Maintaining Positive Spirits With Community Engagement During Quarantine Periods
Social distancing, quarantine, isolation and senior living facility lock-downs are becoming the new norm. While these techniques protect our most vulnerable, they also isolate residents adding to stress, anxiety and boredom.
Most senior living communities host a number of talks, religious services, musical performances, and other fun and engaging activities. When there’s a threat of outbreak these activities are often suspended, preventing all residents – even those that are healthy – from experiencing the benefits these events provide.
One of West Pond’s clients, a senior living community in Virginia, is using the flexibility and features of the West Pond MX-400CC Smart Headend system to deliver community content right to the resident’s room. Using a simple IP camera, focused on a set spot in the room (no camera operator needed) this facility can deliver pastoral programs, health and wellness talks from local doctors, and other resident-centered entertainment straight to residents’ rooms via their televisions. When live activities are not occurring, the private TV channel will resume normal activity.
In the case where only a portion of the senior facility is quarantined, other parts of the community may continue to host speakers and events. By using a camera to record and live-stream these events, the residents that are physically able to attend can attend, while residents in the restricted areas can enjoy the programming on their TVs.
MX-400CC Channel Creator
The FlexStream MX-400CC was designed for anyone looking to add just a few channels to an existing TV in-house cable TV network.
West Pond’s engineering services creates robust, turn-key, private label solutions to fill gaps in this distributor’s product line.
See how one client used West Pond products with their current cloud signage solution to create cable TV channels for residents. Creating custom TV channels strengthened their product offering, increased customer satisfaction, and expand their market share.