Care Australia has officially launched AllowMe! – an innovative app that
creates a caring community around people with life-limiting illnesses.
Allowme! mobile app, with
funding support from nib foundation, was developed to provide a practical forum
for carers to communicate to family members and friends how they can help share
There are more than 2.8
million unpaid carers in Australia. While this role is rewarding, it can be
both emotionally and physically demanding, and result in significant financial,
health and emotional costs.
By providing a mobile app
that allows carers, families and friends to create a community of care based on
the person’s specific needs, AllowMe! helps to alleviate the physical and
emotional demands that can often be part and parcel of caring for a loved one
who is approaching the end of their life.
Features of the app allow
carers and care recipients to list tasks, keep track of events and medical
appointments, schedule visiting times, keep a private journal, as well as other
features to create community involvement.
nib foundation’s $50,000
community grant has provided the funding support necessary for Palliative Care
Australia to develop AllowMe! .
find out more about our partnership with Palliative Care Australia click here.