KeepUs

Do you worry about your parents living alone?

Do you wish you could check on them more often?

KeepUs lets you see your parents are OK anytime, and much more.

Go ahead and Install the App, it's easy!

Read how to get started.

Learn more about how KeepUs was developed.

Better Telecare for Seniors

KeepUs is a real solution for the families of elderly people who want to continue living active, independent lives. KeepUs uses low-cost smartphones with internet connectivity to provide a modern solution to eldercare and telecare. Technology has moved beyond clumsy pendants and home monitors that work like surveillance systems and tie seniors to one place. KeepUs is the next-generation of senior care, built on reliable low-cost technology.

To use KeepUs, just install the app on your phone and your parent's phone. They grant you access to their information and that's it. KeepUs automatically keeps you in touch, and you can check in as often as you like.

You can see how often they go out, visit shops or friends, and can see longer term trends and gradual changes to their routine that you otherwise might miss.

KeepUs supports activity and location based alerting. You can get KeepUs to notify you when their location changes, or when they start moving around.

Eldercare with Modern Technology

The KeepUs system runs on normal, lightweight Android cell phones such as the Samsung Galaxy range, the Google Nexus, and many more low cost variations. Elderly people can carry it in their pocket or handbag. Carrying a phone has none of the negative stigma seniors associate with emergency pendants. It works everywhere, not just around the home, unlike most systems that require complex and intrusive equipment installed in the home. You are in control all the time and you don't need to do anything different.

Free for Families

The KeepUs app and access to the website are completely free to non-commercial users, so unless you're a care professional using KeepUs as part of your job, you can use the KeepUs app free of charge. We provide paid services to care institutions that require bespoke solutions built on the KeepUs platform. We always treat your data as completely confidential and we will not provide access to any third party.

Learn how to get started.
Learn more about how KeepUs was developed

Using KeepUs

Once you've installed the app and set up access, you can start using KeepUs. It will take a few minutes before the first information makes its way through the system.

The website homepage shows you a summary status for all the people who have granted you access. Click on a name to see the detailed view for that person.

Your KeepUs dashboard shows a summary status and location for each person.

The daily view

This is the view you'll spend most of the time looking at. The main elements are:
  1. The date picker lets you select a date to view. It defaults to "Today", but you can use the arrows to move forward or backward, or click on the box to select a date from the calendar.
  2. The daily view shows a summary of the person's day in a format similar to a schedule.
  3. If we detect that the person was at a location that you haven't named yet, we'll prompt you to add a name for it.
  4. The Recent Activity chart shows the last few hours of activity in detail.
  5. The activity chart shows you the full day, when they were active, and when they were resting.
The daily view shows a summary of where the person has been and how active they were during the day.

You choose different days to view using the arrows beside the date field, or click on the date field to select a date from the calendar.

For days in the past, you can see the places and activity profile. The activity profile has flags showing when each departure and arrival happened.
You can zoom in on the activity chart to see more detail.

Places

You can see how much time was spent at each named location over the past two weeks. People find this useful to see how much time is spent in the home, visiting friends, going shopping and so on.

See where the person spends their time.

Alerts

This page lets you set up alerts, so you can get a notification when the person changes location or starts moving. Just click the button for the type of alert you want.

Set alerts so you get notification on location change or motion.

Trends

The trends charts show daily activity trends for the past 2 months. Here you can see trends in activity time, the time spent sleeping, the time that a person is active from in the morning and so on.

See trends and changes to the daily routine.

Settings:Locations

You can add location names on the website at any time. When you look at your friend's status and daily routine, KeepUs will use the locations you've set up. This way, you'll see more meaningful information like "Departed Home at 9:45, arrived at Sallys Restaurant at 10:15".

KeepUs detects new locations and prompts you to name them.

If you want to set up a group of locations that you know will be important, go to Settings:Locations, and click "Add Location". Enter the address you want to label. When the marker is in the right spot on the map, enter a name and hit Save. If the location is big, like a shopping mall or a park, you can adjust the Size. The map will update to show you the area that's included.

Add a location

Settings:Sharing

You can control who has access to your information in the Sharing and Privacy section under Settings. To revoke access, just click "Remove Access". To grant access, enter the email address of the person in the Grant Access form. This email must match their KeepUs credentials.

Granting access