The first layer of support is rallying personal social circles (friends, family, coworkers, neighbors) to help with practical needs (meals, rides, respite care, child care, pet care, house errands). Keep everyone updated in a private feed where your community can send you a ‘hug’ and provide emotional support throughout the journey.
Whether you are caring for a loved one with long-term illness/disability, short-term surgery, or life transition (having a baby, grieving, adoption/fostering), ianacare is built to create and coordinate the support system of people who want to help you. Don’t do it alone!
IANA = I Am Not Alone.
The next time someone asks, "Let me know how I can help!", you can answer, "Join my ianacare team!". No more confusing spreadsheets, sign up emails, or intrusive group texts full of back and forth logistics to keep up with.
Even the smallest acts of support can make a huge difference!
*Note: If you are a caregiver, check with your employer to unlock additional resources at no cost. Download the app and go through the authentication flow to see if your employer provides this customized benefit.
• Ask for and receive practical help
Share your care requests with the team to get practical support with meals, check-ins, rides, respite care, child care, pet care, and errands. ianacare makes requests super efficient and clear, so supporters can easily say “I got this” without the burden of back-and-forth logistics. Then with one click, all the details get automatically entered on both people’s calendars.
• Easily invite people to the team
Invite friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, community members, professional caretakers, and anyone else who wants to help. You can 1) directly invite them from within the ianacare app or 2) copy and paste the team link to an email or social media post.
• Keep everyone up to date
Posting in your private ianacare feed lets everyone on the team share news, offer support and get updates on the care of your loved one.
• Get help without asking
Supporters on your team can proactively offer day-to-day help tasks and send money, gift cards, or items on your Amazon wishlist without you even asking.
• Stay organized with a team calendar
Every task that is requested shows up on your team calendar so you can stay organized and know exactly when people plan to help and where you need additional support.
• Control notification preferences
Whether you are a caregiver or a supporter on the team, you can control what requests, notifications, and updates you get and how you get them (email, SMS, push notifications.)
• Start or join a team for a caregiver
Not the primary caregiver? You can still start a team and invite the caregiver to join, or join a team you have been invited to.