Website follows proprietary methodology called The Care3 Way to achieve success in caregiving.

(Los Angeles, CA) – March 29, 2017 – Care3™(www.care3.co), a leading developer of digital health technology, has added a new web-based service to its family caregiving technology suite. The new Care3 website helps family caregivers plan and deliver a holistic set of tasks beyond medication management to keep aging seniors living in their homes and out of the hospital. Family caregivers can use the website to build their care team, create a comprehensive care plan, and communicate for action. This proven three-step approach to caregiving is called The Care3 Way.

“My mother had COPD, heart failure, ulcerative colitis, and was hospitalized 12 times in one year before we developed this approach.” explains Care3 CEO David S. Williams. “The Care3 Way kept my mother out of the hospital for more than a year and she was able to move back into her own home. We want that kind of success for all families.”

The new Care3 website is free and walks each caregiver step-by-step along the path of The Care3 Way. Once the care plan is entered, the system readies the tasks for distribution to the Care3 mobile app. Caregivers can pay a $9.99/month subscription to automatically distribute the care tasks to the Care3 mobile app, track progress with real-time alerts and reminders, and analyze success via daily and weekly progress reports. Care3 also offers paid subscribers 1:1 consulting by a registered nurse to support care plan development and analysis of care plan adherence barriers.

With all of the uncertainty around healthcare at the national and state level, families are seeking low cost, high value solutions to care for their loved ones. Care3 provides these families with complex care situations a better way to manage their loved one’s needs while still meeting their own responsibilities including jobs, children and more.

Families can get started for FREE at www.care3.co.

 

About Care3™

Founded by three successful digital health executives with a combined 25 years of family caregiving experience, Care3 creates solutions for families to navigate the complex path of caregiving for aging parents, disabled adults, and special needs children. Care3 offers a free mobile messaging app for iOS and android and a web-based care planning subscription service for families with complex care situations. Learn more at www.care3.co.

As you know, Care3 is now LIVE for you to Sign up.

But, how does Care3 save you time AND save you money?

The better question is how can Care3 save you $9.99/month or more? Well, the 3 Simple Steps To Successful Caregiving again show us the way.

Step 1: Have A Team

Care3 makes it easy for you to have a team around you—and they can help you save money and time if they know what you need.

  • Someone can pick up a prescription for you and pay the co-pay, saving you time and money.
  • A team member can buy something your loved one needs for you, saving you time and money.
  • You don’t have to drive or pay for transportation because a family member takes your loved one, saving you time and money.
  • You don’t have to miss work at the last minute because a family member or friend can take care of your loved one, saving you money and a LOT of time.

Step 2: Make A Plan

Care3 makes it easy to plan your caregiving, which can save you money because:

  • You can buy items when they’re on sale rather than full price because you know you need them ahead of time, saving you money.
  • You can consolidate your shopping list to include your loved one, saving you trips to the grocery store, saving you time and money.
  • You can avoid buying items at the last minute at higher priced locations like convenience stores, saving you money.
  • You know when your upcoming appointments are so you don’t have to miss work, making you money and saving you time.

Are you seeing a pattern yet?

Step 3: Communicate For Action

Communicating helps you in every aspect of caregiving and can save you money because:

  • You can ask the entire care team to buy something at the last minute, saving you money.
  • Care3 doesn’t use any of your monthly texting totals, so you can use Care3 texting instead of phone minutes or data with the Care3 mobile app, saving you money.

These are only a handful of ways Care3 helps you save MUCH more than $9.99 each month.  There are so many more!

But here’s the kicker:

If you count how much you spend each month on caregiving items and activities, the number is probably between $500 and $5,000 a month.

Isn’t it worth $9.99 to make sure you’re getting the MOST out of the money you’re spending?

That’s what Care3 can do for you.

It’s time for you to Sign up for Care3.

No matter what side of the political divide you’re on, you have to pay attention to the newly released bill for Affordable Care Act replacement, The American Health Care Act, proposed by House Republicans. As Care3 focuses on reducing health disparities in underserved populations (people of color, the poor, seniors, disabled and rural), we reviewed the proposal through the lens of how these groups would be affected.

Here are some quick insights from a bill that will certainly be amended in the future, but has the skeleton of the approach towards underserved populations:

Medicaid

As the key program that serves the poor and disabled, Medicaid helps 70 million American receive healthcare. 20 million of those subscribers were added as a result of the ACA, also known as Obamacare. Under the AHCA, the Medicaid expansion and all federal funds used to subsidize the program at the state level would be repealed. A fixed grant program would be put in place to determine how much federal aid each state would receive from the government. Here’s what CNN had to say about this change:

Republicans’ Obamacare replacement bill: The winners and losers

…the Republican bill would go beyond just eliminating Medicaid expansion. It would overhaul the whole program, which covers more than 70 million people, by sending states a fixed amount of money per enrollee, known as a per-capita cap. This would limit federal responsibility, shifting that burden to the states. However, since states don’t have the money to make up the difference, they would likely either reduce eligibility, curtail benefits or cut provider payments.

This means lower enrollment and less coverage for the most vulnerable. How does this fix our healthcare system?

Seniors

Seniors would also be adversely affected if this bill became the law of the land. Again, from CNN:

…adults ages 60 to 64 would see their annual premiums soar 22%, or nearly $3,200, to nearly $18,000, according to a study by the Milliman actuarial firm on behalf of the AARP Public Policy Institute. Those in their 50s would be hit with a 13% increase, or just over $1,500, and pay an annual premium of $12,800.

How can we take care of our aging parents if a greater amount of the financial burden is shifted onto them? If they can’t pay for healthcare, that financial burden shifts onto the family caregivers to cover. If you’re already struggling to make ends meet, an increase in healthcare costs can be devastating.

Be Heard

Please learn as much as you can about the impact of the AHCA and what it could mean for you and your loved ones. Silence is not an option. Let your voice be heard by contacting your local representative and your state senators.

#Care3How2 – Remote Family Caregivers Power “C-Commerce”

Yes, #Care3How2 has done it. We’ve coined a new term for remote caregivers purchasing items for loved ones. We call it “Care Commerce” or “C-Commerce” for short. One of the challenges of caregiving is providing assistance from afar. In today’s migratory society, many adult children live in different cities and states than their elderly parents. This can lead to feelings of guilt and helplessness when it comes to the care their parents may require as they age. Being on a Care3 Care Team is a great way to keep family members and close friends who may live in other places involved in the ongoing care being provided for your loved one.

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