Necessity is the mother of invention
Like several of us with a family and high pressure jobs, I realized my mother needs help. I helped my mom remotely as best I could, coordinating her care from afar and visiting as often as possible. This situation was difficult, as many of us in the 50+ age group know. I felt an abundance of anxiety, guilt and exhaustion that frequently accompanies the role of the family caregiver. For many years after my mother passed, the challenges of my experience stayed with me. I became passionate about finding a way to help others who care for elderly family members.
Let’s make old age better
During this time, I read the New York Times bestselling book, BEING MORTAL by Atul Gawande. The personal stories detailed on the pages give a dignified voice to older people losing their independence. The book, completely changed my perspective on aging, I started focusing on the need to find a way to “make old age better” and more effectively support caregivers.
Armed with a new attitude I set out on a mission to create an innovative product to help make life better for both older adults and those that care for them.
Technology for family caregivers and elderly living alone
A few years went by, I became fascinated with voice technology. More accurately, I was obsessed. I decided to create an easy to use app that works with any Amazon Echo device using voice AI (artificial intelligence) to engage elderly loved ones. The voice AI calls the user by name and learns their preferences, expanding knowledge over time for a truly customized experience. You can personalize the experience with proactive nudges and reminders for your loved one when you can’t be there in person. Not everyone needs or wants every feature; you pick and choose which ones work best for your individual situation. Getting started is simple – all you need to do is to download the BrioCare app and follow the steps.
- Shaun Mitra, Founder, BrioCare
To enable older adults live engaged, independent lives using personalized voice care, while offering care partners peace of mind & connection.
To revolutionize caregiving and aging in place through a proactive voice care solution, creating a new level of connection and independence.
“We are a passionate and diverse team of professionals with backgrounds in Neuroscience, Public Health, Technology and Senior Care industry with a singular focus on improving the quality of life for caregivers and seniors. We understand today’s challenges of caring for our loved ones and the needs of the aging community”.