Denver-based It’s Never 2 Late (iN2L) has announced that Brookdale Senior Living has exceeded over 5 million hours of usage with their iN2L systems. Called the InTouch Program, Brookdale uses the iN2L systems in all Clare Bridge communities serving those with Alzheimer's and dementia.
InTouch offers an innovative technology program designed for those with physical and cognitive limitations. “Technology solutions open up the world to our residents, providing opportunities to explore their interests, connect to family and friends, and be challenged with new learning,” said Juliet Holt Klinger, senior director of Dementia Care and Programs at Brookdale Senior Living. “We could not be happier with iN2L’s ability to reach and engage our residents living with dementia in new and innovative ways.” Holt Klinger said. The iN2L systems have been in place in the Clare Bridge settings for more than four years, and the average usage is around six to seven hours per day. “The systems help us to engage residents in so many different ways; we travel virtually to new places, we connect residents with their past, and we learn about new cultures. Who would have thought that our residents with dementia would be the ‘early adopters’ of technology in our communities? I love it that the InTouch program dispels the myths that folks living with dementia can’t grow or learn new things.” Holt Klinger added.
Brookdale’s investment in InTouch has been embraced by residents, staff and families alike with significant results. Providing residents with proven solutions can lead to enhanced quality of life, staff efficiencies, and differentiate a community in the market. “Our relationship with Brookdale Senior Living and their commitment to innovative programs like InTouch showcases the power of engagement solutions,” said iN2L CEO Tom Bang.