Startup Aims to Help Caregivers

If you’re a late blooming entrepreneur, you also might belong to the “sandwich generation” — a group that’s taking care of children and aging parents simultaneously.  Former Sun Microsystems CEO Jonathan Schwartz, who’s now in his mid-40s and a member of the sandwich generation, has a new startup designed to help those who find themselves in a caregiver role.

CareZone, a web-based service, provides a centralized way for caregivers to record key contacts (such as doctors and other healthcare providers), details on medications, notes and other documents related to the care of a beloved.  Users can allow multiple people, such as siblings and spouses, to access the account and grant temporary access when a nurse or someone else needs it.

To ensure privacy, the site is free of ads, plus everything is encrypted and password protected.  Account holders pay $5 per month or $48 per year per beloved.  Those who sign up before March 17th receive a free year for up to three loved ones.

Here’s a news release with more details about CareZone.

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About Lynne Strang

I'm a writer who blogs about 40-and-older business owners. I am also the author of "Late-Blooming Entrepreneurs: Eight Principles for Starting a Business After Age 40." Outside of work, I enjoy reading, cooking, vegetable gardening and exercise (especially cycling).
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2 Responses to Startup Aims to Help Caregivers

  1. This is different from care.com? I think I’ve answered my own question. Good information.

  2. lbstrang says:

    From what I can tell, care.com helps people find quality caregivers — so yes, the two sites are different. Each seems to provide a valuable service, however.

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