Senior Living Engagement Programs: Cutting-Edge Technology Keeps Families in the Loop

 

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question-symbol How will I know what my loved one is doing throughout the day?

Why it matters: As much as you might like to be with your loved one every day, it may not be feasible given your commitments to work, spouse, children, and others. Still, you want to ensure that he/she is truly engaged in her senior living community.

Benchmark communities, the solution is simple: Through our partnership with the Caremerge application, families can elect to receive an alert to a smartphone each time their loved one attends a program. You will also receive daily, weekly and monthly overviews for  each  program he/she attended, with details of the various dimensions of wellness in which he/she participated.


In addition to receiving alerts, families can also connect with a loved one’s caregivers through the app by texting a program director to ask how mom is doing, and the program director can send a picture of mom engaged in an activity. This way, families get an inside look at the community—even when you can’t be physically present.


Families can also view the community’s monthly calendar through the Caremerge application, which is helpful when it comes to planning visits. If there’s an outing at 2:00 one day, for example, plan a visit for later in the afternoon or evening so you’re sure to see your loved one.


There are many similar providers - ask upfront what service your senior living community offers. Anything that provides a direct line of communication—and peace of mind—is a valuable family resource.

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Content for Open Conversations was developed in partnership with Caregiving Advice.

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