San Leandro, California (PRWEB) February 28, 2013
Divine Home Care, the leader in compassionate care for seniors, has announced that it is expanding its service offerings to include remote care utilizing VideoCare technology. VideoCare is a new touch-screen communication system that makes it easy for seniors to have video calls with professional caregivers, family, and friends. The touch-screen VideoCare system requires no keyboard, mouse, or technical skill to use. Simply touching the photo of the person they want to speak with activates a two-way video call for the senior. The simplicity of the system allows Divine Home Care to offer cost-effective remote care services to augment their in-person care – while keeping seniors and their families better connected.
The VideoCare system is managed through the web by family members and caregivers, ensuring that the senior needs no technical “know how.” In addition to video calls, the VideoCare system keeps family connected by allowing photos and videos to be shared instantly with seniors via the family member’s computer or smartphone. Now seniors can stay connected with remote family members and be included in distant events like birthdays and weddings. In order to keep seniors healthy and active, automated reminders can be programmed into the system to keep seniors on a medication schedule, as well as remind them about their activities of daily living. The device also provides entertainment by serving as a digital picture frame and music player.
“We are passionate about providing the best possible quality of care to our clients,” says Robbin Beebe, CEO and Founder of Divine Home Care. “VideoCare complements our topnotch in-person care and makes a positive difference in the lives of our clients, keeping them connected and engaged.”
VideoCare is designed to be a user-friendly solution for the millions of seniors who do not use technology. Many people rely on technology for their social connections, but statistics indicate that more than 70% of seniors over the age of 75 do not use computers or smartphones. These seniors can face social isolation, and distant families struggle to provide care. VideoCare is a startup based in Menlo Park, CA, that is focused on meeting the needs of seniors and their caregivers.
“Our goal is to allow remote care to be delivered cost-effectively for seniors,” says David Trescot, CEO and Co-Founder of VideoCare. “Divine Home Care is a great partner because they are a driving force for quality and innovation in the care community.”
For more information on the VideoCare system and VideoCare, Inc., visit http://www.videocare.com, call (650)933-5150, or email info(at)videocare(dot)com.
About Divine Home Care
Divine Home Care http://www.divinehomecareca.com/ is a locally owned business that helps seniors stay at home in a comfortable and familiar environment. Their caregiving services provide individuals with daily assistance, whether it is a short-term surgery recovery or around-the-clock care. Divine Home Care’s mission is to deliver excellent, quality care to their clients, have a strong commitment to their community, and care with cultural humility.