The Benefits of Caregiver Support
More and more people are finding themselves faced with the need to assure the safety and well-being of family members or loved ones who are unable to care for themselves due to mental and/or physical handicaps. Whether you are responsible for the day-to-day caregiving or you are just beginning to feel concerned, the role of being a caregiver can be emotionally and physically stressful. As a caregiver, it’s important to balance the health and well-being of the person you are caring for and your own. It often feels like there are not enough hours in a day! eFamilyCare was developed to support caregivers through all the challenges they may face. Let’s look at how the eFamilyCare app helps.
1. Prioritizing Concerns
After logging on the mobile app, it will prompt you to identify your most immediate, pressing concerns. Your Professional Care Advisor will begin by — answering your most pressing questions. There is no need to complete lengthy surveys, schedule an appointment or wait for someone to return a telephone call to get started. You identify how you want to proceed with your personal advisor as you begin to message on the mobile app and together you explore key issues and best approaches to support you in your caregiving.
2. Cutting Through The Clutter of Informational Overload and Confusion
There is no shortage of information available to Family Caregivers, but they are often overwhelmed with conflicting advice, confusing articles and questions about how to evaluate resources. Your eFamilyCare personal advisor carefully selects and messages you research-based literature and evaluation tools that will be most appropriate to your Aging Loved One’s situation. Together, you can strategize about how best to respond to immediate situations and plan for future needs. eFamilyCare’s primary goal is to empower you to be the most effective caregiver.
3. Reduced Stress
Isolation is a major risk factor for all of us as we age. Family Caregivers are highly susceptible to isolation which can lead to caregiver stress and burnout. With your eFamilyCare personal advisor, you are never alone. eFamilyCare Professional Advisors are not only there to provide you with information and resources, but they are also there to listen and partner with you along your often challenging caregiving journey.
4. All of Your Resources In One Place
As a caregiver, you probably have files, emails, voicemails and more containing medical advice, protocols, and various messages that are vital to the health of the person you are caring for. With the eFamilyCare app, you won’t have to add to the clutter. All the advice is kept within our secure platform — allowing you easily accessible information when you need it. You won’t have to worry about waiting for someone to call back or send a letter — everything will be contained within the app.
5. Improved Health and Well-Being Of Your Loved One
It is vital for family caregivers to have an understanding of the broad and complex health, social, emotional, legal and financial issues that influence the security and wellbeing of their Aging Loved One. From assistance in vetting and identifying the correct resources, to tips to advocate for their loved ones, caregivers can have an immense direct impact on the overall well-being of the person they are caring for. Therefore, when caregivers are properly supported, we see amazing results for the people they are caring for. Care advising has a direct impact on the health and well-being of the person being cared for. According to a 2014 Institute of Medicine study, care advisement led to a 42% decrease in hospital admissions in seniors. According to a Journal of American Geriatric Society article in 2008, it led to a 33% decrease in depression among family caregivers.
Learn more about eFamilyCare
If you are a caregiver for someone in your family, you and your loved one deserve access to the support you need. eFamilyCare is here to support and advise you in a convenient and affordable manner. Contact us today to learn more about eFamilyCare and to see if the platform is the right fit for your caregiving situation.