Using technology to enhance visits between senior living residents and their families while physically distanced
Meadow Mills Memory Care, a Priority Life Care senior living community, is implementing new methods to allow for safe visitations for residents and families. They recently introduced outdoor visitation stations with a plexiglass station to help with physical distancing for families and residents. In addition, the visits are enhanced with a new two-way communication technology by Eversound, allowing individuals to socialize even while physically separated.
Eversound’s new configuration of its unique wireless headphones allows Meadow Mills’ staff to schedule family visits that maintain safe distances with clear two way communications. Together Meadow Mills and Eversound are helping families stay connected during a period of profound social isolation for seniors.
“We are fortunate to have a partner like Eversound who can help us enable our residents to easily engage with their family members during visits.” said Bill Cahalan, Executive Director of Meadow Mills, “The safety of our residents and staff is our top priority, and this technology allows us to keep that top of mind while maintaining connections and a caring community for our residents and their families.”
Meadow Mills’ visitation program is doing more than keeping their residents safe from the virus. It is also reducing the risk of social isolation, which can lead to an increased risk of dementia and depression in seniors. Though some studies show residents in senior living are less likely to become socially isolated than those living at home, COVID-19 has made it difficult for many families to visit their loved ones.
“Our mission from the beginning has been to help older adults live with social connection and a sense of purpose” said Matt Reiners and co-founder of Eversound. “We are beyond grateful to play our small part in keeping at-risk older adults safe and socially engaged when it’s needed most.”
Meadow Mills Assisted Living and Memory Care is a family-owned and operated Memory Care community, located in Hamden, CT, dedicated to serving residents with memory impairments ranging from mild Alzheimer’s to late-stage dementia. No matter your loved one’s condition, we surround your loved one with a community designed to stimulate the brain and offer a caring, comforting, and home-like environment. For more information on Meadow Mills, visit www.meadowmillsal.com.
For more information on Eversound, visit their website here.