Technology is the next best thing to being there. At least that’s what some nursing home residents are saying. A new program which provides computers and services to residents is creating communication where previously there had been none. Using services like CanConnect, which is a Skype based program that uses larger buttons and a simpler interface, residents can call, video chat, and even attend events.
Where a resident might not be able to attend a wedding, using this technology, they can still be there. The program is also useful for families who live in different states. If a resident of a North Carolina nursing home has family in Charleston, SC, then the family won’t be able to visit as often as they might wish. Using these types of video interfaces, families who are miles apart can reconnect. See article at Citizens Voice.