In light of the recent celebration of Independence Day, we’ve been reflecting on the importance and meaning of independence for the birth of our country. Why is it so important? We see it in every stage of life. As kids grow up they seek and require more independence. As we age, our independence becomes even more important. We will do anything to stay more independent and empowered.

RCare's Pretty Pretty Pendant and Patriot PendantThis got us thinking, and we realized that independence is one of the foundations that underlies everything we do. More independence for residents. More independence for caregivers. More independence for administrators.

It’s why we created the Pretty Pretty Pendant and the Patriot Pendant. We know that community residents may need to call for help. And we thought, in order to have the independence and peace of mind that comes with a pendant, we needed to provide something that the resident wanted to wear. It’s a simple solution, and we’ve discovered that it makes the residents happy. And, it also makes them more likely to wear them.

RCare's GeoPendantIt’s why we created the GeoPendant. We know some residents need extra help being safe, but would like it to come without embarrassing alarms and bells. And what about those residents that don’t need those safety limits? How could we create something that could be customized, individually for each resident? The GeoPendant is a sleek push-button pendant, and it’s something more too. With the GeoPendant, caregiving staff can define safe zones for the residents that need them. That means, everyone can just go about their day. But if certain residents move outside their defined safe zone, care staff will be notified, and provided with the senior’s location, so they can offer assistance as needed.

It’s why we created environmental sensors. Community residents can rest assured they can remain safe and comfortable in their homes. Environmental sensors monitor things for the entire community. If something is wrong, for example the temperature is too low or too high, or a faucet overflows, the sensors will automatically send out an alert so that facility staff can intervene before the situation becomes an emergency.

It’s why we created the BCube, the best little nurse call system ever. We know how hard caregivers work. And we know that we can increase their independence by offering the best technology on the market. We’ve met a lot of caregivers in our line of work, and we’ve seen many working with outdated technologies, that hold them back from their goal of providing the best care possible. We realized that the most advanced nurse call systems, like our RCube, might be beyond the budgets of the smaller communities. But we think those community residents deserve the best care, and their caregivers deserve the best tools. So we sent our designers back to the drawing board to figure out how to re-engineer our best system for the little guys. And they came back with the BCube. It’s a full-featured, advanced nurse call system. But now it’s a good fit for smaller communities and their smaller budgets.

We value our independence just like our clients and their residents. We hope you all had a wonderful Independence Day. And we want you to know that, even after the parties have ended and the fireworks have been put away, we’re still here for you.