Senior Living Community Keeps In Touch with Residents via iPads

April 1, 2018, The Columbus Dispatch

She was initially nervous about living on her own in an apartment after her husband died. But nearly two years later, Bette Coles, 73, says she’s feeling safer than ever, thanks to a program on her iPad.

It lets her screen visitors with two-way video calls, request maintenance using voice recordings, and check-in daily with management at her apartment. It comes in handy for her everyday tasks, such as checking the weather or what’s for lunch, but it also will alert her immediately to an emergency.

Every person at Inniswood Village, a new senior-living community in Westerville operated by National Church Residences, receives an iPad equipped with the technology, plus training on how to use it, as part of moving into an independent-living apartment.

“It’s everything you need, at the push of a button,” Coles said.

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