RESTORE-Skills CEO interviewed on Memphis' Local 24 News (ABC)
Below is an excerpt from the story on tech in skilled nursing:
There is a new way some Tennesseans are connecting to loved ones in facilities. Virtually. It's called Restore-Skills.com. It's a computer-based occupational and physical therapy gaming program. All someone in a long term care facility needs is a laptop to use it. Restore has been on the market since 2019, but when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, its creators expanded its capabilities to allow family members to virtually join in.
"We wanted to create fun and meaningful activities, so we added the ability to connect the family member to the game while doing the activity," said Eran Arden, Restore-Skills CEO.
Arden says there is a list of games a therapist can pick from, depending on what skills the patients needs to work on. During the sessions, family members can get looped in.
"Once they join they would see the patient live and the game running," said Arden. "They can see the loved ones moving their shifting balance left and right while skiing the slopes."
Arden says family members can cheer the person in the nursing home, and there are even games that can be played together.