Caregiving can be one of the most compassionate and fulfilling things a person can do, and the Caring Village team aims to make it more manageable for caregivers – helping them feel more in control, worry less, and have more quality time to spend with loved ones.
“My entire life turned upside down when my wife and I became caregivers for my mother-in-law who was diagnosed with dementia,” said Mike Behrmann, CEO and co-founder of Caring Village. “We realized that the most important thing we needed to do was communicate effectively with other family members, her care professionals, and neighbors. The ability to organize caregiving activities was critical for ensuring our mom was safe and well cared for. This life event inspired us to develop a software application to help families overcome these challenges and bring families together.”
Today, there is a staggering and growing number of caregivers in the U.S. By 2020, more than 45 million unpaid family caregivers will be caring for 117 million people in need of assistance, resulting in one caregiver for every 2.6 persons needing care, according to Project Catalyst. This market dynamic will continue to place strains on family caregivers because many are also balancing responsibilities of their own families and careers. They often feel overwhelmed, unable to juggle an ever-growing list of tasks, and desire real-time communication regarding their loved one’s daily care and general well-being.
Technology is just beginning to play a greater role in the area of caregiving. Currently, 71 percent of caregivers are interested in using technology to support their caregiving tasks, but only 7 percent are using care-related technology, according to AARP’s 2016 Caregiving and Technology study.
The free Caring Village app and dashboard is the perfect caregiving organizer for those providing care for an aging loved one. Learn more here: http://ow.ly/jymh309IvWI