April 9, 2014, Austin, Texas. CareFlash, LLC, announced today its partnership with Seasons Hospice Foundation, a 501(c) (3) non-profit that supports Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care’s patients, families and staff, and funds educational programs to increase awareness about the hospice benefit. CareFlash is a private, online social platform designed to enable family and friends to come together around their loved ones through such life events as illnesses, recovery, rehabilitation, or in the months following a loss.
In educating Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care’s community of families, the Foundation makes it possible for families to develop their own invitation-only CareFlash CareCommunities to support and celebrate patients’ lives. CareCommunities are created on the CareFlash platform by patients’ friends and families to strengthen their loved ones’ outlook, optimism and peace of mind by helping them become and remain naturally and comfortably engaged. Each CareCommunity is built around its own Blog, which provides updates, well wishes and discussions, as well as meaningful, in-depth, sustained dialogues that create healing power. CareCommunities members can naturally and comfortably rally around loved ones without the awkwardness of not knowing how to engage.
“Hospice is tough,” said Greg Grabowski, President & CEO, Seasons Hospice Foundation. “CareFlash helps the emotional needs of patients, as well as family and friends of patients by taking a social networking platform, a technological concept perceived by many to be superficial, to a deeper, more profound level of healing. CareFlash helps friends and family rally around a person who is dying and allows for a true celebration of all the wonderful things the patient has done and accomplished in his or her lifetime. CareFlash delivers something very special for end of life continuum.”
Other features of CareCommunities include:
- iHelp Calendar for coordinating caretakers’ helpers and for engaging healing social connections
- Social storytelling, an interactive, collaborative approach to celebrating the life story and relationships of the person at the heart of that CareCommunity
- Photo pages for sharing and reliving memories
- 3D healthcare animations and other content that removes emotional barriers while explaining why people have a difficult time being and staying engaged in the event of recovery, rehabilitation, aging or grieving.
“Often times, the most logical yet elusive assets for progressing through anxiety and grief due to illness or loss are friends and loved ones,” said Jay Drayer, CEO, CareFlash. “By partnering with Seasons Hospice Foundation, those who accompany loved ones on an end of life journey in hospice, as well as in the challenging months that follow, will have a resource to help them heal physically, psychologically, emotionally, spiritually and socially.”
CareFlash partners with organizations all across the care continuum, enhancing the care they provide and fostering quality outcomes, including healthcare organizations and medical practices; home health and hospice; independent living; eldercare and long-term care; substance recovery; behavioral care; advocacy; faith based organizations; pharmacy and funeral providers.
Season’s Hospice Foundation is currently representing CareFlash in Boston, Detroit and Dallas/ Fort Worth, but will soon serve all 25 communities throughout the United States that Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care serves.
Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care:
Founded in 1997, Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care is the largest private Hospice provider in the nation. Seasons offers high-quality compassionate care in 16 states through our 21 Medicare-certified programs and 10 Hospice Inpatient Centers. In 2013, Seasons caregivers served more than 17,000 patients totaling 1.15 million patient days.
Seasons Hospice Foundation’s purpose is making memories by fulfilling a wish or providing financial support for a patient/family that will create a lasting memory.
CareFlash is a private online social platform for developing meaningful communities in ways that enhance whole healing and improving outcomes around recovery, rehabilitation or in the months following loss. CareFlash partners with organizations all across the care continuum, enhancing the care they provide and fostering quality outcomes, including healthcare organizations and medical practices; home health and hospice; independent living; eldercare and long-term care; substance recovery; behavioral care; advocacy; faith based organizations; pharmacy and funeral providers.
CareFlash’s purpose is to enhance healing, recovering, aging and grieving while benefiting a provider’s marketing and professional and community relations.