One time a month.
And that wasn’t the biggest year. She had COPD, CHF (chronic heart failure) and was a cancer survivor.
My wife and I tried everything to keep her out of the hospital. And each time it was the same.
She’d end up in the hospital.
While there she’d get her vitals under control because of the round-the-clock attention. Everything would be ok—and she’d be discharged.
And within two weeks, no matter what we did, we just couldn’t keep her right and she’d end up in the hospital again.
That cycle went on for a year, year and a half. Sometimes twice a month in the hospital over the course of 2.5 years she’d be admitted or at least end up in the Emergency Room.
Finally—after that year when she was in the hospital 12 times—we realized we were doing things wrong.
We recognized what we needed as a family. Too much was falling on one person’s shoulders at a time. Care would fall on me for a time. When I wasn’t available, it was all on my wife.
All that care that had to be delivered, all of those tasks, needed to be shared among more than one person at a time. We needed a group of people in the family working all at the same time.
Then we had to organize those tasks so that we made sure they got delivered at the right time. That was no small feat in itself. What we were able to do is get all those tasks organized into a list, know when each had to happen and then share those tasks with family and friends so others could take those on.
That’s how we got more care and better care for mom so that she could feel better, longer.
Remember, she was living with us for 2.5 years. And after 6 months of not being in the hospital she was able to go home and live by herself independently.
Sure, we had people looking in on her. But living at home restored everything. Her health. Her independence. Her dignity.
It helps you do the 3 things that together we call “care-sharing” to keep your loved one out of the hospital.
Care3 uses Care Planner, our module that makes creating care teams and care plans simple and easy.
Care Planner uses 8 simple steps to create your care team and build a list of the care tasks you need completed. Once you confirm the care tasks list in Step 8, invitations go out to all participants to download the FREE Care3 mobile app to share the tasks created in Care Planner.
Your Care Team will use the Care3 mobile app to share care tasks and have confidential text messaging conversations around the tasks of the Care Plan. You create the list of tasks to be shared in Care Planner. Care Planner then sends these tasks to the Care3 mobile app for care-sharing in a group messaging conversation.
It’s that easy!
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David S. Williams III