This is the first of a series of blog posts to explore the uses of www.curahq.com – and there are many.
Let’s look at elderly care first – as developing a tool to help my family share the care needs of my elderly grandparents was the original inspiration behind Cura.
If you care for an elderly friend or relative I bet you sometimes feel you’re struggling on alone? If you’re lucky you will have people around you who offer to help you out, asking the age old question “let me know if there’s anything I can do to help” but I bet you never take up this offer of support??
And you’re not alone. Asking for help is tough. You don’t want to bother people, you feel like you’re a nuisance, you think by the time you’re arranged the help it takes so long that you might of well have just done it yourself in the first place. I hear this all the time.
This is where www.curahq.com can help.
Build yourself a secure community website – it literally takes a few minutes. Invite your friends and family to join and then, using the interactive calendar, upload the task you need help with. The people you’ve invited to join your community can then see what you need help with and can instantly ‘grab’ the tasks they can do. Easy right?
Another great feature of your new website is a community message board. It allows all members to share information, words of encouragement and even photos to create a real sense of community.
There are other great features too – including a useful contacts list and even a smartphone app so you can use Cura on the go. Using Cura on the go is important as we know when you are a carer, caring for a loved one, time is at a premium and you may not always have the chance to load up your computer when you get home.
So go on, take a look at www.curahq.com for yourself. It genuinely will help you care for your loved ones and keep them in their own homes for longer. Importantly it will take the pressure of you if you are currently managing most of the care alone.
Thanks for your time.
Cura. Care. Shared.