App to help families plan loved ones’ care launches on National Seniors Day
A mobile app that helps families manage the care of seniors living at home is being unveiled today (Oct. 1), National Seniors Day, at a launch event at Surrey’s Innovation Boulevard.
Created by Christina Chiu, a Simon Fraser University health sciences alumna and current UBC graduate student, the CareCrew app, known as Caren, enables users to share to-do lists and digitally log updates, while viewing and making changes to a plan of care that is personalized to seniors’ needs and preferences.
“Recognizing that every senior and every situation is unique, the idea behind CareCrew is to help families provide personalized care and support to the needs and preferences of families’ loved ones,” says Chiu. “We’re aiming to become a leading seniors care platform.”