Modena Cherry Creek is excited to announce that we will be implementing OdessaConnect efficient and safe in-community technology solutions for our residents, staff and families.
Headquartered in Louisville, Ky., OdessaConnect has pioneered TV screen-to-computer functionality through proprietary hardware and software that offers a wide range of features with no need for third-party applications, downloads, passwords or accompanying digital devices. This is especially important as the primary audience for the technology is seniors, whose familiarity and comfort level with computers, smart phone and the Internet varies greatly.
OdessaConnect’s goal is to reduce social isolation and loneliness in the aging population through a technological experience that is intuitive and non-threatening. To achieve this, it has created a platform that is housed on a device that is familiar and comfortable to most everyone – the television. The key to OdessaConnect’s user-friendly environment is the OdessaConnect Remote, which controls most major television brands and cable or satellite boxes, allowing users to navigate quickly and easily through OdessaConnect and other content.
The OdessaConnect Remote was designed in collaboration with geriatric specialists and field-tested with senior audiences to gain insight into how seniors use technology and to identify issues that create frustration and cause them to discontinue using devices. The outcome of this research led to the design of a remote that is brightly colored and easy to hold and operate with tactile buttons that let the user control a television or navigate OdessaConnect seamlessly.
The OdessaConnect Remote is voice activated, allowing seniors to issue voice commands such as “show me my photo album” or “tell me about the weather outside”. And with one click of a button, they can send a voice message or hop on a video call with family, friends and caregivers. They can also receive texts, messages, photos and YouTube links from loved ones directly on their television screen, without worrying about applications, downloads or passwords. Best of all, the private system prevents any spam, junk mail or robocalls, allowing only those who have been approved to join.
In addition to Modena Cherry Creek, OdessaConnect will be available at additional Solera Senior Living communities including Modena Reserve at Kensington (Kensington, Md.), The Reserve at Lake Austin (Austin, Texas) and Trulee Evanston (Evanston, Ill.).