Over the past 48 hours, CareApp has seen an increase in enquiries from concerned family members about the safety and wellbeing of their loved ones in aged care facilities nationwide. This highlights the increasing panic around the most vulnerable members of our community.
By sharing photos, video/audio, as well as notices, events, and newsletters, CareApp provides a personalised and reassuring window into the care and wellbeing of loved ones in a similar way
to schools and childcare providers that have access to easy-to-use parental communication apps for keeping up to date.
On Sunday 15 March 2020, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced sweeping changes around the visiting of aged care facilities and that the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) was working on what those arrangements and restrictions will involve over the coming days. It is highly likely that these restrictions will include potential lockdowns of facilities nationwide.
Allison Nikula, CEO and Founder of CareApp said: “We recognise these drastic measures will have a significant impact on your facility, residents, families and your broader community. As part of our commitment to social responsibility we would like to provide free access to our platform and our local support team until 30 June 2020. Simple to use and easy to implement – we can get you up and running within hours.”
“We can only imagine the stress that you and your team are going through in response to COVID-19. Over the coming days and weeks, we are here to help”, she continued.
For further information please visit www.careapp.com.au