Vista Grande Villa Levels Up Senior Care with Transformative Virtual Technology
Following an award grant from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) COVID-19 Telehealth Program, Vista Grande Villa engages mTelehealth to integrate Nonagon’s state-of-the-art technology to expand its capacity to triage and diagnose patients on-site 24/7.
JACKSON, MICHIGAN – With the mission to strengthen its healthcare services for patients and residents, Vista Grande Villa officially announced the adoption of a game-changing digital telehealth platform, Nonagon, to provide its skilled nursing center with 24/7 access to patients’ health care providers (HCPs) whenever the need arises. Nonagon’s N9 hand-held device enables 9 medical-grade exams to be captured and shared with HCPs, bolstered by Nonagon’s proprietary, HIPAA-compliant, and secure communication platform and database.
The FDA-cleared N9 device communicates with a laptop, tablet, or smartphone for clinical-grade remote examinations of the heart, lungs, abdomen, oxygen saturation (important for diagnosing COVID), ears, mouth/throat, skin, and body temperature. Nonagon automatically documents and shares exam results (via photo, audio, video, or text-based message) to physicians which can help in improving health outcomes, reducing visits to the Emergency Room and reducing readmissions.
The integration of Nonagon into Vista Grande Villa’s skilled nursing center’s infrastructure, provided by mTelehealth, comes as part of a grant awarded to Vista Grande Villa and two other Health Care Providers by the FCC COVID-19 Telehealth Program, using telecommunication technology to reduce patients’ unnecessary risk of exposure to infectious disease and other dangers related to leaving the facility during recovery.
“For any telehealth solution to be successful in supporting senior living communities and nursing care facilities, it needs to give clinicians the tools capable of painting a clear clinical picture, but more critically, the ability for a nurse and provider to have a discussion, “according to mTelehealth CEO Marc Poulshock. “Nonagon’s technology is nine steps ahead of the telehealth world by creating limitless access between patients, caretakers, and healthcare organizations.”
Vista Grande Villa is a 318-unit non-profit senior living community offering independent living, assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing care.
“Since 1972, Vista Grande Villa has been committed to providing the best senior living experience in Jackson, Michigan and we are continuing that legacy by integrating Nonagon’s world-class telehealth services into our already successful health care,” said Vista Grande Villa Executive Director Chelsea Eisele. “Going forward, Vista Grande Villa’s skilled nursing center will be able to connect, consult, and access a more accurate level of diagnoses from physicians, as if they are on site. This will complement our existing on-site physician visits.”
“When Kauhale Healthcare began management of Vista Grande Villa in March 2022, we committed to bringing the best technology available to the campus and we believe that the Nonagon platform is just that, the best,” said Jim Palculict, COO of Kauhale Healthcare. “We looked at a number of options to telecommunicate with physicians and the one that stuck out is Nonagon because it provides so much more than a HIPAA-compliant video chat, it actually facilitates an intimate, informative virtual exam, and it is surprisingly cost-effective considering all that it does.”
“We are happy to serve the Vista Grande Villa community with our platform that caters to the needs of seniors as a multi-functional, cost-efficient, and accurate solution that can be carried in the palm of the hand while being versatile and adjustable to any type of organization,” according to Nonagon’s CEO Alon Natanson, “The minds behind this platform built it to benefit patients from infants to senior citizens, physicians of various specializations, and healthcare organizations — no matter how large or small. Nonagon is an all-in-one solution for all.”
About Vista Grande Villa
Founded in 1972, Vista Grande Villa has been providing residential and care services to seniors in the Jackson region for more than 50 years. With its new management under Kauhale Healthcare, Vista Grande Villa ensures that the senior community will experience quality services and care while embracing individual choice and independence. For more information, visit: https://vistagrandevilla.com.
About Kauhale Healthcare Management
Founded in 2021, Kauhale Healthcare Management (kauhalehealth.com) is a Midwest-based firm led by five principals with a combined 130 years of experience in senior living/integrated post-acute care operations, acquisitions, operational transfers, and development. Their team has experience across 20 U.S. states, including management responsibilities for more than 300 stand-alone Independent Living (IL), Assisted Living (AL), Memory Care (MC), Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF), and Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) properties.
mTelehealth, LLC, founded in 2010 and based in Delray Beach, FL, is a premier provider of Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM), Remote Therapeutic Monitoring (RTM), Telemedicine, Chronic Care Management (CCM), Virtual Exam, Video Visit, and related Telehealth solutions. Their Remote Health Monitoring System, Powered by aTouchAway™, provides a complete solution to remotely collect, store, and report timely and accurate health information anywhere. Furthermore, the innovative, cutting-edge, Nonagon N9 device and platform powers their virtual exam creating limitless access between healthcare organizations and their patients by bringing the clinician “into the room” with the patient like no other telehealth solution. Their connect patients with their families and care providers through their easy-to-use, affordable, telehealth devices and platforms. For more information, visit their website: https://mtelehealth.com, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
Nonagon is a fast-growing medical device company, with offices based in Israel (HQ) and the United States. Nonagon seeks to make remote digital medicine clinically reliable and accessible to the community in the fields of family, chronic, and pediatric and is pursuing that by introducing new digital enhancements and creating new opportunities for better patient care. For more information, visit www.nonagon-care.com.
Executive Director Vista Grande Villa