Technology – The Bridges at Mission
The Bridges at Mission

Why We Use Technology

On an important recent survey including 40,000 seniors, respondents ranked opportunities for social interactions and technology very, very highly.
 
The Bridges at Mission has embraced very innovative use of technology in both traditional and memory care, providing its residents with many opportunities to participate and engage in group activities .
 
“Eversound” – These headphones allow us to include up to 20 residents on group activities such as bingo, movies, listening to music and dancing on group gatherings, whereas, in the past, their loss of hearing kept them somewhat disconnected and unable to participate 100%. The headphones can be plugged into regular television screens, computers, IPhones ( for Pandora) or regular microphones.
 
iN2L – This big computer screen addresses the need for individualized, accessible engagement that enhances cognitive function, socialization, and quality of life. A simple press of a button can launch hundreds of applications, specially designed for seniors, so they can use the computer pleasurably, engagingly and with minimal frustration. Over 3,000 content items provide new choices for social connection, intellectual stimulation, physical engagement, spiritual connections, emotional support, etc. Each individual can have his or her individual page on the system, which displays their favorite personal options.
 
Skype- the IN2L screen can be used to skype with families, and families can even send videos for residents to view. This technology also comes with an ipad so that residents can talk or view in the privacy of their rooms.
 
Internet – there is free internet access throughout the house. We use the internet to connect our new Smart TVs so that NetFlix, Amazon, YouTube, etc. are available to our residents.



Eversound

Eversound has expanded the ability of our residents to participate in group activities, whether group music, bingo, IN2L or just watching movies. The ability to be with other people reduces isolation and increases socialization which is so necessary for improved quality of life.
 
Each headphone is wireless and can be individually adjusted to every residents’ need while at the same time hearing what everyone else is hearing. We have been very pleased with the results.


 

iN2L

This big computer screen addresses the need for individualized, accessible engagement that enhances cognitive function, socialization, and quality of life. A simple press of a button can launch hundreds of applications, specially designed for seniors, so they can use the computer pleasurably, engagingly and with minimal frustration. Over 3,000 content items provide new choices for social connection, intellectual stimulation, physical engagement, spiritual connections, emotional support, etc. Each individual can have his or her individual page on the system, which displays their favorite personal options.

iN2L Features:

  • 70-inch picture based touch screen plus IPAD for individual use
  • Each resident has an individual page that displays their favorite options: – Music -Photos -Video from their families -Website
  • Cognitive benefits -Brain exercises -Travel videos -TV games -Board games -Word games -News topics
  • Spiritual benefits -Videos -Devotional across diverse faith groups
  • Physical benefits -Flight simulator -Activities for OT/PT/SPL