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Social Network Keeps Seniors Connected

Care Innovations, a joint venture between GE and Intel, has released Connect, a service designed to address social isolation in seniors.

Connect software runs on a touch screen device and features social networking, as well as health management and reporting tools. The system has been undergoing a successful user trial at a nursing home in Michigan since last year.

More about Connect from the announcement:

The Connect system includes both an in-home digital device for seniors and an online portal where the professional caregiver can customize content for each member, including: wellness surveys, access to wellness data, and community information. By giving staff a tool to quickly assess individual wellness, Connect drives operational efficiency and improves quality of service with proactive, consistent, tailored care.

Recent data shows that one of the biggest obstacles to successful care in senior living communities is members’ lack of information about available social services and the inability to easily socialize with others. Connect overcomes this obstacle by proactively sharing information about available services, enabling seniors to connect with one another and build communities. In addition, innovative software lets professional caregivers customize wellness surveys for seniors so that they can proactively identify potential issues.

Press release: Intel-GE Care Innovations™ Connect Targets Social Isolation in Older Adults

Product page: Care Innovations Connect…

*This blog post was originally published at Medgadget*


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