When a loved one, child, parent, spouse, caree, or care recipient needs extra tender loving care (TLC), you are the one that provides it. However, there is little help out there for you, the caregiver, or you the helper. Sometimes managing the never-ending list of things to do can become daunting. MindLight™ is here to help the caregivers; the caregivers that do not know they are caregivers, but more likely call themselves Mom, Dad, Sibling, Spouse, or Friend.
As the needs of your caree increase, so do the lists of things to do. Knowing ahead of time that you might need help and inviting others to help you and your care recipient can be the difference between getting it done and experiencing the caregivers’ burden. We want to be there for you when you are there for so many others.
MindLight™ is here for you, the Mom, Dad, Sibling, Spouse, or Friend. After all, you have the care part for your loved one handled already. MindLight™ can enable you to organize, assign, and manage your care team, so you can spend more time with the person you are helping and less managing the never ending list of things to do.
MindLight™ allows you to keep everyone on the care team up to date, informed, engaged, and most of all aware of what needs to be done so you can get the help you need without always having to ask. Let’s face it; sometimes we are too busy to know what to ask for help with. Having the list of all the things that need to be done in one place that everyone can see, can often help increase the visibility of the workload you have as well as make it easier for others to pick a few things to help with, without you even having to ask. At least that’s what we hope!
You can collaborate with others by inviting them to your caregiving team. Initiations can be sent the way your team wants them: text, email, or in app (in case they already are using the app for someone else). You can have as many care teams, as you need: one for your Mom, one for your Dad, and one for your child. Whatever your unique situation is, MindLight™ can help.
You can coordinate all the tasks and appointments and assign them to team members, and they get informed how they want to be informed: text, email, or in app. This means that you don’t just create an appointment to get Mom to the senior center, but you create an appointment that includes the shared location of the senior center, the shared contact details of the staff at the senior center, and you assign the person that is driving Mom to the senior center the task. Not having to tell the same details over and over to the other team members saves you much needed and valuable time that you can spend getting other things done.
We all know that the list is long and the tasks never complete, but we often forget how much we really do. Sometimes just seeing the long list of tasks, seeing that we are getting them done, and knowing that we are doing our best is enough to keep us going.
Last, but not least, you can use the virtual file cabinet to store and collect information that you will need to use repeatedly or share with the team. For example, if you took notes at the last meeting with a caseworker, you can snap a quick photo and store it in the virtual file cabinet. Now, instead of retyping all the details, they are there to be seen when needed later to recall the details of the appointment.