Website involves residents’ families
A new website – www.partoflife.com – may help care home managers to provide guidance to the family of residents whose health is fragile. Partoflife.com has been developed to help the family of someone who is seriously or terminally ill, or elderly and very frail, to establish their own private website, which then acts as a contact and focal point for relatives and friends. The website’s creator Adrian Doyle said www.partoflife.com provided a very simple guide that shows anyone with access to a computer how to create a private password-protected website. “Keeping relations and close friends up-to-date with news of the sick or very elderly individual can be a burden for the family,” Mr Doyle said. As well as helping families with ill and or frail residents, another aim of www.partoflife.com is to raise money for related charities. Initially free to set up, a private website then costs Â£29.95 for six months. Mr Doyle said one third of the subscription goes to charities of the subscriber’s choice.