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Independa TV-based Social Engagement and Remote Care Solution to become available for Purchase by Individuals for their Loved Ones

Entrance into consumer market intends to make award-winning solution available to anyone, transforming the experience of aging worldwide

LAS VEGAS – January 6, 2014 – At the 2015 Consumer Electronic Show, Independa, the leader in integrated community engagement and remote care technologies, today announced its entrance into the consumer market by making the unique and award-winning Independa TV available to anyone who is struggling to provide remote care for their aging loved one. This powerful and simple TV-based solution enhances the lives and independence of older adults aging in place and provides peace of mind to their caregivers.

“Our expansion into the consumer market is critical to our mission of transforming the aging in place experience,” said Kian Saneii, Founder and CEO of Independa. “This is on the one hand based on strong market demand. On the other hand, this solution only enhances our enterprise offerings as it is available through our corporate partners and customers. Independa has harnessed the power of the most familiar and simple to use technology – a TV and a remote – to extend and enrich independence. Our consumer launch makes it possible for anybody to purchase and use Independa for their loved one.”

The new Independa solution features picture sharing, messaging, video chat, calendaring, reminders, a help button and many other easy-to-use care and engagement elements, including Independa Life Stories. Combining the benefits of cloud-based software with the simplicity of a TV, Independa offers consumers cost-effective and easy-to-use solutions for social engagement and integrated remote care. Independa delivers a person-centric, highly customized engagement platform that is intuitive and easy-to-use for the care recipient, and provides social sharing opportunities and meaningful insights regarding the care recipient’s wellbeing to caregivers, family and friends.

“According to the National Alliance for Caregiving, there are 65 million caregivers in the US — and 51% of their care recipients are aged 75+.  Independa opens up communication possibilities for them, including more effective use of TV and telephone,” said Laurie Orlov, Industry Analyst at Aging in Place Technology Watch. 

For more information on the consumer offer and to take advantage of special limited quantity pricing, visit www.independa.com.

Independa’s senior engagement and care technologies will be demonstrated at the 2015 International CES® in The Digital Health Summit in booth 72940, which runs Jan. 6-9, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Independa was recently recognized by CES as a “Tech for a Better World” recipient as well as by the leading industry publication, Senior Housing News, as the #1 Technology in Senior Care at CES 2014.

Consumers can learn more about the Independa Social Engagement and Remote Care Platform at 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.

Independa, its name and mark, and Angela are registered trademarks of Independa, Inc.

Media Contact:
Coltrin & Associates
Mark Beck

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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
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    93 Year Old Independa User
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    USA Properties
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    USA Properties
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    USA Properties
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    Laura P.