AllowMe! app launches – creating communities of care for people approaching the end of their life.

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Palliative 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 the workload.

    

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! .

To find out more about our partnership with Palliative Care Australia click here.