The Virtual Caregiver is an audio and visual personal care program designed to assist with the Activities of Daily Living for anyone with a cognitive impairment. It has been painstakingly and specifically designed and engineered to empower the participant to actively engage in their own care. The program is comprised of a powerful new proprietary technology called “Audio Choreography” which incorporates music as an actual part of the instruction as rhythmic cueing and not merely background atmosphere. The concept is based on how music can induce a physical response or neuro-connection that can be conditioned over a period of time. By creating these new neuro pathways that are based on response to rhythmic cueing and not merely verbal prompts it helps deliver increased proficiency at these tasks particularly with continued use, rehearsal and conditioning.
The Virtual Caregiver was developed based on research that overwhelmingly indicates how music is the universal language of cognitive impairment. Whether the condition is a late in life onset of dementia like Alzheimer’s disease or a lifelong developmental disability like Autism or Down Syndrome the Virtual Caregiver can help. It is an incredibly effective system that transforms exhaustive and draining daily living skills into an experience participants look forward to doing. Our unique behavioral modification program is a solution to caregiver burnout and improves the independent functioning of the participant.
We feature two programs: one designed for anyone with a lifelong impairment or developmental disability. The second is for anyone who grew up routinely completing these tasks without thinking but later in life has found them increasingly more difficult due to dementia.
We are currently seeking a suggested donation of $50 for either of the Virtual Caregiver programs. We ask that you visit our nonprofit partner pages as the donations we receive from their services will help us to eventually provide these programs free of charge.
A Free Download of the Hand Washing Audio Program and Video Simulation is available below
The files offered as free downloads are from the Developmental Disability Series but for this Activity they are applicable for either participant group.
Your participation with any of our nonprofit partners helps those with special needs lead more independent lives and reduces the chance of their neglect and abuse with no cost or expense to you. For everyone who uses the services of our non-profit partners we receive funding for our work with special needs. Your assistance allows us to positively impact the lives of those with cognitive impairment and helps them experience a more independent lifestyle.