Tech startup Eversound launches new video service to help seniors living in social isolation during Covid-19
With coronavirus pandemic spreading around the world, the U.S. government is asking all citizens to practice socila distancing forcing some people to stay in total isolation. Most impacted are the seniors who live in community homes. One startup is doing its fair share to help senior living communities across the US that are facing challenges related to Covid-19.
Eversound, a Boston, MA-based engagement solutions startup that helps senior living communities combat social isolation, resulting in an improved quality of life for residents, announced today that it is now offering a live streamed, interactive content service that allows residents to connect, learn and discover from the comfort of their communities (even during lockdowns & quarantines). Eversound is offering free access to over 100 recordings of past events until April 30th, 2020 to help seniors stay engaged and help support those who care for them.
Also included is access to a library of over 100 on-demand previously recorded events. The service provides communities near-instant access to cultural institutions and subject-matter experts across North America on a variety of topics ranging from zoos and aquariums to historical landmarks.
“Eversound’s live streamed programming is a gamechanger for our community,” said Brian Geyser, VP of Clinical Innovation and Population Health, Maplewood Senior Living, “It supports our mission of providing purposeful engagement, inspired learning and shared experiences of discovery for our residents.”
Eversound has begun rolling out the service to many of their over 600 current senior living locations. In light of the current circumstances facing senior living communities, Eversound is extending free access to the library of recordings of past live streamed events through April 30th to help keep residents engaged.
“Our goal is to help at-risk seniors continue to live fulfilling, inspired lives.” said Jake Reisch, CEO of Eversound, “Staff in senior living communities are on the front lines of this pandemic, working to protect our aging loved ones. We believe these services can help keep socially isolated residents more engaged, particularly under these conditions.”
Notable content partners include Dudley Observatory, The National WWII Museum, Museum of the Rockies, Greenville Zoo, and South Carolina Aquarium. During these events, residents can interact with presenters, through a chat feature, so they can learn and engage in real time. Senior living communities can gain access to available recordings by going to eversoundhq.com/live-programming or learn more about Eversound at eversoundhq.com .
Founded in 2012 by Devin Jameson and Matt Reiners, Eversound is an engagement solutions company that helps senior living communities combat social isolation, resulting in an improved quality of life for residents. Eversound’s live streamed, interactive programming and wireless group listening systems spark meaningful connections for residents. By providing residents access to new experiences to connect, learn and discover from the comfort of their
communities, teams can provide exceptional care while simplifying their program planning.