Independa, Inc., the global leader in remote engagement technologies, today announced the launch of the Independa AnyTV Companion™. The device is immediately available and allows any TV with an HDMI connection to become Independa-enabled, delivering the best remote engagement and operational efficiencies, whether in a senior living community or at home. Independa helps people stay at their residence of choice longer, safer and more comfortably, while increasing overall effectiveness towards the care of our Greatest Generation. The launch is timed around National Caregivers Month in celebration of the more than 46 million people caring for an aging loved one.
“Health and happiness begin with social engagement, a sense of belonging and inter-connectedness. Today we’re excited to make it possible for millions of Americans and others around the world to finally and effortlessly break the devastating shackles of their social isolation, using their own TV instead of a computer or tablet,” said Kian Saneii, founder and CEO of Independa. “Our new Independa AnyTV Companion™ is a vital complement to our existing remote engagement technologies that help organizations and consumers alike enjoy the benefits of Independa.”
Independa technologies integrate with the TV, helping people of all ages and care needs to effortlessly engage with professionals as well as family and friends. Independa turns a commodity appliance everyone is already comfortable using into a two-way engagement and communication window to the world. The plug-and-play installation eliminates the need for costly and cumbersome computers or tablets and doesn’t require new skills, passwords, virus scans, software updates or battery charges. The Independa AnyTV Companion™ plays a key role in the continuum of care — from hospitals to senior living communities to home care and individual consumers — and enables engagement and connectivity with individuals in a more effective way than otherwise possible.
“The Independa AnyTV Companion™ is an example of the type of tech enablement that can help the home care industry deliver more effective care,” said Laurie Orlov, founder of Aging in Place Technology Watch.
When used with the free Independa Caregiver mobile app, family members and professional caregiving staff now have the opportunity to easily video chat, share photos, send messages, receive alerts, schedule medication reminders, record Independa Life Stories™ and much more. With the Independa AnyTV Companion™, organizations further reduce staff inefficiencies and improve care recipients’ quality of life, delivering everything from surveys and dining menus to community calendars and entertainment or education content, all right to the viewer through their Independa-enabled TV. Organizations further benefit from using a powerful platform to gain visibility from a distance, catching little occurrences in one’s health and life before they become major, expensive problems. Friends and family have increased peace of mind and enjoy being able to stay engaged and connected with their loved ones.