Caring For The Caregiver Hack
The Lindsay Institute for Innovations in Caregiving hosted its second “Caring for the Caregiver Hack” the weekend of March 18 – March 20, 2016 at Troutman Sanders, LLC in downtown Richmond, Virginia. Student teams from select Virginia Colleges and Universities were challenged to develop a technology tool to help caregivers stay healthy. The teams from College of William and Mary, George Mason University, James Madison University, Lynchburg College, University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Virginia Tech were led by a faculty coach and paired with a family caregiver.
While all the teams were winners in their own right, the judges awarded prizes to:
Grand Prize ($5,000 Cash Prize): James Madison University for “My Time” – an app to encourage and remind family caregivers to make and take time for leisure during the midst of the caregiver’s busy day.
2nd Place ($1,000 Cash Prize): University of Virginia for “Quilted Stories” -- a social media online app that harnesses the power of story-telling to create real human connections.
3rd place ($500 Cash Prize): William & Mary for “Simply Connected” – an easy-to-use web-application that allows long-distance caregivers and other family members to stay connected through the power of simplified technology.
Our 2016 "Caring for the Caregiver Hack" was a huge success! See for yourself, check out the 2016 event photos.