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By: Mark Lomas  |  Type: Press Release  |  On: September 14, 2018

Alzheimer’s Association and AARP Join Forces to Connect More Families with Local Dementia Care and Support Resources

Carelike is excited to announce the launch of the new Community Resource Finder (CRF) a collaborative project of the Alzheimer’s Association and AARP Family Caregiving. The CRF provides patients with Alzheimer’s and related dementias, their families and caregivers with access to local support services to assist them in transitions throughout their journey. Contact Carelike if we can assist in your patient support mission.

                                

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT:         Mike Lynch, 312.335.5710, mlynch@alz.org

Alzheimer’s Association media line, 312.335.4078, media@alz.org

Greg Phillips, AARP Media Relations, 202.434.2544, gphillips@aarp.org

 

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION AND AARP JOIN FORCES TO CONNECT MORE FAMILIES WITH LOCAL DEMENTIA CARE AND SUPPORT RESOURCES

 

CHICAGO, September 12, 2018 – The Alzheimer’s Association and AARP announced today they are joining forces to extend the reach of the Community Resource Finder, an online database connecting families with local resources to help address concerns and navigate the challenges of Alzheimer’s, dementia and aging.

The Alzheimer’s Association & AARP Community Resource Finder (communityresourcefinder.org) is a database of dementia and aging-related resources powered by Carelike®. The online tool makes it easy for people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, caregivers and those involved in making care-related decisions to find local programs and services.

The updated database expands the previously available Alzheimer’s Association Community Resource Finder which launched in 2011 and today receives 37,000 monthly visits. The new platform will extend the reach to even more people with care and support needs. It features additional resources from AARP, including webinars, programs and events. It also offers a new advanced search tool to help people find local resources based on specific needs, such as payment options and specialized services. In addition, users are now able to share search results with family and other care team members to help facilitate caregiving decisions, keeping everyone informed.

“The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to family caregivers across the country and knows that access to local care and support services is critical,” said Beth Kallmyer, Vice President, Care and Support,

Alzheimer’s Association. “Caregiving can be enormously stressful and even more so when you don’t know where to turn to for help. The Alzheimer’s Association & AARP Community Resource Finder will help

connect caregivers to the information and support services they need.”

“AARP has a long history of advocating for and supporting our nation’s 40 million family caregivers by providing resources and services to help them. Every community offers different services, and caregivers often don’t have the information or time to track down different options,” said Nancy LeaMond, AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer. “By working together, our organizations can help more people find the resources that they need right in their own communities.”

The Alzheimer’s Association & AARP Community Resource Finder allows caregivers to search available resources in their area by simply entering their zip code. The database includes listings for a wide range of services, including:

  • Housing options.
  • Care at home.
  • Medical services.
  • Legal services, including elder law attorneys.
  • Community services, such as adult day centers and transportation.
  • Alzheimer’s Association information, programs and services.
  • AARP information, programs and services.

The Alzheimer’s Association & AARP Community Resource Finder offers additional features to assist family caregivers, including tip sheets to help guide decisions regarding various providers and services, links to online communities, a glossary of terms for caregivers and state-by-state licensing information for residential, assisted living facilities and nursing homes.

About the Alzheimer’s Association®

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s disease®. Visit www.alz.org or call 800.272.3900.

About AARP

AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation's largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit www.aarp.org or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media.

About Carelike®

  • Carelike is an information and technology company specializing in the collection and distribution of high- quality and current data about licensed professionals and senior-serving organizations (those that serve older individuals and their caregivers and families) in the United States.
  • Carelike aggregates and maintains basic information about licensed senior-service providers from several hundred sources at the federal, state and local levels as well as through senior service membership organizations.
    • Basic information about non-licensed providers is collected from private sources.
    • Detailed information is collected when senior-service providers complete a free Provider Profile, outlining the care and services that they offer. To learn more, visit www.carelike.com/providers
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By: Stephanie Jackson  |  Type: Press Release  |  On: September 26, 2017

Carelike Recognized Among 2017 “Health Management Companies to Know” in Becker’s Hospital Review

Carelike, a next generation data and technology company providing national post-acute care resources and information to case managers, discharge planners, patients, and caregivers, has been selected as one of the top Health Management Companies to Know by Becker’s Hospital Review which highlights companies that make a significant difference in population health.

September 26, 2017—Atlanta, GA – Carelike, a next generation data and technology company providing national post-acute care resources and information to case managers, discharge planners, patients, and caregivers, has been selected as one of the top Health Management Companies to Know by Becker’s Hospital Review which highlights companies that make a significant difference in population health.

Carelike embodies this mission of improving care, particularly in the post-acute space, by offering more than 370,000 care providers and resources in its database. This data is available internally to all stakeholders involved in the patient’s care including physicians, case managers, and other providers in the hospital as well as externally, to caregivers, family members, and the patients themselves. Unique access to the data via custom web portals, a mobile app, and text messaging provides the information needed to transition patient care and achieve the best possible health outcomes in a seamless, efficient, user-friendly way.

“We are pleased to be recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review for our unique approach to gathering critical data from more than 400 sources along with our ability to deliver the information to the right stakeholders in the right moment. Post-acute care is increasingly in the spotlight in value based care and is an area that’s information-starved. We have the only platform of its kind that identifies, in real time, the right next step in the transitions of care journey. We believe addressing this information gap has the potential to make a greater impact on patient outcomes than virtually any other intervention a hospital, health system or advocacy group could implement today,” said Shae McBride, Vice President, Strategy at Carelike.

Carelike’s comprehensive database of post-acute resources spans the entire care continuum and is comprised of both medical and non-medical providers, including skilled nursing facilities, home health, physical and occupational therapy, medical equipment and supplies and community support programs. According to McBride. “It’s access to the right resources post-discharge, including non-medical services that have the largest potential for improving patient outcomes. Our Carelike platform is a must-have for any care provider seeking a solution for a safe, efficient and high-quality transition of care for the patient, the family and the entire care team.”

 

About Carelike

Carelike's extensive database of medical and non-medical transition care providers allows your discharge team to improve their efficiencies. Provider data is augmented with proprietary professional quality metrics as well as CMS scoring. Our technology provides ease of use standalone portals or EHR integration to help discharge teams select the best care providers. 

Organize your patient and family communication with our CareTrait technology. Comply with CMS initiatives including the proposed patient discharge IMPACT Act rule and significantly reduce the burden on this already over-stretched group of professionals. The solution greatly improves communication between discharge teams, patients and families and prioritizes preferred community-based services enabling the case manager to fulfill their responsibilities while improving care coordination. 

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