GrandCare Releases

July 11, 2024
GCManage Server v2.19.2

This release provides numerous fixes and new features to the Designer. This includes the ability to change the brand of an account manually and export/import menus using encoded text strings. You can also create distributor level report of all residents/accounts/systems:

Added

Added Account List report to Distributor reports

Added

Added content sync to the Account Sync process

Added

Added service to sync stock content from other servers

Added

Added immediate update check when update is applied to a system

Added

Added Setup panel to Account Details page in Designer

Added

Added ability to change system Brand to new Setup panel on Account Details in Designer

Added

Added import/export of menu definition strings in Designer

Changed

Changed all dialogs to be a consistent style and non-dismissible in Designer

Changed

Allowed access to Reinstall button on System Updates for Group and Distributor Admins

Changed

Improved database cleaning operations in order to improve optimization

Fixed

Fixed invalid delete options on account video lists

Fixed

Fixed issue with pushing multiple menus to account in Designer

Fixed

Fixed issue with editing legacy menu buttons in Designer

July 3, 2024

This release added new content, improved the browser lock-down when viewing news stories, and fixed a few issues, including one with external system notification.

Added

Added A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes) audio book

Added

Added June 2024 Car Talk episodes

Changed

Changed browser for news to be locked to news domain, preventing general browsing

Changed

Updated radio stations for Pennsylvania and Indiana

Fixed

Fixed external system notifications for certain types of dialog

Fixed

Fixed issue with duplicate residents on system

Fixed

Fixed menu button icon caching

Fixed

Fixed backup issue with swapped out systems

June 2024
June 26, 2024
GCManage Server v2.19.1

This release continues to expand on video list support. We have added personal and community video lists, expanding the available content to residents. These are combined into a single list on the Account β†’ Content page. Additionally, all photo management has been combined into a single list on this page as well.

Added

Added personal and community video lists

Added

Added ability to view stock and community videos and photos for communicator level users

Added

Added type of photo album and video list when displaying content lists

Added

Added automatic population of video title when adding video

Added

Added more fine-grained message expiration options

Changed

Changed video and photo lists to show all content combined

Changed

Changed video lists to sort alphabetically

Changed

Changed videos in a list to sort newest to oldest

Changed

Removed confusing "SHOWING" label on video and photo folders

Changed

Reduced menu display in Designer to fit on smaller format screens

Fixed

Fixed permissions for managing account photos

Fixed

Fixed issue causing personal photos to be downloaded repeatedly

Fixed

Fixed group dropdown in Designer to list more than 50 groups and hide disabled groups

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 29, 2024
GCManage Server v2.19.0

This release splits out all of the photo and video content in an Account to its own tab, helping reduce the clutter of the Communicate tab. The Account photo management was also refactored to use standard UI flows in the portal.

Video management was also introduced in this release, allowing for caregivers to add stock video content to resident screens. This video feature will be expanded to communities and individual accounts in a future release.

Added

Added Stock Video List management under Content tab

Added

Added ability to assign Stock Video Lists to Accounts

Added

Added video album and video list modules menu designer

Changed

Split Communicate and Content tabs in Account view

Changed

Changed Account photo management design to match Stock & Community photo management

Fixed

Fixed account never leaving away mode if away period deleted while active

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 24, 2024
GCManage Server v2.18.0

This major update releases the beta of GrandCare Designer, a tool for designing and deploying menus and assessments to your in-home devices. You can access this through the β€œDesigner” option on the sidebar or by clicking β€œEdit Menus” button on the Account Details page.

Another major feature in this update is making assessment responses a separate data entity from care notes, allowing them to be individually viewed and evaluated. Each assessment response can be viewed, including the questions and the total score of the assessment.

Lastly this update contains a few new Account configuration options, including the initial integration with medication dispenser MedMinder.

Added

Added access to Designer app BETA

Added

Added Designer tab to main menu

Added

Added Edit Menus button to Account Details

Added

Added checkbox to enable/disable Video Call button on touchscreen

Added

Added MedMinder device ID to Account Settings

Added

Added link to MedMinder Dashboard from configured Account Details pages

Added

Added Assessment Response view in Account -> Data section

Added

Added Assessment Response detail page to view specific questions and responses to assessments

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 21, 2024

This release focuses on primarily back-end changes, with a few fixes for opening external links. We also added support for the trillium server and our upcoming transition to the Zoom Video SDK.

Added

Added support for Zoom Video SDK

Added

Added trillium server support

Changed

Changed opening notifications and managed alerts in external browser

Fixed

Fixed viewing Managed Alerts

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 28, 2024

This release adds a few minor fixes and features.

Added

Added Account filters for system and no system

Changed

Improved server reliability under heavy load

Changed

Added filter to prevent users from calling themselves from the directory

Fixed

Fixed issue displaying resident message history in Message Center

Fixed

Fixed issues with stock photo import/export

Fixed

Fixed start/end times in service cancellation email

Fixed

Handled invalid locations in weather calls

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

February 8, 2024
GCManage Server v2.17.6

This release provides native support for YouTube videos in instructionals. Previously the software would transcode the video and download it to the individual systems, a process that would often fail or produce unexpected results. With native support, the video will stream directly from YouTube, removing the complexity of the transcoding step.

NOTE: This feature will only work with touchscreens with the como 6.23.4 software.

Changed

Implemented native support for using YouTube videos in instructionals

Fixed

Fixed issue with uploading images for instructionals

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

January 10, 2024
GCManage Server v2.17.5

This release provides expanded functionality for the secondary resident in the community directory. This allows two distinct residents to show up in the directory for a single account. This release also improved the performance and reduced the bandwidth of larger instances of the server software. Finally, a number of permissions related issues were resolved.

Added

Added secondary resident phone number and photo

Added

Added community calendar noChange status to reduce bandwidth

Added

Added support for read-only databases

Changed

Allowed Distributor Admins to transfer systems from Associations page

Changed

Removed touchscreen emulation from communicator roles

Fixed

Fixed reports only pulling 200 records from como-api endpoints

Fixed

Fixed json encoding for EVV task addition

Fixed

Fixed invalid permissions allowing Distributor Admins to transfer systems between servers

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

October 2023
October 3, 2023
GCManage Server v2.17.3

This minor release expands a EVV service selection and fixed a number of minor issues. Rather than adding all available services, caregivers can selectively add any number of services.

Added

Added checkboxes to select which EVV Services are added instead of adding them all

Fixed

Fixed assessment drop-down when creating an assessment event

Fixed

Fixed duplicate EVV addition related to deleted services

Fixed

Fixed issues with legacy UUIDs in the API

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 21, 2023

This release added support for Activity Stream reports and fixed a few minor apostrophe related issues.

Added

Added Activity Stream CSV and PDF reports

Fixed

Fixed issue with apostrophes in message center templates

Fixed

Fixed issue with apostrophes in test-to-speech

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

September 7, 2023
GCManage Server v2.17.1

This release provides a quick method for adding EVV services for the state of Wisconsin. It also fixes a few issues and changes some functionality around the Care Plan features.

Added

Added ability to add EVV services to account (WI support only)

Changed

Changed care plan day view sorting

Changed

Required login after activating user/resetting password

Fixed

Fixed out-of-memory issue with some cached database results

Fixed

Fixed missing details on failed call logging

Fixed

Fixed issue with identifying community Todos

August 2023
August 30, 2023
On-Call Client v1.2.0

Handling large numbers of supported clients just got easier in 1.2.0 with a quick search bar. No more scrolling through the list when trying to find a particular resident β€” just start typing and the list filters. We also made a few more improvements to video calling.

Added

Added account search to directory

Changed

Tweaked video call handling to improve state determination

Fixed

Fixed still receiving calls when logged out

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 23, 2023
GCManage Server v2.17.0

This update provides a number of calendar related features. ToDo capabilities has been expanded to allow for all day ToDos, which functionally allow the ToDo to be done at any time during the day. ToDos can also be added at the community level. In order to support all day ToDos, we added timed ToDo reminders to provide prompts to residents to perform their daily ToDos. Finally, we added a feature to disable modification of the calendar from the touchscreen. Additionally there were a number of back-end performance improvements, some fixes for video call signaling, and the addition of Medicaid IDs for our future EVV implementations.

Added

Added account setting to disable calendar editing at the touchscreen

Added

Added community Todos

Added

Added Medicaid ID for accounts, groups, and user

Changed

Allowed Todo events to be set to all-day

Changed

Changed check update service to be less database intensive

Changed

Changed check update service to install the latest OS and Software version, rather than a stream of updates in sequence

Changed

Removed Skype related fields

Fixed

Improved video call signaling implementation

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

August 2, 2023

This release has continued improvements to video calling stability and a few quality-of-life improvements for customization.

Changed

Allowed Account Communicate page to be accessed when system is Off, specifically allowing picture and stock albums to be managed

Fixed

Fixed detecting MediKall support for Safari

Fixed

Fixed issues with attempting MediKall connection when not logged in

Fixed

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

July 2023
July 26, 2023

This release focused on improving the reliability of video calling. We moved to the same code used in the On-Call Client to manage calls and updated the third-party video call libraries.

Changed

Switched to common libraries for video calling

Changed

Updated twilio-video library to 2.27.0

July 19, 2023

This update for On-Call Client upgrades its main engine and video call libraries, improving reliability and performance. It also implements the recently introduced Account setting for variable ring length. Finally it resolves an issue with opening the notification and managed alert links in the system browser, rather than a built in browser.

Added

Added support for variable ring length

Changed

Merged video call fixes from shared libraries

Changed

Upgraded to electron 25.3.0

Fixed

Fixed opening notification and managed alert links in system browser

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
GCManage Server v2.15.1

This release provides account configuration for video calls. You can now set how long a video call is allowed to ring before it is considered β€œmissed”, allowing residents with mobility issues more time to answer the call. You can also set limits to when a resident can make an outgoing video call, allowing for management or residents with potential boundary issues.

Added

Added variable video call ring length per account

Added

Added video call availability per account

Fixed

Fixed stock photo management for accounts

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

July 5, 2023
GCManage Server v2.15.0

This release provides access to GrandCare’s curated content. Stock photos can be added to both communities and accounts, allowing resident’s touchscreens to quickly be assigned content that they are interested in. As GrandCare adds content to these curated lists it will automatically be added to both the slideshow and photo album sections of the resident’s touchscreen.

Added

Added new Content section

Added

Added stock photo management for both communities and accounts

Changed

Increased visible photo count in gallery view from 8 to 12

Changed

Switched to FontAwesome Pro icon support

Fixed

Fixed issue with hashes in stored files

Fixed

Fixed issue with uploading video files for instructionals

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

June 14, 2023

Another minor release with a few bugfixes and some quality of life improvements.

Added

Added "Clone" function for community photo albums

Changed

Changed all time input boxes to native picker

Fixed

Fixed display of unconfirmed service requests

May 2023
May 23, 2023
GCManage Server v2.14.2

This minor release provides a quality-of-life feature to add roles to multiple users in a single request. Now, when you add a new account or group, you can quickly add all of your caregivers in a single operation. This feature can be found underneath the main β€œUsers” tab next to the β€œAdd User” button.

Added

Added "Add Role to Users" function

Fixed

Fixed issue with missing settings, preventing some Accounts to unexpectedly disappear from Video Calling in a community setting

May 23, 2023

This release resolves two issues that were causing intermittent issues when rejecting and auto-answering calls that would leave the application unresponsive.

Fixed

Fixed intermittent issue when requesting auto-answer

Fixed

Fixed intermittent issue when rejecting calls

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 16, 2023

This maintenance release fixed a few minor issues, including one with video calling visibility in communities and another with multiple copies of the same account document. A fairly large change was making email addresses case insensitive during login, which is the general standard of the email RFC.

Fixed

Fixed account visibility in community video calling

Fixed

Fixed case sensitivity in user names

Fixed

Fixed issue with viewing same account document uploaded multiple times

May 11, 2023
GCManage Server v2.14.0

This release adds the ability to attach PDF documents to an account under the Caregiving tab, where they can be viewed by caregiving staff. In a future In-Home Device release these documents will be available for viewing at point-of-care under the Caregiving section of the touchscreen.

Added

Added account documents under Caregiving in account view

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

April 2023
March 2023
March 28, 2023
GCManage Server v2.12.0

Two major features were released in this update: a preview of the directory generated by a community and group-level reporting.

Added

Added community directory preview

Added

Added group-level reporting for multi-account reports

Added

Added server setting to disable emergency messages

Changed

Fixed managed alert severity in test alerts

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

September 2022
September 20, 2022
GCManage Server v2.10.2

This release focused primarily on reporting. It added a few new report types and resolved a few issues.

Added

Added account level check-in history report

Added

Added account level todo compliance report

Changed

Added dosages to medication schedule reports

Changed

Improved report error handling

Changed

Changed account default to split main menu and slideshow buttons

August 2022
August 11, 2022
GCManage Server v2.10.0

gcmanage 2.10.0 extends the functionality of services, making them more visible to community managers. This is implemented with a monthly and daily view of services to be provided to the community members. It also allows community managers to quickly see unconfirmed services and get them on the schedule.

Added

Added service calendar to community services page

Added

Added listing of unconfirmed service requests

Added

Added ability to cancel service requests

Changed

Changed cancel behavior to remove existing confirmed service events

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 28, 2022

This primarily back-end release supports the changes to service events in como 6.13.1, specifically adding the concept of service cancellation. It also fixed a few permissions and sync issues.

Added

Added support for Service event type

Added

Added service cancellation back end and email notification to providers

Changed

Changed event type generated for services to Service

Changed

Changed service confirmation notification to remove Concierge language and be a little more generic

Changed

Improved legacy sync failure handling

Fixed

Allowed managed alerts to be handled by Group/Account Caregivers

June 14, 2022

This release is the first in a series of improvements to the Community Services feature. Services can now have multiple email addresses assigned to them, and more informative emails for both the request and the confirmation are generated.

Added

Added confirmation email to providers when service is confirmed

Changed

Changed service definition to allow multiple provider email addresses

Changed

Changed service request and confirmation email to include name of service in subject

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

June 7, 2022

This release adds support for internal dashboard alerts. These are alerts that do not create a notification but are generated for a certain rule condition. You can filter to these alerts as well as set a severity level for them.

Added

Added Internal alert types

Changed

Defaulted to viewing enabled AND disabled accounts for community view

Fixed

Fixed community "Is Filter" checkbox not showing correct state on edit

Fixed

Fixed ability to remove a disabled account from a community

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

April 7, 2022

This version adds full management of an Account’s calendar on the server side. You can now find the Account’s calendar under the Communicate tab from which you can add or edit events, to-dos, and assessment reminders. Also in this release is the ability to generate test managed alerts and set the severity of the alerts.

Added

Added calendar management for accounts in communication page

Added

Added ability to create test managed alerts

Added

Added severity to the test alert form

Added

Added account option to split or combine Main Menu / Slideshow buttons

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 17, 2022

iOS App v1.2.5

This minor release added a new server and updated the video calling libraries.

Added

Added ApolloCare server for medikall

Changed

Upgraded TwilioVideo library to 4.6.3

March 9, 2022

This release finally provides admins the ability to manage their peer systems directly rather than having to request support GrandCare. Using peer systems and notifications rules, you can have notifications from individual systems appear on a communal system. You can find the Peer System section under the Associations tab when viewing a system. This release also fixes a few issues related to activity reminders and emergency messages for certain servers.

Added

Added Peer System management

Fixed

Fixed YouTube videos for Activity / Instructional setup

Fixed

Fixed removing system updates when multiple updates are queued

Fixed

Fixed web directory for emergency message text-to-speech on some servers

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 16, 2021

In gcmanage 2.8.0 we reintroduce the concept of Managed Alerts. These alerts, which are created by setting a severity of 4 on the associated rule, must be actively resolved by staff. Once claimed, users can add notes to the alert until it is resolved. Users will receive an audible notification sound and a numeric indicator by Alert section in the sidebar. This release also contains a number of back end improvements and optimizations.

Added

Added full managed alert workflow

Added

Added sidebar notification on Unchecked managed alerts

Added

Added severity from ruleset engine to generated alerts

Added

Added filter flag to communities

Fixed

Fixed issues with older browsers by using ECMA 5 minifier

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

2.7.4 provides an account setting that will notify caregivers and admins when the system has a device that is not communicating or has a low battery. A notification email will go out to the same email list that generates System UP / DOWN notifications. This allows caregivers to proactively change batteries and fix misbehaving devices.

Added

Added account setting for notification on low battery and no communication

Added

Added low battery alert text

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 22, 2021

iOS App v1.2.4

This release is primarily for maintenance of a few long-standing issues and updating third-party libraries.

Changed

Renamed "Request Answer" button to "Auto-Answer" to match terminology used elsewhere

Changed

Upgraded Sentry library to 7.2.0

Changed

Upgraded TwilioVideo library to 4.5.0

Fixed

Fixed Visit Care Portal line in account view

Fixed

Fixed Account View crash when view is already showing

Fixed

Disallowed auto-answer before Twilio resolved call

Fixed

Added check of returned object type when initiating a call

Deprecated

Removed discontinued secondary UK servers

September 21, 2021

This minor release added a few changes for tracking account activations and fixed an authentication issue.

Added

Added server setting for who receives activation emails regardless of group settings

Changed

Tweaked activation email behavior to work off EULA signing not software loading

Fixed

Handled expired access tokens in session

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 14, 2021

This release provides a sneak-peak of a feature that will be released as part of a future software package. The Activity Stream provides a look into the activity at a residence in chronological order, including motion, door, medication, and assessment activity. This can be found under Account -> Data section in the portal. This release contains several bug fixes and other tweaks as well.

Added

Added Activity Stream data view for accounts

Added

Added postal code validation for all forms

Added

Added Master PIN code validation on Account form

Added

Added search by External ID for Accounts

Fixed

Properly validated comma separated email lists in Group form

Fixed

Handled error messages when calling notification API

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

July 14, 2021

This maintenance release is primarily focused on cleaning up several outstanding issues and ambiguous terminology with Away Mode and fixing a number of other minor issues.

Changed

Added Account notes to Account Details page

Changed

Allowed Account External ID to be editable

Changed

Changed ambiguous "active" terminology in away periods

Changed

Changed initial state of days of week to unchecked in away period form

Changed

Added loop of three times for outgoing calls

Fixed

Fixed group transfer between distributors

Fixed

Fixed incorrect method for date comparison when determining if account is away

Fixed

Prevented start time to be after end time in away period

Fixed

Refactored tone player to handle chrome playing issues

Fixed

Fixed DOW calculation in away periods to account for timezone

July 2, 2021

iOS App v1.2.3

This release of the iOS app addresses several of the video calling stability issues. We upgraded to the latest version of the supporting video libraries and updated the remote error reporting as well.

Changed

Updated video chat libraries

Changed

Updated remote error reporting libraries

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 22, 2021

This release adds notifications for server users, primarily used to notify them when they miss a video call from a resident. This release also marks a pivot to using the more modern API for many of the data requests.

Added

Added User Notification page under My Profile

Added

Added notification of missed video calls

Changed

Updated expiring Apple Push Notification certificates

Fixed

Fixed auto-answer button not disappearing after call is answered

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

June 2, 2021

We added Connector management and expanded Away Mode functionality to work with specific times and days of week. We also resolved a number of issues.

Added

Added connector page for viewing system/connector associations

Added

Added intra-day away schedules for accounts

Fixed

Improved a number of security measures on the web server

Fixed

Handled care notes created by residents

Fixed

Handled message fetching for non-users

Fixed

Delayed ability to auto-answer until call is valid