We live together. And the internet has brought everyone even closer. It is hard to remember what life was life without the internet.
But not everyone. There are parts of our society who are yet to benefit from the power of the internet. And these are the very people who need the internet the most.
Seniors who have not felt the need, not had the opportunity or the support to become digital citizens. They remain increasing isolated, unable to benefit from the myriad benefits of the internet that the rest of us take for granted.
Communications. Banking. Shopping. Entertainment. Education. Keeping up with friends and family. Healthcare. Going places. Meeting people. Exploring new interests. Enjoying old interests. News. Calling a cab. Ordering a meal. Playing games.
Mylifepad's mission is bring people into the digital world, one person, one family at a time. We aim to transform their quality of life, bring delight, friendship and a sense of community to people by using the power of the internet.
Some of our seniors have a degree of memory or cognitive impairment, that may have contributed to their 'inability' to join the digital world. MyLifePad comes with everything required for anybody to get online and gain the benefits of the internet, whatever their ability or interest. Yes, we are willing to support anybody, however skeptical they may be.
So how does it work?
We ship you hardware of your choice- a touch enabled tablet/ all in one or PC with touchscreen display. The devices just need to be plugged in. Can can instruct someone you know to make the physical connections or install it for you. This device is configured for each person and connects to your online companion who will be by your side for as long as you wish. They are able to control your device remotely, as are trusted friends and family. We sign up to strict confidentiality agreements, our staff are screened for criminal background checks and have experience in healthcare so are able to meet the highest standards of professionalism and integrity we would expect. The service is based on Trust. We know that trust is earned by promises kept, and good mutual communications.
Our online companion will help the senior connect with the digital world and configure the screen to meet their unique needs. Of course they will need a connection to the internet, which we are happy to arrange on your behalf. We will be with you at the click of a button, and at scheduled times.
Once set up you will have the ability to record your life story with the help of your family and friends. This is particularly useful for people who have memory problems or Neurocognitive disorders. The lifepad will serve as your collection of memories and can be used to education carers about you and if you ever need to move into care, will remain with you to educate people who don't know you about your life and preferences. Both Lifestory work (developing your Lifestory) and reminiscence (going over the lie story, have been found to be helpful for people with memory problems. But we aim to make the digital world fun.
There are a number of digital activities and functionalities available to you once you join mylifepad. You may be convinced that your friend/ relative will be unable or unwilling to use our service. And they will convince you that this is true. This is often the biggest barrier they face in using the system and service. Can they improve their quality of life by joining mylifepad?
There's only one way to find out!
Hardware and Software costs are based on commercial rates + 15% handling and set up fees.
Service online on a 1:1 basis is in the range of $40-60 an hour, depending on the activity and who delivers it. Healthcare, where eligible, will be covered by Provincial/ personal insurance. We expect users to sign up to at least 4 hours of service per month. (one hour per week).
We believe in being fair to our employees and rewarding them for their diligence and integrity to you. At the same time, we do not want price to be a barrier to your digital world. If required, we will work with you to find funding for our services.
Our pricing, we believe, is fair and transparent and with your continued patronage, we hope to continue to develop the service till no person is left out of the digital world.
Interested? Contact us here