Halcyon Home Leverages Careopolis to Enhance Healing, Aging and End-of-Life Journeys

AUSTIN, Texas, April 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — CareFlash and Halcyon Home (Home Care – Personal Assistant Services, Home Health – Skilled Nursing and Therapy Services, and Hospice) announced today that the organizations have entered into a collaborative partnership that leverages togetherness, empathy and nostalgia to enhance healing or aging journeys, chronic or cognitive illness, or in celebrating the life or memory of a loved one. This agreement provides patients, families and communities access to CareFlash’s signature platform: The Careopolis, a Metropolis of Love and Empathy.

As in the brief video, a Careopolis is an online “caring community,” created and operated by a patient and/or family caretakers and invited loved ones. Each Careopolis contains integrated components and content that are conducive to enhancing the quality and durability of supportive connectedness. These include an interactive (voice-driven) storytelling tool, collaboration calendar, community blog, photo-sharing capabilities, etc. It is invitation-only, multilingual, mobile-friendly and effective in enhancing how loved ones are engaged:

- As a supportive fabric of togetherness & quality-of-life
- More with empathy than sympathies
- Celebrating a loved one’s life journey, relationships & memories

“Halcyon Home’s professional, skilled and compassionate team values The Careopolis for the ways it emphasizes our core value, ‘Our Purpose is People’. We honor and care for our patients by respecting their personal choices as they navigate the healthcare continuum from first care needs, to final stages of life,” adds Amy Sweet, Halcyon Home’s Founder/Owner. “We offer The Careopolis at no cost to our community and see it as an engaging way for family and friends to connect online and celebrate a loved one who is aging or healing, or equally so in celebrating a loved one’s memory throughout the challenging time following a loss.”

Adds Kristin Satsky, LCSW, Halcyon Home’s COO, “We view The Careopolis as part of a pervasive shift in the ‘Standard of Care’ throughout the home care, home health and hospice continuum. Since 2019, when Halcyon Home began partnering with CareFlash, we have been pleasantly surprised by the growing numbers of families adopting and using the Careopolis tool. Seeing the impressive growth among families using it, we know people find this helpful and even needed.”

Adds Tanya Roberts, Halcyon Home’s CEO, “Each Careopolis enhances the respectful priority we place on communicating, collaborating, connecting, and caring for clients and families we serve. We promote a ‘Patient and Family First’ culture of educating people about the harmoniousness and timeliness of our Holistic, Mind-Body-Spirit approach to nurturing healing and aging, while respecting the celebration of end-of-life with comfort and dignity.”

Brief video:

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/halcyon-home-leverages-careopolis-to-enhance-healing-aging-and-end-of-life-journeys-301536257.html

About Halcyon Home
We are a group of highly educated and trained medical, business and eldercare professionals, with busy, stressful lives who came together because we had been caregivers for loved ones. We saw a need for something better. In search of quality professionals, we have handpicked our team to ensure they provide care with the upmost respect of clients. Whether it’s shopping, errand-running, transportation, cooking for, or bathing a loved one, assisting with medication reminders, or providing in-home nursing or therapy for any illness, we bring a level of service you have never experienced before. https://halcyonhome.com

About CareFlash
Now into its 18th year, CareFlash was founded out of a lengthy caretaking journey surrounding a family member. CareFlash empowers a wide variety of organizations that place value on enhancing socialization, resilience and peace-of-mind. Likewise in strengthening community education/outreach, industry relations and competitive advantage. Here is a small sample: Community Medical Centers, Texas Oncology, Austin Regional Clinic, Rogue Prosthetics, Snowline Hospice, Butler Funeral Homes and Pariveda Solutions. https://careflash.com

Halcyon Home:
Kristin Satsky
335258@email4pr.com
512-815-9009

CareFlash:
Jay Drayer
335258@email4pr.com
512-368-5421

SOURCE CareFlash LLC

Community Medical Centers Collaborates with CareFlash to Enhance Togetherness and Empathy Throughout Healing Journeys

AUSTIN, Texas, April 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — CareFlash and Community Medical Centers announced today that the organizations have entered into a collaborative agreement that leverages togetherness, empathy and nostalgia in enhancing healing and aging journeys. This agreement provides patients, families and communities access to CareFlash’s signature platform, “The Careopolis, a Metropolis of Love and Empathy.”

As described in the brief video on Community Medical Centers’ website (https://www.communitymedical.org/services/cancer/careopolis), a Careopolis is an online “caring community,” created and operated by a patient and/or a family caretaker and invited loved ones. It contains components and content that enhance the quality and durability of how loved ones engage throughout a healing or aging journey, chronic or cognitive illness, or even on celebrating a loved one’s memory. These include: an interactive (recorded, voice-driven) storytelling tool, collaboration calendar, community blog, photo-sharing capabilities and more. Each Careopolis is invitation-only, multilingual and mobile-friendly. It enhances how loved ones become and remain:

- Engaged as a supportive fabric of connectedness
- Empowered with empathy, more than just sympathies or well-wishes
- More along for the journey, and less part of the landscape

“Beyond enhancing connectedness and quality of life, CareFlash’s solution (The Careopolis) exemplifies Community Medical Centers’ mission, core values and commitment to innovation by strengthening resilience and peace-of-mind,” adds Lynn Smiley, Vice President, Clovis Community Medical Center and Community Regional Medical Center. “This is especially important throughout the lengthy health journeys that tend to accompany cancer care. Quality patient care comes first at Community Medical Centers and our collaboration with CareFlash elevates this commitment even higher.”

Smiley continued, “Community Medical Centers has worked with CareFlash since September 2021. We have been pleasantly surprised by the growing numbers of families adopting and using the Careopolis tool. In these days of social separation, people living through involved illnesses need to steer clear of compromising their wellness. Seeing the impressive growth curve of families using the Careopolis Communities, we know people find this helpful and even needed. We appreciate empowering families, loved ones and friends to stay connected and support each other throughout some of life’s most challenging circumstances.”

“CareFlash was founded in 2005 out of a lengthy caretaking journey surrounding a family member,” adds Jay Drayer, CareFlash founder/CEO. “Throughout that experience, I learned that loved ones sincerely want to engage throughout healing and aging journeys. However, engagement is commonly complicated by people’s busy lives, emotional barriers and concerns about intrusiveness. When this happens, the quality and durability of supportive engagement instead comes through as lots of well-wishes and sympathies. The Careopolis enhances the depth and durability of togetherness, empathy and quality-of-life.”

Brief Video:

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/Community-Medical-Centers-Collaborates-with-CareFlash-to-Enhance-Togetherness-and-Empathy-Throughout-Healing-Journeys-301533945.html

About Community Medical Centers
Community Medical Centers is a private, not-for-profit healthcare network based in Fresno, California. Community operates four hospitals, a cancer institute along with several long-term care, outpatient and other healthcare facilities. The system is led by local leaders and physicians focused on addressing the diverse needs and issues of central California. As the leading healthcare provider in the Central San Joaquin Valley, Community cares for more people in the region than any other. https://www.communitymedical.org/

About CareFlash
Now into its 18th year, CareFlash empowers organizations that place value on enhancing socialization, resilience and peace-of-mind. Likewise in strengthening community education/outreach, industry relations and competitive advantage. CareFlash’s partners range broadly throughout acute, post-acute, chronic, cognitive, hospice/palliative, senior living, payer, home-care, faith-based, funeral and professional services organizations as in this small sample: Texas Oncology, Austin Regional Clinic, Halcyon Home Care, Rogue Prosthetics, Snowline Hospice, Butler Funeral Homes and Pariveda Solutions. https://careflash.com

On Behalf of CareFlash
Jay Drayer
512-368-5421
335058@email4pr.com

On behalf of Community Medical Centers
Lynn Smiley
335058@email4pr.com

SOURCE CareFlash LLC

Snowline Hospice Leverages Careopolis to Enhance End-of-Life Journeys

AUSTIN, Texas, March 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — CareFlash and Snowline Hospice announced today that the organizations have entered into a collaborative partnership that leverages togetherness, empathy and nostalgia to enhance healing and aging journeys, chronic and cognitive illness, even in celebrating a loved one’s memory. This agreement provides patients, families and communities access to CareFlash’s signature platform, “The Careopolis, A Metropolis of Love and Empathy.”

As described in the brief video on Snowline Hospice’s website (https://snowlinehospice.org/our-services/careopolis), a Careopolis is an online “caring community,” created and operated by a patient and/or family caretakers and invited friends and loved ones. Each Careopolis contains integrated components and content, conducive to enhancing the quality, depth and durability of supportive connectedness among patients and loved ones. These include: interactive voice-driven storytelling tools, collaboration calendar, community blog, photo-sharing capabilities and 3-D medical animations. It is invitation-only, multilingual, mobile-friendly and effective in enhancing how loved ones become and remain engaged:

- As a supportive fabric of empathy and quality-of-life
- More with empathy than sympathy
- In celebrating a loved one’s life journey, memories and how they touched others

“Snowline’s capable and compassionate team values The Careopolis for the ways it enhances the ‘Whole Person Care’ we provide, by respecting patients and families’ wishes as they navigate the final stages of life,” adds Snowline Hospice CEO, Tim Meadows. “We offer The Careopolis at no cost to our community and see it as an engaging way for family and friends to connect online and celebrate their loved one’s memory throughout the challenging time following a loss.”

“Each Careopolis enhances the respectful priority we place on leaning into listening, serving and being a resource for patients and families,” adds Barbara Torres, Snowline’s Director, Market Engagement. “This fits harmoniously into our Mind-Body-Spirit approach to nurturing end-of-life with comfort, respect, and dignity.”

“As the leading nonprofit, community-based hospice in our area, we promote a ‘Patient and Family First’ culture of educating people about the timeliness, accessibility and value of dying with dignity, peace and comfort,” adds Teo Weldon, Snowline’s Marketing & Communications Manager. “We view The Careopolis as part of a pervasive shift in the ‘Standard of Care’ in the hospice industry and holistic healing. Since November 2020 when Snowline began working with CareFlash, we have been pleasantly surprised by the growing numbers of families adopting and using the Careopolis tool. Seeing the impressive growth among families using it, we know people find this helpful and even needed.”

“CareFlash was founded in 2005 out of a lengthy caretaking journey surrounding a family member,” adds Jay Drayer, CareFlash founder/CEO. “Throughout that experience, I learned that loved ones sincerely want to engage throughout healing and aging journeys. However, engagement is commonly complicated by people’s busy lives, emotional barriers and concerns about intrusiveness. When this happens, the quality and durability of supportive engagement instead comes through as lots of well-wishes and sympathies. The Careopolis enhances the depth and durability of togetherness, empathy and quality-of-life.”

About CareFlash
Now into its 18th year, CareFlash empowers organizations that place value on enhancing socialization, resilience and peace-of-mind. Likewise in strengthening community education/outreach, industry relations and competitive advantage. CareFlash’s partners range broadly throughout acute, post-acute, chronic, cognitive, hospice/palliative, senior living, payer, home-care, faith-based, funeral and professional services organizations as in this small sample: Community Medical Centers, Texas Oncology, Austin Regional Clinic, Outcomes Physical Therapy, Butler Funeral Homes and Pariveda Solutions. https://careflash.com

About Snowline Hospice
As a community-based, not-for-profit since 1979, Snowline offers gentle support, care, and guidance to those facing life-limiting illness. We serve patients and families in the El Dorado, Sacramento and Placer counties of California. https://snowlinehospice.org/

Video:

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/Snowline-Hospice-Leverages-Careopolis-to-Enhance-End-of-Life-Journeys-301512369.html

On Behalf of CareFlash
Jay Drayer
512-368-5421
332917@email4pr.com

On behalf of Snowline Hospice
Teo Weldon
530-621-7820
332917@email4pr.com

SOURCE CareFlash LLC

Rogue Prosthetics Leverages Careopolis to Enhance Success among People Receiving Artificial Limbs

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — CareFlash and Rogue Prosthetics announced today that the organizations have entered into a collaborative partnership that leverages togetherness, empathy and nostalgia to enhance success in healing journeys among people obtaining an artificial limb. This agreement provides patients, families and communities access to CareFlash’s signature platform, The Careopolis, “A Metropolis of Love and Empathy.”

As described in the brief video on Rogue Prosthetics’ website (https://rogueprosthetics.com/careopolis/), a Careopolis is an online “caring community” which is created and operated by a patient and loved ones. Each Careopolis contains components and content including a collaboration calendar, community blog, interactive storytelling tool, photo-sharing capabilities and 3-D medical animations. It is invitation-only, mobile-friendly, multilingual and effective in enhancing how loved ones become and remain:

- Engaged as a supportive fabric of strength and encouragement
- Empowered with empathy, more than just sympathies
- More along for the journey, and less part of the landscape

“In today’s world, people encounter more and more challenges, while society offers fewer and fewer solutions,” adds Sheri Hatt, CEO of Rogue Prosthetics. “Our mindset, mission and core values at Rogue Prosthetics are committed to fostering social togetherness, empathy and enhancing quality of life. The Careopolis is an extension of this philosophy. It is an innovative social platform we offer for improving client socialization, resilience and success with a prosthesis through enhancing how loved ones support and encourage. We view The Careopolis as part of a pervasive shift in the ‘Standard of Care’ in the prosthetic industry, with the goal of promoting holistic healing, value-based care and population health. Since April 2021 when Rogue Prosthetics began working with CareFlash, we have been pleasantly surprised by the growing numbers of families adopting and using the Careopolis tool. Seeing the impressive growth curve of families using it, we know people find this helpful and even needed.”

“There is an ever-expanding awareness among forward-thinking professionals in the prosthetic industry as to the importance of encouraging supportive engagement and teamwork among loved ones,” adds Andreas Kannenberg, MD, Executive Medical Director North America, Otto Bock HealthCare. “Through doing so, the likelihood of achieving success with a prosthesis is improved. There is clearly an opportunity-lost that happens when clients do not wholeheartedly embrace what is necessary in terms of energy, dedication and practice to achieve the best possible outcome with a prosthesis. Togetherness and support are compelling to the holistic success of the client, associated loved ones and the prosthetist.”

“CareFlash was founded in 2005 out of a lengthy caretaking journey surrounding a family member,” adds Jay Drayer, CareFlash founder/CEO. “Throughout that experience, I learned that loved ones sincerely want to engage throughout healing or aging journeys. However, social engagement is complicated by people’s busy lives, emotional barriers and concerns about intrusiveness. When this happens, the quality and durability of supportive engagement instead comes through as lots of well-wishes and sympathies. The Careopolis enhances the depth and durability of togetherness, empathy and quality of life.”

About CareFlash
Now into its 18th year, CareFlash has built a reputation for empowering organizations that place value on enhancing socialization, resilience and peace of mind. Likewise in strengthening community education/outreach, industry relations and competitive advantage. CareFlash’s partners range broadly throughout acute, post-acute, chronic, cognitive, hospice/palliative, senior living, payer, home-care, faith-based, funeral and professional services organizations. As a sample, these include Community Medical Centers, Texas Oncology, Austin Regional Clinic, Outcomes Physical Therapy and Halcyon Hospice. For information: https://careflash.com

Video: 

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/rogue-prosthetics-leverages-the-careopolis-to-enhance-success-among-people-receiving-an-artificial-limb-301484286.html

On Behalf of CareFlash
Jay Drayer
512-368-5421
329889@email4pr.com

Rogue Prosthetics
Sheri Hatt
702-236-5631
329889@email4pr.com

SOURCE CareFlash LLC

CareFlash and Texas Oncology Collaborate to Enhance Togetherness and Empathy Throughout Healing Journeys

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ – CareFlash and Texas Oncology announced today that the organizations have entered into a collaborative agreement that leverages togetherness, empathy and nostalgia in enhancing healing and aging journeys. This agreement provides patients, families and communities access to CareFlash’s signature platform, The Careopolis, “A Metropolis of Love and Empathy.”

A Careopolis is an online “caring community,” created and operated by a patient and/or a family caretaker and invited loved ones. It contains components and content that enhance the quality and durability of how loved ones engage throughout healing or aging journeys. These include: a collaboration calendar, community blog, interactive storytelling tool, photo-sharing capabilities, 3-D medical animations and more. Each Careopolis is invitation-only, mobile-friendly and multilingual. It enhances how loved ones become and remain:

  • Engaged as a supportive fabric of connectedness
  • Empowered with empathy, more than just sympathy
  • More along for the journey, and less part of the landscape

“The physicians who founded Texas Oncology in 1986 were forward-looking physicians, determined to make high-touch, evidence-based, community-focused cancer care a reality,” said CareFlash CEO Jay Drayer.  ”This collaboration advances that mission by enhancing the quality and durability of how loved ones engage – in strengthening togetherness, socialization and peace of mind.”

Said R. Steven Paulson, M.D., president, and chairman of Texas Oncology: “Beyond enhancing connectedness and quality of life, CareFlash exemplifies Texas Oncology’s core values and commitment to innovation by strengthening outlook, optimism and resilience which are especially important throughout the extended health journeys that tend to accompany cancer care.  Quality patient care comes first at Texas Oncology and this new collaboration elevates that commitment even higher.”

Said Stephanie Broussard, MSSW, LCSW-S, APHSW-C, director, palliative care and social work, Texas Oncology: “Texas Oncology has worked with CareFlash since March 2021.  We have been pleasantly surprised by the growing numbers of families adopting and using the Careopolis tool.  In these days of social separation, people living through involved illnesses need to steer clear of compromising their wellness.  Seeing the impressive growth curve of families using the Careopolis Communities, we know people find this helpful and even needed.  We look forward to its efficacy in continuing to empower families and even neighborhood groups to stay connected and support each other throughout some of life’s most challenging circumstances.”

About CareFlash
CareFlash was founded in 2005 out of a lengthy caretaking experience surrounding a loved one.  It has built a longstanding reputation for empowering hundreds of organizations who value the importance of enhancing togetherness, quality of life and peace of mind.  Now into its 17th year, CareFlash’s partner organizations range broadly throughout acute, post-acute, chronic, cognitive, behavioral, prosthetic, hospice/palliative, senior living, payer, home care, faith-based, funeral and professional services organizations.  For more information, visit https://careflash.com

On Behalf of CareFlash
Jay Drayer
P: 512-368-5421
E: 319914@email4pr.com

On Behalf of Texas Oncology
Ed Bryson
Director, Public Relations and Communications
Texas Oncology
319914@email4pr.com
512.592.8190

SOURCE CareFlash LLC https://careflash.com

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/careflash-and-texas-oncology-collaborate-to-enhance-togetherness-and-empathy-throughout-healing-journeys-301386237.html

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In Times of Isolation and Separation, CareFlash’s Storytelling Solution “GIST” Enhances Connectedness & Quality-of-Life

AUSTIN, Texas, April 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ – CareFlash announces interactive storytelling tool, GIST (Group Interactive Storytelling Tool) which leverages the Powers of Nostalgia and Empathy to foster connectedness thru highlighting shared memories in loved ones’ photos and actual voices.

“Austin Regional Clinic has worked with
CareFlash since May 2018 and been
pleasantly surprised 
by its utilization
among families 
and individuals across
the healthcare spectrum from those
with older family members to parents
with newborns” 
-Heidi Shalev, VP
Marketing, Austin Regional Clinic

LONELINESS EPIDEMIC IS EXPLODING

 ”Children interacting with parents thru the window of a senior living facility has become an everyday reality. Pandemics such as COVID-19 create social isolation, diminishing resilience and optimism among those who are aging, or facing involved illnesses,” said Jay Drayer, CareFlash CEO. ”While social distancing fosters anxiety, depression and caregiver burnout, a recent pilot found that digital connectedness and storytelling counter the sense of isolation, improving quality-of-life among people on healing journeys or who are living with chronic, cognitive or behavioral illness.”

“GIST” MITIGATES SOCIAL ISOLATION

GIST (Group Interactive Storytelling Tool) is a web/mobile solution that enhances connectedness.  It organizes the chapters of a loved one’s life into a personalized timeline:  Family, Travels, Love, and the other 9 chapters of their life.  Each chapter is populated and curated thru the photos, videos and actual voices of loved ones, regardless of location.

A recent pilot validates that GIST enhances:

  • Supportive engagement
  • Socialization
  • Optimism

GIST ACCENTUATES THE OTHER COMPONENTS IN A “CAREOPOLIS, A METROPOLIS OF LOVE AND EMPATHY”

GIST is a component in a turn-key solution called The Careopolis which surrounds a loved one, or many times a couple. A Careopolis contains:  a blog, interactive calendar, photo/video sharing tools, 3-D medical animations and GIST storytelling solution. Mobile-friendly, multilingual and invitation-only, it is created and operated by families.

SUPPORTIVE OF HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS

A Careopolis combines the Powers of Nostalgia, Empathy and Community in fostering connectedness while taking people back to experiences they ache to visit again.  Nurturing compassion among loved ones strengthens the social fabric of a care team.  Enhancing connectedness and empathy also benefits healthcare, home-care and senior living workers.

CLINICAL AND MARKETING VALUE-ADD

CareFlash offers branded versions of the Careopolis throughout healthcare, home-care, hospice, senior living, pharmaceutical, employee benefit, DME and payer organizations.  This is immediately productive, growing an organization’s brand to touch tens-of-thousands, even in the 1st year.  It is quick/easy to implement, requires zero-touch of that organization and is inexpensive as a small monthly fee.  It also strengthens provider relations, benefiting upstream/downstream medical professionals, and improves:

  • Social drivers of health, care transitions and readmissions
  • Community outreach, branding and word-of-mouth
  • Employee engagement and morale

GRIEVING

Grief is an isolating, lonely journey. Isolationism disrupts memorializing a lost loved one, as family members and friends are forced to grieve alone. GIST empowers people to work thru grief by leveraging storytelling to celebrate the life of a loved one thru aggregating and retaining memories and experiences as a repository of love and empathy. This also benefits future generations, helping them better know their ancestors.

USE CASE

“Austin Regional Clinic has worked with CareFlash since May 2018 and been pleasantly surprised by adoption of the tool among families and individuals across the healthcare spectrum from those with older family members to parents with newborns,” added Heidi Shalev, ARC VP Marketing, Communications and Engagement.  “Since the onset of COVID-19 and social distancing around Austin we saw a sharp, 19.4% jump in Careopolis members so we know people find this helpful and even needed.  We look forward to the addition of GIST to help families and even neighborhood groups to stay connected and support each other at this time.”

CAREFLASH OVERVIEW

Since 2005, CareFlash (https://careflash.com) offers The Careopolis, along with its sister solution the pet-family-centric “CareCorral”: https://prizedpals.com  (video: https://youtu.be/NXjc63FRE5Q).  Each solution integrates the GIST Storytelling Innovation.

Media Contact:

Jay Drayer
512-368-5421
info@careflash.com
SOURCE CareFlash LLC
https://careflash.com
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