CareUniversity. CareU was developed in response to enormous unmet needs expressed by families and professional caregivers. Not a college or university, it partners with higher education institutions to deliver knowledge that can earn course credit and certificates of completion as well as novel incentives for consumers.
High Impact Care Hazards: There are certain conditions that are frequent and severe that can be prevented by new consumers and caregiver behaviors. We call these conditions that can threaten the physical and financial health of everyone “high impact care hazards”.
Lifeline Behaviors: The new behaviors that can protect us, we call “lifeline behaviors”. They can be taught online, in groups, and in many new ways such as over mobile phones. CareUniversity connects people to great resources and does not compete with medical, nursing, and pharmacy schools. It compliments their curricula with practical concepts, tools, and resources.
Competency Currency: It is critical that the competency of new lifeline behaviors or skills be maintained. So for certain courses and programs, CareU has modeled its program of re-certification of competencies after the aviation industry.
Although much fewer in number as a community force, there are many CareDads who are taking the lead fortheir families health and well-being and there are many coaches and mentors who are also looking out for our nation’s children. There are many sons, daughters, and other family members taking care of their parents as well.
The CareMoms program and training through CareUniversity have been designed to support a grassroots effort to engage our community CFOs – Chief Family Officers – to prevent healthcare accidents in their families. CareMoms can help them rally and support their local hospitals to win the war on healthcare harm and prevent common healthcare accidents in certain very common “High Impact Care Conditions” in acute care, chronic care, and preventive care.