Self Care Catalysts is a patient solutions, intelligence and analytics company. Our mission is to build innovative and patient-centered self-care solutions that complement medical modalities that will enable patients to continue managing their care outside of the clinical setting, with or without the support of healthcare professionals.
The Self Care Catalysts team is made up of health researchers, software engineers, experience designers, patient advocates and business strategists - all working together to advocate for patients and consumers when it comes to healthcare decisions.
What is the self-care movement?
People living with chronic illnesses often face a different set of challenges – challenges that are not necessarily just physiological or medical in nature.
The ordinary, routine tasks that people tend to do everyday without needing assistance (also know as activities of daily living), may be particularly demanding for a person living with chronic illness. These activities include getting out of bed in the morning, getting ready for the day, going to the grocery store, etc. Or simply the activities they engage in to feel better.
Yet when people think of chronic disease, they typically think about the medical aspects of managing and coping with it. The less palpable aspects of everyday life with a chronic illness are often left unspoken about.
With the “Self-Care Movement”, we want to transform perspectives about chronic illness, and transform the way we manage illness, to celebrate the greatness in ordinary accomplishments that patients face everyday.