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About Revera

Innovation at Revera

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Revera believes seniors should live life to the fullest. That’s why we invest in innovations that improve the aging experience. The Revera Innovators in Aging Program is a $20 million commitment to bring these innovations to seniors. We partner with, and invest in, innovative companies. We lend them our guidance, and provide pilot sites, to help scale their products and services to improve the lives of older adults. Revera also empowers our employees – from senior leaders to frontline workers – to find solutions that elevate the resident experience and enhance care and services.
Read our news release on Innovating the Aging Experience.
Click here to see Revera’s 2018 Year in Review.


Active Innovators in Aging Companies

An industry leading platform that connects senior living communities to a network of professional, certified caregivers on-demand, in as little as 1 hour.

A partnership between Ryerson University & St. Michael’s Hospital, Biomedical Zone helps early-stage health technology companies to validate their need-based solutions directly in the hospital setting with clinicians, business experts, and innovative thinkers.

Braze Mobility is a system that uses sensors to detect obstacles and provides visual, audio or vibration feedback to drivers of wheelchairs.  

An integrated platform connecting staff, residents and families to improve workflows, digitize processes, and lower operating costs.

FirstKind Ltd. is a UK-based company that is developing a lightweight, wearable device designed to enhance blood flow to the lower limbs through the activation of muscle pumps, resulting in effective management and quick healing of wounds.  

Pratiko is an innovative, automatic braking system for manual wheelchairs.

Virtual Reality (VR) experiences designed to spark new conversations and reduce social isolation in senior living facilities.

Sensassure developed a sensor to place in incontinence pads, which helps the management of urinary incontinence, provides caregivers with up-to-the-minute data about their residents and helps preserve residents dignity.  

AI spatial awareness mapping through discrete, passive sensors, Stack Care uses proprietary data science to detect unusual behaviour patterns and provides notifications.

The Steadiglove intelligently reduces hand tremors for all those who live with Essential Tremor and Parkinson's Disease.

Swift Medical has developed a wound care management app that provides precise, consistent measurement, instant documentation and wound progression imaging with a smartphone.

A wearable gait analysis sensor and diagnostic tool that helps identify residents’ risk of falls on a low-medium-high scale by detecting irregularities in step patterns that can be predictive of loss of balance and falls.

A platform recreation teams to develop world-class recreation programs and gain a deep understanding of residents’ needs and interests.

Winterlight Labs is developing an AI diagnostic platform that can quickly and objectively assess and monitor cognitive health through a sample of speech. The platform provides major improvements over current pencil-and-paper tests, which can be time-consuming, subjective, and costly to administer.
Revera has a portal for entrepreneurs to share products and services with us. Submitted products or services are reviewed on a quarterly basis. We engage with companies if we are looking to fill a specific need or pilot potential products/services. If you do not hear from us, we do not have a need at the time, however, we will keep your company on file for future needs.
We evaluate companies based on the following criteria:
  • Does the product, service or technology address a key challenge or opportunity relevant to seniors’ care, accommodation and services?
  • Will it elevate the resident and employee experience?
  • Does it have potential to be scaled across Revera’s network of retirement residences and long term care homes?
Companies that are part of our Innovators in Aging program receive the following benefits:
  • Unparalleled access to Revera’s senior living network of retirement residences and long term care homes.
  • The ability to test and evaluate their product, service or technology’s impact with residents and staff, and to gather real-time user feedback in a real world environment.
  • The opportunity to leverage Revera’s operational and financial expertise to help build a successful and sustainable business model that can be scaled across Revera’s network and beyond.
  • Engagement and advisory support from Revera’s senior leadership team.
  • Promotion and visibility on Revera’s website and social media channels, opportunities to demonstrate at speaking engagements and conferences. Access to Revera’s strategic partners in business, government, and innovation in both Canada and the U.S. 
The opportunity to be evaluated for a direct investment into their product, service or technology from Revera.

  • Chief Elder Officer Hazel McCallion
    In 2015, former Mayor of Mississauga Hazel McCallion joined Revera as Chief Elder Officer to help shape the company’s innovation agenda. In this role, she engages residents and families at Revera communities to share their experiences in senior living to help the company continue to improve its programs and services.
    Hazel McCallion, Revera's Chief Elder Officer
  • Chief Medical Officer

    Dr. Rhonda Collins brings passion and expertise in memory care, dementia, falls prevention and clinical quality improvement to the role of Revera’s Chief Medical Officer – a first for the Canadian senior living sector. Dr. Collins is a family physician with a certificate of added competence in Care of the Elderly from the College of Family Physicians of Canada. Check out Dr. Rhonda Collins' latest blog post.

    Innovation Partners

    Revera seeks strategic partnerships with national and international innovation leaders to support leading-edge products and services that help seniors age well and enhance their lives

    Aging 2.0 logo
    Aging2.0 supports innovators taking on the biggest challenges and opportunities in aging. Revera is a Leader’s Circle sponsor.
    Agewell logo
    AGE-WELL, a program funded by the Canadian government, is focused on research, training and commercial development of innovative technologies for healthy aging.

    The Centre for Aging & Brain Health Innovation is a solution accelerator focused on driving innovation in the aging and brain health sector.