Advancing Senior Care with TrueLoo

April 8, 2024

A Tech Breakthrough in Senior Living 

In the ever-evolving landscape of senior care, the integration of technology has been a game-changer. Priority Life Care (PLC) is at the forefront of this movement, ushering in a new era of dignified, seamless, and preventative senior care. One remarkable addition to some PLC communities is Toi Labs’ TrueLoo – a discreet yet powerful tool that is revolutionizing how staff members, residents, and families experience senior living. TrueLoo helps improve the quality of life of seniors by proactively observing and reporting on changes seen in the toilet. By monitoring changes in stool and urine, TrueLoo hopes to help better manage chronic health issues amongst the elderly before these result in hospitalizations and emergency room visits.

Tech Evolution in Senior Living

Senior care has historically borrowed technology from other fields, adapting it to meet the unique needs of elderly residents. However, the industry is now witnessing a paradigm shift with the development of tech solutions designed explicitly for senior living. The primary goal is to restore seniors’ dignity and freedom while maintaining a high quality of life. The focus is on monitoring and staying connected with residents, moving towards a preventative model that allows them to age in place gracefully.

Balancing labor and cost is a critical consideration. Redundant and robotic tasks can be offloaded to technology, freeing up caregivers to focus on more intricate aspects of their role, such as empathy and critical thinking. The challenge is to create technology that feels like home – seamless, invisible, yet accurate, efficient, and helpful.

TrueLoo: An Inexpensive, Reliable Solution

The TrueLoo is a smart toilet seat and reporting service that reports on abnormal waste patterns in an accurate and timely manner. In observing and reporting on changes like red color (with urine or stool), persistent cloudy urine, persistent loose stool, the absence of stool for 72 hours, or notifying staff members of when residents put their hands inside of the toilet bowl, TrueLoo can serve as a tool to maintain the health and wellness of senior-living residents. 

TrueLoo is not just a product; it’s a commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of seniors and the staff who care for them. It is designed to be an early warning device, providing crucial insights that enable early intervention when detecting anomalies in an individual’s waste. The toilet seat is unobtrusive, ensuring privacy is maintained as a top priority. Importantly, only the toilet is monitored – preserving the dignity and confidentiality of residents.

In addition to being safe and private, TrueLoo is an invaluable tool for staff members. It serves as an early warning system, allowing them to identify potential abnormalities in the toilet at the earliest stages. This proactive approach enables care providers to address issues calmly and non-invasively, minimizing the impact of early-onset concerns and preventing escalation.

How TrueLoo Works

TrueLoo employs cutting-edge image technology with an image sensor facing down into the bowl. The system recognizes when someone is present and captures images during the toileting session. Toi Labs has developed sophisticated AI that analyzes these images for anything concerning. This approach merely flags potential issues, allowing expert staff to intervene as needed. 

Communication is key, and TrueLoo ensures this by providing clear information. In the future, Toi Labs plans to integrate with communities’ EMR systems, streamlining the alert and recording process for even more efficient and comprehensive care.

How Residents Benefit

TrueLoo is on guard 24 hours a day and in conjunction with well-trained staff, it works to give an early warning to staff of concerns with residents’ wellness status. With the early recognition of these concerns, staff can provide more timely care that results in risk reduction and can ultimately reduce suffering. The time savings for the staff who can now spend more time with residents as opposed to documenting activities improves the resident experience. 

Looking Forward

While TrueLoo is currently available in some PLC communities, it’s essential to note that there is currently no specific timeline for its implementation in all communities. The focus remains on advancing senior care through technology, making it more cost-effective, efficient, and, above all, respectful of the individuals it serves.

In conclusion, TrueLoo exemplifies the commitment of Priority Life Care to embrace the latest in senior care technology. By leveraging innovation like TrueLoo, PLC aims to enhance the well-being of residents, support staff members in their roles, and contribute to an overall positive and dignified senior living experience. As the industry continues to evolve, the collaboration between senior care and technology will undoubtedly redefine the future of aging with grace and vitality.

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