Claris Companion is a communications app specficially designed to be usable by older seniors (or anyone for that matter). Companion is provided pre-loaded on a high-quailty tablet computer, and is personalized and configured entirely remotely by a family member - before it even ships. When the senior recieves their Claris Companion, all they have to do is plug it in, press the power button and enter their WiFi password (once). After that, everything is automatic. Any settings, configuration or changes can be managed by a family member entirely by remote control - no on-site setup, training or configuration is ever required.
Companion can provide email, text messaging, video chat, photo and video sharing and web browsing, all within a secure and extremely friendly environment. A family member can easily turn on or off features to keep the senior's experience as simple and easy as possible - we reccommend starting with a few easy features and adding more as everyone gets comfortable with how Companion works.
In addition to communications functions, Claris Companion can provide medication reminders, wellness surveys, daily events and appointments and other social content to keep a senior connected with their family and community. Particular focus is placed on ‘push’ operation which reduces the need for the senior to click, type, tap or touch.
To make things even easider, the response of the tablet touch screen has been modified to ensure a better experience for seniors. As many seniors have minor tremors and dexterity issues, ‘swipe’ and ‘multi-touch’ gestures have been suppressed so that button activation is easier. Text fonts are high contrast and as large as possible given the screen size to make them more readable.
Claris Companion is a subscription service priced at $29 per month.
Claris Companion is simply the best way to get your older family members online and engaged.