Elara Caring Partners With Constant Therapy Health To Drive AI, Time-Saving Solutions

by | Apr 17, 2024

Elara Caring has teamed up with the digital health company Constant Therapy Health. The partnership will enable Elara Caring to deliver AI-driven speech-language and cognitive therapy across multiple markets.

“[The partnership] very much honors our values of exceptional service, innovation and results,” Thomas Southern, administrator of skilled home health at Elara Caring, told Home Health Care News. “To be able to partner with a company like Constant Therapy Health allows us to deliver a very dynamic solution to the patients we serve. It’s an innovative approach that allows us to lean into the use of technology in a way that’s meaningful, both to the patients and caregivers.”

Dallas-based Elara Caring is a home-based care provider with about 200 locations across 17 states. The company serves more than 60,000 patients.

Constant Therapy Health’s platform is an application that allows clinicians to more deeply interact with patients.

“Elara Caring, a trailblazer in the home health industry, is revolutionizing patient care through cutting-edge technology and data-driven solutions,” Veera Anantha, founder and CEO of Constant Therapy Health, said in a press statement. “As we collaborate with Elara Caring, we’re excited to contribute to their mission of delivering exceptional, personalized care to every patient they serve who is diagnosed with a neurological disorder or brain injury.”

Constant Therapy Health’s platform uses 85 different evidence-based speech-language and cognitive therapy interventions.

“Think of patients with mild cognitive impairment, or early to mid-stage Alzheimer’s, CBA patients, stroke patients, people with aphasia,” Southern said. “It has a speech recognition algorithm within it, so we can also target things like voice. It really gives us the ability to extend our reach in the home with an evidence-based format.”

In addition to extending care in the home, the partnership also alleviates some of the documentation burden on clinicians. Specifically, clinicians were able to shave 10-15 minutes off of documentation time, per patient.

Overall, the partnership led to increased time savings, specifically 60-90 minutes per day for a clinician with a six-patient caseload.

“That really feeds into that work-life balance, and gives them back that time in their day to be with their families and enjoying life,” Southern said.

Before the full-scale roll out of the partnership, Elara Caring launched a pilot program with Constant Therapy last year, which took place over the course of six months. The pilot program included 115 patients across three markets.

The program resulted in 92,000 additional exercises independently at home, 17% increase in task accuracy and 54% improvement in task processing speed.

Ultimately, Southern believes that this partnership is part of Elara Caring’s larger embrace of innovation in relation to care delivery.

“We want to provide the best care possible in the home and to be able to help people through whatever struggling moment they have,” he said.

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