My Pocket Coordinator
Service for taking care of next of kin
My Pocket Coordinator is a physical booklet and a digital platform for next of kin when facing the challenge of a loved one returning home after rehabilitation in a specialized hospital. Five activities facilitated by both hospital and municipality aim to prepare for a new reality. Next of kin provide approximately 50% of all care in Norwegian homes, making them very important. Also, the well-being of a carer will influence the degree of improvement of a patient, and vice versa. Our proposal aspires to prioritize next of kin, letting their voices be heard and attending to their needs along a challenging path.
"This design tackles a question that is often neglected in healthcare: who cares for the carer? By investing resources in supporting next of kin, this product may significantly reduce the chance of burnout and sick leave from work. "WINNER STATEMENT
What great news to win this iF award! We aimed to give attention to the ones who take care of their loved ones - the next of kin . All in close collaboration with the largest rehabilitation hospital in Norway and a proactive municipality. Thank you for honoring the efforts made.UNIVERSITY