A recent study showed that caregivers have poorer health, suffer from more stress and cost employers more than $13 billion a year in additional healthcare expenses
New York, NY (Vocus) February 23, 2010
eCareDiary.com, a new web site to help caregivers and seniors coordinate long term care, will be a featured exhibitor at the 2010 Aging in America Conference of the National Council on Aging and the American Society on Aging.
This is the largest annual meeting of professionals in the field of aging, healthcare and education and the first time eCareDiary.com will participate. Co-founders John Mills and Susan Baida will both attend. The conference will take place in Chicago from March 15-19, 2010 at the Chicago Hyatt Regency Hotel.
eCareDiary.com brings together tools, resources and the support of an online community to assist those caring for elderly parents. The site was founded by John Mills and Susan Baida who, despite decades of experience in the healthcare sector, found the task of coordinating care for their parents uniquely and unnecessarily challenging.
“A recent study showed that caregivers have poorer health, suffer from more stress and cost employers more than $13 billion a year in additional healthcare expenses” said John Mills, Founder and CEO. “eCareDiary.com simplifies life for caregivers and provides tools to help relieve their stress. We are very happy to be able to participate at this conference and share our knowledge with professionals in the aging, caregiving and healthcare fields.”
Conference attendees will have the opportunity to experience the website and explore the Care Diary, a unique appointment and medication management tool designed to make care coordination and sharing of information easy amongst family members and other caregivers. It helps consolidate doctor appointments, medications, care visits and enables safe storage of important health records and legal documents.
Community is another important aspect of the site offering caregiver support through blogs where caregivers can view, comment and upload their own stories. Guest experts contribute on a host of caregiving topics that enrich the eCare Diary experience. Margery Pabst, eCare Diary’s expert blogger on caring for the caregiver will be a featured guest at the eCare Diary booth on March 16 and 17. Margery Pabst is the co-author of Enrich Your Caregiving Journey (pivotalcrossings.com). She is the author of three other books on life’s transitions as well as being a nationally recognized speaker and facilitator.
eCareDiary was developed to help caregivers navigate a process often found confusing, difficult and stressful. The site’s goal is to bring long term care into the 21st century by making it accessible, centralized and relevant for today’s caregivers.
About Aging in America
Aging in America is the largest annual meeting of professionals in the field of aging, healthcare and education and attracts 4,000 attendees. The event is co-sponsored by the National Council on Aging and the American Society on Aging. The conference focuses on the hottest topics in the senior care industry addressing issues such as health care reform, technology, public policy and advocacy. Each day is packed with lectures, workshops and an exhibit hall showcasing the newest cutting edge products in the senior care market place.
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