We have been tracking the explosion of new communication technologies over the past few years, many of which are meant to serve an older age cohort and more specifically the senior living industry. Simplified interfaces for older users have been developed and promoted for over a decade now. These have addressed the communication needs of individual users.
In these times of the COVID-19 virus, especially with how quickly it can spread within a community, workplace communication has become a much more urgent need. Notify Communications is focusing on addressing this problem with an app that was specifically designed for senior living communities.
How It Works
Rather than person-to-person, it is designed to handle mass communications: between caregivers; between caregivers and residents; and between healthcare providers, residents and caregivers. In order to be used by healthcare providers, the app must be HIPAA compliant, which it is. Sound good?
Communications are available 24/7 for everyone who is connected via their network. Back to the communications difficulties that have been caused by the virus outbreak, this app is perfect for touch-free, real-time caregiver-to-caregiver and caregiver-to-management communications.
No more walkie-talkies, no more pagers and, hopefully, no more faxes. It’s an all-in-one online, real-time solution.
This technology is just coming on line in May. For more information, you can check out their website. They also have a nice video overview that is worth a look.
As senior living specialists, we are always on the lookout for new things that may benefit both our clients and the industry as a whole. We really like this one!
SGD is a San Francisco Bay Area advertising, marketing and branding agency specializing in the senior and boomer markets. We’ve successfully positioned, branded and rebranded companies that market to seniors, weaving traditional and online tactics to create compelling stories that drive response.
About the Author Duff Reiter is a Partner at SGD Advertising.