Growing old is a privilege.
One that doesn't come with a roadmap.
Our mission is to help you care for those who cared for you.
We empower you with personalized education and recommendations to allow you to make the best decisions for your loved ones.
We understand caregiving is difficult. We make it simple.
We stay up to date with the latest education, resources, and advances in care.
The only thing you have to worry about is spending the moments you have with those you love.
A note from our founder, Michael Sentz:
For as long as I can remember, Christmas has been the most important holiday for my family. Each Christmas Eve my grandparents, the matriarch and patriarch of our tight knit family, hosted the entire family for dinner. However on Christmas eve 2015, that tradition came to an unexpected and sudden halt, and unbeknownst to us at the time, would be the last celebration of its kind. I will never forget being greeted at the door by my family’s white husky covered in blood. Instantly the hair on the back of my neck stood up, and I knew in my heart something bad had happened. The mental image will forever be burned in my mind as I frantically covered the house to see what he had gotten into. Moments later I received a call from my mother stating the family was on their way to the hospital. My grandfather had tumbled down our steps before dinner. With no one home but our family dog, Conan, grandpa laid in a pool of his own blood at the landing of the stairs for who knows how long. This was not only the last Christmas Eve dinner with my grandparents, but the beginning of their slow and heartbreaking deterioration. From this point forward we had to admit that my grandparents were no longer the bright center of our family, and my mother was forced to take more responsibility for the care of my grandparents.
Although able and willing to take care of my grandparents, my mother paid a heavy price for becoming the primary caregiver. Mom never knew what to ask or expect, and her life became a constant state of frustration and anxiety. As a result, I began researching the topic of informal caregiving and realized the United States has a Caregiver Crisis on its hands. After conducting this research and witnessing my mother’s decline as an informal caregiver, I decided to launch CaringWire.
For family caregivers like my mother, there is no system in place to continuously address the economic, environmental, and social conditions that influence health (i.e. social determinants of health) outside of formal care settings. Although my grandparents' care was regularly overseen by professionals, my mother was responsible for coordinating their daily lives. To put this in perspective, other than the few days my grandparents were in a formal care setting (i.e. primary care office or hospital), my mother carried the full-time burden of their care. Sadly, this ever-present strain has become the norm for more than 53 million Americans. Our team at CaringWire hope to decrease this strain and provide relief for caregivers.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I use CaringWire?
We make everything easy. After our quick survey, we provide you with expert advice and custom recommendations for your loved one’s care.
How is CaringWire free to use?
We receive funding by selling to insurance companies and other healthcare providers.
What’s the easiest way to get started?
There’s no right or wrong way to plan and it is okay not to know where to start; so let’s start with our simple survey. We make it easy no matter where you begin your journey.
If we’re working with a healthcare provider, do we still need CaringWire?
Yes! We want you to keep the provider or doctor you are comfortable with. CaringWire is not a replacement for existing healthcare services. CaringWire helps with the day-to-day activities and difficult decisions that most people are not prepared for. Whether you are just starting your search or looking for long-term residential options we want to help guide you every step of the way.
I don't know what my loved one needs. Is CaringWire for me?
Yes! Our quick survey helps us to identify your loved one's needs and create a care plan for you. We will help to teach you along the way so you can make the best decisions possible.