‘Engagement platform’ lets carers log their work and receive rewards

Carers' Corner

Author: Geoffrey ChangPublished: 8 April 2015

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In the workplace recognition and reward is vital to keep people motivated – in the case of carers for those with chronic conditions like Parkinson’s, it’s no different

Indeed, caring for a patient can be a difficult, lonely task with long and unpredictable hours that often go unpaid. The time and energy put into duties such as bathing and transportation is often overlooked, while social isolation is also a common problem.

But a new mobile platform called Careticker hopes to alleviate these effects by enabling carers to record their caregiving activities, connect with other carers, and earn incentives. The aim is to create an ‘engagement platform’ where carers can be rewarded for their hard work and also eliminate some of the loneliness associated with the job.

As well as recording work hours, Careticker creates a network where carers can share advice or encourage one another at hard times. The most unique aspect is its incentive scheme that recognises the work of carers and rewards them with points, which are then redeemable for items such as supermarket vouchers. 

As one carer reported: “Careticker has allowed me to take control of my caregiving tasks. Seeing everything I do helps validate the daily activities and work that goes into caring for a loved one. Connecting with other caregivers is a great way to share my knowledge and learn how to be a better caregiver!”


For more information, visit: www.careticker.com

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