Why GuideWell is driving greater innovation for caregiver supports
November 17, 2020
A new study shows Carallel’s caregiver support program reduces stress, improves decision-making, and could pay off for insurers. Kirstie McCool, executive director of GuideWell Innovation (the innovation arm of GuideWell), explains why finding ways to help caregivers is more critical now than ever. Carallel co-founder and President Hillary Ebach also explains why caregiver support is getting so much attention right now, particularly in the Medicare Advantage market.
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A new study shows Carallel’s caregiver support program reduces stress and isolation, which is more critical now than ever. Learn more about the Caregiver INSIGHT Study results from Hillary Ebach, Carallel co-founder and President, and John Schall, Caregiver Action Network CEO.
Carallel is excited to have been chosen as one of four finalists to participate in the Caring for Caregivers Health Innovation Challenge. The GuideWell Health Innovation Challenge is designed to provide opportunities to develop approaches and solutions that improve the health of people and communities across the country. This year’s Caring for Caregivers competition focuses on easing the burden for at-home family caregivers.
Carallel’s Care Advocate team is powering the new Caregiver Action Network Help Desk. In The Now’s story on this new hotline for caregivers, Carallel’s Jennifer Piscitello shares how Care Advocates support family caregivers. Experience tells her that sometimes caregivers “don’t realize what little bit of information can really put somebody in a different place, where they are feeling like they have hope or have a direction maybe to go that they hadn’t thought of on their own,”
Carallel’s Jennifer Piscitello recently shared her experience serving as a Care Advocate for the Caregiver Action Network’s Caregiver Help Desk. Jennifer said that “my aim is to make caregivers’ situation feel more manageable, so I try to offer tools that will give them a plan and the energy needed to push forward when they feel stuck. Sometimes that comes in the form of actionable steps, but sometimes they just need someone to listen. In many cases, simply having a conversation about their situation changes a caregiver’s day for the better.” Carallel is fortunate to have Jennifer on our team of knowledgeable and compassionate Care Advocates. We’re proud of the work they do powering the Caregiver Help Desk.
The Caregiver Action Network has launched a free Caregiver Help Desk to support family caregivers. Carallel’s team of caregiving experts power the Help Desk, helping caregivers find the information and support they need to navigate their caregiving challenges. For more information on the Caregiver Action Network and the Caregiver Help desk, click here.
Axios HR has partnered with Carallel to introduce a comprehensive caregiver support solution for their clients. Carallel’s caregiver support helps caregivers reduce stress and organizations improve productivity. The solution blends guidance from caregiving experts with digital tools, helping employees manage their caregiving responsibilities all in one place and have more time to focus on work and their own families.