CareFlash Helps ARC Patients Pursue ‘Whole Healing’

New, Free Service Fosters Assistance, Connections, Research

Often it takes more than just physical healing for many to fully recover from a sickness or injury. It greatly helps if well-wishers can be organized to provided needed assistance. Or, if a patient can connect with others experiencing similar health concerns. Or, if there is easy access to safely share medical status.

Check out CareFlash, a new, free online tool offered by Austin Regional Clinic which can do that and more. In just a few simple steps, a secure, invitation-only “Careopolis” webpage can be created — and be a center for involvement for you and those seeking to help in recovery.

In essence, it converts sympathy to empathy, enabling friends and family to help out in meaningful ways. This also makes it easy to:

  • Provide health updates to family and friends
  • Receive both private and publicly available messages
  • Share photos and memories

Building Community

CareFlash can make it easier for patients recovering from serious illness or injury, during and after a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) stay or when dealing with substance recovery, as well as celebrating a new family addition or a life lost. Select who you want to access the webpage, which is built around a blog for updates, well-wishes and ongoing discussions.

For example, one webpage features an iHelp Interactive Calendar so tasks such as meal delivery can be posted and loved ones can sign up. It also sends email alerts to participants when new tasks are posted.

Need a ride to a doctor’s appointment? A prescription to be picked up? Someone to accompany you on a walk? iHelp is here to help.

The “Social Storytelling” module is an interactive, collaborative approach to telling a person’s life story via photos and written posts. There is also a photo page for sharing memories, brightening days and keeping loved ones connected from near and far.

CareFlash is mobile-friendly and offered in both English and Spanish.

Learn more by checking out this page: https://careflash.com/arc.

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