Apply below to be part of the InspireLIFE BC pilot project, a unique online program that brings integrative cancer care to the comfort of your home. There are 24 spots in this pilot project at no cost.
Deadline to apply is May 7, 2013. Space is limited.
The InspireLIFE BC pilot program is presented by InspireHealth and offers select online programs and services in support of an integrative approach to cancer care. Through this program you will have access to our health care practitioners and learn powerful ways to alleviate symptoms of treatment, reduce the likelihood of recurrence, and optimize your body’s healing potential.
In order to qualify for this Pilot Program you must:
- Have a recent cancer diagnosis
- Be eager to take an active role in your healing journey
- Live in an area that is remote, rural, or not easily accessible to one of our three centres
- Have a high-speed internet connection with optional web-cam
- Complete an intake form, a health history form, and a seven-day food journal
- Sign a release to allow InspireHealth physicians access to your patient records from the BC Cancer Agency
In addition to MSP-covered appointments with an InspireHealth physician, the following services will be provided at no cost in exchange for your participation:
- The Online Fireside Chat, a 45-min introduction to InspireHealth and integrative cancer care
- Two individual appointments by phone or video call with a nutritionist and a clinical counsellor
- Core elements of our signature LIFE Program offered in three interactive group webinars:
Foundations of Healing (May 14, 2-4pm) – Dr Judy Tang will be your facilitator for this module. Learn how an optimal integrative cancer care approach will engage the interrelated aspects of mind, body, spirit and immune system to create a solid foundation for health and recovery.
April 18, 2013 VANCOUVER, BC –
Canada’s Tyze Personal Networks has been named a Next Century Innovator by the Rockefeller Foundation.
The Next Century Innovators Awards is a global competition open to those who are promoting the well-being of humanity around the world. The Foundation is naming 100 innovators in honour of its centennial. According to the Rockefeller Foundation, “Citizen movements are compelling reforms that were unimaginable only a short time ago. Solutions to today’s challenges involve a complex mix of actors that include governments, nonprofits, foundations, civil society and the business sector in major new ways.”
In a recent issue of the Home Care Technology report, our new partnership with Procura is highlighted.
“We are very excited to work with Procura. We know when care providers and informal caregivers work together, everyone benefits”, says Richard Osborn, President of Tyze. “Our unique community platform is a proven, cost efficient tool, that enhances communication between the family and providers, helps people stay independent in their home longer and improves satisfaction and retention for Procura’s customers.”
For Immediate Release – Victoria, BC (04/04/2013) – Procura, leading providers in home and community care, announced today that they have entered into a strategic partnership with Tyze Personal Networks, providers of an online community care platform. Partnering with Tyze provides Procura customers with a health information exchange (HIE) tool that centers on the patient, connecting associated family, friends, care givers and care professionals, and organizes support for home and community care clients.
###Media Contact: Cindy Hughes, firstname.lastname@example.org Marketing Manager, Tyze Personal Networks 604.628.9594 Tyze Personal Networks is a social mission business focused on creating pathways for people to care, connect, and contribute. They do this by providing secure, online, private networks of support that strengthen relationships and address isolation. Their primary beneficiaries are people undergoing treatment for critical illness, seniors, and people with disabilities, as well as the home health care, government, and caregiving agencies that provide support for them.
Tyze is proud to be partnered with Inspire Health, a physician-led non-profit integrative cancer care organization. When Marie was diagnosed with cancer, she went to Inspire Health for support and solutions. It was there that she discovered Tyze. She was eager to talk with us about her experience using a personal network so far. Marie, a single mom of 12-year-old twins, grew up in Switzerland and moved to Vancouver to pursue her degree in psychology. Today she’s a counselor who focuses on helping others, staying active and pursuing physical activities like skiing, surfing and daily yoga. Marie was diagnosed with breast cancer seven years ago and is on a continual journey toward health. Marie was introduced to the concept of a Tyze network through Inspire Health, and she was eager to answer some questions about her experience using it so far.
CH: How has Tyze helped you?
M: Without Tyze I wouldn’t have anywhere near the support that I’m now fortunate to have. I’m not always very good at asking for help but with Tyze it’s been so much easier. It’s a very different thing when you have to pick up the phone all the time and if I didn’t have Tyze I wouldn’t really just call people to ask for help. Now getting that support is much easier – people can come on to the network, see what’s needed and offer.
CH: What’s been most meaningful about using Tyze?
M: I think using Tyze has been meaningful in a few ways—to me, to my friends and to my family in Switzerland. First, for me, I know that the important people in my life know what’s going on but I don’t have to be calling non-stop and giving information. My kids and I also feel supported and know I’m not alone. For my friends, it’s been meaningful because it lets them feel connected and highlights that there are things they can do. When there’s a health issue people can tend to get really scared—almost more scared than the person who’s sick—they don’t know what to do, what to say or how to be helpful but not a bother. But because of Tyze my friends can get together, talk about things and feel that they could be active without being intrusive. And finally, for my family in Switzerland who can’t be here but really wish they can, Tyze offers a way to be there for me from a distance. They can log on and see that things are happening and that I have support.
Would you recommend someone in your shoes start their own network?
M: I would, absolutely. Anybody going through any type of health journey should use Tyze. It’s really a lifeline. I’m a single mom and my twins are 12, so it’s not like I have teenagers who can take over and do stuff. I know that I’m not the only one in this kind of situation who is alone – so yes, having Tyze is a lifeline. Even if you are capable of dealing with your health challenge alone—I could probably do everything on my own if I was pushing myself hard—knowing I have support has really changed absolutely everything. People have the tendency to feel very lonely. We can forget that we are loved. And a lot of people don’t know how to express their love—Tyze gives them an opportunity here. Caring is a way for them to demonstrate how they feel and Tyze makes caring practical and easy. It’s that connection. It does make a difference. I’m so grateful for what you guys are doing.