Panasonic North America announced On4Today, a tablet-based telehealth service for residents of assisted living facilities, that will be launched in November.
Delivering connectivity and easy-to-use tools, On4Today hopes to improve staff efficiencies, reduce anxiety for residents, promote peace of mind among family and friends, and encourage stronger levels of resident engagement.
On4Today hopes to improve staff efficiencies, reduce anxiety for residents, promote peace of mind among family and friends, and encourage stronger levels of engagement.“Panasonic has the expertise to integrate its technology solutions to create a comprehensive network of care,” said Bob Dobbins, Vice President, New Business Development, who leads Panasonic’s new Health and Wellness Solutions group. “On4Today is another step forward in paving the way for cost-effective ‘care in place’ practices.”
The program is delivered on a lightweight tablet that connects through WiFi to allow users to manage daily activities with calendar appointments and reminders, view photos and videos, and participate in video chats and messaging. Large font size, audio and visual prompts, and touchscreen scrolling simplify interface navigation and access. The service is dubbed intuitive and can be customized, depending on the facility needs or individual preferences.
“Quality and reliability are essential attributes for any long-term care or assisted living facility,” noted Mr. Dobbins. “Panasonic’s health and wellness solutions reinforce the importance of those characteristics by bringing advanced technology into the care continuum to create more meaningful interactions, generate higher levels of resident well-being and reduce facility costs.”