Introduction to Connect app.
The Connect app is an easy to use app that connects family and friends to their loved ones in care. Access the latest news and updates from the care facility, get personalised updates about your loved one and provide feedback to your provider.
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To this end, posts shared by you and your other family members with your loved one are only visible to your circle.
If requested by you, staff using the Connect app can individually tag your loved one when they share a story to ensure that it doesn’t become visible to the rest of the residents and is only visible to your family members.
As the family member you’ll be able to view general group stories of activities, excursions or events shared by the staff and enjoy the regular updates from your loved one.
Family members who’ve been designated as the next of kin have the ability to also add additional family members.
What does adding a family member mean?
In the Connect app, family members who’ve been designated as next of kin see an extra button which allows them to create accounts for family members who can then log in to the Connect app.
Can we have more than one next of kin?
No, only one family member is designated as the next of kin. If requested another family member can be designated as the next of kin.
How do I get designated as the next of kin?
You’ll need to make a request to the service provider.
Instead of adding family members myself, can I have the service provider do it?
Yes, you can provide the details: name, email address and the relationship to the resident, and the account information can be emailed back to the family member.
On the Connect app there’s a "Scheduler" tile with the name of your loved one e.g. "John Smith’s Scheduler".
The scheduler provides a calendar view of upcoming appointments/events for your loved one. Family members, staff members and your loved one (if they’ve been provided with a tablet) can add an appointment to the scheduler and can be seen by each of the parties.
Staff members can add individual appointments regarding your loved one e.g. a dental appointment that will only be visible to your family members. Staff can also create public appointments such as a lunch time musical recital which can be seen on the schedulers of other residents and their family members as well.
Family members can add an appointment such as a visit by grandkids on a certain day which will be visible by the staff.
Yes, you can.
On the Connect app, click on the scheduler tile. On the bottom right corner you’ll see a floating circle button with a plus sign in it. Clicking on this button will pop up an "Add New Event" window in which you can add details of the appointment/event of your choosing.
Your feedback will be sent to your service provider who will contact you to follow up.
Please contact your service provider, you’ll be provided with the correct details.
If requested by a family member, staff can initiate a video call using their Connect staff app to the Connect app used by the family members.
Family members can request a time they would like to video call their loved one from the service provider. On the agreed time, the staff can then take their tablet to your loved one and call you or other family members on the Connect app in real time.