SAN DIEGO, March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Independa™ today announced an agreement under which LivHOME, Inc., one of the nation's largest providers of professionally led at-home care for seniors, will offer Independa's integrated, easy-to-use CloudCare services, incorporating social engagement and remote monitoring for health and safety.
The arrangement marks a milestone for Independa. It signifies widening acceptance of the company's cloud-based, unified platform for remote care solutions that enable professional caregivers to cost-effectively improve and expand their services while extending and enriching independence for older adults.
"LivHOME's adoption of our services represents a pre-eminent home care provider's embrace of our Integrated CloudCare platform as a valuable service differentiator in the competitive senior home care market," said Independa CEO Kian Saneii. "The system we have developed collaboratively will allow LivHOME care managers to provide broader, higher-level care. For example, they will remotely monitor how care recipients follow medication schedules and keep doctors' appointments, and be alerted to potential emergencies. Care managers will also introduce the people they care for to fun new ways to stay connected."
Branded as LivIndependa, the LivHOME service will be launched in late spring. This white-label service will incorporate the essence of Independa's Caregiver Web App and Angela social engagement solution. Features will include automated medication and appointment reminders; caregiver monitoring; check-in calls; recorded life stories; and one-touch access for seniors to email, video chat, games, Internet browsing, and photos.
"Independa has worked closely with us to apply its technology to meet our specific needs for a system that will enable us to quickly, easily expand the scope and depth of care we provide," said LivHOME CEO Mike Nicholson. "The seniors we serve, as well as their caregivers, will enjoy a multitude of benefits from the unobtrusive monitoring and other interconnected health, safety and social engagement services we will be adding under the LivIndependa umbrella."
Elderly users need not learn to operate a general-purpose computer, navigate with a mouse or type on a keyboard. An intuitive interface will virtually link care managers with care recipients.
"LivIndependa is a game changer in home care, brought together by leaders in home care services and technology-enabled independent living solutions," said Mary Furlong, President and CEO of Mary Furlong & Associates and organizer of the What's Next Boomer Business Summit, being held today in Washington, D.C. "Millions of Americans could use this type of professionally monitored service for superior supported independence. We're excited to have this important service announced at our conference, and expect the home care market to be highly receptive."
About Independa, Inc.
Independa offers leading technology-enabled independent-living solutions for the elderly. Independa's best-of-breed Integrated CloudCare services enable organizations and individuals to cost-effectively help the elderly to remain independent longer, safer and more comfortably. The company, which has been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, provides services including medication and appointment reminders, support for activities of daily living, comprehensive social engagement benefits, and wireless health and safety monitoring.
LivHOME is one of the nation's largest providers of professionally led at-home care for seniors. The company is dedicated to finding solutions that enable older adults to remain in their homes as long as possible. LivHOME delivers high quality at-home care throughout California as well as Arlington, Va., Atlanta, Austin, Texas, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Houston, and Silver Spring, Md. LivHOME franchise locations are available across the U.S.