Care Team Connect: App Setup


  • Introducing Care Team Connect

Introducing Care Team Connect

Getting loved ones involved in using the app is key to helping your team personalize the care experience. We recommend starting by explaining the solution and benefits to the primary family caregiver.

RESOURCES FOR INTRODUCING THE APP  

Whether you are introducing the solution in-person, over the phone, or via email, you can share the following resources to help families learn more:

  • Care Team Connect flyer - The flyer provides a high level overview of the solution, includng key benefits and how it works.
  • ctc-family.com - This webpage provides a detailed description of families can use Care Team Connect to support caregivers and help personalize engagement activities.
  • FAQ handout - Families may have questions about tablet setup, Wi-Fi, and costs of tablet. The FAQ handout is available as a Word document and can be customized for your team.



Why use Care Team Connect?

Before you explain how the details of how Care Team Connect works, it is important to explain why your team is using this solution.

The Care Team Connect solution is designed to help caregivers make connections with care recipients through personally meaningful music, stories, and family connections.

THE BENEFITS OF CARE TEAM CONNECT

Conversing with others, avoiding anxiety, and staying connected to personal memories can be difficult for people living with dementia and other neurocogitve challenges. 

The Care Team Connect solution is design around research-backed engagement strategies:

  • Personalized Music - Playing familiar music can help enhance mood, and evoke emotions associated with favorite music.
  • Meaningful Topics - Discussing topics that are connected to a person's past can improve feelings of self worth and identity.
  • Family Connections - Sharing photographs and stories with family loved ones can enhance feelings of belonging and comfort.



How It Works

If families are interested in personalizing engagement, provide a simple explaination of how the solution work.


STEP 1: CARE TEAM CONNECT APP SETUP

Family members are invited to download the Care Team Connect app. From the app, they can share photos, topics for conversation, and music preferences.

If family caregivers are unable or unwilling to download and use the app, care staff can enter engagment content on their behalf.

STEP 2: CUSTOMIZE A TABLET FOR ENGAGEMENT

After loved ones have shared personalized content, your team will designated a tablet for the care recipient and set it up with personalized music playlists, family photos, and apps for engagment.

STEP 3: STATION THE TABLET IN THE HOME

Once a tablet has been customized with music, photos, and apps for a specific client, caregivers will be trained on engagement strategies.

Following caregiver training, the tablet will be stationed in the home. Caregivers can share feedback through the app to identify activities and topics that help the client.


Introducing Care Team Connect

Getting loved ones involved in using the app is key to helping your team personalize the care experience. We recommend starting by explaining the solution and benefits to the primary family caregiver.


RESOURCES FOR INTRODUCING THE APP  

Whether you are introducing the solution in-person, over the phone, or via email, you can share the following resources to help families learn more:

  • Care Team Connect flyer - The flyer provides a high level overview of the solution, includng key benefits and how it works.
  • ctc-family.com - This webpage provides a detailed description of families can use Care Team Connect to support caregivers and help personalize engagement activities.
  • FAQ handout - Families may have questions about tablet setup, Wi-Fi, and costs of tablet. The FAQ handout is available as a Word document and can be customized for your team.



Why use Care Team Connect?

Before you explain how the details of how Care Team Connect works, it is important to explain why your team is using this solution.  

The Care Team Connect solution is designed to help caregivers make connections with care recipients through personally meaningful music, stories, and family connections.  

THE BENEFITS OF CARE TEAM CONNECT

Conversing with others, avoiding anxiety, and staying connected to personal memories can be difficult for people living with dementia and other neurocogitve challenges. 

The Care Team Connect solution is design around research-backed engagement strategies:

  • Personalized Music - Playing familiar music can help enhance mood, and evoke emotions associated with favorite music.
  • Meaningful Topics - Discussing topics that are connected to a person's past can improve feelings of self worth and identity.
  • Family Connections - Sharing photographs and stories with family loved ones can enhance feelings of belonging and comfort.



How It Works

If families are interested in personalizing engagement, provide a simple explaination of how the solution work.


STEP 1: CARE TEAM CONNECT APP SETUP

Family members are invited to download the Care Team Connect app. From the app, they can share photos, topics for conversation, and music preferences.

If family caregivers are unable or unwilling to download and use the app, care staff can enter engagment content on their behalf.

STEP 2: CUSTOMIZE A TABLET FOR ENGAGEMENT

After loved ones have shared personalized content, your team will designated a tablet for the care recipient and set it up with personalized music playlists, family photos, and apps for engagment.

STEP 3: STATION THE TABLET IN THE HOME

Once a tablet has been customized with music, photos, and apps for a specific client, caregivers will be trained on engagement strategies.  

Following caregiver training, the tablet will be stationed in the home. Caregivers can share feedback through the app to identify activities and topics that help the client.

Care Team Connect: App Setup


  • Introducing Care Team Connect