Since the very beginning, our mission has been to provide a safe and private place to help you organize anything related to caring for someone. Thanks to your feedback, we’ve made tons of enhancements (from better printing, to more complete medication fields), and implemented a bunch of new features, from lockable notes and uploads, to increased file sizes per upload.
From the day we launched, though, you’ve had a consistent request—a calendar, focused on the individual you’re caring for. A calendar separate from your own, but shareable with your family and Helpers.
And today, we’re excited to introduce the CareZone Calendar, designed especially with your Loved Ones in mind.
Viewing your new calendar
Your new Calendar lies right below the CareZone Journal in the left menu. Here, you’ll be able to:
- organize and schedule one-off appointments
- schedule recurring appointments, such as physical therapy visits
- share the calendar with your Helpers
- assign appointments to Helpers
- ask your Helpers to volunteer
- visualize items that have yet to be assigned to anyone
We’ve included two viewing options to help you stay on top of your appointments. First is day view, which looks like this:
And if you prefer having a wider window into your events, try Month view:
(We’re also now hard at work on a Week view! Stay tuned!)
Adding a new event is a breeze. Just click on the day it occurs and add in the details. We’ve included fields for:
- name of the event
- event description
- start and end time
- whether or not it’s recurring
And we know you probably have Helpers, so like To-dos, we’ve allowed you to assign events to yourself or to your Helpers. For example, you might ask someone to help you get groceries for Mom one day…
Events that need a volunteer will visually stand out (see events above, with the pink exclamation point), so you and your family will know where help is needed.
We’re also thinking of adding notifications to these assignments, so you’ll know when you’re being depended upon (and you’ll be able to tell someone else you’re depending on them).
So there you have it—Calendar is finally here! We’ll constantly be working on and improving it, so if you have an idea, suggestion, or request, let us know by sending an email to our Community Manager Marssy.
On a parting note, in order to get this calendar to you as quickly as possible, we’re launching it without iPhone or mobile site support. For now, anyway; integrating your Loved One’s calendar into all devices is one of our top priorities.