Hydrostasis Inc. Announces Partnership With Azalee Group

SAN DIEGO, CA, USA. February 7, 2022 -- Hydrostasis, Inc. and Azalee Group have announced a partnership to develop hydration monitoring sensors for use in Azalee facilities: Azalee Edogawa Intensive Care Nursing Home, the Azalee Annex Carehouse, and the Azalee Rehabilitation Club.

The Japan Society of Functional Recovery Care and Power Rehabilitation, led by Dr Takahito Takeuchi MD PhD, has developed and implemented a method of functional recovery into long-term care and discovered that proper hydration was key to many patients’ recovery. One study indicated that 48% of patients in nursing homes in Japan showed an improved level of care needs within just 6 months of entering facilities practicing functional recovery care. Care facilities implementing the functional recovery method are highly effective in improving the level of long-term care required for people with moderate to severe long-term care needs, with the possibility of reducing long-term care costs in Japan by ¥1,202,000,000,000 ( ~$11B USD) every year if applied at all facilities within Japan. In 2016 the program was praised by then Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as a “paradigm shift” for the national insurance system at the Investing for the Future Growth Strategy Council.

Hydrostasis CEO, Dr. Debbie Chen, PhD said, “We are extremely excited to partner with Azalee Group. Dr. Kurusu and his team have implemented the most comprehensive functional recovery methods for their seniors. These methods have been implemented into the Japanese Government’s long-term care insurance system. We’re proud to be able to work with them to develop hydration sensors to continue to improve preventative care.”

Azalee Group Chairman, Dr. Koji Kurusu, MD PhD said, “Proper hydration is a fundamental element to the health of our patients. It is often difficult to know how much fluid is needed for each individual patient for their particular condition and our staff can only encourage fluid intake. We are excited to partner with Hydrostasis to validate and develop a hydration monitoring system that works in both outpatient and long-term nursing care settings.”

About Azalee Group Azalee Group has over 20 years of experience in operating long-term care facilities in Tokyo based on the Functional Recovery Care and Power Rehabilitation method. Azalee Group Chairman, Dr. Koji Kurusu, MD PhD, is a board member of the Japan Society of Functional Recovery Care and Power Rehabilitation and a visiting researcher at the National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology. https://koujukai.azalee.or.jp/english/

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