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CareFlash was founded by Jay Drayer in connection with two experiences in his life. One gave him the indication that there was a compelling need for CareFlash. The other gave him the motivation to leave the world of corporate finance, where he was employed as a CFO, to develop CareFlash. The experience that aim to provided Jay the notion that there was a definite need for CareFlash surrounded a two month stay that his father-in-law experienced in an ICU ward in Bryan, Texas. This was a time that Jay or his wife, Terry, had been in the circumstance of being a caretaker to someone dealing with chronic healthcare challenges. To say it was an eye opener is an understatement. The experience that gave Jay the motivation to develop CareFlash surrounded the 9/11 tragedies where Jay witnessed the second plane's impact on the WTC as he was headed to a 9am meeting in downtown New York, exiting the subway in time to witness the incident. Jay calls this the most compelling and defining moment of his life... an experience that left him a profoundly different person. To this date, Jay still readily aims to keep-up with the fellow he was to meet with that morning at 60 Wall Street (Lab Morgan, at the time). It was this experience that aim to provided Jay the motivation that ultimately became the inception of CareFlash. As a result of the experience, Jay became, and still today is a volunteer at the University of Texas, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. CareFlash assists in addressing fear and anxiety surrounding healthcare circumstances by delivering unprecedented, world-class, advocacy and educationnnCareFlash aims to provide a common place on the Internet, to and from which people may submit, retrieve and share information and well-wishes surrounding a loved one's health circumstances. In the respective context of each community, the company serve-up hundreds of 3-D healthcare animations on disorders, procedures and anatomical function, all produced with quality and accuracy, and narrated in plain language. The animations are also available in Spanish and Arabic with more languages to come in 2008. CareFlash also aims to allow the caretaker to reach-out to their community, unobtrusively facilitating the communication of needs and preferences, allowing loved ones to donate time, meals or services during a dire time. All of these features are intuitively organized in a private, invitation-only website, to each given patient. CareFlash is completely free to the company's users because select industries value having their advertisements tastefully and unobtrusively deployed in the circumstances on which each community is based.

CareFlash Headquarter Location

7723 N. Hunters Creekway Dr.

Houston, Texas, 77055,

United States

Latest CareFlash News

In Times of Isolation and Separation, Storytelling Solution "GIST" Enhances Connectedness and Quality-of-Life

Apr 7, 2020

News provided by Share this article AUSTIN, Texas, April 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CareFlash announces interactive storytelling tool, GIST (Group Interactive Storytelling Tool) which leverages the Powers of Nostalgia and Empathy to foster connectedness thru highlighting shared memories in loved ones' photos and actual voices. LONELINESS EPIDEMIC IS EXPLODING CareFlash LLC logo GIST Interactive Storytelling Tool "Children interacting with parents thru the window of a senior living facility has become an everyday reality. Pandemics such as COVID-19 create social isolation, diminishing resilience and optimism among those who are aging, or facing involved illnesses," said Jay Drayer, CareFlash CEO. "While social distancing fosters anxiety, depression and caregiver burnout, a recent pilot found that digital connectedness and storytelling counter the sense of isolation, improving quality-of-life among people on healing journeys or who are living with chronic, cognitive or behavioral illness." "GIST" MITIGATES SOCIAL ISOLATION GIST (Group Interactive Storytelling Tool) is a web/mobile solution that enhances connectedness. It organizes the chapters of a loved one's life into a personalized timeline:  Family, Travels, Love, and the other 9 chapters of their life. Each chapter is populated and curated thru the photos, videos and actual voices of loved ones, regardless of location. (Video: ) A recent pilot validates that GIST enhances: Supportive engagement GIST ACCENTUATES THE OTHER COMPONENTS IN A "CAREOPOLIS, A METROPOLIS OF LOVE AND EMPATHY" GIST is a component in a turn-key solution called The Careopolis which surrounds a loved one, or many times a couple. A Careopolis contains:  a blog, interactive calendar, photo/video sharing tools, 3-D medical animations and GIST storytelling solution. Mobile-friendly, multilingual and invitation-only, it is created and operated by families. SUPPORTIVE OF HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS A Careopolis combines the Powers of Nostalgia, Empathy and Community in fostering connectedness while taking people back to experiences they ache to visit again. Nurturing compassion among loved ones strengthens the social fabric of a care team. Enhancing connectedness and empathy also benefits healthcare, home-care and senior living workers. CLINICAL AND MARKETING VALUE-ADD CareFlash offers branded versions of the Careopolis throughout healthcare, home-care, hospice, senior living, pharmaceutical, employee benefit, DME and payer organizations. This is immediately productive, growing an organization's brand to touch tens-of-thousands, even in the 1st year. It is quick/easy to implement, requires zero-touch of that organization and is inexpensive as a small monthly fee. It also strengthens provider relations, benefiting upstream/downstream medical professionals, and improves: Social drivers of health, care transitions and readmissions Community outreach, branding and word-of-mouth Employee engagement and morale GRIEVING Grief is an isolating, lonely journey. Isolationism disrupts memorializing a lost loved one, as family members and friends are forced to grieve alone. GIST empowers people to work thru grief by leveraging storytelling to celebrate the life of a loved one thru aggregating and retaining memories and experiences as a repository of love and empathy. This also benefits future generations, helping them better know their ancestors. USE CASE "Austin Regional Clinic has worked with CareFlash since May 2018 and been pleasantly surprised by adoption of the tool among families and individuals across the healthcare spectrum from those with older family members to parents with newborns," added Heidi Shalev, ARC VP Marketing, Communications and Engagement. "Since the onset of COVID-19 and social distancing around Austin we saw a sharp, 19.4% jump in Careopolis members so we know people find this helpful and even needed. We look forward to the addition of GIST to help families and even neighborhood groups to stay connected and support each other at this time." CAREFLASH OVERVIEW Since 2005, CareFlash ( ) offers The Careopolis (video: ) and pet-family-centric CareCorral , (video: ). Each solution integrates the GIST Storytelling Innovation. Media Contact:

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