ROCHESTER, N.Y., November 1, 2018— Jewish Senior Life announces that it has launched JSL Connect, a mobile application that will make it easier for residents and family members to be connected to important information, enhancing care and quality of life.
JSL Connect offers open app functionality, with access to calendars of events, campus news, points of interest around the campus, and community resources for senior care. Jewish Senior Life chose to invest in the in-house creation of a custom application versus using an external “off the shelf” product to ensure the highest security, most customized functionality and an ability to scale for future enhancements.
Additional private access is available within the app for family members of long-term care residents. Here they can access their loved ones’ daily schedules and activities, communicate with the care team, and review health updates, all through a secure, private portal. The Summit at Brighton’s independent living residents also will have the option to use the mobile app to access information.
“We realize the importance of communications and creating new, convenient ways for residents, families and care teams to be connected. JSL Connect provides a private and customized experience, where family members can have a virtual line of sight into how their loved ones are doing through daily attendance, activity and care updates,” said Mike King, President and CEO of Jewish Senior Life. “By putting this information in the palms of their hands, we hope that people will feel even more connected to their loved one’s care and be assured of their loved one’s overall quality of life.”
Family members have noted how easy the mobile app is to use.
“This app has really helped put my mind at ease,” said Cathy Stevens, whose mother is currently a resident at Jewish Senior Life. “My mom sometimes has trouble remembering what activities she participated in on a given day, and now I’m able to check what she’s attended and use the calendar so my siblings and I can remind her of what she has coming up in the days ahead.”
JSL Connect is free to download and is compatible with iOS and Android devices. To learn more or download the app, please visit https://jewishseniorlife.org/jsl-connect-mobile-app/.
Jane Knickerbocker, Vice President of Marketing