Elder Family learning MacBook
 
The fact is that relationships are the alchemy of life.
 
Joan Chittister, The Gift of Years
 
Families seeking new ways to strengthen connections – especially with far-flung children and grandchildren – are already using interactive technologies to keep connected. There are many options for connecting with grandparents, from simplified Tablets to smart homes and safety monitoring systems.
 
CareWheels offers families the freedom of choice with the benefits of expert guidance to provide custom solutions that meet your needs today and will grow as your needs change. A Tablet may serve as the dashboard at the heart of a smart home system and facilitate Telecare services that can provide new options for aging-in-place with tools for care coordination and support:
 
Features & Communication Tools for: Benefits:
 Resources & Coordination  Share resources & coordinate the whole care network
  Calendar: appointments, events, notes & reminders   permission-based access with automated email reminders
  Vital Information: organize medical, legal & insurance files   secure file storage with permission-based access
  Instructional Videos   video links to online care & training resources
 Support & Social Connectivity  Connect family & friends to relieve social isolation
  Video Phone with pre-approved family, friends & caregivers   provide ongoing family connections & visual contact
  Message Boards   caregivers can exchange instructions, observations, etc.
  Digital Photo Frame   family & friends can post & share photo files
  Well Wishes   share inspirational & supportive messages
  Community-building Features including Group Email   create and manage Private & Open communities
 Observation & Follow-through  Fulfill instructions & promote healthier lifestyles
  Improve the fulfillment of hospital discharge orders   reduce preventable ER trips & hospital readmissions
  Boost family, caregivers, physicians & client's awareness   observe & note “red flag” conditions & symptoms
  Medication Adherence Management   provide medication reminding & adherence monitoring
  Telehealth Devices for Biometric Measurements   blood pressure, weight scale, glucometer, pulse oximeter
  Activity Monitoring   remote sensor-based behavioral monitoring with alerts
  Smart Home Controls   lighting, temperature, Caller ID screening to detect scams

 

We can help empower your caregiving team with technologies to provide person-centered care. Communication, coordination and monitoring tools help people live independently in their homes while improving the quality of life for all care team members, by keeping families connected and assisting them to manage care plans. These connective tools provide information and insights into daily activities that can change the nature of routine care communications from challenging interrogations to pleasant conversations.

A growing body of evidence suggests that using these technologies can reduce the high cost of in-home care, help overcome social isolation and avoid crises. Crisis prevention reduces suffering and the cascading consequences of avoidable hospitalizations and institutional placements. The time and money saved may be better spent on superior personal attention. We can help empower elders, their families and care team with a new personalized Tablet for less than $500 and provide additional consulting guidance from needs assessment and system customization, to training and ongoing tech support.

Consulting is available on a requested fee basis with sliding-scale consideration for eligible clients such as Medicaid recipients. We serve the metro Portland Oregon area directly and are also available for phone and video consultations. For more information, please call PhoneNumber 10Bldor Contact Us.