Winner - Philips Service Design Challenge 2023
There is a critical need for comprehensive support for caregivers of terminally ill family members, particularly those dealing with cancer. The emotional, mental, and logistical challenges faced by caregivers during this difficult time often go unaddressed, and Solace aims to fill this gap by providing holistic care and assistance.
Solace is an award-winning service design project developed as part of the Philips Service Design Challenge 2023. With a focus on transforming the lives of caregivers of terminally ill family members, Solace aims to provide comprehensive care and support during challenging life transitions, particularly for those affected by cancer.
Solace is intended for individuals who shoulder the responsibility of caregiving and require support in navigating the complex challenges that arise during end-of-life care. Solace acknowledges the crucial role played by caregivers and strives to empower them with the necessary wellness resources and care they deserve.
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