Kuradocs announces Liferaft
We are very excited to announce the launch of our new online application, Liferaft - which is designed to be used by people living with disabilities and their carers.
Liferaft helps to ease the administrative burden that comes with managing complex medical conditions.
Liferaft brings together health, medical, emotional and social care information in a secure online platform, so that up to date information is available to everyone in the care circle. Liferaft supports both the person being cared for and, crucially, the carer, by providing a single source of information on the needs, preferences and goals of individuals.
Kuradocs founder, Nicola Murgatroyd, wanted to develop Liferaft after caring for her daughter, who was born with spina bifida. After struggling with the volume of paperwork required to stay on top of appointments and keep everyone informed about her daughter’s needs, Nicola wanted to save other carers the time and pain of having to repeat information whenever new professionals are introduced to the care circle.
About Me — this section is filled out you, or your carer, and can include preferences such as favourite colours, phobias, likes/dislikes, favourite foods, favourite music and daily routines.
Contacts — import all your important contacts from your care circle, friends and family.
Calendar — this is really useful for staying on top of appointments and also family events that you’re looking forward to attending.
Tracking — where everything from blood pressure, to mood levels can be added and updated.
Goals — where you can record your achievements. This information can also be securely shared with your care circle
Journal — this can include pictures of activities undertaken, to share with family members and others in the care circle.
Reports — a unique feature that allows you to quickly print off, or directly and securely share information to keep carers updated on any overnight changes in your health, such as a pressure sore that needs to be treated carefully.
Resources — this links to other organisations that may be able to provide support or advice to you, your family and other carers.
Events — a list of links to events that might be of interest to you
Liferaft has been designed to be a ‘living document’ that follows and supports the individual requiring care throughout his or her life. It will prove particularly useful in informing professional carers about your life, personality, preferences, achievements and goals if you move from home care to supported living in a care village or care home.
How can you get your own Liferaft? Click on www.myLiferaft.com and follow the easy instructions. If you have any questions, we’re here to help.