AttentiveCare is designed to meet the needs of care recipients by allowing them to function more independently and stay connected to family. It is also designed to meet the needs of caregivers and to operate in any caregiving situation. AttentiveCare consists of a caregiver client that resides on the caregiver's system and communicates with a care receiver client on the care receiver's system.
Care recipients do not need to posess any computer skills in order to effectively use the system. AttentiveCare is designed to run in either Unattended Mode for care receivers with no computer skills or Interactive Mode for care receivers who have basic computer skills.
Caregivers can videoconference with care receivers or other caregivers defined on the system. While in a videoconference, caregivers can dynamically adjust videoconferencing settings, such as sound volume and microphone sensitivity for the care receiver. AttentiveCare also provides an Observation Mode videoconferencing feature. Observation Mode establishes a one-way videoconference, allowing the caregiver to observe the care receiver's living environment without engaging or disrupting the care receiver in any way.
Caregivers can create reminders to keep the care receiver informed and help them function independently. A reminder consists of a text message and an optional audio alert, which may be either a voice recording or a default sound. In general, reminders can be set to display on the care receiver's screen any day of the week or date of the month, at any time of day, for any duration, and to recurringly appear on a schedule selected by the caregiver (for example, every Monday and Wednesday at 9:00 AM). AttentiveCare supports two different types of reminders: standard reminders that simply appear on the care receiver's screen, and to-do reminders that require the care receiver to interactively respond to the system.
Caregivers can upload digital pictures to the care receiver's system through AttentiveCare's Slideshows feature. Slideshows consist of a category of similar pictures—or slides—that are displayed on the care receiver's screen in random sequence. Caregivers can create any number of slideshows and activate them either individually or in any combination of two or more. Slides being displayed on the care receiver's system are simultaneously displayed on every caregiver system currently logged in to the care receiver client.
AttentiveCare provides several data logging features that enable caregivers to create and maintain a composite of information related to the care receiver's health and well-being. This information is stored in a master database and may only be added or modified by caregivers to whom the care network's Primary Caregiver has granted authorization. However, anyone in the care network may view the information. AttentiveCare incorporates three data logging features:
The journal lets caregivers create text entries discussing observations, activities, and events related to the care receiver. The journal includes a search feature which allows caregivers to browse entries by date or by text matches.
Caregivers may keep a list of any medications crucial to the care receiver's treatment regimen. Each record contains details about a medication's name, dosage and prescription method, as well as contact information for the pharmacist who issued the drug, directions for use, side effects, and more.
AttentiveCare includes a categorized directory where caregivers may store contact information for peripheral members of the care network—for example, neighbors or home maintenance specialists.
Caregiver Technologies employs highly qualified technical support representatives who can assist in installing, customizing and maintaining AttentiveCare on any computer in your care network. With the click of a button, caregivers can grant our technical support representatives total access to their computer systems. We may then verify and adjust a client's hardware, software, operating system and application-specific settings by directly controlling the computer's mouse and keyboard functions. Caregivers will be able to see everything we do on their systems simply by watching the computer screen, and our support representatives will be happy to address any questions or concerns that may arise during the process.