When people are caring for a loved one, keeping friends and family involved is difficult. Updating and engaging help can be an emotional drain. Organizing much-needed assistance with errands and meals is an exhausting challenge. Trying to be effective is painful when relying on emails and texts especially when you’re between home and the hospital. For most people, trying to help you and your family is awkward because no one wants to intrude. How do you keep everyone meaningfully engaged to help them feel valued?
Through a partnership with CareFlash, Hand to Hold is now able to provide free patient web pages called “care communities” to help you keep friends and family informed and make it easier to mobilize support as you care for a child or children in the NICU and beyond.
“CareFlash is proud to support Hand to Hold in extending their already incredible range of services by collaborating to help create better outcomes in the families they serve,” says Jay Drayer, CEO of CareFlash. “When launched from HandtoHold.org, CareFlash is a free service anyone can use to quickly and easily create their own private, online CareCommunity that includes rich capabilities for enhancing outcomes by helping friends and loved ones overcome the emotional barriers that commonly preclude engagement on meaningful levels…especially among families where their newest addition is experiencing a developmental challenge.”
Key features of the free service include the following:
- Private, online Care Community
- Blog for sharing updates, well wishes, care and love
- iHelp Calendar to request and organize assistance from friends and family
- Thousands of 3-D medical animations plus space to link to educational content to help explain medical issues
- A photo gallery to share photos and relive great memories
The intuitive system takes minutes to set up and gives you the flexibility to involve friends and family in updating your community and iHelp Calendar which frees you up to care for your child/ren knowing your support network has your back.