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New Study Highlights Potential for Technology to Support Family Caregivers

Making Care Easier Mentioned as Solution for Family Caregivers

 
PRLog - Jul. 24, 2014 - BOSTON -- Making Care Easier (MCE), an online tool for family’s caring for aging family members or friends, was recently recognized in the National Alliance for Caregiving’s Catalyzing Technology to Support Family Caregiving as a “technology for caregivers that supports day-to-day care”.  The report analyzed how smart technologies address the needs of family caregivers and what solutions are available today.

Making Care Easier, with its focus on families, agrees and every day works to implement the study’s conclusion that “technology has a significant role to play in supporting caregivers. Technology-based solutions have the potential to lighten the burden that falls on caregivers by helping them to coordinate the demanding tasks and the complex networks of relationships involved with caring for others.”

Renee Fry, a co-founder of Making Care Easier said, “With over 50 million Americans caring for aging parents, and the number growing every day, the need for tools to help families and employers has never been greater.  Making Care Easier continues to grow and expand our user base and offerings every day and we believe that our users would agree wholeheartedly with the study that more developments and investments in technology solutions will definitely help save time, money and heartache.”

The study, published by the National Alliance for Caregiving with sponsorship from IFTF, the California HealthCare Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, and Care Innovations, examined how “technology could play other, more meaningful, roles to help reduce caregiving burdens” beyond just having caregivers use the Internet “as a source of information for the care they provide”.

The link to the study: http://www.caregiving.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Cata...

About Making Care Easier (MCE)
Making Care Easier (MCE) is a social healthcare IT company dedicated to improving the way families are caring for their elderly parents. MCE offers family members and professional care providers a one-stop platform for families to coordinate care, find and buy products and services, share information and take action. In the US alone, there are over 43M caring for someone 50+ and over 120M providing unpaid care. With families spread across the world, caring for aging parents has never been more difficult. From finding resources to deal with mom's recovery from her stroke to coordinating care around dad's worsening dementia, MCE saves time, provides actionable information and helps families share burden of care. MCE's unique approach provides tools so that everyone (no matter how far away) can be an active part of caregiving.

MCE was founded by founders Julie Fry, former head of marketing for the National Association of Home Care and Hospice; Renee Fry, former head of New Initiatives at Philips Lighting NA and Deputy Chief of Staff for Governor Mitt Romney; and John Amaral, former Enterprise Architect for Retail Convergence (RueLaLa.com, SmartBargains.com) purchased by GSI Commerce. MCE recently was selected as one of the country's most innovative lifestyle and wellness companies working in the 50+ market and co-founder Renee Fry was named one of Harvard Business School’s top 100 global entrepreneurs.

Visit www.makingcareeasier.comfor more information.

Connect with MCE on Twitter (@makingcareeasie), Facebook (Making Care Easier) and LinkedIn (Making Care Easier).

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Connect with MCE on Twitter (@makingcareeasie), Facebook (Making Care Easier) and LinkedIn (Making Care Easier).

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