Why do you Need Keep Close Contact?
With the Keep Close Contact system you can leave an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch with the person you are caring for and from your iPad, iPhone or Macintosh you can initiate a Video Call at any time with them and they need to do nothing to answer the call. This is ideal if they have limited mobility, for example you can have a quick chat while you grab a coffee without causing them any hardship just like calling out to them from another room in the house if you were there.
In addition you can Send a Message and ask Keep Close Contact to let you know if they do not respond in a certain time, great for reminding them of medication, appointments or just to check if they are up.
For emergencies or just a chat there is also a Call Me button which they can use to call you at any time, if you are "sharing the caring" you can remotely change where this call goes to.
As an extra touch you can load up their favourite photos and when there are no messages being displayed they will appear in a slideshow, the Call Me button is always visible. You can change the pictures remotely at any time.
To help in keeping to a routine for medication etc. you can schedule messages to be sent at a certain time each day, day of the week or day in a month. These messages will be sent automatically and you can even ask Keep Close Contact to let you know if the messages are not responded to.
What do you need for Keep Close Contact?
For the person being cared for you will need an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch that has a front facing camera that supports IOS 8 or later and is connected to the internet. Here is a list
iPhone 6s and 6s Plus
iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
iPad - all models except the first one as it has no camera
iPad Mini - all models
iPod touch 6 Gen
iPod touch 5G
You will need a similar device or a Macintosh to receive the calls and access the Keep Close Contact system.
A subscription account on the Keep Close Contact system, you can sign up for this from within the app and have it charged to your iTunes account like other apps or if you need multiple accounts please contact us at [email protected] Pricing is AU $9.99 per device per month, near equivalent in your currency or US $7.99.
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