A young boy rushes in to see his grandmother, embracing her. The two have an indelible bond, perhaps cultivated by a sort of inheritance of his mother’s deep love for her own mother and maybe something deeper.
“Oma,” the boy whispers.
“My darling,” his grandmother replies.
What gets in the way of family connections like this one?
Too often it’s complex, cumbersome and downright hard-to-manage care plans, which interrupt everyday moments of connection. According to LeadingAge, the nation’s leading advocacy organization in the aging services industry, a typical care plancan include lab tests and/or dialysis to be completed, coordination of rehabilitation care appointments, diet management, sensory care, assistance with recreational, spiritual and cultural activities, and so much more. With all of those permutations, it’s easy to see how complex it can be to manage a single care plan, let alone dozens or even hundreds depending upon the care setting.
What that complexity means for individuals like the young boy’s grandmother is frequent interruptions of everyday life, including tender moments.
Could simplified care plans minimize interruptions and improve family connections?
Indeed. Simplification of care plans is possible thanks to the suite of technologies available through MyCooey.
One way MyCooey does this is through technology, which allows care providers, families and patients to ask questions and receive answers through a natural dialogue. Plus, MyCooey integrates with to provide critical health reminders such as upcoming appointments and medication timing.
What’s more, family connections can deepen when the patient and family use the mobile engagement platform.
In fact, residents and their families can use this tool to:
- Monitor elder’s or dependent’s health remotely
- Receive alerts in case of slip, fall, or abnormal health vitals
- Manage interventions using checklists
- Get reminders for appointments, medicines
- Remotely monitor dependent’s health vitals such as BP, sugar, weight
- See comprehensive analytics
- Provide patient education
Certainly, simplified care plans make it easier on residents, families and caregivers to accurately monitor and manage care. More than that, simplification frees up more time for families to truly bond.