Cross-Platform Telehealth, Social Engagement Service Launches for Older Adults in Response to COVID-19

March 26, 2020

Uniper launches the telehealth service to engage older adults with live and interactive social wellness activities, healthcare professionals, preventive care, and family and friends to cope during trying times of social distancing and isolation.

Uniper-Care Technologies, a telehealth and social engagement company that offers older adults access to remote healthcare and connection to social groups, recently announced their new cross-platform service that enables individuals in isolation to connect and engage with healthcare professionals, access live and interactive health and wellness programs, and communicate with family and friends. 

The service is designed to help the at-risk, older adult population and healthcare systems cope and adhere with the new world order of extensive social isolation due to the Coronavirus, according to a news release.

As noted by the CDC, the older population is at high risk to become extremely ill from the Coronavirus. According to a Kaiser Foundation report-four of 10 adults are over the age of 60 or have serious underlying medical conditions. That means 105 million adults in the U.S. are at high risk to become severely ill or infected. Healthcare systems worldwide are taking measures to isolate the elderly to increase their safety.

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Uniper, who has to date provided tech-based and evidence-based services to the frailest populations via any TV-set, has sped up the development of their cross-platform service to relieve the loneliness, isolation, and anxiety that results from social distancing. The tech-enabled service can now be accessed via any TV, tablet, mobile device, desktop or laptop. Healthcare delivery systems, facilities, insurance payers, and other healthcare and senior care providers can sign up to partner with Uniper and offer the accessible service to their members or clients. For additional info and signups-visit the Uniper site

Uniper’s cross-platform service will provide seniors with numerous daily live and interactive community activities, recorded health and wellness programs, the ability to access telecare and connect to doctors and other healthcare professionals remotely, play games together, and the ability to have video-sessions with loved ones in real-time. The purpose of the new service is to create an affordable and scalable remote community activity center so the older adult population can remain active and engaged at home. The goal is to help the isolated and at-risk population remain mentally and physically active and healthy as the normal rhythm of their lives are disrupted.

“Many more people are now suffering from low social determinants of health because of the necessary safety measures that the Coronavirus has dictated,” says Avi Price, co-founder and COO of Uniper. “Our goal is to provide a scalable and sustainable solution for our health partners and our older-adult, at risk and isolated community members. We want to help our health partners keep their members physically, mentally and socially healthy by connecting them to family, community members, and healthcare professionals. We proved that we can dramatically decrease anxiety, loneliness, and depression. Once we reach and connect this population, we know we can help them be safer, happier, healthier, and more independent at home by keeping them connected, engaged, active."

The Uniper service has an extremely accessible interface so those not familiar with technology can use it easily, the release says. Uniper is already providing similar, evidence-based services to their current health partners and older adult members via an interactive TV that enables remote access to telehealth services, social groups, live and interactive programming, and family and friends connections.