SageMinder.com was voted as the winner of the 2012 “Best Websites and Newsletters – Best of the Web” Contest. The judges believed that SageMinder.Com had “great depth” and provided a “wide variety of information and resources” for caregivers and seniors in an easy-to-navigate website.
The company offers its web-based, patented phone check-in and medication reminder system for seniors, called the “SageMinder System.” This home monitoring system was developed in response to the owner’s relative falling and not being found for many hours. The SageMinder System is easy to use, affordable, and easily accessed online through SageMinder.com.
The owner, Lori Paterno, envisioned that this phone reminder service should be included as part of a larger suite of complete web resources for family caregivers. So, SageMinder.com was developed to offer tools, information, and a caring community forum to empower family caregivers with everything they need for their demanding role. The website is updated regularly with new and useful tips and health resources – and users can sign up for a free account allowing access to a monthly newsletter and caregiver tools.
The articles and information pages range from topics like medication management and caregiver stress -to specific issues related to nutrition or how to avoid conflicts with family over money. SageMinder.com also contains a wide variety of tips and tools for caregivers, including health information forms, contact forms, an online calendar with free automated text reminders, and worksheets to assist caregivers in a wide variety of tasks.
Later this year, the website will also feature a new online tool called “TrackIt” to help caregivers track their own health habits and a private social networking tool – The Family Care Center – to keep in touch with a care team and family members during a health crisis.
SageMinder.com was created, and has the mission, to empower family caregivers with the tools and information needed to take care of the people they love.