“Our new voice-activated Wellness Check Module reduces the risks of manual wellness checks while boosting the well-being and safety of seniors, provide peace of mind for families, and enable staff to focus on other tasks.” Bruce Baron, CEO VoiceFriend
BOSTON (PRWEB) April 25, 2019
VoiceFriend, LLC has today announced the release of its Wellness Check Module for its voice-activated notification and communications solution for senior living communities.
Leveraging the innovative Amazon Alexa voice assistance technology, VoiceFriend’s new Wellness Check Module provides greater flexibility for seniors and communities, offering three easy options for seniors to perform their wellness check: a) receive an inbound telephone call and press a number on the telephone key pad to confirm they are okay, b) call the community’s designated phone number by a specific required time, or c) check-in via their voice-activated Amazon Echo smart speaker device.
The VoiceFriend solution then automatically notifies the community staff as to which residents have failed to update their wellness status on time using any of these three optional methods. This greatly reduces the number of manual wellness checks that typically need to take place, freeing up valuable staff time for other essential needs.
“Performing effective wellness checks – which are vital to ensuring the wellness and safety of residents -- has always been a challenge for most senior living communities,” says Bruce Baron, VoiceFriend’s Chief Executive Officer. “Manual solutions are labor intensive and often rely on overworked staff members remembering to perform wellness checks. The consequences of an ineffective wellness check system could be catastrophic. Our new voice-activated Wellness Check Module reduces the risks of manual wellness checks while boosting the well-being and safety of seniors, provide peace of mind for families, and enable staff to focus on other tasks.”
VoiceFriend had previously announced its support for Amazon Alexa voice technology last year. This announcement today extends VoiceFriend’s commitment to leverage voice technology to help senior living communities improve the effectiveness of their communications with seniors, families and staff, boost senior and family engagement, drive greater wellness, and strengthen support for residents with visual or hearing impairments.
About VoiceFriend, LLC
Founded in 2009, VoiceFriend, LLC developed the VoiceFriend Notification Solution as a simple yet powerful cloud-based notification solution that helps senior living, skilled nursing and other providers build better communities and operate more efficiently and effectively. VoiceFriend keeps seniors, staff and families informed of events, activities, appointments and other important information. Today, thousands of eldercare providers rely on VoiceFriend to reduce staff costs, increase senior and family engagement, and boost satisfaction while positively impacting census. https://www.voicefriend.net