Evergreen Welcomes VideoCare to Their Resident Care Community

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Innovative touch-screen system makes it easy for tech-averse seniors to stay in touch with caregivers.

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“VideoCare really helps me,” says Ellen. “I have never used a computer in my life, but I am using VideoCare every day, sometimes 2-3 times a day. My grandson surprises me with pictures, and I get to visit with my other grandson who lives in Oklahoma.”

The Evergreen Residence in Visalia, CA is proud to announce that it is now using VideoCare systems to transform the lives of its senior residents. Physical disabilities and geographical remoteness can make staying connected with families a real challenge, which is why Evergreen chose VideoCare. Resident Ellen Hale loves when her family sends her travel videos and photos on her new VideoCare system. Her grandson, Michael Rouse, says that since Ellen began using the touch-screen system at Evergreen, she is much happier. She can now visit with family members and friends who are thousands of miles away – without having to know anything about using a computer.

“VideoCare really helps me,” says Ellen. “I have never used a computer in my life, but I am using VideoCare every day, sometimes 2-3 times a day. My grandson surprises me with pictures, and I get to visit with my other grandson who lives in Oklahoma.”

VideoCare makes it easy for Ellen and other Evergreen residents to make video calls to family members, friends, and caregivers as well as receive messages with photos and videos. The system also provides reminders for medications and appointments. VideoCare makes all of this possible without the need for a keyboard, mouse, or any technical skill by the user.

“VideoCare has really been a godsend for me and my family on both a logistical and spiritual level,” says Michael Rouse. “Ellen has more to say during my visits with her since she’s been able to see video of our travels. It’s comforting to be able to go on vacation and still stay in visual contact with her. I also appreciate that the centralized administration of her system helps ensure that she will not be contacted by anyone not on her contact list.”

VideoCare is a cloud-managed service, which means that all control of the system occurs remotely by family and caregivers. This allows safeguards including control of who can communicate with a particular resident. The VideoCare system provides the many benefits of the Internet to seniors who are not users of tech devices – which accounts for an estimated 72 percent of adults over the age of 75. For remote caregivers, VideoCare provides a reliable and reassuring way to check in and connect with a loved one.

“We are proud to see the positive impact that VideoCare is having on our residents,” says Neil Tantingco, owner of Evergreen Residence. “Being able to have a video ‘check-in’ with a loved one at any time provides peace of mind to family members and brightens up the day for our seniors.”

Evergreen Residence is a family-owned community in Visalia, CA that provides assisted living care, in-home care, and support for those living with Alzheimer’s. For more information about Evergreen Residence, visit http://www.evergreensrcare.com or call (559) 732-3265.

For more information about VideoCare, visit http://www.videocare.com, call (650) 933-5150, or email at info(at)videocare(dot)com.

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