By Christopher Findlay, Senior Marketing Manager
Today’s Front Line Hero is Cassia for their creativity in using cutting-edge technology to keep families connected during the pandemic.
Cassia provides services geared toward older adults across five states. The Edina, Minnesota-based organization offers independent senior living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing care, short-term transitional rehabilitation, adult day programs, and several community-based services.
The COVID-19 pandemic thrust video calls to the forefront of social interaction, especially for residents at senior living facilities such as Cassia’s. Cassia, however, decided to up the ante by turning to robotics. Cassia is using a robot nicknamed Beam, which is built with two HDR cameras and an audio system, to take family members of residents on virtual tours of their facilities. Family members and caregivers have the ability to control the robot remotely, allowing them to visit residents without the danger of exposure.
Thank you to Cassia for helping residents stay in touch with loved ones in a safe setting during the pandemic!