Innovation has been integral to our models of care for a long time; in fact, this message is so important to us that “innovations” is now in our name. In 2019, GoodLife Innovations unveils a new generation of iLink Technology–building on over 40 years of experience spearheading creative solutions for care that utilize technology to maximize independence. In a world of tech startups, Silicon Valley, and convertibles in outer space, how does an organization from the heartland become the most innovative service approach, internationally?¹ We believe it comes from embracing innovation and working to redefine what’s possible for those we serve on a daily basis.
iLink is different because it is NOT an off-the-shelf, high-tech, or invasive “solution.” Instead, it’s a tool–a strong and capable resource–ready and waiting in your tool-box to be used just at the moment of need.
iLink is maximized with a single, simple push of a button and works with the foundation of the Neighborhood Network already in place: a well-selected neighborhood, infused with friendly and Professional Neighbors. Into that neighborhood we use iLink to provide: (a) remote sensors and support for health and safety needs, (b) back-up for home automations (like stoves, door locks, temperature controls, etc.), and (c) deployment and supervision of professional, direct support.
With iLink, there’s never a question of who’s on the other end of the line–our staff are also your neighbors who have chosen to invest their work in the community. This means that when you choose to engage with iLink, you are not contacting a call center and we won’t send a stranger to assist. iLink is tailored to the needs of each resident–personalized and individualized. Reimagine what care and peace of mind can look like for those who have growing needs, or those who are learning to be more independent–this is the new paradigm of care leveraged by technology and maximized within an intentionally designed, inclusive neighborhood.
We would love to tell you more about the way iLink works and over the next couple of weeks we will highlight the best iLink has to offer. But you can also reach out to us if you’d like more information about how iLink could help you bridge the gap between peace of mind and independence.
¹Autism Speaks’ International HeroX House to Home Competition, 2016.