IMPROVE HEALTH AND REDUCE COST
Caregivers are the glue that connects vulnerable adults who are living with complex medical, functional and behavioral challenges to the support they need. As the United States faces a serious shortage of nurses and physicians and people continue to live longer with more complex health challenges,the role of family caregivers will only grow in influence.
Seniors today increasing to 95 million by 2060
US Census Bureau 2017
Caregivers caring for seniors with chronic illnesses
Family Caregiving Alliance 2019
Caregivers interested in using Technology
But caregivers can’t succeed without support, advocacy, and planning.
Evidence reflects that empowered family caregivers improve the health status of people with chronic diseases and disabilities, while reducing cost of care. When caregivers are educated and empowered, unnecessary emergency room and hospital visits are avoided.
eFamilyCare’s APPROACH IS BASED ON THE 4Ms OF CARE
eFamilyCare advisers promote the John A. Hartford Foundation’s 4Ms of care that are essential elements of supporting a chronically ill loved one (Fulmer T, Mate KS, Berman A. The Age-Friendly Health System imperative. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2018 Jan;66(1):22-24).
We advise family caregivers to understand their chronically ill loved one’s health goals and care preferences.
We advise family caregivers to ensure that their chronically ill loved one’s medications do not interfere with Mobility, Mentation or What Matters.
We advise family caregivers how to identify the signs of dementia, depression or delirium and connect with resources to support their loved ones.
We advise family caregivers to ensure that their chronically ill loved one moves safely every day to maintain function and do What Matters.
THEY ARE NOT ALONE
THEY ARE NOT ALONE
eFamilyCare has the first and only technology that provides family caregivers with the expert advice they need to plan, make informed decisions, and improve relationships with health providers.
Payers, providers, and other organizations can now provide family caregivers with a convenient way to get expert advice on their mobile app or desktop.