July 10, 2012

CareZone – Keeping Caregivers Organized

CareZone is a web-application that caregivers can use to keep their loved ones’ records organized. Aimed at helping people who take care of children, aging parents, and relatives with disabilities, CareZone provides all the tools necessary for keeping track of health records and privately sharing sensitive information online.

Part project management application, part social network, CareZone invites you to sign up and create individual user profiles for each of the people you care for. These profiles are private, and they can be a great place to store sensitive information like current medication lists, known allergies, healthcare forms, to-do lists, and family contact information. You can also upload files, like scanned medical bills and photographs, for safekeeping online. If you share caretaking responsibilities with your spouse or siblings, then you can connect with those people through CareZone, making the web-application an excellent tool for disseminating medical information and health history reports.

In addition to its recordkeeping and organization tools, CareZone also offers a number of more personalized features. Users can post their thoughts and concerns in private journals, and they can invite feedback or suggestions on these posts by allowing the loved ones they’ve connected with to leave comments on their profile pages.

Practical Uses:

  • Keep track of your father’s medications
  • Make sure your siblings are aware of your mother’s latest medical ailments
  • Create a list of contacts to call in an emergency
  • Write down a list of questions to ask the pediatrician at your child’s next appointment

Insider Tips:

  • Users can give “helpers” access to their profile information
  • CareZone is available in English and Spanish
  • People can add themselves to the list of people they care for
  • CareZone offers special pricing for users caring for more than 10 people

What we liked:

  • Caregivers can decide which helpers should receive access to their private data
  • CareZone is a great tool for tracking medication consumption
  • Users can create private journals where they can record their thoughts and fears
  • People who use CareZone aren’t inundated with advertisements

What we didn’t like:

  • CareZone doesn’t currently offer users a way to delete their loved one’s data from the application


Company Info:

  • Launched: February 2012
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: San Francisco, California
  • Founded by: Jonathan Schwartz and Walter Smith
  • Web site:


  • Free for one year
  • $5/month or $48/year, per person you’re caring for


  1. JEPittsburgh

    Thanks for the review. I’d like to recommend another CareZone alternative – which is completely free. They offer a robust caregiver management tool plus tons of content and advanced directives for all 50 states.

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