Navigation Links
Family Caregivers in Crisis Have New Hope
Date:12/5/2007

CareGiverHelper Offers Tools and Resources to Coordinate Care

NEWTON, Mass., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Chronic health conditions among seniors have emerged as a major cause of stress and functional dependency among Americans. In fact, over 44 million caregivers in America are in a silent crisis; overwhelmed by the responsibility of caring for a chronically ill, disabled or elderly family member. These families face a multitude of problems from providing the most basic of daily living activities such as feeding, bathing, and transportation, to coordinating medications, medical appointments, dealing with financial responsibilities and more.

The bulk of care giving traditionally falls to one family member, usually the spouse or adult child. Moving from crisis to crisis, the caregiver can fall prey to physical and emotional illness as well as financial devastation.

"America's 44 million family caregivers have seen their out of pocket expenses double in just three years to $5500. The burden of care giving even spills over into the workplace resulting in lost productivity, tardiness and absenteeism which costs employers $33 billion annually" said Steven Dworkin, President of CareGiverHelper. "We're offering families an easy way to organize and share critical information on a FREE secure online platform. This makes it easier to coordinate care among family members which can help avoid burn-out and the premature institutionalization of a loved one."

At CareGiverHelper.com families can put all their support information in one place: contact numbers of doctors and caregivers, medications and dosages, a common calendar with appointment reminders, and events such as birthdays or anniversaries. There is also a place to store medical, legal, insurance and other pertinent documents. CareGiverHelper streamlines the organization and communication between family caregivers facilitating daily activities, emergencies and long term planning.

Resource communities provide information on specific health related topics such as diabetes, Alzheimer's, heart disease and cancer and as well as providing answers to difficult questions like "when do I take the car keys away from mom?" Finding resources, seeking expert help, communicating and sharing encouragement with peers are all benefits of these focused communities.

"We are thrilled to be working with organizations of the caliber of Defeat Diabetes Foundation, Association of Jewish Family and Children's Agencies, Health Labs International and Safe Homes for Seniors. We anticipate adding more resource communities in the future. We also encourage businesses to make CareGiverHelper available to their employees to reduce stress on caregivers and increase productivity at work" said Jonathan Quint, CTO.

About CareGiverHelper

CareGiverHelper, Inc. was born out of a personal need founders Steven Dworkin and Jonathan Quint who had to coordinate care for a family member. Their ideas evolved into the establishment of a social networking platform solution for the family caregiver marketplace. CareGiverHelper now builds and manages privately branded social networking sites for non-profit and for-profit affinity organizations.

In partnership with CareGiverHelper, companies and organizations can offer their members access to care giving resources and tools for coordinating vital information with family members and caregivers.

CareGiverHelper is offered through affinity partner organizations FREE to families. It is supported by sponsorships and advertising.

http://www.CareGiverHelper.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE CareGiverHelper
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Work-Family Conflict Dogs Air Force Women After Deployment
2. Work-Family Conflict Dogs Air Force Women After Deployment
3. Isolation of a new gene family essential for early development
4. Lake Elsinore Family Caregiver Receives Free Power Wheelchair From The SCOOTER Store
5. Family-based treatment more effective than supportive psychotherapy in treating bulimia
6. R. P. Simmons Family Foundation Pledges $2 Million for New Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Campus
7. BlueCare(R) Family Plan, a HUSKY Health Plan from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut, Raises Awareness, Funds and Diapers for New Haven Diaper Bank
8. Regional Center of Orange County Expands Family Support Resources to Meet Growing Needs
9. The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Pushes for Pre-K Expansion in Georgia
10. Family History Has Strong Effect on Cardiac Risk
11. Childs Flu Shot Helps Whole Family
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... May 02, 2016 , ... Beanfields, PBC, makers of Beanfields ... college students at University of Colorado in Boulder to create new advertising campaigns. ... in the School of Journalism, who selected Beanfields as the brand on which ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... May 02, 2016 , ... “Engineering Bubbles,” an oil painting submitted by ... Art Forum held recently at the Annual Meeting in Los Angeles. The first annual ... members and Annual Meeting attendees. , “Through art I hope to educate ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... Agoura Hills, CA (PRWEB) , ... May 02, 2016 , ... ... technology to provide his patients with same day treatments. In the past, many necessary ... from school or work, along with multiple anesthetic shots and extra chair time. Not ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... , ... May 02, 2016 , ... This week Omega ... its 2016 guest season which runs through October. Omega is offering a record 370 ... , “There has never been such widespread interest in or need for the ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... May 02, 2016 , ... Visceral fat, also known ... the kidneys, liver and pancreas. If not properly addressed, visceral fat can lead ... Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, warns against the dangers of visceral ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/28/2016)... 28, 2016  Marking its one year anniversary ... ovarian cancer risk test, Color Genomics ... that highly impact the most common hereditary cancers ... Color Test analyzes hereditary cancer risks for breast, ... cancers. The Color Test is physician ordered and ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... 2016  The blood testing market in ... Kalorama Information and The Freedonia Group in a recent ... testing.  The healthcare research firm said that ... collection stations and in improving testing at the provincial ... Blood Testing Market in China , ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... -- , Net Sales of $1.90 billion represent an ... year period, and an increase of 1.2% on an adjusted ... the first quarter were $0.52 reported, a decrease of 47.5% ... of 29.9% over the prior year period , The ... 2016 Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: