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Eyes on the skies

October 23, 2020

Residents, staff and neighbours at peopleCare’s AR Goudie Long-Term Care Home in Kitchener were all eyes on the skies recently, watching a first-of-its-kind trial delivery of medications by drone.

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Always looking to partner with other leading organizations who are breaking new ground, peopleCare was pleased to host the exciting test run.

“Innovating is in peopleCare’s DNA,” says Chairman and CEO Brent Gingerich. “In our 50-plus years of providing exceptional care for seniors, doing things differently, embracing new ideas and early adoption of promising new technology has been the fuel that drives our vision to change the world of senior living.”

Led by AirMatrix, a Canadian company that is partnering with the Region of Waterloo to test a network of drone skyways and a traffic management platform – this trial LTC flight brought together participants including the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy, Hogan Pharmacy and peopleCare. Transport Canada supervised the flight.

Read more about the Airmatrix project to map the skies.

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L-R: Anthony Miller (University of Waterloo), Florin Perte (Administrator, AR Goudie), Becky Agar (Hogan Pharmacy), Brent Gingerich (Chairman and CEO, peopleCare).