“Hi mom, your doctor’s appointment is at 4 today. I’ll pick you up at 3.”
VITACARE™ is based on years of research by Adapted LivingTM and is an innovative and unique software product that allows caregivers, either personal or professional, to maintain constant communications with their loved one (or client). This constant contact significantly enhances the quality of life and independence of seniors, particularly those with memory limitations, who require more support than is allowed by the busy schedules of the caregiver, or by the distance that separates loved ones.
VITACARE™ is, at its core, a messaging, reminder and monitoring system that is highly simplified for both users (caregivers and care recipients) and is packed with features that makes constant contact a reality. Messages are continuously scrolled on the tablet or smartphone screen and can be acknowledged and/or replied to by the client. Urgent messages are displayed in a vivid font and color and all messages include the photo of the sender. Messages that have been acknowledged or replied to are not deleted from the screen but are “struck out”, reminding the client that s/he has responded to the message. Messages that have not been acknowledged are highlighted back to the caregiver for action.
In addition to the core messaging, a comprehensive and prioritized client TO DO list (tasks) and Calendar (events) are available on the home screen (Today’s List) and can be generated and appended to by the authorized caregivers. Events appearing on the simplified Calendar are automatically appended to the task list with their associated times and alarms. Tasks that have been completed are not removed from the list but are “struck out” (and moved to the bottom of the task list) to remind the client that the task has been completed. Tasks that have not been acknowledged generate a message to the caregiver in a timely manner. Tasks that have not been completed are carried forward to the next day (at midnight) and a message is sent to the caregiver for information and/or action.
A simplified Address Book is also included and features not only the names, numbers and addresses of important contacts but also their photographs.
A photo album, updated by the caregivers, allows mom to have the most recent pictures of family members and events and, when in slideshow mode, does not obscure the scrolling messages nor the main menu bars.
These VITACARE™ features enable families and professional caregivers to create and maintain a simple yet effective communications environment to assist seniors in their daily lives independently.
VITACARE™ will remain on and functional as long as the iPad is powered. We recommend a dock, available from Apple, to support and power the iPad. If, at any time, the battery level drops below 20% on the iPad, a message is sent automatically to the caregiver.
Adapted LivingTM is a unique resource having assembled a comprehensive set of best-practice information from sources around the world. This information is focused on helping seniors remain in their own homes as they age and face inevitable limitations.