Village resident, Lorraine McGettigan enjoys a game of Scrabble on a wireless tablet with her daughter, Sue Carroll.
Delivering upon a continuing commitment to offer the “latest and greatest” in technology to those it serves, Waveny Care Network recently installed a series of wireless access points (WAPs) to establish a Wi-Fi network throughout the 3 Farm Road campus. This comprehensive installation was made possible by generous funding from the Jeniam Foundation.
Available to all staff, patients, residents, family members and visitors, Waveny’s campus-wide Wi-Fi capabilities enable the use of wireless devices and convenient access to popular social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Skype to better stay in touch with friends and family.
Waveny is delighted to offer a wireless network to all whom it serves. “We now have the ability to access the internet instantly,” said Patty Scavo, director of therapeutic recreation. “Not only can we more easily engage our residents and participants in online leisure activities, but we can download additional ‘apps,’ information or software instantly when residents make special requests.”
Waveny’s residents and family members are especially excited about the recent technology installation. “Mom enjoys shopping online,” said Sue Carroll, whose mother Lorraine resides at The Village at Waveny Care Center. “She now plans to do all her Christmas shopping at online stores for everyone on her list.”
“We also use Skype so that she can stay in touch with all her children and family who live in other states,” added Carroll. “In fact, during her birthday parties at Waveny, we use Skype so that every one of my siblings can join in the celebration and wish her a Happy Birthday.”
Waveny Care Network provides a comprehensive continuum of care – now including skilled Home Healthcare – to serve the growing needs of older adults from all areas. Waveny is a not-for-profit organization that offers independent living at New Canaan Inn, assisted living for people with Alzheimer’s and memory loss at The Village, and skilled nursing at Waveny Care Center. It also includes the Brown Geriatric Evaluation Clinic, a Geriatric Care Management team that provides 24-hour coverage, an Adult Day Program that offers flexible hours and transportation six days a week, inpatient and outpatient Rehabilitation Services, and respite programs at both The Village and Care Center. For information call (203) 594-5200 or visit www.waveny.org.