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Independa Earns Coveted 2015 CES Innovation Award in “Tech for a Better World” Category

Cloud-based community engagement and remote care technology, developed with LG, is uniquely delivered through TV to enhance lives, independence and remote care

SAN DIEGO – November 12, 2014 – Independa, the leader in integrated community engagement and remote care technologies, today announced its unique technology platform designed to enhance the lives of millions of senior citizens has earned the coveted 2015 CES Innovation Award in the “Tech for a Better World” category.

In strategic partnership with LG Electronics, Independa developed integrated community engagement and remote care solutions to address social isolation, the number one issue for seniors looking to remain independent. Through a simple, embedded, TV-based user interface, care recipients connect with family and friends while caregivers have access and visibility to critical health metrics.

“Independa is honored to be recognized by CEA (the Consumer Electronics Association) as one of the top tech innovators in the world,” said Kian Saneii, founder and CEO of Independa. “Our vision to enhance the lives and independence of seniors has driven our innovation and the development of life-changing technologies that are powerful, yet simple to use.

“Our cloud-based software delivered through the TV is transforming the very definition of integrated remote care. We will continue to design and deliver the best innovations in senior care, positively impacting the lives of care recipients, and those who care for them, as well as positively impacting the organizations of our customers and partners,” Saneii added.

“Independa truly represents ‘Tech for a Better World,’ and LG is proud of our partnership with Independa and this special recognition,” said Richard Lewis, senior vice president, B2B Technology and Research, LG Electronics USA. “Independa solutions in community engagement and remote care technologies enable seniors to maintain strong, meaningful relationships and preserve their independence, while providing a transformative community engagement and business benefits to organizations in senior living, CCRC and short-term rehab communities.”

Products considered for CES Innovation Awards are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting-edge consumer electronics products across 28 product categories.

Independa’s senior engagement and care technologies will be demonstrated at the 2015 International CES®, which runs Jan. 6-9, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Independa was recognized by the leading industry publication, Senior Housing News as the #1 Technology in Senior Care at CES 2014.

To watch a video of the Independa story, click here. For more information on Independa, visit www.independa.com.

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About Independa, Inc.
Independa, Inc., the leader in integrated community engagement and remote care technologies, offers senior care providers cloud-based software solutions that add value to each member within the circle of care, from the organization and professional care providers to the care recipient, and their family members and friends. In strategic partnership with LG Electronics, care recipients enjoy social and community content and important appointment and medication reminders, all through the world’s first and only TV with embedded remote care services. Independa improves remote care services, creating staff efficiencies for senior living communities, CCRCs, nursing homes (rehab and long-term care), and homecare organizations.

Media Contact:
Coltrin & Associates
Mark Beck
212-221-1616
mark_beck@coltrin.com



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  • Our guests use the video chat and photo and message sharing features of Independa to stay connected with their families. In fact this week we admitted a guest who has a daughter in Georgia and another in Italy. I spoke with the daughter about how to share photos and messages and to make video calls from her Independa device, and later went to see the guest about how it was going. She said to me “Kelly this video chat is so cool! I don’t care how long I have to be in here now because I can see my daughters!” It’s just amazing to see one of our guests be able to connect with a loved one all the way from Italy!

    Kelly Miles, Director of Rec Therapy
  • You don’t need to keep calling me now to remind me, my TV just told me to take my medication!

    93 Year Old Independa User
  • I love that Dad can get digital photos now. He didn’t want a Facebook account so the only time he would see any photos was when we came over to visit and we’d show him on our iPhone. Now he gets them himself on the TV all the time, and when people come to visit him he proudly shows them his photo album on the TV.

    USA Properties
  • I’ve been using video chat and it has opened up my world – my family who live close by still visit once a week, but now I get to see them every day. I also get to see the rest of the family who live interstate and can’t come to visit. I also video chat with old friends who I haven’t seen for years. It has made such a big difference to my life, I don’t feel isolated anymore. I highly recommend this to other people; it really does change your life.

    USA Properties
  • I live in California, my 80 year-old dad lives in Texas and my 21 year-old daughter lives in Colorado. My daughter spends all her time on social media using her smart phone, whereas my dad spends all his time watching TV, he doesn’t understand social media and doesn’t have a smart phone. Independa is great because not only does it bring us closer despite the geographical distance between us, it bridges the gap between the generations because it uses the technology they are most comfortable with.

    USA Properties
  • We use the video chat feature in the resident’s TV to get the entire circle of care together at once; we will have the nurse and the physical therapist in the room with the resident, and we will then video call their family. That way everyone who is involved in their care gets the same message at the same time and can ask questions while we are present so there is no confusion. One time when we were working with a deaf resident, we were able to arrange for her daughter to sign via video chat and translate what we were saying and the questions her mother had; it made such a huge difference.

    Wellbridge at Brighton
  • My dad was on the Honor Flight to DC today. An amazing trip for a veteran. I was able to meet him at the Korean War Memorial. He is a Korean War veteran. I was able to send pictures of the entire experience to my mom at home throughout the day. Mom was thrilled, and when my dad gets home he has all the pictures from his trip on his TV and can even play a slideshow. Amazing!!! Thank you!

    Kendal At Home
  • Video chat on the TV is great! I was using FaceTime on my iPad to see the grandkids and I thought that was the greatest thing, but seeing them all on the big TV is truly incredible, it’s like they are in the room with me. I love it!

    USA Properties
  • When Lillian broke her hip a week before her Grandson’s wedding, she and the family were broken hearted because they thought she would have to miss this very special day. Thankfully, she had chosen Wellbridge of Brighton for her short-term rehab. “I’m going to my Grandson’s wedding” she proudly told the staff as she received the video call through her TV and was instantly ‘seated’ in the front row for the ceremony!

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  • I travel a lot for work. I used to worry myself sick about not being able to be there if Mom needed me. She says the smartphone I got her is too small, too complicated, and hard to see, but she loves using Independa. Now she can see all her shows and we can video chat so I can make sure she’s taking her medicine. It’s such a relief to check in anytime and know she’s OK.

    Laura P.