Families connect with technology

Published 12:51 pm Thursday, April 2, 2020

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The Woodland Inc. is bringing video conferencing service to residents through its “Connect The Woodland” program.

The program was started to help residents stay in touch with family members and friends they can’t be with in person due to visitor limitations put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Families want to see and hear their loved one,” Greg Cole, president and CEO of The Woodland, said. “This gives families peace of mind and gives residents a way to see, hear and connect with the important people in their lives.”

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According to Cole, when it’s time for the call, a member of the Woodland staff will bring a device to the resident in the privacy of his or her room or apartment. A staff member will set up the resident for the call and can be available for technical assistance throughout.

The Woodland has eight devices including iPads, Android tablets, iPhones and Android phones to run calls simultaneously. The organization can support calls up to two hours in length.

According to Cole when the call ends, a staff member will pick up the device and ensure it is thoroughly sanitized.

Families wishing to connect with residents of The Woodland can email woodlandIT@thewoodlandinc.com to schedule an appointment.