Intake.me is pleased to announce a partnership with Caregiving.com to produce a new online course for Caregivers called “Caregiver 101”. As the US population ages and chronic disease management becomes more complex, more and more Americans are becoming the primary caregiver of a loved one. In fact, four in ten adults (39%) in the U.S. are caring for an adult or child with significant health issues, up from 30% in 2010.
Caregivers have a multitude of offline and online responsibilities. Pew Research Center reports:
Bathing and dressing someone who needs help, driving to doctor appointments, sorting through paperwork, making sure this pill is taken with breakfast and that pill at bedtime—these hands-on, caregiving activities define the word “offline.”
Yet, these days, caregivers are health information specialists. They have the safety, comfort, and even the life of a loved one in their hands. They are asked to perform a dizzying array of medical and personal tasks outside clinical settings and the stakes are very high.
The Caregiver 101 online course will provide a self-paced, online learning environment with tools, tips, links, and resources specifically curated for Caregivers. Each week, the course will include a new presentation by Denise Brown, founder of Caregiving.com, on the following topics:
- Week 1: Adjusting to a Family Member’s Diagnosis
- Week 2: Navigating the Health Care System
- Week 3: Working Well with Health Care Professionals
- Week 4: Embracing the Emotions
- Week 5: Requesting and Receiving the Right Help
- Week 6: Making Time for Your Needs
“I wouldn’t have made it through cancer treatment without relying on my family for meals, transportation, and emotional and physical support,” says Intake.me CEO Darla Brown. “That is why I personally am so excited to announce our partnership with the folks at Caregiving.com. Our self-paced, virtual learning platform ePatient101.com is a great way to deliver these weekly lessons and I know the content from Denise at Caregiving.com will be a great resource for caregivers, health care consumers, and health care professionals.”
Intake.me and Caregiving.com will kick-off the 6-week Caregiver 101 course with a free webinar this Friday, February 5 at 11:30 AM Pacific / 2:30 PM Eastern. It’s free, but you must reserve your spot. The webinar will explain the course format, class syllabus, and how to get started.
Denise Brown of Caregiving.com will also be on Intake.me’s Empowered Patient Chat tweetchat discussing “Adjusting to a Family Member’s Diagnosis”, this Friday on Twitter right before the webinar, February 5 at 10:00 AM Pacific / 1:00 PM Eastern.
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Founded in 2013, Intake.me is an innovative digital health company located in Los Angeles building a patient and doctor engagement platform that lets patients capture all their health matters and share it with their entire health care team. Health care consumers and caregivers can track symptoms, conditions, diagnoses and attach medical records in their Intake.me account. Health care professionals can request that data via an electronic intake record from their patients before the medical encounter so that the limited time at each visit can be used more effectively and support shared decision making.
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