Telehealth Program for Seniors Wins National Award

Westchester County’s TIPS program – or Telehealth Intervention Program for Seniors – has been selected for a 2016 National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Award, County Executive announced today. The award comes as TIPS marks a major milestone, providing its 20,000th monitoring service to one of the more than 600 seniors participating in seven sites Read the full article

Press Release: TIPS Program Keeping Wartburg Friedrichs Residence Healthy

The Telehealth Intervention Program for Seniors (TIPS) program was recently spotlighted in an article published by the Mount Vernon Inquirer about the Wartburg’s Friedrich Residence. The Wartburg Friedrich Residences is one of several sites currently offering the TIPS program to seniors in Westchester County. Reported in the Inquirer as a ‘trailblazer’ in telehealth programs the Read the full article

Wearable Technology – Fitness/Activity tracking with Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) for Seniors

Select Pace University students enrolled in the Fall 2014 CIS102T course had the opportunity to work with Vital Care Services on innovative research using wearable technology.  Research was conducted at two senior living communities: the Carter Burden Center for the Aging and The Kensington.  The program offered seniors the chance to use Fitbit brand wearable activity tracking technology. Using the Fitbit Read the full article

Summer 2014 TIPS Events

This summer, Westchester County hosted its series of annual cultural festivals at the Kensico Dam Plaza hosted by County Executive Robert P. Astorino.  These are celebrations of the diverse cultural life that exists in Westchester that happen all day most weekends throughout the summer.  They feature exciting cultural dances, delicious ethnic foods, and enjoyable family Read the full article

Top Mobile Technologies That Older Adults Can Maximize

  Photo courtesy of Salfalko via Flickr Creative Commons We’re starting to embrace the era where mobile technology safeguards the health of its users. Touted as a trend for the young demographic, mobile devices are also being leveraged by the seniors in tracking their health and wellness. In 2012, the PEW Internet & American Life Read the full article

TIPS at Westchester’s “Salute to Seniors”

Telehealth Intervention Programs for Seniors (TIPS) demonstration at Weschester’s “Salute to Seniors” Event at the County Center      Today, we held a live public demonstration of TIPS initiative to the senior population and press. Westchester’s own County Executive Robert Astorino attended and released a statement to the local media showcasing the TIPS program and how he Read the full article

TIPS Fellows Kickoff at the Pace Graduate Center

Introducing Telehealth Intervention Programs for Seniors (TIPS) Fellows      We had a successful day, promoting Westchester’s new initiative called the Telehealth Intervention Programs for Seniors (TIPS) Fellows, with over 60 attendees from a variety of institutions such as, but not limited to, Phelps Memorial Hospital, United Hebrew Geriatric Center, Sarah Lawrence College, and Visiting Nurse Services Read the full article

Press Release: Wartburg Selected to Pilot a New Remote Patient Monitoring System

Wartburg Selected to Pilot a New Remote Patient Monitoring System   Pace University and Vital Care Services, a Telehealth Company, Team Up With Wartburg to Test New Program        Mount Vernon, NY April 9, 2014 — Vital Care Services and Pace University have chosen Meadowview Assisted Living at Wartburg to pilot a new, remote telehealth Read the full article

Wearable Technology

Wearable Technology We are entering a new era in technology with the development and advancement of wearable technology that can change the way we go about our daily tasks. The key being innovation, wearable technology is finding its place in society as corporate moguls such as Samsung and Apple continue to develop their products. Other Read the full article