From the Faculty of Nursing at the UofA, Wendy’s main focus is to enhance quality of life for older adults and their families. Her current work helps guide male spouses through preparing for potential life changes while caring for their partners with cancer.
Although a paper version of the toolkit already existed, she wanted to create an online version that could reach more people with greater convenience. It was important that the online version retain core values, ensure privacy, and be able to change content shown.
Participants can write down thoughts and upload pictures using a rich-text editor. They can also add people to a contacts list, record medications, and mark appointments into a calendar. The administrator can edit/create/delete the sections participants see inside the app. They can also manage participants, but they cannot view the participants’ private information. The web app is mobile-friendly, so participants can access their information at any time.