who uses grandcare?
Larry is 82 years old and lives alone in a small cottage next door to his daughter, Jane. Larry goes to church on Sundays, he reads to fourth grade students twice a week, and he volunteers at a local retirement community. Every day he walks to Jane’s house for breakfast and supper.
Living in Wisconsin, Jane worried that he might fall on the ice some night, and she would not know until the next morning.
With GrandCare, she will get a call if he doesn’t get back home. She also uses GrandCare to let her know when he arises from his afternoon nap so she doesn’t wake him up with a phone call.
For the good times, Jane and her siblings take advantage of the GrandCare calendar to coordinate activities. Usually, Jane takes Larry to church on Sunday, but sometimes her brother takes him at a different time. To keep everyone from getting mixed up, they enter the information on the GrandCare calendar, and Larry sees it on the television. His memory is constantly being refreshed, (and so is Jane’s!
When Larry watches television, he doesn’t like complicated plots, violence or bad news. Now, he either watches re-runs of Mash, the religious channel, or GrandCare. The headline news, weather forecast, famous quotes and word definitions provided by GrandCare give Larry new topics to discuss with his family and help to keep him current! In fact, Larry takes the word of the day to the elementary school where he reads, and he tests the librarians on their vocabulary.
Larry remembers the times before GrandCare when he was the caregiver for his mother. Once her furnace almost burned the house down. She had been hearing noises and enduring temperature swings but didn’t want to bother anyone. GrandCare would have provided the Peace of Mind to him then that it provides now for his daughter.