DaylaCare is an artificial intelligence (AI) service that helps caregivers track the conditions of older adults in their life. The simple-to-use system can help identify trends in condition and better inform caregivers and doctors about the health of the seniors they treat.
Innovation in caregiver technology and AI are proving to be game-changers in the caregiving world (like many other industries), especially where gaps in staffing or availability exist. But these new innovations often come with steep learning curves that can be especially burdensome for older adults. The idea of DaylaCare is to make AI simple and helpful without putting extra burdens on seniors by creating a care manager to track data on medically beneficial health questions on a consistent basis.
How does it work?
A caregiver or loved one starts by signing up a senior to receive daily calls. The caregiver technology, named Dayla, calls their loved one on the phone – at the same time each day – and asks them questions about how they are feeling. The information is then recorded and sent back to the caregiver or family member.
When signing up, loved ones can tailor the questions toward specific chronic conditions the senior may be trying to manage, on top of questions about general pain and health management. It also flags certain answers that may require follow-up.
The service doesn’t require an app for either party. The seniors receive a simple phone call, and the caregiver receives a follow-up text message—a simplicity that makes the system easy-to-use for everyone involved.
With daily reports, caregivers can use the data to find trends or present certain changes to physicians, allowing for more advocacy and awareness on a senior’s condition. And consistent tracking makes it easier to spot irregularities.
Artificial intelligence makes consistency easier and tracking more detailed. For seniors, there are no complicated systems to learn. They just answer the phone and give answers. Most important, the system can discover early warning signs for changes in condition or identify concerns that may arise.
Hand-in-hand with care
According to website reviews, the text messages can offer “peace of mind” for a caregiver. This report lets a caregiver know what’s going on without increasing the burden of care on the giver themselves. They never have to feel like something has slipped through the cracks.
This goal of the prevention-first method is to help reduce stress and cost for caregivers while increasing connectivity with seniors. The service isn’t meant to replace caregivers or make them redundant. Rather it’s a stop-gap tool for care management. The AI offers caregivers relief from repetitive tasks so they can focus on complex ones and still have the best information when providing care.
The system can track conditions on a variety of chronic conditions seniors may be facing, as well as general care management in sleep, heart rate, pain, memory loss, nutrition and the new normal of ongoing symptoms from COVID-19. The service can also track emotional care such as depression and well-being. AI can then help provide information on some of the latter conditions that caregivers may struggle with how and when to ask their loved ones about.
The questionnaires are reviewed regularly by medical professionals, according to DaylaCare, meaning caregivers are always up-to-date on the best information.
DaylaCare is currently in beta testing and already creating buzz in the caregiving world. Could the model for its service be the next big thing in caregiving technology?