CAST Social Connectedness and Engagement Technology Selection Tool

Thank you for using the CAST Social Connectedness and Engagement Technology Selection Tool. This tool will be most useful after you have read our Social Connectedness and Engagement Technology Whitepaper to understand the planning and requirements identification process.

We highly recommend convening a multidisciplinary team to define requirements for your organization’s Social Connectedness and Engagement program.

Once you have defined such requirements, this tool can help you learn which of the reviewed Social Connectedness and Engagement products might meet your needs. If you receive no results, consider excluding less important requirements to broaden the possibilities.

Our Social Connectedness and Engagement Technology Matrix provides a detailed review of available products and the functionalities they offer that allows you to drill down on the products shortlisted using this tool.

Please note that the more checkboxes selected, the less results you will receive as the search tool will return products that meet ALL checked criteria. If you receive no or very few results, consider unselecting and excluding less important requirements to broaden the possibilities.


Birdsong is the best combination of the ideal hardware and software. For easy viewing for older adults, it comes on an 18 inch medical grade tablet or a 10 inch screen. The Birdsong Table comes with hundreds of hours of music, videos, games, travel and therapeutic content. It also contains a user-friendly family app that allows residents and families to connect.

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With, patients simply talk with a captivating avatar that serves as the face for's team of specially trained health advocates. The platform engages patients, coaches them to improve self-management of chronic conditions, and provides compassionate, 24x7 psychosocial support. Conversations of a clinical nature are automated through software algorithms that implement clinical best practices, as well as reporting and alerts to stakeholders such as clinicians, caregivers, and family members. Because it is driven by real people, the platform works with any level of technology and cognitive ability, which makes it ideally suited for the types of patients at the highest healthcare risk and cost strata.

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Claris Healthcare, Inc.

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CommunO2 (Community Oxygen)

CommunO2 is a unique “SuperApp”, a community-wide utility for the cost-effective delivery of appropriate and safe, secure, face-to-face engagement and support services. CommunO2 makes the benefits of modern information and communications technologies available to all, regardless of age, socio-economic position, health, technical ability, education, location, ethnicity, or language. 

Connected Living

Connected Living, Inc., is a social impact company founded to bridge the "digital divide" between millions of seniors and their families, friends and communities. The company creates transformational technologies that enable people to connect, contribute, and lead healthier lives.

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Cubigo is a cloud-based platform that empowers people to live independent & healthy by supporting and stimulating self-care. The platform connects seniors, caregivers, family and businesses in an easy to use, modular UI.

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ElliQ by Intuition Robotics


Eversound develops and markets audio technology products specifically tuned to the ergonomic, auditory and aesthetic requirements of older adult users. The Eversound GLS 2.0 is the first wireless group listening system uniquely designed for seniors, helping them hear clearly during movies, presentations and group events.

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Evoke Health

A self-serve approach to communication for Long-Term Care! Share resident information with families in real‑time through secure EHR integration.

GrandCare Systems

GrandCare is a suite of technologies designed to reduce costs and improve outcomes by enabling family members, caregivers and healthcare professionals to monitor and care for seniors remotely. The heart of GrandCare is a large touchscreen which can provide activity and health monitoring, medication prompts, as well as easy communication. No computer skills are needed for the resident to fully engage in all of the touchscreen features.

Hamilton CapTel Captioned Telephone

Since 2003, Hamilton® CapTel® has made more than 100 million captioned telephone conversations possible for individuals with hearing loss. This is the kind of dedication and proven captioned telephone technology you can count on every day.

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Meet JayPad, the ZERO BARRIERS talking tablet. Users don't have to navigate nor do anything else in order to join a virtual activity or a Telehealth appointment. JayPad brings PEOPLE together with games, appointments, and activities - virtually. And yes, JayPad speaks your language too. You can get a great deal on a custom JayPad device (10-inch display on a charging dock) with a year subscription. Or if you prefer, you can use the JayPad app on any iOS or Android tablet.


InTouchLink has been designed with and for senior living operators and communities. We have a singular focus and all our principals come from the senior living environment. All features in the system are based on resident, family and operator feedback –resulting in a system that addresses more specific seniors-housing needs than any option available today.

It's Never 2 Late (iN2L®)

Founded in 1999, iN2L is dedicated to making technology and the Internet accessible and enjoyable for residents across the senior living continuum — regardless of physical or cognitive limitations. A proprietary combination of adaptive hardware, software and content delivers a person-centered experience that engages, empowers and inspires. The engagement tools developed for older adults are currently used in 2,000+ communities across all 50 states, Canada, Australia and Northern Ireland. The company is located in Centennial, CO. 

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Joy for All Companion Cat

JOY FOR ALL Companion Pets are designed to bring comfort, companionship and fun to elder loved ones. With realistic fur and pet-like sounds - and sensors that respond to petting and hugs with familiar pet-like actions - Companion Pets deliver a soothing, joyful experience that inspire smiles, laughter and fond memories for people of all ages.

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Joy for All Companion Pup

JOY FOR ALL Companion Pets are designed to bring comfort, companionship and fun to elder loved ones. With realistic fur and pet-like sounds - and sensors that respond to petting and hugs with familiar pet-like actions - Companion Pets deliver a soothing, joyful experience that inspire smiles, laughter and fond memories for people of all ages.

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At K4Connect, we create solutions that serve and empower older adults and individuals living with disabilities, enhancing lives by integrating the latest in smart technologies into a single responsive system. Our products enable smarter living environments and healthier lives, while fostering family and community engagement.


LifeBio captures life stories. We work with thousands of people in the U.S. and around the world to help them share their unique background, lessons learned, and the details of their life’s journey. LifeBio also offers tools used for reminiscence therapy in senior living and in health care settings. 

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Connect families, actively engage residents, and streamline operations with senior care's most user-friendly, cloud-based platform. 

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Linked Senior

At Linked Senior we believe in a world where people of all ages are respected and valued. This is why we build simple, evidence-based and clinically validated software to support person-centered life enrichment for older adults and their care partners. Our technology focuses on engagement, connection and celebration of individuality.

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MemoryWell is a digital platform for elder storytelling. Our network of 600 professional writers works with families, senior living communities and home care providers to write life stories for seniors that are used to personalize their care.


MyHello is a tech-enabled, LIVE phone visit platform that uses life story and reminiscence methods to increase social connectedness.

MyHello supports social determinants of health and asks the right questions to uncover the needs of older adults for better wellbeing. This program provides technology and methods that build social connections to help those experiencing loneliness and social isolation. sets the standard for ease of use in the video conferencing industry.  Host effortless small group meetings with your own Video Meeting Room, or connect to much larger audiences with a Live Video Event.


Orbita offers healthcare’s most powerful conversational AI platform for delivering intuitive, dynamic and personalized voice and chatbot virtual assistants. Organizations rely on Orbita to create and manage HIPAA-compliant, omnichannel virtual health assistants that improve customer service, enhance consumer marketing, and extend patient engagement beyond brick and mortar facilities. Orbita offers intuitive low-code and no-code environments as well as pre-built healthcare-specific solution frameworks to reduce development time and lower maintenance costs for enterprise-grade virtual health assistants.

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PARO Robot

PARO is an advanced interactive robot developed by AIST, a leading Japanese industrial automation pioneer. It allows the documented benefits of animal therapy to be administered to patients in environments such as hospitals and extended care facilities where live animals present treatment or logistical difficulties.


Senior Care Communities, whether Assisted Living, Independent Living, or Memory Care, all have very similar goals: resident wellness, quality of life, and trust. Caretakers are driven to this calling; Quiltt is driven to help communities achieve their mission by providing a communication and operations platform that builds trust, bonds communities with residents & family members, helps alleviate staff burden, and can even help operators save money.

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Rendever is building a virtual reality platform to improve patient care and experience in long-term care facilities by providing an immersive form of stimulation and therapy. We are partnered with Massachusetts General Hospital to use our VR platform for cognitive research. 

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Rendever is building a virtual reality platform to improve patient care and experience in long-term care facilities by providing an immersive form of stimulation and therapy. We are partnered with Massachusetts General Hospital to use our VR platform for cognitive research. 

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Rendever is building a virtual reality platform to improve patient care and experience in long-term care facilities by providing an immersive form of stimulation and therapy. We are partnered with Massachusetts General Hospital to use our VR platform for cognitive research. 

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Selfhelp's VSC

The VSC is a platform that creates communities. Started for homebound older adults back in 2011, its still going strong and growing…and its open 24/7. The classes take place year-round online at Class participants can see, hear and speak to each other and the class facilitator in real time as well as schedule video chats with others

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SoundHealth by Point Motion

Improving the quality of life of people through the intersection of music, health and technology.

Status Solutions

Status Solutions develops situational awareness technologies for life safety, security, environmental monitoring and mass notification. Our customized software solutions deliver real-time, detailed alerts about potential threats to life, property, business and convenience to help customers not only prevent ignorance-based loss but also transform the way they do business. With situational awareness, the right information goes to the right people on the right devices automatically for faster, more efficient communication especially in an emergency. Our innovations include the SARA automated alerting engine, the MIMI mobile health monitoring system, and the CATIE in-room multimedia and self-service portal.

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Telikin The Easy to Use Computer

Telikin is a simple and easy to use family computer that combines video chat, photo sharing, email and many more popular features into a sleek, touchscreen device.


More than 1,200 senior living communities across North America rely on Touchtown’s patented technology to strengthen their communities and make it easy to broadcast high impact, multimedia programs and messaging. Today, our mission remains unchanged: to make a difference in the quality of life for hundreds of thousands of seniors and their families, and to provide it in a way that makes business sense for senior living providers. We provide value to our customers by increasing resident engagement, improving operational efficiency, extending marketing reach, and enhancing the quality of life in their communities. Touchtown customers see resident, staff, and family satisfaction improve resulting in increased revenue and profitability for their business.

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Vigorous Mind activities platform and Vigorous Mind Robot (VMR)

The Vigorous Mind Robot and the Vigorous Mind Web Platform. Alleviate social isolation, save staff time, lower the risk of infection ande ngage seniors remotely.

Viibrant - by Senior Portal

Viibrant simplifies the completion of tasks and encourages community engagement through a flexible system and vested partnerships that empower senior living communities for the future. Using our products, staff can work efficiently with digitized solutions that solve numerous operational processes to enhance resident satisfaction, improve senior life care, and promote community growth. If you’re looking for the best online community platform for senior communities, schedule a demo today!



VoiceFriend’s mission is to help senior living, skilled nursing and other providers build better, more cost-effective communities that enrich the lives of seniors and their families.

Well Connected

Well Connected is a community made up of participants, staff, facilitators, presenters, and other volunteers who care about each other and who value being connected. All groups are accessible by phone from wherever you are at no cost to you.

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Wellzesta Life

Our signature platform, Wellzesta Life™, is designed to increase resident engagement for the senior living industry. Through a mobile-first rich-client platform, the software offers the first-of-its-kind Electronic Wellness Record (EWR) system to enhance senior living wellness programs and services. The software platform provides (i) event-driven information & communication system (ii) social media connections, and (iii) digital wellness apps & services. The platform specifically complements marketing and sales efforts, aiming to increase occupancy for senior living communities.

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Wellzesta Reach

Wellzesta Reach is a digital growth platform used by senior living organizations to nurture relationships. Want to grow your HCBS program, start At-Home services, or connect with discharged wellness participants? Personalize your connection with each prospective member, generate more revenue, and touch more lives.

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Yardi RentCafe Senior Living

Set your communities apart by helping residents and their families stay connected. Allow residents and responsible parties to manage payments, review health information, sign forms electronically, communicate with care providers and make online service requests.