Family Care Story

A typical story of a family without Lifecare to helping project manage the long-term care of their mother.

By early 2000 it was clear to my two sisters and I that our dear mother had begun her descent into the abyss of early-stage dementia. The best memories of my mother were of a woman who was active in so many ways. A lover of the fine arts and an avid walker who, while never having owned a pair of sneakers in her life would often go for 10K walks in some form of street shoes. She never drove a car but travelled the world with an unquenchable thirst for adventure, discovery and new experience.

During her initial period of cognitive decline, I consulted a medical specialist who met with my Mom and conducted an extensive interview. Her recommendation was that if we were able, Mom should continue to “live at home” in the apartment she had lived in for over thirty years. The professional recommendation was based on historical findings that seniors at our mother’s cognitive level will decline much faster if moved from their familiar home environment to a new residence.

My two sisters and I accepted the Doctors recommendation and decided with some additional help we would keep Mom at home as long as possible. One of my two sisters had moved away over thirty years ago to a city several thousand miles away. While she was caring and concerned she was not available to actively participate in the day to day challenges that lay ahead. As the only son I did what I was able to do, however, it was my oldest sister who stepped up, became the primary caregiver and managed this demanding situation with love and unshakeable determination to provide the best possible care and attention to our mother. My sister is not a follower of technology and to this day does not have a cell phone. Communication was maintained by landline.

I know that the five or so years that followed up until the time of our mothers passing were demanding and exhausting for my sister. Without the use of cyber technology or any other way of efficiently communicating updating and distributing the responsibilities to others, her life must have seemed like she was running an unending marathon while carrying a very heavy pack on her back.

Since my mother’s passing the technological waves of disruption and innovation have washed over the world and new online tools coupled with the immediate help that they provide significantly reduce and help to manage the challenge faced by caregivers around the world. LifeCare portal was designed and created for families everywhere. This revolutionary tool is now available and will simplify, maintain and distribute all caregiving responsibilities to a degree previously unimaginable. With little more than a “click”, the most demanding tasks that now form any caregiver’s responsibilities can be managed and distributed with up to date records and tasks communicated to a willing circle of family, friends and professionals regardless of where they are located or what they are doing.

Signed Early Adopter

Now after so many years after their mother’s passing our early adopter is using app.LifeCarePortal.com for themselves. They are not at the stage that they need help from their children, but the ageing caregiver is having health issues come up, and with LifeCare Portal they can keep track of them easily in one place and share with family as needed. As back up in case of emergency the spouse and children have all the information at hand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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