EVENT:  Disaster drill to test use of CareDEX smart-space technology in evacuation of residents at Orange County elder care facility.

WHEN/WHERE:  10:20 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 20, Walnut Village Retirement Community, 891 S. Walnut St, Anaheim, CA 92802.

INFORMATION:  Media planning to attend should contact Brian Bell at 949-565-5533 or bpbell@uci.edu. Attendance and parking are complimentary for media who RSVP in advance.

BACKGROUND: The drill will involve UCI computer science and geriatric medicine researchers, residents of the Walnut Village Retirement Community, Anaheim, Orange County, California State, and national emergency management personnel. The drill will demonstrate the effectiveness of CareDEX, a smart-space technology that enables the secure collection and sharing of vital information on elder care patients among first responders, caregivers in senior housing facilities and older adults.


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