Senior Care Society Launches Free Family Portal to Assist Caregivers and Families in Managing Care

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Unique Online Tool Reduces Stress by Offering a Single Place for Caregivers to Manage Care, Collaborate, and Store Information.

Senior Care Society Family Portal

Senior Care Society Family Portal

Senior Care Society understands firsthand the stress caregivers undergo and the affect it has on them. We are providing them with tools to help make their job easier, and the features in The Family Portal will most definitely make a difference.

Senior Care Society, a website dedicated to providing support to caregivers and their families, has launched a free online resource called the Family Portal, which is designed to reduce the stress associated with the caregiver role.

The latest Stress in America study, published this month by the American Psychological Association, stated that those who serve as caregivers report a higher level of stress and poorer health than the general population. In response to the health related issues attributed to stress, The Family Portal provides better organization and communication to the caregiving process.

The Family Portal provides user-friendly features that include an online calendar, an announcement feature, an online journal, a contacts page, and a document repository. The calendar allows the caregiver to track appointments and special events. The announcement feature posts any pertinent information in one place for everyone in the caregiving network to see. A journal allows members to track changes in health, behavior, medication, or other noteworthy information. The contact page allows the caregiver to compile important medical and personal contacts. A document repository feature can be used to upload and securely store important papers. The invaluable features provided by the Family Portal improve organization and accessibility to necessary information, leading to lower stress levels.

With the average caregiver dedicating over 20 hours a week providing care to a loved one in addition to their normal activities and work schedules, The Family Portal also provides better communication while saving time. Email notifications can be sent to any internet capable device when changes are made on the announcements page, calendar, journal or contacts page. This keeps portal members up to date automatically and eliminates the need for the caregiver to make phone calls. The information is available day and night and can be printed out by any portal member to take to appointments or to places where internet access is not available.

“Senior Care Society understands firsthand the stress caregivers undergo and the affect it has on them. We are providing them with tools to help make their job easier, and the features in The Family Portal will most definitely make a difference in their lives,” explains Eric Wolfe, founder and CEO of Senior Care Society.

The Family Portal is available online now at http://www.seniorcaresociety.com/content/portal.html

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