SimpliTend: senior & caregiver

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About this app

SimpliTend is aware of the challenges caregivers encounter daily, and we make a concentrated effort to help them. Our company's mission is to raise awareness about caregiver issues and to develop tools and applications to ease the burden of caring for our caregivers. Our mobile applications accomplish two goals at once: first, they give our elders a sense of freedom by providing them a basic mobile interface to manage their contacts, activities, and medications, enabling them to go about their everyday lives as usual. The second task is to provide our caregivers peace of mind by keeping them updated on their loved ones' whereabouts and activities while they take care of their own children, job, or personal business.

SimpliTend combines senior and caregiver applications into a single downloadable app. First, the user will install the application on the senior's smartphone. The elder will submit contact information for their family caregiver as part of the installation setup. The SimpliTend app will send a secure email to the caregiver including a one-time security code, which the caregiver will enter to log in and complete the installation on their smart phone. Once the apps are installed on both the senior and caregiver smartphones, the senior and caregiver smartphones will be linked, allowing the caregiver to view the senior's profile and receive notifications.

On the senior smartphone, the SimpliTend program delivers a simplified user-friendly dashboard with only 5 huge buttons - Call, Chat, Apps, Direction to Home, and Emergency SOS.

Call: The senior can phone or text up to ten of his or her friends and family members. The contacts display contacts' names and relationships, which may aid seniors with memory issues. Seniors can only receive calls from the ten contacts registered in the SimpliTend contact list. All other calls from original phone contact list and unknown calls are blocked, resulting in fewer spam calls, or unwanted phone calls.

Chat: The SimpliTend application includes chat capabilities on the senior home dashboard, allowing the senior to communicate directly with the caregiver with the click of a button.

Direction: The SimpliTend senior dashboard has a preprogrammed button that provides turn-by-turn walking directions to the senior's residence. If the elder requests directions to their home, the caregiver will be alerted.

APP*: This button on the SimpliTend senior dashboard displays a short list of applications for seniors. The functionality is an attempt to decrease app clutter or restrict applications that seniors do not frequently use. The whitelisted or restricted applications can be chosen by the senior or caregiver during setup or from the senior profile.​

SOS: On the SimpliTend senior dashboard, there is a preprogrammed SOS call button. The SOS button is set to dial 911, but it can be changed to dial a friend or family caregiver's phone number. If the senior triggers the SOS call, the family caregiver will be notified.

The SimpliTend application has all the functionality that a senior may require, including the ability for the senior to enter and manage their prescription and daily activities.

SimpliTend believes that seniors should remain at home until they have a valid health or safety cause to relocate to a nursing home.The SimpliTend application securely links the senior device to caregiver, allowing the caregiver to view and update senior’s profile such medication or activity schedules.

Geofence: SimpliTend enables caregivers to create a geofence around the senior's residence and receive notifications if the elder crosses the geofence zone.

* Permissions required by SimpliTend:
- AccessibilityService API : This app makes use of the AccessibilityService API to allow the user to restrict specific apps. It is to ensure that seniors who use this app have quick access and are not distracted.
Updated on
Apr 11, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 2 others
Data isn’t encrypted
You can request that data be deleted

What's new

- Now set your profile picture using your device's camera right from the app!
- Make calls directly from the app, reducing the total number of clicks to make a call.
- Senior profile pictures now appear on maps to show their current location, enhancing easy monitoring.
- Users on the senior app will receive meal reminders three times a day, helping them maintain a healthy routine.
- Seniors can now enable/disable call blocking from the settings.
- Fixed minor bugs.
- Improved app performance.