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Video conferencing with families and friends has become a way of life for many during COVID-19, but for those living in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, the simple act of seeing loved ones is often a challenge. Facilities may have limited equipment, technical difficulties seem unavoidable, and initiating or receiving video calls requires significant advanced planning.

In anticipation of Grandparent’s Day this Sunday, September 13th, Milestone is donating Amazon Echo Show devices to Absolut Care of Aurora Park, a facility that specializes in short-term rehabilitation, secure dementia care and long-term skilled nursing care provided in a family-oriented environment. Kashia Brosius, Director of Marketing & Admissions at Absolut Care, told us that the residence – which at 320 beds is the second largest in Erie County – often faces challenges when it comes to facilitating communication between residents and their loved ones, so this was a welcomed initiative.

The donation by Milestone is part of a national outreach event known as the Injury Board Day Of Action — a collaborative effort by the nation’s leading plaintiff’s attorneys to make a difference in their local communities.

“When we’re at our best, attorneys help people,” said Attorney Tom Young, founder of Injury Board. “Most often, that help centers on providing legal counsel and accomplishing a client’s legal goals. But good attorneys are also servant-leaders. They serve their community. In these challenging, disconnected days, our member attorneys and their firms across the country are doing just that with Day of Action – they’re serving and they’re leading. And more than that, we’re helping some of our communities’ most vulnerable family members stay connected.”

It is a known fact that visitations and socialization play an important role in the well-being of those in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, and especially during this pandemic, video conferencing can help protect against social isolation. Our team is proud to make it easier for residents to connect to their family and friends through the use of smart technology.

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