Sourcewise & GoMo Health Collaborate to Win Prestigious Aging Innovations Award from USAging
Asbury Park, NJ, September 22, 2023: GoMo Health and Sourcewise are thrilled to announce that MyPlan™, their joint product collaboration, received a 2023 Aging Innovations Award from USAging, one of the highest honors presented by USAging to its members. MyPlan, an interactive program that connects care managers to caregivers to provide real-time assistance and support, was among sixteen local aging programs to receive innovation honors during the USAging’s 48th Annual Conference and Tradeshow, July 16-19, 2023 in Salt Lake City. The innovative MyPlan program was initiated through grant funding from Dr. Venus Wong and Dr. Sarah Rosenbaum of the Clinical Excellence Research Center at Stanford University.
The 2023 USAging Aging Innovations & Achievement Awards recognize USAging’s Area Agency on Aging (AAA) and Title VI Native American Aging Program members that have found new and innovative ways to support older adults, people with disabilities and caregivers as they age in place – living in their homes and communities.
“The Aging Innovations & Achievement Awards are a timely reminder of the evolving role USAging members play in the planning, development, coordination and delivery of aging and other home and community-based services in nearly every community in the United States,” said USAging CEO, Sandy Markwood. “The AAAs and Title VI programs we honor today have set a standard for innovation and creativity in helping vulnerable older adults live with independence and dignity in their homes and communities,” Markwood added. “USAging is inspired by the example they have set for others in the Aging Network.”
Sourcewise MyPlan offers caregivers real-time chat (text) capabilities with a Sourcewise Caregiver Care Manager, and access to individualized resources and informative articles through a secure dashboard accessible by mobile phone or web browser. Leveraging digital technology, MyPlan enables the Sourcewise Caregivers Network to support more caregivers by triaging caregiver needs through “bot” technology, extending their reach and impact with improved access to service quality and personalized assistance—all the while tracking health-related outcomes.
“My Plan is a powerful tool for unpaid caregivers that helps them manage their caregiving responsibilities, and for their loved ones to thrive at home. This tool is a game-changer for the estimated 177,000 family caregivers living in Santa Clara County, CA, and we’re excited to extend our reach by making this program available to support area agencies on aging, health plans, and others to develop tools that support caregivers and their loved ones when they need it most,” said Aneliza Del Pinal, Sourcewise CEO.
Regarding the impact of MyPlan, Del Pinal continued, “After three months of enrollment in MyPlan, informal caregivers report reductions in their levels of stress and depression. Data shows that MyPlan expanded the caregiver’s knowledge of resources; for example, their awareness of reliable transportation increased by 12%, levels of food insecurity decreased by 10%, and their overall levels of met needs increased by 30%.”
GoMo Health and Sourcewise continue to see the positive improvements the program has had. GoMo Health Founder and Chief Behavioral Technologist, Bob Gold, says, “It has been inspiring to see the immediate impact this program has had. Through innovation and technology, we were able to effectively address caregiver distress, mental health challenges and social determinants of health to expand access to care and resources for both caregivers and persons cared for.”
GoMo Health® applies a proprietary, evidence-based science of engagement, BehavioralRx®, to our cloud-based digital therapeutic, Concierge Care®, to actively extend care plans, and provide resources and support to people in their “lived” environments – enhancing outpatient care and impact. This outpatient care delivery model integrates support for psychosocial and physical needs to create personalized, behaviorally based care plans that empower patients in their own care management and healthy decision making. Connecting with patients via its’ Telehealth Triple Play™, GoMo Health uses an intelligent mobile BOT to collect and triage patient data via home medical devices, conduct in the moment “conversations”, and gather electronic patient reported outcomes (ePRO). This has proven to modify behaviors of patients with chronic and complex conditions worldwide, resulting in significant improvement in health outcomes and adherence, and decreased costs of care for providers, hospitals, health plans, employers, and life science companies.
Sourcewise collaborates with Santa Clara County, state, and local networks to provide a streamlined approach to service and support systems. We empower individuals by providing information, allowing for personal choices, and continued independence. We strive to create a community-based system of care that crosses city boundaries, income levels, geography, and special interests. Our commitment to offering community resource solutions is grounded in our rich history of serving the communities of Santa Clara County. For more information about specific programs and services offered by Sourcewise, visit mysourcewise.com.
USAging is the national association representing and supporting the network of Area Agencies on Aging and advocating for the Title VI Native American Aging Programs. Our members help older adults and people with disabilities throughout the United States live with optimal health, well-being, independence and dignity in their homes and communities. USAging is dedicated to supporting the success of our members through advancing public policy, sparking innovation, strengthening the capacity of our members, raising their visibility, and working to drive excellence in the fields of aging and home and community-based services. For more information about USAging, AAAs or Title VI programs, visit usaging.org.