Thirteen-year-old Quincy, MA-based technology solution company Connected Living is updating its free public app to provide real-time updates about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) to senior living staff members, residents and families.
Connected Living’s app, available on iOS and Android platforms, functions as a communication hub for senior living residents and their families, allowing them to share information on a private social feed, along with their location and activities, as well as access a concierge. A portion of the app now will be dedicated to the latest senior-specific information and updates from sources such as the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and John Hopkins University, along with senior living industry associations Argentum and LeadingAge.
The information will be viewable by anyone who is interested in COVID-19 and its effects on older adults and those who serve them, according to Connected Living. After downloading the app and creating a basic profile, users immediately will be able to access the latest information about COVID-19.
“Connected Living is filling an important gap by packaging older adult-specific information in a way that can be easily digested and put into practical action and accessed for free. They have also assembled a COVID-19 response kit for senior living communities to access,” LeadingAge President and CEO Katie Smith Sloan said in a statement.
“Providing tools, tips, resources and the latest information is proving critical during this challenging time. This is another step forward in the efforts to help older adults and their families stay informed and connected as communities work to navigate this new landscape,” Argentum President and CEO James Balda said in a statement.
For assistance, communities can email Covid19@connectedliving.com.