LOS ANGELES, Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Celsya, Inc. (www.celsyalife.com) Celsya has just released new features which make managing one's health even easier. These features include appointment and medication reminders, easy to print files, and additional emergency access features. These tools can help simplify and streamline the responsibility of a family caregiver while also decreasing their stress.
In November 2009, the National Alliance for Caregiving in collaboration with AARP stated that there are "more than 65 million people, 29% of the U.S. population, that provide care for the chronically ill, disabled or aged family member or friend during any given year." The average time spent managing care is approximately 20 hours per week and in some cases more. Unfortunately this causes significant stress and health issues for the caregivers themselves. "Nearly three quarters of family caregivers report not going to the doctor as often as they should and 55% say they skip doctor appointments for themselves." Research has shown about "40% to 70% of family caregivers have clinically significant symptoms of depression." - Zarit, S. (2006 Assessment of Family Caregivers)
"These new features will give our users, specifically caregivers and their families, an easier way to take care of themselves and their loved one, hopefully reducing the stress and increase better personal care," says Founder of Celsya, Eran Weinberg. "Our mission is to design and develop the best services, products and user experiences to make you live a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling life."
Celsya is a free online service which provides families and caregivers the tools they need to track, manage, and maintain their own and loved ones health information. The new features include SMS and email reminders for medications and appointments, as well as features which may be critical in cases of emergency. Users can print out their Health Profile Access Card which gives emergency and medical professionals instant access to your personal health records. This will enable them to help you faster and avoid common medical mistakes.
SOURCE Celsya, Inc.