FORT MYERS, Fla. (October 6, 2022) All three of the Cypress family of companies have been recognized in the 2022 McKnights Tech Awards, each in a different division and category.
“We are so thankful for the vision, guidance and continued support from our Board of Directors and for the amazing work our team is doing to change the way care is provided to adults in Southwest Florida,” said CEO/President of Cypress Living Troy Churchill.
Cypress at Home received a gold award in the Home Care division Quality category for implementation of a revolutionary new remote patient monitoring (RPM) technology from Keenly Health that uses innovative, ultra-wideband radar technology. The medical care team tracks vital signs, sleep information and motion-based activity through contactless sensors in clients diagnosed with chronic or acute respiratory impairment. Patients navigating chronic illnesses such as COPD, CHF, sleep apnea and COVID-19 have benefited considerably.
Cypress Living received a bronze award in the Skilled Nursing division Innovator of the Year category for a successful project they implemented at Cypress Cove life plan community. Cypress Living’s data scientist worked closely with Cypress Cove’s clinical team to replace a paper-driven reporting process with a digital portal that is device agnostic and HIPAA secure. The new real-time process saves a tremendous amount of time, allows for timely interventions, and gives providers back time in their day to focus on residents.
Cypress Cove received a bronze award in the Senior Living division Building Bridges category for their new communications platform that integrates with smart home technology. K4Community connects hundreds of residents to each other, the community, supporting staff and most importantly, their families and loved ones outside of the community. The K4Community system provides residents with more ways to communicate, greater socialization and a dependable 24/7 accessible resource for information on events, dining and services.
“It’s a privilege and an honor to receive recognition from McKnights in every division of their awards program,” said VP of Innovation of Cypress Living Joe Velderman. “We fundamentally believe technology is a key ingredient in our recipe for serving older adults. Each of these awards demonstrate how innovation and technology can help transform the way care is delivered to improve quality, efficiency and overall experience. I’m so proud of the incredible team that supports these efforts daily and for the support from leadership across the Cypress family of organizations.”
The awards program is a joint production of McKnight’s Long-Term Care News, McKnight’s Senior Living and McKnight’s Home Care. The long-running annual program honors providers that convey how technology has improved care and operations in their organizations. The competition includes three divisions: Skilled Nursing, Senior Living/Assisted Living and Home Care. Each division recognizes a variety of innovative programs with awards in four different categories.
Nominations are judged by an external panel of industry experts. Winners were announced at a virtual awards celebration on October 4, 2022, during the McKnight’s Tech Summit. To see the full list of finalists and for more information about the program, visit mcknightstechawards.com.
About Cypress at Home
Cypress at Home is a leading provider of home and community-based services for older adults focused on optimizing healthcare and aging. Through deep domain expertise and a spirit of innovation, Cypress at Home allows older adults to thrive through a suite of collaborative services including care management, home care, medical care, and certified home health services.
About Cypress Cove
Cypress Cove, a not-for-profit organization opened in 1999, is a well-established, highly respected, life plan community (formerly known as a continuing care retirement community) recognized nationally for innovation in senior living. Located on a beautiful 60-acre campus at HealthPark Florida in South Fort Myers, Cypress Cove is home to more than 650 residents and offers a full complement of quality living options—independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, memory care assisted living, rehabilitative care, and home health.
About Cypress Living
Backed by a mission to continually empower those we serve; Cypress Living is the area’s leading innovator of programs and services that ensure the health and wellbeing of older adults throughout Southwest Florida. Cypress Living provides operational support to Cypress at Home, a comprehensive suite of in-home services that allow older adults to maintain independence and age successfully and safely in their own home, and at Cypress Cove, a luxury life plan retirement community offering all levels of quality living options as well as rehabilitative care.