Elderly care is still a nascent subject in India, and it is so in Hyderabad. The doctors and caretakers feel that the time wasted during emergencies can cost them their lives. And this delay is attributed to a lack of communication. City-based Anvayaa Kin-Care, which provides elderly care services, is now working on an IoT-based smart emergency response system that will detect falls and send the info to the concerned for immediate action.
They also help in monitoring health vitals remotely, shares Prashant Reddy, founder and managing director of Anvayaa Kin-Care. As of now, they have a reactive care unit, as in information has to be given to them to take action. Soon, they intend to become a proactive care provider. They say they will have the tools to sense and report the emergencies.
Unlike other devices, it will not be linked to the smartwatch and will instead have an SOS button. The data from it will be shareable to make sure the 'golden hour' is not wasted waiting for processing information.
Anvayaa has been in service since 2016 and has saved the lives of around 350 patients. They work with 250 partners across healthcare services, diagnostics and pharmacy, home maintenance, libraries, grocery, surveillance and security, local travel, lawyers, and others. As of now, 6000 families have enrolled with Anvayaa, which charges Rs 2000 to Rs 12,000 per month. Its services are available in Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Visakhapatnam, Pune, and Mumbai.
While some join voluntarily, some are admitted by kin. As most elderly complain of loneliness, Anvayaa accompanies them to local places. Many seek bedside assistance after surgeries. Its app and web portals are accessible by kin, partners, employees, and care coordinators. Right now, they have 125 on their rolls and say they will increase manifold in days to come.