Seniors participating in the program saw their social connectedness rating almost double, to an average of 3.5 out of 5.
Participants responded to the program enthusiastically and told staff they loved using their Claris Companion tablets to attend coffee hours and read messages.
Tracking data shows that seniors in the program have engaged in more than 5,000 total interactions, participated in almost 3,500 activities, and played more than 1,750 games on their tablets over seven months.
“Our isolated seniors have enjoyed the program and are truly thankful to have the tablets at their disposal,” said Luke Pearson, senior services coordinator for ICS. “Claris Companion has been essential in our efforts to connect with our seniors in need.”
With the tablet program’s demonstrated success, ICS is expanding its Caregiving Connection program through 2022.