ALZHEIMER’S CARE TEAM CALENDAR
Lotsa Helping Hands powers online caring Communities that help restore health and balance to caregivers’ lives. The service brings together caregivers and volunteers through online Communities that organize daily life during times of medical crisis or caregiver exhaustion in neighborhoods and communities worldwide.
The hallmark of the service is the caregiver-focused Help Calendar, which enables members to schedule and sign up for tasks that provide respite for the caregiver including meals for the family, rides to medical appointments, and visits. Members can also communicate with one another through message boards, post personal blogs, share photos, and send well wishes to the family. And Coordinators can safely store and retrieve vital information for the family – from medical and health records to financial and legal documents.
Now, when someone asks “what can I do to help?” the answer is “give me your name and email address” – the system takes over and allows people to sign up and start helping.
When people rally to help someone in their family or Community, Lotsa Helping Hands makes it easy for each person to know what to do and when. Learn more about using Lotsa Helping Hands by reading about our features, member roles, and tips for getting started
FEATURES OF LOTSA HELPING HANDS
Help Calendar: Our easy to use Help Calendar enables members to schedule and sign up for tasks that provide caregiver support including meals for the family, rides to medical appointments, and visits. Coordinators can post tasks that require help so volunteers can easily see what’s needed. Regular reminders are sent to volunteers so that no one forgets their commitments.
Community Building Features: We understand that members spend a lot of time in their Lotsa Communities so we’ve made our Community web sites easy to use and even easier to customize. Members can communicate with one another through message boards, post personal blogs, share photos, and send well wishes to the family.
Custom Sections: A powerful and efficient tool for caregivers, Custom Sections add a little something extra to your Community. Add a ‘Donate’ tab and section or special recipes or a personal blog.
Photo Gallery: Your Photo Gallery in your Lotsa Community is the perfect place to share invaluable snapshots along your caregiving journey. Post or view personal photos in your Community and share a memory or milestone.
Message Boards: The Message Board is the best place to connect and keep up with members of your Community. Both Members and Coordinators can post anything they wish to share, ask how to help the community, comment on a post and start a conversation.
Well Wishes: The soul of your caring Community, Well Wishes is the place to drop a line to say hello, post a prayer or let the family you are helping know that you’re thinking about them.
Occasions (Previously Events): Need to keep track of important dates or milestones? Add Occasions to your calendar to remind everyone of the important dates that you simply don’t want to forget such as birthdays, anniversaries and more.
Events: Organize items in your Help Calendar into Events. Easily coordinate events that require multiple volunteers or that span many days, such as a Fundraiser or a clean-up day. Organizing, scheduling and volunteering has never been easier!
Vital Information Feature: Keep important information in one place. Use the Vital Information section to store details about medications, doctors, allergies, insurance, and anything else safely and securely. The Coordinator can make this information available to the entire community or to select members, such as the immediate family.
Groups and Permissions: For easier organization and enhanced privacy, put select members into one group and adjust their privacy and permissions. Grant immediate family members permission to accept members or to create new custom sections in your Community. Or allow neighbors the ability to schedule activities on the Help Calendar. Stay organized in your Community by sharing the right stuff with the right people.