Eagan, Minn. (Sep. 28, 2011) — Upstairs Solutions, an online education leader in senior care, and CaringBridge, a nonprofit providing free websites that connect family and friends during a significant health challenge, announced a partnership within the senior care, e-learning industry.
Through this partnership, Upstairs Solutions will incorporate CaringBridge’s free personal websites into its free family Series, which includes:
"Upstairs Solutions is dedicated to serving the needs of our providers as well as their residents and families," said Tamar Abell, principal at Upstairs Solutions. "By integrating CaringBridge into our learning platform, we're equipping them with an important resource, which can help improve residents' quality of life and quality of care as they go through their health journey."
Since the founding of CaringBridge in 1997, more than 284,000 CaringBridge websites have been created. Each day over half-a-million people connect through CaringBridge to give their support to loved ones. CaringBridge is dedicated to amplifying the love, hope and compassion in the world, making each health journey easier. Its community has grown to include authors, visitors and donors in all 50 states and more than 225 countries and territories.
"Families and friends of long-term care residents greatly benefit from the ease of communication that CaringBridge provides," said Sona Mehring, founder and CEO of CaringBridge. "Rather than spending time updating loved ones through phone calls and e-mails, caregivers are able to focus their energy on caring for the patient. By partnering with Upstairs Solutions, we will greatly extend the reach of our offering to the senior care industry."
CaringBridge is a nonprofit offering many ways for people to care for each other during any type of health event. Its mission is to amplify the love, hope and compassion in the world, making each health journey easier. For more information, visit www.CaringBridge.org.
Upstairs Solutions is a provider-owned company with the mission to continually raise the bar in senior care training. The company offers more than 130 online courses, specifically developed for senior care, and an easy-to-use record-keeping system (LMS) to manage and track training, licenses and competencies. Upstairs Solutions' online training is cheat-proof and uses multimedia to create engaging and interactive courses for orientation, CEUs, compliance training and in-service instruction. For more information go to www.upstairssolutions.com or call 866-763-4500.