The Key to Independence is Proper Advice

May 08

“One of the consequences of only providing support at the point of substantial or critical risk is that by the time people reach that stage their needs are usually urgent, complex and costly.” Says Maggie Winchcombe, writer for The Guardian UK.

She makes an excellent point, and it’s one that deserves some discussion.

What are we, as a society of care providers – formal and informal – doing to ensure that care is both realistic and timely, preventative and appropriate? At Mozzaz, we’re seeking to engage with clinicians and healthcare organizations looking to up their standard of care by leveraging today’s mobile technology solutions.

Out of 500 people surveyed aged 50-70, the majority was unaware that there are solutions that already exist that could serve their complex care needs in a way that improves their standard of living. Furthermore, these technologies, such as our Mozzaz Care solution, can keep them independent in their preferred place of residence.

The Key to Independence is Proper Advice

The issue is not whether or not we can help; the technologies we have access to in today’s medicinal landscape can meet more complex needs than ever before. The issue is that most people lack the proper advice when choosing what solution works best for them.

Without proper advice, a new healthcare tool ends up tucked away in a closet like a piece of old exercise equipment.

That’s why we are consistently training new healthcare providers and organizations to ensure they are capable and competent enough to guide their care clientele towards a solution that fits their lifestyle and care needs.

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Ultimately, people need to be given the information and then decide for themselves. But if healthcare providers are not open to new ideas, then their care clientele is being censored from potentially life changing solutions.

We are always striving to empower the patient; if that means using our solution then that’s great – but the important piece for us is that the care recipient has been given the information they deserve and learned that there currently are ways to improve their life in a costly, efficient manner.

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How TalkingTiles is Helping

nonverbal boy


An individual is able to effectively communicate his/her wants, needs, and emotions through the augmentative and assistive (AAC) capabilities of TalkingTiles on their device. Parents/Caregivers are able to program their loved one’s pages from ready-made content available through the Mozzaz Portal.

A boy can select a boy’s voice while a girl can select a girl’s voice or vice-versa for better response and a more appropriate experience.


special education


Parents/Caregivers can grant access to the data being tracked to the individual’s many care providers: a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP), a Cognitive Behavior Therapist (CBT), or a Special-Ed Teacher, all whom support several children at any given time effortlessly using Mozzaz Care to monitor, adjust, and refine each individual’s care plan.


voice banking


TalkingTiles has voice banking which allows an individual to record their own voice as well as their caregiver’s voice. For example, an individual with ALS can record themselves and store the audio clips for use after they lose the ability to speak.


Mozzaz Gives Back!

Working together with the Dell Healthcare team and Give Forward, Mozzaz provided LEEP Forward, a centre for children with autism in Chicago, Illinois, 12 Dell tablets set up with TalkingTiles accounts. Watch as the children's first experience with TalkingTiles.