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Verizon, Healthsense Bring Home-Health Solutions to a Top Retirement Community in Virginia
Date:12/6/2012

ties throughout the country.

"This is an exciting day for all of us involved in this milestone project, most importantly for the residents of The Virginian, who will be able to live a safer, more secure and more comfortable lifestyle as a result of the services Verizon and Healthsense are providing," said Michael Weston, executive director of Verizon Enhanced Communities, a strategic unit of Verizon that delivers FiOS to multidwelling facilities and new developments.  "Healthsense's nationally recognized wellness-delivery programs and devices are an ideal match for communities such as The Virginian that also have chosen to enable Verizon's FiOS network."

For The Virginian, which was recognized this year by US News & World Report on its list of Best Nursing Homes for 2012, the choice was a natural one.

"When we realized that it was time to upgrade our copper-based nurse call system," said Isherwood, "we wanted to look for a replacement system that was at once good for both our residents and our staff. Healthsense quickly became the front runner."

Since deploying the service, Isherwood said, the overall reaction has been extremely favorable. "Overall, our staff has been much more efficient, and we believe that the long-term marketing advantages that we have gained will make The Virginian more competitive in the long run," he said, adding:

"Today's smart seniors are probably the first generation in the senior residential space really to understand and embrace how technology can have a positive impact on their lives. Whether they're looking for ways to maintain or improve their health or communicate more effectively, we believe The Virginian offers more than similar places nearby. One of the side benefits is that it provides a great deal of peace of mind for our residents' families and friends."

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