Judge Spotlight: SageMinder Offers Senior Care Calls and Caregiver Tools

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SageMinder.Com is an award-winning website for family caregivers.  Users find articles, tips, forms to download, community forums, blog, and even guided relaxation meditations on our site.  SageMinder also offers some new technologies to assist the family caregiver and the senior at home. Lori Paterno

Care Calls

SageMinder is the home of the patented SageMinder Senior Care Call System.  SageMinder Care Calls provide reliable daily medication reminders and/or check in calls automatically and notify a family caregiver immediately of the call’s outcome.  These interactive calls make it possible for a caregiver to know what is going on through the day even if they cannot be there at that moment due to work or other family obligations.  Care Calls offer peace of mind and a regular routine for the safety and assurance of elderly people at home.

MySage Online Portal

Caregivers are notoriously busy and often juggling multiple roles.  That is why SageMinder has also introduced these new MySage online caregiver tools to help families with all their daily tasks:

  • Online Calendar with Free Text Message Alerts

SageMinder Calendar lets a user schedule recurring appointments, activities, or other tasks into a calendar and send email and/or text messages at pre-programmed times for reminding anyone in the family.  This is a free service.

  • Family Care Center

The Family Care Center (FCC) is a private social network for just the family and close friends of an elderly loved one.  Set up by a family caregiver, this portal can help the care team coordinate tasks, communicate privately about health updates, and share ideas, photos, events, and more.

  • TrackIt

TrackIts utilize the same patented scheduling and reminding system to help anyone remember to log progress toward health, exercise and fitness goals.  You program in the goals and the TrackIt system will remind you to log your activities.

These services and the caregiver website are all designed to empower the family caregiver with the tools, information, and ideas to succeed at this most honorable job of caring for another person.  For more information, go to www.sageminder.com.

 

Lori Paterno, M.Ed. has a Masters Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Penn State University.  She has over 25 years experience in human services, counseling, and education.

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