Eldercare social network and community site is good

Caring.com is an excellent example of how to use Web 2.0 for improving patient care — by targeting not just those affected by illness but actually helping those that are caring for the patients. Caring.com’s focus on eldercare (adult children caring for aging parents) is a good one and should prove profitable. I really like their "to do list" ideas that give actionable advice and specific steps for how adult children can care for their elderly patients.

Seems like a good start. I’d like to see more "calculators" and tools added (like how much time should be spent on specific ailments, how often there should be doctor visits, a scheduler that might send out reminders, etc). I think the eldercare industry is going to explode and Caring.com seems to be in a good position to take advantage of the opportunity to help.

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2 thoughts on “Eldercare social network and community site is good

  1. The spin on all this medicalization of life, and the buzz words in health i.k.a. industrilization of health care leads to promotion of disease.

    Obsession with health is in fact destructive in it self. The more a patient/consumer perceives themselves to be sick or at risk and the higher the rates of self-reporting illness.

    Prevention is better that cure, well may have some justification for the systematic diversion of health care resources from sick to wellness.

    Let’s not forget the movement towards politicization of medicine- promoting disease and fear of disease.

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