“We place a premium on solutions that offer older and dependent adults the opportunity to reap the same benefits of a connected world that many enjoy on a daily basis.”
Millbrae, CA (PRWEB) April 04, 2013
As professional care managers, the team at Sage Eldercare Solutions™ knows how difficult it can be for older and disabled adults to stay connected with remote family members and other social contacts. A phone call just doesn’t provide the face-to-face connection that is so important for relieving social isolation. That is why Sage Eldercare is announcing that it is now offering VideoCare to its clients. VideoCare is a simple touch-screen system offering video calls and other options for social stimulation.
VideoCare’s touch-screen system has no keyboard or mouse, and does not require any technical skill by the user. A two-way video connection is made when the user simply touches the picture of the person they want to call. With VideoCare’s easy interface, the benefits of Internet connection are available to people who are not users of computers, smart phones and other tech devices – which accounts for an estimated 72 percent of adults over age 75.
“It is a priority to maintain or re-initiate connections with their family members and friends to help foster a sense of purpose and meaning. It is also very helpful for us as professionals to have an avenue to monitor our client’s status and well being when we can’t be there in person,” says Nina Herndon, founder and principal of Sage Eldercare Solutions. “We place a premium on solutions that offer older and dependent adults the opportunity to reap the same benefits of a connected world that many enjoy on a daily basis.”
VideoCare functions as a cloud-managed service so that all control of the system occurs remotely by family and caregivers. In addition to video calls, the VideoCare system allows family to send photos or videos from their computer or smart phone to a VideoCare user. Video “postcards” or automated reminders can be remotely programmed to keep users on a medication schedule or remind them about scheduled appointments. The device also acts as a digital picture frame and music player.
For Sage Eldercare, the features of VideoCare are a natural complement to the varied services and resources they offer to empower their elder care recipients and caregivers. These include geriatric care management, therapeutic in-home activities, specialized home care, and more. Other Sage Eldercare resources include caregiver workbooks and free ‘ParentCare Basics’ presentations that offer proven techniques to help family caregivers understand elders’ needs, minimize crisis, and provide for quality of care and quality of life.
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.
About Sage Eldercare
Sage Eldercare is dedicated to offering wise eldercare solutions. Their mission is to promote quality of care and quality of life by providing comprehensive eldercare services to help keep older adults as safe, independent and well as possible. Sage Eldercare was founded in 2001 and now serves the areas of San Francisco County, San Mateo County, and Santa Clara County. For more information or questions about the services and resources offered by Sage Eldercare, go to http://www.sageeldercare.com or email at nherndon(at)sageeldercare(dot)com.