BUILDING SOCIAL BRIDGES
Companion care providers, also called "elder companions, do just what the name says: provide company for people who live alone and are mobility restricted, temporarily or permanently.
With their help family members can work or handle other activities knowing their loved one isn't left alone, providing a peace of mind. Companion care also provides a valuable social benefit, decreasing isolation and improving mood.
Warm relationships are often formed when a consistent companion is on the job as talking to familiar people improving confidence and mental health.
The only thing the client needs to do is press the button to accept the incoming video call and the conversation can start, as frequently as planned.
UNCONVENTIONAL? MAYBE... NEEDED? DEFINITELY!
USERS FEEL LESS ISOLATED AND LONELY
Highly personalised with scheduled interactions with a familiar voice
Easy to use
Flexible in duration and timing to meet individual needs
Promotes storytelling and reminiscing - a good dose of lightheartedness and a listening ear
Scalable service allowing multiple care circle members to securely join (video) conversations from near or far
BREEZIE OR BYOD
Social video calls with a remote care Companion through a mobile device can be facilitated either with:
Breezie - ideal for users new to technology. Looking for a proven, simplified interface that engages our clients irrespective of their technical ability.
Bring Your Own (Android) Device - ideal for users who are very familiar with working with a tablet/smart phone and navigating around different applications.
USERS FEEL MORE CONNECTED SOCIALLY
Social & Emotional support - Simplified communication through video calling helps facilitate conversation and prevent loneliness
Mental Agility - Stimulate thinking and light assistance activities to improve wellness like, cooking
Affordable - Better care for lower cost, providing peace of mind through regular observation
Family / care circle engagement - Supporting option for real-time communication and decision making
Assisted Daily Living Support - Health reminders er. medication, hygiene, updates regarding appointments