“VideoCare minimizes residents’ isolation and is a wonderful tool for family members and residents who are not in the same city,” says Deirdre Nesbit-Combs, CLPF, owner and founder of the Inn of Walnut Creek.
Cupertino, CA (PRWEB) May 23, 2013
Ever since VideoCare was introduced at the Inn of Walnut Creek, there has been a new energy among the residents there. The new touch-screen technology system allows the residents of the boutique care facility to have video calls with their friends and family members, listen to the music they love from different eras, and start off their day looking at the latest online photos of their grandchildren. It’s all done easily with VideoCare’s stand-alone system, which only requires a simple touch of the screen by the user. There’s no keyboard, no mouse, and no technical skill required.
For Deirdre Nesbit-Combs and her staff at the Inn of Walnut Creek, adopting VideoCare was a natural choice. As part of their dedication to providing the highest quality of care to their residents, they embrace new technology, particularly when it provides the valuable opportunity for residents to stay connected with remote family and friends.
“VideoCare minimizes residents’ isolation and is a wonderful tool for family members and residents who are not in the same city,” says Nesbit-Combs, CLPF, owner and founder of the Inn of Walnut Creek. “It enables families to see their loved one on a daily basis, identify specific areas where attention may be needed, talk with them, and just visit. Seeing their son, daughter, or grandchild is such a special event for my residents.”
For a resident at the Inn to have a video call with a remote caregiver or friend using VideoCare, he or she just touches the picture of the person they want to call and a two-way video connection is made. VideoCare offers a simple interface which provides the benefits of an Internet connection to people who are not users of computers, tablets, smart phones, or other tech devices – which accounts for an estimated 72 percent of adults over the age of 75.
VideoCare functions as a cloud-managed service where all control of the system is handled remotely by family and caregivers. In addition to video calls, the VideoCare system allows family to send photos or videos to a loved one from their computer or smart phone. Video postcards and automated reminders can keep users on a medication schedule or alert them to upcoming appointments. The device also acts as a digital picture frame and music player.
“The Inn of Walnut Creek is a special residence facility, and we are proud to introduce everyone there to VideoCare. The residents can enjoy quality interaction with family and friends, while benefitting from simplified online activities,” says David Trescot, CEO and Co-founder of VideoCare.
For more information on the VideoCare system and VideoCare, Inc., visit http://www.videocare.com, call (650) 933-5150, or email at info(at)videocare(dot)com.
For more information about the Inn of Walnut Creek, call (925)457-3368 or email at dcgmp(at)aol(dot)com.
About the Inn of Walnut Creek
The Inn of Walnut Creek in Walnut Creek, CA, is a residence facility with assisted living care that provides help with all tasks of daily living including bathing, dressing, grooming, medication management, cooking, laundry, and cleaning. The Inn of Walnut Creek was founded by Deirdre Nesbit-Combs in 1994. It was her dream to establish a residence that didn’t ‘look’ like a facility but felt more like a home or bed and breakfast featuring fine food, a lovely atmosphere, kind and compassionate care, and great energy. The Inn of Walnut Creek’s motto is ‘Gracious Living for Mature Adults.’