Always available for a pleasant conversationCare-Riing is specially developed for people in the middle stages of Alzheimer's disease living in a care home. Dementia is a complex disease, where the need for safety and reassurance can continually be present through a conversation with a known person.
Using the newest technologySpeech technology is all around us: Siri on your smartphone or smart speakers like Google home. Care-Riing is a smart interactive answering machine, which contains pre-recorded sentences by a family member. Memories one likes to hear or talk about, answers to questions, all enhancing their mood. By using speech recognition and our algorithm, we play the right recording at the right time. This results in a simulated telephone conversation with a close family member.
For moments you can't be thereIn addition to existing calls and visits, Care-Riing enables families to extend the support to their family members in this difficult phase of their life. This conversation improves their well-being by sharing family memories and answering the same questions over and over again. A phone call can really help during the difficult moments when Altzheimer's patients feel anxious, bored or lonely. ‘ My voice, our memories. Available when she needs it most’.
How it works
Call your personal Care-Riing phone numberThe conversation starts when your father or mother (with help from the care home) dials your personal Care-Riing phone number. No need for an internet connection or a computer. A phone is the only device you need. Use of an elderly phone with photo thumbnails, simplifies the start of a call and enables your father or mother to use it independent without the help of the care home.
And the conversation starts automaticallyHello mother.... how is the weather?
Well there is a lot of wind. And there are so many clouds. But no rain.
At what age did you meet dad??
Well I was young
Care-Riing responds to what is saidHello mother.... how is the weather?
Well ok. But do you have plans to pick me up?
I am in the office now. Tonight I’m coming by, to where you are now.
O that’s great!
Insights into conversationsYou can keep track of the conversations: how often, what day, which time. You can even play back the recording. It always feels good when you hear your mother have an engaging conversation about important family memories or sing along with her favorite music.
In 3 steps Care-Riing is ready to help you
Create the ideal conversation
We help you to have a good conversation. Coping with someone with dementia is not easy. One being dealing with questions about a deceased partner, like “Does (father) daddy knows I am here?”. Our experienced coaches help you to find the right answers and really understand what is needed. The new skills you learn are also valuable in your normal conversations with your father of mother. Once you are satisfied with the ‘script call’, we can set up Care-Riing.
We set up your Care-Riing environment and you receive a personal Care-Riing telephone number. Use this number in your calls with your father of mother so we can record and analyze your calls. We build your library of pre-recorded messages.
The system already recognizes the general frequently asked question. This will usually handle about 80-90% of the questions. Specific questions and utterances are added. Care-Riing is ready for use. We closely monitor the quality of the first calls and optimize where needed.