Elderly Connector Apps

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Elderly Connector Apps -3

LifeShare and 5Star are elderly connector services that are only available in the United States. On the other hand, Oscar Senior and Senior Safety App are both available worldwide. LifePod is still in its early stage of development and was being funded using an Indiegogo campaign that is now closed.
We have provided details on the assigned elderly connector apps or online services including manufacturers/founders, pricing, description and country availability in rows 3-12, columns C - G of the attached spreadsheet.

Methodology

We were able to find the required information on country availability, pricing, features and description on the websites of the respective apps/services. In order to find information on manufacturers or founders, we checked the 'about us' section of the websites or the 'download' section for the apps.
While the research was straightforward for the most part, we found that the Seniors Phone application is no longer available, as indicated by its download link. In addition, Lifepod is still in its early development stage, and funds for the service were being raised through an Indiegogo campaign which is no longer running.

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Elderly Connector Apps - 4

We provided details on the elderly connector apps or online services listed in rows 13 to 22 in the attached spreadsheet. For each app we provided the manufacturer, pricing, a description of the app, and the countries the app is available in. Gerijoy is the most expensive app listed, costing $249 per month, but also offers the most personalized service.

methodology

For each app listed we began our research reviewing their respective websites. The majority of the information required was available directly from the company. For Gerijoy, we could not locate a price on the company's website, so we looked to user reviews to find the cost of the service. Clevermind's website indicates that the app is no longer available.
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Elderly Connector Apps - 5

Details on the elderly connector apps or online services have been documented in rows 23-32, columns C-G, of the attached spreadsheet. For each app, information regarding the manufacturer, pricing details, app description, and the countries the service is available in, have been found. Of the ten apps researched, Silver Bills is found to be the most expensive, costing $75 to $100 per month.

Elderly Connector Apps

  • GreatCall Link: GreatCall Link primarily focuses on stand-alone equipment which is intended only for medical alert use. The service was developed by GreatCall, Inc. which operates as a subsidiary of Best Buy Co., Inc. The company provides its service at $14.99 per month.
  • Honor: Honor was established in 2015 by Honor Care Network and is the first company to gather technical expertise and scalable workforce management together with personalized and unique care of local care agencies. Depending on the services provided, it can cost anywhere between $20 to $40 per hour.

  • NSW Seniors Card: NSW Seniors Card app is a free service that provides information on over 3,500 business outlets located in New South Wales. It provides its users with data on various retailers, membership offers and discounts, directions to the business location along with a street view for easy identification.

  • Golden: Golden was designed to assist adult children to help their aging parents with their finances. Golden offers its users with services such as credit report, financial health checkup, and action list. The services provided cost $20 per month.

  • Silver Bills: SilverBills is an application that reviews every bill that a user receives. The app first checks the authenticity of the bill and if the bill is correct, it authorizes the user’s vendor to make the payment. The vendor is notified to deduct the amount from the user’s checking account or another form of payment is arranged. The cost of the service ranges from $75 to $100 per month.

  • EverSafe: EverSafe is a personal alert system that ceases exploiters immediately before a user’s savings are depleted. The app analyses each transaction made to determine erratic activity and checks for anomalies such as missing deposits, changes in spending pattern, unusual withdrawals, and late bill payments. To alert strange activities, EverSafe notifies the user through emails, text messages, phone calls, or the EverSafe App. EverSafe offers its users with three distinct plans — EverSafe Essentials for $7.49 per month, EverSafe Plus for $14.99 per month, and EverSafe Gold for $24.99 per month.

  • Silvernest: This app provides financial security to older adults which helps them reside in their own homes for as long as they want to. The app also offering matching capabilities where homeowners are connected with a housemate who is compatible with them. Homeowners are charged $24.99 per month while housemates are charged a fee of $29.99 per month.

  • AARP Now: This is a free app that provides information on events, news, and savings that are uniquely relevant to the user. AARP Now offers digital cards, membership offers, member discounts, and notifications.

  • LifeSite: This app enables its user to store and save important personal and family information. The user has the ability to share this information with his/her family members and LifeSite grants access to only those who are chosen. The LifeSite app is free for individual use and costs $8.99 per month for LifeSite Plus sharing plan.

  • Caring Village: Caring Village is a free mobile app with a user-friendly dashboard that is designed primarily for family caregivers making it safer and easier to take care of an aging adult. The mobile app and dashboard feature customizable to-do lists, personalized care plans, medication list, calendar, wellness journal, document storage, preparedness checklists, and secure messaging.
All relevant information has been documented in rows 23-32, columns C-G, of the attached spreadsheet.

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