SamarionSolution Installed in Covington Retirement Community

Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:10am EDT

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JACKSON, Miss., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Samarion Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer Mark Rodgers announced today that the SamarionSolution has been
installed in the Christwood retirement community in Covington, Louisiana.

The SamarionSolution is the only enterprise quality improvement system that
provides healthcare facilities with true prevention technologies, including
fall prevention, wandering and elopement prevention and abuse and neglect
prevention. This innovative solution utilizes image analysis software and
intelligent alerting to allow patient intervention before a catastrophic
event, such as an unassisted bed exit. Falls are one of the leading causes of
accidental death and injury in the long-term care facilities.

Christwood is a not-for-profit community initiated 15 years ago by Christ
Episcopal Church in Covington. It was among the first licensed Continuing Care
Retirement Community (CCRC) in the state of Louisiana. Christwood offers
wellness programs, assisted living and skilled nursing care for residents.

"Non-profit, faith-based facilities like Christwood represent an important
segment of long term care providers," stated Rodgers. "As a faith-based
provider, Christwood operates a facility that is focused strongly on resident
care. It is a pleasure for Samarion to partner with someone who shares our
passion for quality elder care."

Steve Holzhalb, executive officer of Christwood, said, "The Samarion system is
a vital new tool that will help us ensure the safety and security of our
residents. We are pleased to partner with Samarion and hope our installation
will encourage other facilities to adopt this system. The Samarion system can
truly change the way long term care is provided to the elderly."

Rodgers added, "The Continuing Care Retirement Community model is a promising
approach to meeting the demands of our nation's aging population. CCRC
facilities offer residents the opportunity to remain in a familiar environment
as their healthcare needs change with aging. The SamarionSolution will give
these residents and their families an added measure of comfort and security."

About Samarion:
Samarion, Inc., a privately held healthcare technology corporation based in
Jackson, Mississippi, is solely dedicated to improving the quality of elder
care. The first commercial installation of the SamarionSolution was completed
in July and is fully operational at The Guardian House in Lake Charles,
Louisiana.

The Alzheimer's Foundation of America and Samarion recently formed a strategic
alliance to address the critical need for optimal dementia care. Through this
partnership, AFA and Samarion will work together to establish and enhance
integrated technological and training systems for residences, assisted living
facilities and skilled nursing homes, as well as assist in the transitions in
care environments.

For more information regarding Samarion, please visit www.samarion.com.

SOURCE  Samarion, Inc.

Sweyn Simrall of Samarion, +1-601-291-4854, ssimrall@samarion.com
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