CanDo app promises practical support with daily tasks for poorly patients

A Sydney-based advertising executive has developed an app that helps deliver practical support to people undergoing medical treatment or living with a serious illness such as cancer.

Developed by Rachael Lonergan in collaboration with the Garvan Research Foundation, the CanDo app is designed to help people going through treatment to ask for help with everyday tasks and promises to help coordinate team and task management.

It is described as a tangible tool to help people with an illness on their terms, allowing them to articulate what they do and don’t need and to share the load of completing chores.

Ms Lonergan said she had seen first-hand how cancer is life-changing, and how hard it can be to ask for help.

“CanDo is the app I wish I had when going through treatment and well after,” she said in a statement. “During an overwhelming time, CanDo lets you say yes to help, but articulate what you need.

“It also gives people who want to help, a platform to offer it without feeling embarrassed. It can be used for everything from personal tasks like changing bedsheets to helping with finances – there’s something everyone can do.”

CanDo is free to download from the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Posted in Australian eHealth

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