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.