GrandCare Releases

June 19, 2024
In-Home Device v6.24.3

This minor release adds the β€œlegacy” videos added from the Favorite Websites section of the care menu to the master list of videos. This allows the legacy videos to be displayed in the modern fashion, including automatically generated video thumbnails. The release also fixes a number of other issues around video syncing and display.

Added

Added display of Favorite Videos as folder under video-albums module

Added

Added warning about Main Menu websites overwriting Designer changes

Changed

Disabled software updates when the system is in a low battery state

Changed

Changed video album order to be alphabetical

Changed

Changed video list order to be newest to oldest

Changed

Updated quotes to remove old/inappropriate entries

Fixed

Fixed potential breakage in repair command by allowing prefix command to fail

Fixed

Disabled battery checking during restore process

Fixed

Fixed HTML characters in video titles and descriptions

Fixed

Fixed external system notification touchscreen style

Fixed

Fixed saving favorite websites always overwriting Main Menu changes

Fixed

Fixed server content sync issues

June 5, 2024

This release focuses on fixing various outstanding UI issues.

Changed

Improved automatic repair of API and UI software

Fixed

Fixed video album module UI layout

Fixed

Fixed menu module breaking if menu fails to load from API

Fixed

Fixed issues with entering care notes

Fixed

Fixed issue with showing help overlay before settings loaded

Fixed

Fixed letter module refresh when viewing a letter

Fixed

Fixed notify rule triggering multiple times for todo dialog

Fixed

Fixed zero notifications visible initially after overlay rendering

Fixed

Fixed syncing of stock videos assigned to Account

May 2024
May 22, 2024
In-Home Device v6.24.1

This release focuses on resolving a number of issues with touchscreen functionality. It also improves performance of health device, including removing old readings off the AnD scale and blood pressure monitor. Finally it provides a way for residents to easily stop the radio from the volume adjust dialog.

Added

Added button to volume dialog to stop radio

Changed

Disabled reading buffer on AnD devices

Fixed

Fixed keyboard entry for Directory searching

Fixed

Fixed text-to-speech for dialogs

Fixed

Fixed missing actions when creating rules

Fixed

Fixed incorrect module launching when Notification button is pressed

Fixed

Fixed issue that may have delayed launching of health reading dialog

May 8, 2024
In-Home Device v6.24.0

This major update provides a fully redesigned Wifi connection dialog, improving usability and reliability when connecting to the internet. This dialog is now available in the redesigned Network Settings configuration page, allowing you to connect to different networks without having to go through the setup wizard:

The update also includes the framework for the upcoming Video List module, allowing caregivers to manage videos available for the residents via the touchscreen. This feature will be fully available after the next server-side software release. Finally, several large back-end refactors were included in this release, creating a foundation for a number of future changes.

Added

Added Wifi setup dialog

Added

Added Video Album module

Added

Added warning about Manage Apps deprecation in care menu

Added

Added support for Zoom Video SDK

Changed

Rebuilt network settings page, allowing for WiFi customization without using Setup Wizard

Changed

Removed unused volume buttons from video call screen

Changed

Refactored all screen elements into overlays

Changed

Refactored all overlays to use new overlay manager

Changed

Removed unused volume buttons from video call screen

Changed

Switched to new Wifi setup dialog in setup wizard

Changed

Moved Wifi Setup button to middle of the screen in setup wizard

Fixed

Fixed menu icons to match designer app

April 2024
April 4, 2024

This minor release added support for a new Zooz Zwave sensor and fixed an issue with Eastern Daylight Time. It also updated radio stations, added some trivia, added some new radio content, and removed a few stock photos.

Added

Added support for Zooz Q Sensor (ZSE11 800LR)

Added

Added March 2024 Car Talk episodes and Time Machine audio book

Added

Added entertainment trivia

Changed

Removed requested stock photos

Changed

Updated radio stations for Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, and Delaware

Fixed

Fixed issue with API not applying DST to Eastern timezone

March 2024
March 6, 2024
In-Home Device v6.23.5

This release provided a few minor fixes to the Resident Directory. Residents will be able to find themselves in the directory but will no longer have the option of calling or messaging themselves. The Message and Video Call buttons were fixed with correct icons and made slightly larger. A few other fixes were provided in addition to the Directory changes.

Changed

Removed PDF menus and extension services for custom client configuration

Changed

Used YouTube thumbnail in instructional if other one is not added

Fixed

Prevented users from messaging / calling themselves from resident directory

Fixed

Fixed broken styles on message / call button on resident directory

February 2024
February 9, 2024

This release enables the use of YouTube videos in instructionals and adds support for the Homeseer HSM200 plug-in motion sensor. It also fixes some quirks with battery level reporting on some Zooz sensors and adds some new curated content.

Added

Added support for direct YouTube usage in instructionals

Added

Added support for HSM200 plug-in motion sensor

Added

Added "Great Expectations" and "The Wizard of Oz" audiobooks

Added

Added new Car Talk episodes

Added

Added new pop-culture trivia

Changed

Changed ZSE11 behavior to ignore 0.0 battery readings

Changed

Changed ZSE11 wakeup to be every 12 hours

January 2024
January 24, 2024
In-Home Device v6.23.3

We’ve finally done away with the legacy need to identify which USB port you plug your Z-Stick into β€” you can now just set it to β€œAuto” and plug it into any of the ports. We also added some more support for our new Shuttle DH9 hardware and tweak a few behaviors of the resident directory.

Added

Added "Auto" option for USB antennas

Added

Added antenna support for Shuttle DH9 model systems

Changed

Changed resident directory to search by room number digits from the beginning

Changed

Changed "Menu" terminology to β€œOptions” in matching game

Fixed

Fixed display of improperly formatted phone numbers in resident directory

December 2023
December 19, 2023

In-Home Device v6.23.2

This release was primarily for improving reliability of Bluetooth communications and resolving a few issues.

Added

Added improved checking for invalid software installations

Changed

Improved Fora health device discoverability

Fixed

Fixed intermittent bug where resident was duplicated on system

Fixed

Fixed removing text-to-speech from dialog when it closes

Fixed

Fixed dialogs not popping after PIN dialog completion

November 2023
November 8, 2023
In-Home Device v6.23.0

This release had two primary focuses β€” text-to-speech and the resident directory. For text-to-speech, we have increased the size and visibility of the button and made it always appear in the same place on the screen. You can now cancel currently playing text-to-speech audio by pressing the button again. For resident directory, we improved the readability of the details pages, improved handling of phone numbers, and fixed handling of very large directories.

Added

Added ability to cancel text-to-speech by pressing text-to-speech button a second time

Added

Added local radio needle reactivity to touch, bringing up station select

Changed

Improved readability of directory detail

Changed

Increased size of text-to-speech button

Changed

Moved text-to-speech button to always be in a fixed location in the upper right corner of screen

Changed

Changed door rule cool-down to be 5 minute intervals, like motion

Changed

Changed Holly Creek branding and layout for new system

Fixed

Fixed NetworkHealth survey and end-of-life removal

Fixed

Fixed directory handling of poorly formatted phone numbers

Fixed

Fixed API paging with very large directories

September 2023
September 26, 2023
In-Home Device v6.22.0

In-Home Device v6.22.0

This release provides two new features: a door open rule β€œcool-down” and simplified medication creation.

The door open rule cool-down allows caregivers to prevent multiple alerts from going out for what is generally the same event. This reduces workload for caregivers by allowing them to only respond to the initial alert, not any subsequent events for a time period.

The simplified medication creation allows a caregiver to quickly add a morning, midday, or evening medication schedule. This removes all the complications of defining NDC and all the individual medication fields and creates the defined schedule, all by pressing a single button.

Finally, a number off issues were resolved in this release related to assessments.

Added

Added "apply every X minutes" to door rules to allow for cool-down

Added

Added simplified medication entry

Changed

Reorganized project structure to minimize write failures

Fixed

Fixed rendering of scale-based assessment questions

Fixed

Fixed legacy assessment list module

Fixed

Fixed activity stream issues with devices with apostrophes

September 12, 2023

In-Home Device v6.21.0

This release has a few minor visible changes, primarily a release to support custom assessments.

Changed

Changed care plan sort order to be alphabetical if start time is the same

Fixed

Fixed issue preventing manual vital entry from emulation

August 2023
August 30, 2023
In-Home Device v6.20.1

This release provides two new features and a number of fixes. The first feature is logging the source of a power off, namely if the physical power button was pressed. This will help diagnose issues with systems turning off. The second is an updated solitaire game with significantly more modern look and feel.

Added

Added power button press logging

Changed

Updated solitaire game

Fixed

Fixed ugly error message when displaying deleted event

Fixed

Fixed issue with blank main menu after applying brand

Fixed

Added slight UI delay before system reboot and shutdown to prevent errors

Fixed

Fixed a module message by adding a wait for settings to load in today module

August 15, 2023

This release provided back-end support for many of the upcoming changes on the server side. Additionally there were some minor changes to the visibility of assessments and photo ordering.

Added

Added support for all-day todo items

Added

Added support for calendar read-only mode

Added

Added support for timed ToDo reminders

Added

Added PHQ-9 assessment as a menu item

Changed

Changed photo sort order in album to newest first

Changed

Updated video calling signal libraries

August 2, 2023

This minor release has a few fixes and improvements in the medication and video calling modules.

Changed

Changed medication list to be chronological by schedule instead of alphabetical

Changed

Increased video title size in video list if it does not have a description

Fixed

Fixed pausing and resuming radio when making an outgoing call

Fixed

Fixed showing medication dialog with no medications

Fixed

Tweaked video call handling to prevent β€œlock-out” situations

Fixed

Fixed error reporting for local radio failures

July 2023
July 19, 2023

This minor release resolved a few issues, mainly focusing on an intermittent issue that made residents unable to make or receive calls for 5 minutes after a restart.

Fixed

Fixed issue with video call that caused intermittent 5 minute delay to logging in

Fixed

Fixed touch related issue with King's Corners game

Fixed

Replaced missing WI radio stations

July 12, 2023
In-Home Device v6.19.3

This release added support for variable video call ring lengths and video call availability. Call availability limits a resident to making outgoing calls between specific times. Both of these functions are managed through the account settings for a particular account.

Added

Added support for video call availability and ring length

Added

Added local radio station for all US states

Changed

Changed new ZWave devices to start at 100% battery level

Fixed

Fixed Wifi MAC address detection

Fixed

Refactored touch handling for King's Corners game

June 2023
June 28, 2023

This minor release fixes a issue with the end of King’s Corners game and prepares photo folders for a number of upcoming enhancements.

Changed

Improved description / source of photo albums

Fixed

Fixed restarting King's Corners game

June 15, 2023
In-Home Device v6.19.0

This major release reimagines how ZWave devices are managed on the system. You can now add ZWave devices directly from the touchscreen without having to handle the antenna. This works for Z-Sticks and allows the usage of the Zooz 700 and 800 series antennas. You can also rename devices directly on the touchscreen once they are added using the new device edit dialog:

We also added the King’s Corner and fixed a few issues.

Added

Added ZWave management dialog

Added

Added King's Corner game

Added

Added support for Zooz ZSE11 Q Motion/Temp Sensor

Added

Added support for Zooz 700 and 800 series USB antennas

Changed

Changed medication dialog to not preempt video calls

Changed

Updated device view dialog to allow description/location editing on the touchscreen

Changed

Changed dialog centering to be more predictable

Fixed

Fixed all YouTube links to open in embedded viewer

Fixed

Fixed video link icons on Main Menu

Fixed

Fixed Next rules not correctly disabling after firing

May 2023
May 16, 2023
In-Home Device v6.18.0

This release adds the Profile module under Caregiving. Once a caregiver has logged in on the touchscreen, the Profile button is available as seen below:

This module displays the Resident Profile / Notes and photo set for the resident in GCManage. It also lists any Account Documents associated with the touchscreen’s account and allows them to be viewed directly on the touchscreen.

In addition to the Profile module, this release fixes a few minor issues related to the browser.

Added

Added Profile module under Caregiving

Changed

Normalized back button and icons for most modules

Fixed

Fixed scrollbar icons on browser

Fixed

Fixed blocking of new windows when clicking news links on browser

May 4, 2023

Although not highly visible to the end user, this release brings a full rewrite of the touchscreen menu. These changes will allow for very deep customization of the resident’s experience. For now, the customization of the menu is still done via the care menu. As always, there were several other minor tweaks and fixes to the system.

Added

Modernized main menu and sub-menus

Added

Added caregiver actions (check in/out, check care plan, add care note) to activity stream

Added

Added support for more advanced radio streams

Changed

Removed stock websites options for main menu

Changed

Improved "black screen" detection and repair

Changed

Improved radio program error detection

Fixed

Fixed bubble popper back button and multi-popping

Fixed

Fixed sudoku back button

Fixed

Fixed broken game styles

November 2022
November 15, 2022
In-Home Device v6.14.4

In-Home Device v6.14.4

The 6.14 releases marked a major refactor of several of the underlying touchscreen rendering technologies. We have been improving and adjusting this new code for the last several limited releases, ensuring that any issues are ironed out before we have a more widespread release. Two of the more visible changes have been an improved display of photos in the slideshow and a greatly improved monthly calendar. We will likely have one more release after this one before the 6.14 changes are pushed out to everyone.

Added

Added new monthly calendar module

Added

Added Bubble Popper Game

Added

Added PHQ-9 assessment

Changed

Improved browser pop-up keyboard to work on more websites

Changed

Improved slideshow crossfading and image display

Fixed

Fixed Restart Application button under Settings

July 2022
July 19, 2022

This maintenance release fixed a number of issues, the primary of which was allowing incoming video call rings when a resident was already in a video call.

Fixed

Fixed ringing when resident already in a call

Fixed

Fixed legacy style issues in FA brand

July 12, 2022
In-Home Device v6.13.2

This release added an indicator for actively online users in the video calling menu.

Added

Added green dot indicator for actively logged in users in Video Call module

Added

Added support for caller name and image override in video calls

Added

Added FA brand

Fixed

Handled missing stock photo directories

June 2022
June 28, 2022

This release expanded on how scheduled services are displayed in the calendar. It also gives residents the ability to cancel service requests.

Added

Added check mark to services that already have a confirmed appointment

Added

Added resident ability to cancel services

Added

Added support for Service reminder events

Added

Added TTS support for event view dialog

Changed

Changed "Concierge" notification type to "Service" in notifications

Fixed

Improved trivia frequency and region targeting

June 7, 2022

Sometimes when setting up a rule you may want to simply record the triggering of the rule without sending out a notification. We have added this ability. This can also be used to create managed alerts without associated notifications by setting the rue severity to Critical.

Added

Added support for internal dashboard alerts for all rules

Fixed

Fixed CLC brand and associated items

Fixed

Fixed image filenames in captions

Fixed

Fixed pairing instructions for AnD UA-651BLE Blood Pressure Cuff

Fixed

Separated medications that start on another medication end in schedule

April 2022
April 27, 2022

This minor release added/fixed support for the Zooz ZWave sensors and fixed a few other minor issues.

Added

Added support for Zooz ZSE40 Motion/Temp Sensor

Fixed

Fixed support for Zooz ZSE41 Door Sensor

Fixed

Fixed incorrect subject of emergency message playing on two different calls

April 13, 2022

Another minor release, 6.12.5 fixed a few issues around the Caregiving functionality on the systems.

Added

Added external speaker enable automatically as part of volume control

Changed

Removed ability for caregivers to check in using emulation

Changed

Removed Posit Brain HQ game

Fixed

Fixed behavior if user cancelled PIN login for caregiving

April 7, 2022

This maintenance release fixed a few minor issues and added Wordle by New York Times under games section (which works quite well on the system, including remembering your scores).

Added

Added Wordle by New York Times under games

Fixed

Fixed issue with rule severity not saving for certain sections

Fixed

Fixed an issue with incorrect timezone for certain applications

March 2022
March 17, 2022

This primarily back-end release added support for a new ZWave door sensor and added a few content items.

Added

Added support for Zooz open|close xs sensor

Added

Added brochures to NH Blog section

Added

Added Satisfaction with Life assessment

Changed

Updated directory downloader to work with gclinux 4 and 5 OSes

March 2, 2022

There have been several interim releases since the last one we documented on this site (6.11.2) that were mostly of a back-end nature. 6.12.2 is the first to have visible changes for the end user. We have overhauled the Activity / Instructional display to match our existing UI and improved the layout. These events will now show up correctly in the calendar reminder dialogs.

Changed

Changed instructional styles to match existing UI

Changed

Updated on-screen button press confirmation to show affirming icon

Changed

Improved audio handling through back-end consolidation

Fixed

Fixed radio pause / resume during video playback and video calling

Fixed

Fixed audio for emergency messages

January 2022
January 5, 2022

This small release fixes a number of minor issues discovered in the new year.

Fixed

Fixed button layout on sidebar

Fixed

Added check for inconsistent timezone between UI and back end

Fixed

Fixed broken NH December survey

Added

Added a few more Missouri radio stations

December 2021
December 23, 2021

In-Home Device v6.11.1

This minor update primarily fixes a few issues in the previous release. It also adds a bit of new content.

Added

Added December Survey for NH

Added

Added local radio stations for Missouri

Changed

Replaced a number of NH fall prevention videos

Changed

Tweaked EN brand

Fixed

Added check for broken como-electron installs

Fixed

Fixed button layout on bottom button bar for all modules

Fixed

Fixed error handling radio program audio streams

December 7, 2021

This release provides significant improvements to the support of BLE health devices including support for a number of new devices. This includes adding buttons to restart the Bluetooth stack on both the pairing page in setup wizard and the Vitals page for taking readings. Several ZWave support issues were also resolved.

Added

Added support for A&D UC-352BLE Scale

Added

Added support for A&D UA-651BLE Blood Pressure Monitor

Added

Added support for NONIN 3230 Oximeter (v3 and above)

Added

Added Restart Bluetooth button on wellness device page in setup wizard

Added

Added Restart Bluetooth button on vitals module

Added

Added Seizure assessment and November Survey for NH

Changed

Removed character limit to "location" field in calendar database

Fixed

Fixed misaligned bottom bar buttons on touchscreen

Fixed

Fixed support for a number of Aeotec ZWave devices, including EU certified

November 2021
November 11, 2021

In-Home Device v6.10.9

Minor release that adds support for the Recessed Door Sensor 7 and fixes a minor issue.

Added

Added support for Recessed AeonLabs D/W 7 sensor

Added

Added NH October Survey

Fixed

Fixed hanging bugs in care menu under certain circumstances

October 2021
October 13, 2021
Added

Added NH Fall Risk Survey

Added

Added support for new AeonLabs D/W 7 sensor

Changed

Switched Fora LE devices to use simplified LE pairing

Fixed

Fixed duplicate reading detection for Fora V10 glucometer

Fixed

Fixed low battery/no communication once per day limitation

September 2021
September 30, 2021

In-Home Device v6.10.4

This minor release added support for the Low Battery / No Communication notifications that can be enabled per account. See the GCManage Server 2.7.4 release for details. Minor tweaks to the Rule Severity Level were made as well.

Added

Added Orange/High rule severity level

Added

Added device notification on low battery / no communication

Changed

Changed "Dashboard Priority" to "Rule Severity Level" when creating rules

Fixed

Fixed support for critical level rules generating managed alerts

September 21, 2021

In-Home Device v6.10.3

The primary focus of this release is to remove a number of legacy modules and clean up a few existing features. We have fully removed the old Wellness module and replaced it with the Vitals module across all brands.

Added

Added logging for EULA signing by resident

Changed

Swapped Vitals in for Wellness on Main Menu for all systems

Changed

Combined Main Menu / Slide Show buttons and added Screen Off button for NH Brand

Fixed

Fixed issue with adding calendar events from the care menu

Fixed

Fixed issues with unknown devices in ZWave adding process

Removed

Removed coroHealth music programs and associated configuration screens

Removed

Removed legacy Skype implementations

Removed

Removed legacy flash player installation

Removed

Removed legacy wellness module

September 8, 2021

In-Home Device v6.10.2

In preparation for our new remote monitoring dashboard, we are building out a number of features under the hood. In this release we added the back-end components for the "activity stream" which gives a snapshot of the activity on a system across all its modules. We hope to expose this in the next server release. As always we released a number of bug fixes in this release as well.

Added

Added activity stream logging for events on system, including resident actions

Added

Added NH August Survey

Added

Added region detection for local radio module to provide radio stations local to the system's home state

Fixed

Fixed issue with notification of calls when caregiver is already in call

Fixed

Removed reapplication of NH brand that was removing customizations

Fixed

Fixed issue with main menu caching after updates

August 2021
August 25, 2021

This release is primarily to resolve issues, but also adds improvements to the resident user experience should the device go offline. When pressing the on-screen button or accessing video calling, the resident will be notified that their unit is offline.

Added

Added better messages for on-screen button and video chat if the system is offline

Added

Added Blog section to mynetworkhealth module

Fixed

Added Caregiving app back into the 21 brand

Fixed

Fixed issue with health rules saving incorrectly when edited

Fixed

Fixed message when low vital reading is manually entered

August 12, 2021

This release marks a significant change to the wellness device behavior, and therefore will not be generally released immediately to preserve existing user functionality. Added is a new vitals module that triggers the listening by the Bluetooth devices and allows for manual entry and viewing of history. Additionally, we improved the size of the YouTube player and added a new Word Search game.

Added

Added new vitals module

Added

Added manual vital add dialogs

Added

Added word search game

Added

Added support for health rules on manually entered vitals

Changed

Changed BTLE device behavior to only listen while in new vitals module

Changed

Modified on-screen button to be at bottom of button area

Changed

Improved size and behavior of YouTube player dialog

Changed

Updated behavior of failed callout service calls to not proceed with next number on call lists

Changed

No longer display old health reading warnings on touchscreen

Fixed

Improved reliability of Fora IR20b pairing

Fixed

Improved pop-up keyboard behavior for MDLive site on browser

Fixed

Fixed overlapping video entries in video list

Fixed

Muted external resident notifications when in DnD and Away Modes

Fixed

Fixed deleting of thermometer readings

August 3, 2021

This minor release will be released only to our NetworkHealth members. These changes will come available for all other customers in the 6.10.0 release, tentatively scheduled for release next week. This update provides the July Survey and a few content changes.

Added

Added NH July Survey

Added

Added 0 - 7 scale for assessment responses

Added

Added video lists for LD brand

Added

Added Car Talk episodes for July

Changed

Removed stock photos deemed offensive by some members

July 2021
July 14, 2021

Minor release to resolve a few of the outstanding issues from the recent VPN changes in the operating system and add peripheral support for the new iView systems (1780AIO). Also fixes a number of specific provider issues.

Added

Added peripheral support for 1780AIO

Added

Added dynamic NH support phone number based on distributor

Added

Added help video for Mix and Match

Fixed

Fixed Issue with care menu detection of VPN

Fixed

Fixed Full Circle brand issues

June 2021
June 29, 2021

Bugfix release to deal with a few new issues with the slideshow and VPN detection.

Added

Added NH June Survey

Fixed

Cleaned up messages for autologin

Fixed

Handled potentially different VPN names (tun1, tun2, etc)

Fixed

Fixed failure to start slideshow issue

June 22, 2021

Primary focus of this release is to add support for missed call notifications for Caregivers on the server side. Added some hardware support and fixes for networking as well.

Added

Added support for missed call notification on server for outgoing calls

Added

Added support for ZWA011A Aeon Labs Door Sensor 7

Fixed

Added fixing of resolv.conf (at startup and periodically) to improve DNS reliability

June 8, 2021

This release provides an improved user experience when using notifications. The resident can now view older notifications and notifications clear once they have been viewed.

Added

Added display of old/read notifications

Added

Added community photo in slideshow preference

Changed

Revamped notifications to use modern API

June 2, 2021

Clean-up release, polishing existing features and resolving issues.

Added

Added NH May survey

Changed

Revised mynetworkhealth module to include WellNews and website/portal views

Changed

Increased connector update push frequency by checking for changes

Changed

Updated EULA to include fitness video clause

Fixed

Filtered common web rendering issues from sentry.io reporting

Fixed

Fixed permissions script to be more selective about resetting path settings (namely excluding log directory)

Fixed

Cleaned up service calling script

Fixed

Shortened timeout on system shutdown service call to speed up shutdown

Removed

Removed periodic permission resetting