HELPSoS a San Francisco startup has launched a free tele-wellness social media platform that enables family and caregivers to stay connected to their loved ones and be involved in tracking their daily wellness.
HELPSoS offers solutions that address the health, safety and isolation of seniors, people with disabilities and those with chronic illnesses; while keeping family and caregivers connected with them.
HELPSoS’s cloud based technology works with any traditional phone and has no additional hardware or software requirements. The company offers simple to use wellness solutions over voice, text or email that include Medication Management, Doctor and Immunization Reminders, Wellness Care Calls, and Emergency Notification- all in a friendly, secure, community based, social network platform. The social network will also incorporate simple tools to share pictures, stories and activities, create blogs, calendar management, bulletins and much more.
While delivery of personalized care services can be labor-intensive and therefore costly, using HELPSoS’s interactive technology telephone care is a free alternative solution, in many cases. Using Interactive Voice Response, SMS text messaging and email, users can respond real-time to health reminders and answer queries related to their health and wellbeing.
Technology for Today’s Seniors, People with Disabilities, and chronic disease patients
Most aging people- maybe you, your parents and grandparents are concerned about wellbeing and safety when living alone at home. Many seniors are forced to leave their homes and move-in assisted living facilities, as their loved ones fear that there will be no one aid them with their day-to-day routines.
HELPSoS’s goal is to address today’s seniors and tomorrow’s baby boomers by offering our solution over multiple communication devices- traditional phones, smartphones, mobile apps and the web. While there are many eHealth companies targeting the aging baby boomer market with mobile Apps, only few focus on technology solutions that address today’s seniors.. Prevalence of traditional landline and mobile phones among seniors and disabled population makes HELPSoS’ Tele-wellness service widely accessible to virtually everybody.
The HELPSoS tele-wellness services are offered over voice, text and email. In their initial launch, HELPSoS offers these core services:
Health Reminder: HELPSoS’s Health Reminders service provides simple and efficient way to manage medication, doctor appointments and immunization reminders, while notifying caregivers if there is noncompliance and refill request.
Wellness Care Call: HELPSoS’s Care Call service helps monitor, communicate and receive feedback, with our customizable automated on-call service keeps people from isolation, while updating their status on health and emotions, and notifying caretakers, as required.
Personal Emergency Notification:HELPSoS’s Emergency Notification service provides a one-touch quick and easy method to notify family, caregivers, neighbors, doctor or employer at the time of personal emergency. The HELPSoS emergency solution enables seniors to easily notify pre-designated contacts.
Social Platform: HELPSoS's senior social and care platform incorporates care giving and communication features; our platform provides seniors and their network of family and caregivers the ability to stay connected. HELPSoS offers tools to help share pictures, stories and activities together, create blogs, calendar management, bulletins and more.
HELPSoS (HELPSoS.com), based out of San Francisco, is committed in successfully implementing easy-to-use solutions that address the wellbeing, safety and isolation for all individuals, with special emphasis on our seniors. “Our goal is to bring simplistic solutions which can be easily adopted with no additional cost to buy equipment or software to download and designed to address multiple issues facing seniors, people with chronic illness or disabilities, with their day-to-day living, while keeping family and caregivers stay connected, providing peace of mind and confidence that their loved ones are safe and well.”, says Sri Ram- CEO, HELPSoS.
“HELPSoS’s unique advertising based business model gives companies the ability to target the senior and disability market segment that provides greater penetration and ROI. Sponsors have the ability to add promotional message and reach their audience on an on-going basis, cost effectively”. HELPSoS also offers customized white label solutions for business.
Additional features and services that will be introduced shortly will include: additional modules for wellness care calls, mobile application and social collaboration tools.