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Independa Launches AnyTV Companion to Broaden Support and Ease of Remote Engagement and Care

San Diego -- November 16, 2016 -- 5:00 a.m. PT -- Independa, Inc., the global leader in remote engagement technologies, today announced the launch of the Independa AnyTV Companion™. The device is immediately available and allows any TV with an HDMI connection to become Independa-enabled, delivering the best remote engagement and operational efficiencies, whether in a senior living community or at home. Independa helps people stay at their residence of choice longer, safer and more comfortably, while increasing overall effectiveness towards the care of our Greatest Generation. The launch is timed around National Caregivers Month in celebration of the more than 46 million people caring for an aging loved one.


“Health and happiness begin with social engagement, a sense of belonging and inter-connectedness. Today we’re excited to make it possible for millions of Americans and others around the world to finally and effortlessly break the devastating shackles of their social isolation, using their own TV instead of a computer or tablet,” said Kian Saneii, founder and CEO of Independa. “Our new Independa AnyTV Companion™ is a vital complement to our existing remote engagement technologies that help organizations and consumers alike enjoy the benefits of Independa.”


Independa technologies integrate with the TV, helping people of all ages and care needs to effortlessly engage with professionals as well as family and friends. Independa turns a commodity appliance everyone is already comfortable using into a two-way engagement and communication window to the world. The plug-and-play installation eliminates the need for costly and cumbersome computers or tablets and doesn’t require new skills, passwords, virus scans, software updates or battery charges. The Independa AnyTV Companion™ plays a key role in the continuum of care -- from hospitals to senior living communities to home care and individual consumers -- and enables engagement and connectivity with individuals in a more effective way than otherwise possible.


"The Independa AnyTV Companion™ is an example of the type of tech enablement that can help the home care industry deliver more effective care,” said Laurie Orlov, founder of Aging in Place Technology Watch.


When used with the free Independa Caregiver mobile app, family members and professional caregiving staff now have the opportunity to easily video chat, share photos, send messages, receive alerts, schedule medication reminders, record Independa Life Stories™ and much more. With the Independa AnyTV Companion™, organizations further reduce staff inefficiencies and improve care recipients’ quality of life, delivering everything from surveys and dining menus to community calendars and entertainment or education content, all right to the viewer through their Independa-enabled TV. Organizations further benefit from using a powerful platform to gain visibility from a distance, catching little occurrences in one’s health and life before they become major, expensive problems. Friends and family have increased peace of mind and enjoy being able to stay engaged and connected with their loved ones.


For more information, please visit www.independa.com or call 800-815-7829.


About Independa


Independa, Inc., is the global leader in remote engagement technologies. Founded in 2009, Independa helps people stay at their residence of choice longer, safer and more comfortably, delaying or even preventing the next episode or stage of care, while also increasing organizational effectiveness and operational efficiencies across the care continuum. Independa enables the best remote engagement and care by leveraging its award-winning software platform to integrate across the TV and other everyday devices, improving quality of life and quality of care while reducing operational costs.


Friends and family of loved ones can remain actively engaged from a distance so they can care, even when they can’t be there. Hospitals, short term rehab and senior living communities can offer a next generation platform that creates staff efficiencies while promoting improved resident engagement, quality of life and quality of care. Picture sharing, messaging, video chat, calendar reminders and much more are delivered right to the viewer’s TV – no computers, tablets, passwords or virus scans required; there’s nothing new to learn. Independa has raised more than $11 million in funding, including from strategic investor LG Electronics, and has received numerous awards and recognitions, including “Technology for a Better World” from the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show and among the “100 Brilliant Companies” by Entrepreneur magazine in 2015.


For more information, visit www.independa.com, www.twitter.com/independa and www.facebook.com/independa.


 

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