New App Will Help Mom and Dad Live at Home Longer and Healthier - FamilyConnect Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Finalize the App

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FamilyConnect will enable seniors to stay in their home – and out of hospitals and nursing homes – maintaining their comfort and dignity, connected to the people they love who care for them, all for just pennies a day; revolutionizing the way caregivers provide care to their aging loved ones. The FamilyConnect app is really easy to use, which is key for helping seniors communicate what's going on with them. Using icons provides quick, simple to read questions, encouraging and prompting input from your aging loved one. The interface includes built-in text messaging capabilities so mom can stay within the app to easily discuss her specific needs with you.This simple but powerful information will ensure that rather than a problem festering and becoming worse, it can be responded to quickly and effectively.

Sample of the interface for the aging parent

A Simple Easy Interface For Mom

Caregiving isn't easy," said Robert M. Herzog, founder and CEO of FamilyConnect, "as anyone knows who's experienced it, or expects to. No one is prepared for it, emotionally, logistically, even financially.

FamilyConnect announced today that is has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help support its new app to promote healthy independence for seniors. Their technology is backed by a proven award winning healthcare technology that has successfully prevented countless hospital readmissions - saving clients hundreds of thousands of dollars and is revolutionizing the way people care for the aging population. See their campaign here: https://goo.gl/5XzOlg

FamilyConnect is an easy to use app that will ensure that an aging mom or dad is getting all the care they need, when they need it. The app will give their families the assurance and peace of mind that they will know immediately if there's a problem, so they can respond to it while it's still manageable.

"Caregiving isn't easy," said Robert M. Herzog, founder and CEO of FamilyConnect, "as anyone knows who's experienced it, or expects to. No one is prepared for it, emotionally, logistically, even financially. Yet as an AARP study notes, over 80% of seniors and their loved ones want to be able to age in their homes, to avoid the hospital or nursing home."

An adult child can't be with his parents all the time, but his or her concerns are every day. FamilyConnect will enable a parent to communicate to their adult child critical, important health factors and conditions — are they eating, taking their meds, sleeping ok, how are they feeling, and a simple note feature to communicate any other concerns.

That information will enable families to respond quickly to problems as they arise, before they deteriorate and require greater levels of more urgent, expensive, uncomfortable institutional care. Being able to learn about and respond to problems quickly can mean the difference between staying in the home or being forced to get care elsewhere. FamilyConnect will provide peace of mind for pennies a day.

"Because," as Mr. Herzog said, "the last thing you ever want to hear yourself say is, 'If only I'd known sooner, I could have done something.'"

About FamilyConnect
FamilyConnect was developed by the team that helped create eCaring's award winning software that enables home care workers to communicate a patient's health data in real time, and has been proven to enable healthcare organizations to reduce their patient's hospital and ER use. The app showcases the software's signature practicality and ease of use. The team wanted to bring the benefits of real time impactful health care information and communications directly to consumers and for employee assistance and insurance company wellness and prevention programs, with an intuitive easy to use system to support the tens of millions of American seniors and their families who want to age in place in their homes. Mr. Herzog was named to Axial’s Growth 100, a list of the best and brightest middle market CEOs across the industry. eCaring partners with Samsung and Verizon to provide its services, and received the prestigious Corporate Leadership Award from the New York Academy of Medicine for Creation and Use of Technology in Service of Elder Health."

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