effort to promote the health and safety of seniors, who may be at increased risk during the COVID-19 crisis, AlayaCare and Freshii are joining forces to provide some of the essential supplies that seniors need at home.
Starting March 31, 2020, AlayaCare and Freshii will work together to identify and deliver fresh food options to seniors within the GTA. Seniors in need will be identified via the AlayaCare platform, which is widely used by home and community care clients in Ontario. Freshii, to limit contact with seniors at risk, will provide healthy, prepared meals to the home and community care agencies for delivery.
AlayaCare CEO Adrian Schauer, through the Madiro Fund, along with Daniel Klass of Klass Capital, Dennis Kavelman through the Kavelman Fonn Foundation and Jordan Banks, through the Moses and Temara Tobe Foundation, have collectively pledged $100,000 to support the initiative and are encouraging other restaurants and donors to support home care patients.
The group of donors will also donate funds to Toronto not-for-profit community support service agencies, SPRINT Senior Care and Bellwoods Centres for Community Living, to ensure their COVID-19 Community Response Teams have the resources needed. The funds will be used to pick up essential items (medications, groceries) and deliver them to clients in need.
In addition to its support of patients in need, AlayaCare and its partners wish to commend home care workers on the front-lines for their tireless efforts and hard work during the COVID-19 crisis. AlayaCare will be highlighting their stories on their @AlayaCare social media platforms using the hashtag #COVIDHeroes.
AlayaCare's partnership with Freshii and financial support to SPRINT Senior Care and Bellwoods follow the recent launch of its COVID-19 electronic screening tool, which can be used by personal care workers and clinicians. The AlayaCare COVID-19 screener gives front-line workers an electronic tool that they can use to assess risk before they provide home and community-based services.
"Community support services are critical to seniors in need and organizations like SPRINT Senior Care and Bellwoods Centres for Community Living continue to selflessly deliver care to an increasingly isolated and vulnerable population," said Adrian Schauer, CEO of AlayaCare. "In an extraordinary time, we're proud to bring together partners and supporters, like Freshii, to help improve the experience for those aging and sheltering in place."
"We were early believers in AlayaCare's mission to achieve better health outcomes and have supported AlayaCare's technology that facilitates the delivery of care that we want our loved ones to receive at home," said Dennis Kavelman, Kavelman Fonn Foundation. "We're in unprecedented times right now and we are proud to support additional initiatives that safely deliver the support seniors need."
"The whole Freshii team are delighted to support the partnership with AlayaCare serving seniors in need. Our mission is to bring healthy food to citizens of the world," said Oliver Rodbard, Senior Vice President, Freshii. "I can't think of another time where this has been more important and the team and I feel privileged to provide Freshii meals to those most in need."
"We are extremely grateful to partners like AlayaCare for their consistent drive and passion for better outcomes for clients in need," said Lori Holloway, CEO of Bellwoods Centres for Community Living. "Our focus is on ensuring clients are safe and healthy during the COVID-19 crisis. We are thankful to the generous group of donors for their support."
"The community support services sector is in dire need of help during these trying times and we are thankful for the generosity from the group of donors to ensure that our clients are safe and healthy," said Stacy Landau, CEO of SPRINT Senior Care.
AlayaCare's unique platform offers a complete technology solution to manage the entire client lifecycle including referrals and intake, scheduling, coordination, client health records, clinical documentation, care worker management, billing and payroll, reporting, remote patient monitoring, and a mobile caregiver app in one integrated, highly robust and secure, cloud-based system. AlayaCare is providing the platform for home and community care organizations to propel towards innovation and home care of the future. AlayaCare was founded in 2014.
Eat. Energize. That's the Freshii mantra. Freshii is a health and wellness brand on a mission to help citizens of the world live better by making healthy eating convenient and affordable. With a diverse and completely customizable menu of breakfast, soups, salads, wraps, bowls, burritos, frozen yogurt, juices, and smoothies served in an eco-friendly environment, Freshii caters to every taste and dietary preference.
Since it was founded in 2005, Freshii has opened 470 restaurants in 16 countries around the world. Now, guests can energize with Freshii's menu anywhere from cosmopolitan cities and fitness clubs to sports arenas and airplanes.
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About SPRINT Senior Care
SPRINT Senior Care is an accredited, not-for-profit, charitable, community support service agency in Toronto that offers a wide range of practical and low-cost services to seniors and their caregivers. Since 1983, we have been providing a range of programs including supportive housing, dementia care, Meals on Wheels, home care, social work, transportation, exercise classes, community dining, and more. Our services help seniors stay safe, connected, and live as independently as possible, as well as prevent premature or inappropriate institutionalization.
About Bellwoods Centres for Community Living
Bellwoods is a charitable, not-for-profit organization providing community-based, client-directed support services for the physically disabled, client and family-centred care, independent living education programs, and accessible, affordable housing in the Toronto Central LHIN. Services are provided to individuals 16 years of age or older with physical support needs, seniors, as well as those at risk of homelessness.
SOURCE Alayacare Inc
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