Innovation & Research

iCare’s Commitment To Innovation & Research

iCare Home Health strives to go above and beyond for our clients and the community by delivering on our Mission Statement:

“To deliver best in class personalized home health care services, empowering Canadians to live independently in their own homes, and improving the quality of life for our clients and their families.”

In our quest to empower Canadians to lead healthier lives and aging in-place, we use the latest in elder research and technology to help our clients live better.

iCare Home Health boasts several homecare industry firsts, including:

  • First patient advocacy service (iCare Navigator).
  • First Expressive Art Program (iCEAP) for stroke affected patients.
  • First audible website for the visually impaired.
  • First Music & Memory program for Alzheimer’s affected patients.
  • First Artificial Intelligence powered health SaaS, Health Espresso. Provides remote monitoring of vitals and medication adherence, among other features.

Research & Collaborations

iCare Home Health also collaborates with colleges, universities, and research organizations that share our passion. We also work closely with our local health facilities and hospitals to support their great work among our client community. Below are some of the projects that we participate in:

  • Therapeutic Art Benefits on Stroke Affected Patients
    • Halton Health (Oakville Hospital) Q2/ 2018.
  • Use of Artificial Intelligence for Home Healthcare
    • Durham College IT Hub, supported by National Science & Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Q4/2017- Q1/18.
  • Technology Adoption Among Seniors
    • Sheridan Centre for elder Research- Supported by Ontario Centre of Excellence (OCE) – 2017.
  • Aging in Place: Optimizing Health Outcomes Through Technology, Design, and Social Inclusion
    • Sheridan Centre for Elder Research – supported by National Science & Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). – 2016.

Technological Innovation

Our Health Espresso Software as a Solution (SaaS) allows people of all ages to track their body vitals and medication adherence, among other features, to prevent critical health events. Health Espresso was used by focus groups as part of a research project in collaboration with The Sheridan Centre for Elder Research. It will also benefit from a recently launched McMaster University program to lab test its user friendliness and screen navigation.

We are especially proud of developing the first Artificial Intelligence (AI) feature in collaboration with Durham College AI Hub. Our AI feature is designed to help Alzheimer’s patients and elderly clients with their medication and appointment reminders for better adherence.

At iCare Home Health, we’re dedicated to taking an advanced approach health, wellness, and aging. We strongly believe in positively impacting our clients’ emotional and physical well-being, and supporting our community at large.