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grandPad/Acer & Grand/Pad Comfort Keepers Press releases

grandPad®, respected for its ongoing commitment to seniors, is excited to announce an industry revolutionizing partnership with Comfort Keepers®, a widely recognized leading provider of quality in-home care for seniors and other adults.

Starting in late April of 2016, Comfort Keepers will begin integrating grandPad senior tablets into its core services for seniors. This partnership allows Comfort Keepers, a Sodexo brand, long known for driving advances in the in-home care industry, to continue making innovations to senior care with the incorporation of transformational technology that improves its clients’ quality of life.

grandPad senior tablets make the world more accessible to seniors by providing simple and safe ways to stay connected with family, friends and caregivers. The grandPad offers access to games, photo sharing, video chat and more.

“We are thrilled to partner with Comfort Keepers and help bring the power of grandPad to the seniors that they serve,” said Scott Lien, CEO and Co-founder of grandPad. “We see tremendous possibilities ahead.”

Together, grandPad and Comfort Keepers will facilitate communication between seniors and their families by incorporating technology as a gateway, rather than a barrier. With easy access to photo streams, email and video calling, seniors will be able to stay up-to-date on the activities of their family members and quickly reach out to loved ones by sending emails or making video calls.

By integrating the grandPad into its core services, Comfort Keepers will also be able to more easily keep a client’s entire family informed on the condition, recovery and needs of their loved one. With more than 30,000 clients and more than 700 franchised offices globally operating under the Comfort Keepers and Amelis brands, this partnership allows Comfort Keepers to continue to transform the way in-home senior care is approached.

“Our partnership with grandPad is going to revolutionize the in-home care industry by using technology as a conduit for providing the highest quality of care possible,” said Sarosh Mistry, CEO of CK Franchising, Inc. and Global Home Care. “The independence and empowerment afforded to seniors through the use of a grandPad could not be more congruent with the Comfort Keepers brand promise--to enrich the lives of our clients as we enable them to maintain the highest level of quality of life. This announcement is about so much more than technology; it’s about truly leading the industry with innovative and empowering solutions for seniors who want to age in place while staying connected and active in the lives of their families and friends.”

grandPad and Comfort Keepers are excited to begin working together to transform the senior care industry and improve the quality of life for seniors and their families. To learn more about this unique integration, visit ComfortKeepers.com and grandPad.net/ComfortKeepers.

About grandPad® 

Using technology to help bring families together, grandPad® provides innovative solutions that are intuitive, engaging, and safe for all age ranges. The grandPad is an innovative tablet based solution that privately connects the entire family on a platform built for seniors. With grandPad, seniors can video chat with the family, check emails in real-time, share photos, play games, and much more. The intuitive, easy-to-use design turns technology into a gateway instead of a barrier. grandPad is a privately held company based in Los Angeles, CA. For more information, please visithttps://www.grandpad.net or follow on Twitter @grandpad_social and Live Grand®!

About Comfort Keepers® 

Comfort Keepers® is a leading franchise network in the in-home care market for seniors and other adults needing care. Since its founding in 1998, the network has grown to more than 700 franchised locations around the world by staying true to the founders' goal of providing quality, caring in-home care services that allow clients the opportunity to age in place. In August of 2009, the brand was strengthened when the franchisor, CK Franchising, Inc. was purchased by Sodexo, a global leader that delivers Quality of Life services to over 75 million consumers in 80 countries each day. In addition to providing services that focus on health care and senior markets, Sodexo’s integrated offerings encompass more than 45 years of experience in reception, safety, maintenance and cleaning, food services, facilities and equipment management, and concierge services. For more information, visit ComfortKeepers.com.

grandPad® and Acer Announce Strategic Partnership

Los Angeles, Calif. and Taipei, Taiwan

Today grandPad®, a provider of technology solutions specifically designed for senior citizens, and Acer, one of the world’s top 5 PC companies, announced a strategic partnership, where Acer makes an equity investment in grandPad. 

The partnership aligns the two companies with similar missions: providing safe and simple technology that empowers all users. grandPad, with its strengths in software and services, will be able to tap into Acer’s extensive experience and resources in computing and communication, including its hardware design capabilities. 

“We are very excited to partner with Acer and accelerate our mission to bring our simple, safe solution to seniors around the world,” notes Scott Lien, CEO of grandPad. “Together with Acer, we have the potential to help millions of seniors by reconnecting them with their family, friends and caregivers by using technology designed just for them.”

“In the era of the Internet of Beings (IoB), a human-centric network based on a collective of intelligence is necessary to make the vast variety of ‘Things’ out there more meaningful,” said Maverick Shih, President of BYOC Business Group, Acer Inc. “With Acer’s extensive experience in integrating hardware, software, and services, in addition to our time-to-market capability and global footprint, we will help enhance the grandPad experience for seniors who rely on this technology for their daily needs.”

Live Grand® with the grandPad

Empowering seniors to connect easily and effortlessly, the grandPad tablet connects with a smartphone app or desktop web portal that every family member can connect to. With grandPad, seniors can video chat with the family, check e-mail messages in real-time, share photos, play games, make phone calls, and much more. There are no confusing buttons, no passwords, or pop-up ads. The intuitive, easy-to-use design turns technology into a gateway instead of a barrier. 

  With an ongoing dedication to the senior citizen community, grandPad works to continually provide users with access to a technology solution that can simplify and enhance life. This dedication fully aligns with Acer’s long-standing mission: breaking the barriers between people and technology.


Tuesday, March 22, 2016


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