Studies shows that about 30% of over 85s and 52% of aged-care residents have Dementia. If your loved ones are experiencing memory loss or having difficulty in following storylines then they may be suffering from early dementia. Dementia is the greatest cause of disability in seniors and 3rd leading cause of disability burden.
Konnekt Videophone is the solution!
The Konnekt Videophone is a simple seniors phone ideal for older adults to give them a better quality of life. They can SEE family and friends as often as they like, without the travel through a simplified Skype user-interface. Live independently but still be part of the family. Communicate with relatives during vacations, at special occasions, and any time they can’t be there in person. Watch their grandkids grow.
The Konnekt Seniors Video Phone is incredibly EASY to use, with one-touch calling. It’s LOUD, has large call buttons and a big 15-inch screen. An easy way to communicate with family, friends and carers. To make a face-to-face call to daughter “Amy”, for example, simply TOUCH the huge “Amy” button on the Videophone screen. That’s it! It is an incredibly easy alternative to Skype and devices like smartphones and tablets.
Technology designed for seniors
The Konnekt Seniors Phone is a registered Assistive Technology, classed as a Communication Aid. It’s recognized as a powerful social tool for helping older adults connect to community, to regain control of their lives, and to remain living independently for longer. Safety is increased too: Videophone blocks scammers, telemarketers and other unknown callers. It also lets trusted, nominated family members and carers check in visually when there’s no answer or in an emergency. These premium features are not available on Skype or devices like smarphones and tablets.
Features to help seniors
- Loud and hi-fidelity sound from two large, in-built speakers. Much louder than tablets or laptops.
- Large 15-inch (38 cm) screen, easy to see from anywhere in the room.
- Huge one-touch call buttons. Incredibly simple.
- Auto-answer option for trusted carers. Reduce their worry when you can’t answer.
- Friends and relatives can show photos from their computers to your Videophone while you communicate. You do NOTHING! Just sit back and enjoy. We provide a simplified Skype user-interface.
- Blocks unknown callers. No telemarketers or fraudsters!
- No numbers to remember. Each Call button first calls your contact’s mobile / tablet / computer face-to-face, and then tries backup home / office landlines in turn. All with one touch.
- Reduce phone bills for you and your family.
Winner, Best Consumer-Friendly Product in Aged Care
Konnekt Videophone was selected as the best choice for seniors living at home, independently or in a care home, by a panel of industry experts at the industry’s premier event for new aged-care technologies.
Our Videophone featured in Over 50’s Guide
A national guide distributed by medical clinics, pharmacies and others. This article featured the story of our customer Graham whose wife had passed away recently. He was moved into a nursing home feeling lonely and sinking into depression. Videophone changed his life.
Hear it from our customers
Videophone Helps Save Judy’s Life
Konnekt video phone assisted me to visualize my Mum, I am pretty certain my Mum would have died a very horrible death in her unit within 24-48 hours — Cheryl Kolff, daughter, Australia
Happier, Great Service
I am delighted with your innovative product and very grateful for the improvements that I am already seeing in Norma (she has significant cognitive decline). — Amanda Hill, daughter, Malaysia
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Do Seniors Tablets work?
Our market research found that most over 75 have trouble using even the simplest tablets designed for seniors.
Available products have screens that are too small and volumes that are too low. The icons are baffling and hard to remember – especially for someone whose memory has had better days. The volume buttons are too easy to knock. Shaky or unsteady fingers are always creeping over the edge and accidentally changing settings or running unwanted apps. Most of all, the text is tiny – usually to make room for those icons. There are simply too many options. Menus were never part of Gran’s home telephone, so why does she need menus now?
Portability is great in theory. In practice, it results in lost, misplaced and dropped devices. Devices that are taken to rooms where Wi-Fi is poor and ringing can’t be heard.
Most manufacturers cram seniors tablets full of features. Features that Grandma probably doesn’t need, such as email, weather maps and texting. Most 80-year-olds want one thing more than anything else: Staying connected, face-to-face, with family and friends… and perhaps, if it’s extremely easy, to see and talk about photos of their grandkids.
A survey of the elderly showed that 80% are willing to try video communication. How hard can it be?
Seniors struggle to use these seniors tablets, and end up feeling frustrated.
We call these top-drawer fillers. They end up in the top drawer, along with other unused gadgets!