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“My profound conviction is that helping one another is a reciprocal, powerful act. Helping one another is key to having personal meaning in life and key to creating an inclusive, resilient society. Tyze is simply a tool that allows people to do what they want to do, which is love and care for one another.” - Vickie Cammack, Tyze Founder
We are heading into a time where there will be increasing demands on our health care system and families due to our aging population. This demand will be greater than ever before. There is clear research that says most people who are experiencing illness due to age or other special needs, would prefer receiving care from their own home and staying connected to their friends, families and neighbours. Those with illness experience greater health and well-being when surrounded by a community of support and care. But, families and neighours are at their capacity as they are working and supporting their own families and needs. That said, many family members and friends want to support those in need, but don't know how given their own schedules and lack of clarity of how they can help.
Tyze is an online tool that has been designed to create sustainability within communities. It allows a system of care to surround an individual that needs support with many important tools.
"A network could centre on a senior who has suffered a stroke – enabling his caregivers and friends to support his desire for greater independence. From a shared calendar, to goal and task lists, stories and photos, and unlimited file storage – Tyze offers practical and creative tools for building community, sharing information, enhancing life’s joys, and coordinating care and support." (http://institute.plan.ca/our-work/tyze/)
In their Social Mission, the Tyze team says they wish to "create a meaningful and active role for friends, family, and neighbours who are a critical part of the care equation. Share vital health information with the people who love the individual who’s facing a challenge. Connect people to each other and to good information. By nurturing the connections, relationships and activities within a person’s natural support network, we lay the foundation for their care.
We are champions of natural care. Friends and family have a role and expertise that services could never fill. Of course there is a role for professional services but our personal networks provide a passion, a care and a love that even the most well-intentioned and well designed intervention could never compete with. Tyze brings everyone on to the same page to create the best possible outcomes and to highlight reciprocity, exchange and meaning." (http://tyze.com/social-mission/)
For more infromation about Tyze Personal Networks, click here!
Vickie Cammack is the Founder and CEO of Tyze Personal Networks. She is a recognized Canadian source of inspiration and demonstrable solutions related to social networks, social innovation, citizenship and disability. She spearheaded the development of the Tyze platform, built the team that is now driving Tyze, and is playing the leading role in creating the connections and partnerships that will take Tyze to scale.
Vickie Cammack and Al Etmanski, the co-founder of Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN), will be joining us on December 5th for a call to explore their knowledge, skills and stories on caring for one another. This is going to be a wonderful time of learning! For more information on this event, click here!