In ianacare there are three primary roles: caregivers, patients, and supporters.
Caregivers: Caregivers have complete control over the ianacare team. They can request and accept help tasks, post updates, edit patient information, invite and remove supporters and more. Each team needs someone in the caregiver role to be activated.
Care Recipient: Care Recipients have all of the same rights as a caregiver, however, they are not required for a team to be activated.
Supporters: Supporters are the lifeblood of a good ianacare team. They can respond to requests, offer additional help, post updates, send gift cards and money, and more. A supporter can also invite other people to join the team but they must be approved by the caregiver who owns the team.
Note: You can have multiple caregivers on a team, but only one care recipient. If you are supporting multiple patients, you will need to set up one team for each of them.
I'm impressed by the design of this app and the intent behind it. I recommend that you change the wording from "patient" to "individual" or "care recipient". I founded and coordinate "Got Your Back Neighborhood Networks", which advocates for and empowers people to age in place. Most of our members are not yet "patients", but definitely have needs that can be met through community cooperation. This is the first app that addresses many of the functional activities of daily living.
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