Senior Connections Matter

Connecting Our Nursing Homes Seniors Through Technology

 
Senior Connections Matter is raising funds to buy needed mobile devices to connect isolated nursing home residents with their families and loved ones. Because of COVID19, nursing homes are not allowed to have visitors.  Of the 15,600 nursing homes in the US, the vast majority are not equipped to make these vital connections happen. The fund will begin to purchase IPads and other devices for facilities on both coasts, starting with a meager 250 units. The need is great and immediate!!!
The long-range vision goal is to provide 1 device per floor or unit for each of the 15,600 facilities in the US who need them so that each resident on that floor or unit can have a call scheduled with their loved one at least once/week.

As someone who has worked in over 45 nursing homes, I have first-hand knowledge of the isolation and loneliness nursing home residents experience in the best of times. The disconnection from family and loved ones has made the situation far worse.  Stress from isolation can be equivalent to smoking 15 cigarettes/day and can affect anxiety, sleep disorders, falls, cognitive decline and symptoms of depression.

I know how hard it has been for everyone, even for those with Zoom and Face time at their disposal. For residents  who don’t have access, it is even worse. Not only do many families already live far from their elders, but lack of person to person contact makes oversight more difficult. Furthermore, moving forward, the disease process may impact protocols which may likely dictate more physical distancing as a best practice. This is a much needed and necessary investment.

 Please think about the over one million nursing home residents who are our mothers, fathers, grandmothers, grandfathers, sisters, brothers, uncles, and aunts, in the nursing homes all across the US and Donate Now. A Nursing Home resident and Family member/loved one will thank you.

Tax deductible receipt will be furnished upon request.
 
Feel free to provide the name of a facility you feel could benefit from receiving a device.
 
Thank You for your Support. 

Donations

  • Cecilio Gonzales 
    • $200 
    • 17 d
  • Jasmine Hall 
    • $10 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Sharon Goldstein 
    • $18 
    • 1 mo
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Organizer

Phyllis Ayman 
Organizer
Greenwich, CT
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