Roberta named Finalist in the Caregiving Champion category for the Social Health Awards
August 2022: Roberta is proud to share that she was named a finalist for a Caregiving Champion award by Social Health Awards. This award is for caregivers who tirelessly raise awareness to better the lives of loved ones, through up-close-and-personal perspective that is invaluable.
Roberta wins Visionary Award from Caregiving.com
November 2021: Roberta is proud to share that she has received a Visionary Award. This award recognizes individuals who have developed and implemented an innovative way to support family caregivers or former family caregivers.
Zaggo selected as a Finalist in the Spotlight category for the Health Value Awards
March 2019: Roberta is proud to announce that Zaggo and the ZaggoCare System have been chosen as a Finalist, in the Spotlight category, for Health Value Awards. These awards, presented by the Validation Institute, recognize outstanding services, products, and programs across 34 categories spanning the healthcare industry. Read the press release here.
Zaggo Founder Roberta Carson wins WEGO Health Award for Best Kept Secret
October 2017: Roberta is proud to share that her work helping patients and family caregivers has been recognized with a 2017 WEGO Health Impact Award for Patient Leader: Best Kept Secret. These awards celebrate those who tirelessly support the mission of WEGO Health: to empower the patient voice. Out of over 2,500 entrants from around the world, Roberta was one of 16 winners. Click here to learn more.
Zaggo Founder Roberta Carson Honored with a 2016 Patients’ View Impact Award
December 2016: Roberta is proud to announce that her commitment to helping patients and family caregivers has been recognized with a 2016 Patients’ View Impact Honorable Mention. The Patients’ View Impact Award is the only national award to highlight the power patients can have in improving healthcare. PVI, a national non-profit, is dedicated to organizing, supporting and amplifying the patient’s voice to help improve health care. The Leapfrog Group is a national non-profit dedicated to improving the quality and safety of American health care. Out of approximately 40 entries for 2016, Roberta is honored to receive one of three “Honorable Mention” awards.
ZaggoCare wins a Caregiver Friendly Award
We are proud to announce that we won a 2011 Caregiver Friendly® Award for being one of the best products of 2011 from Today’s Caregiver Magazine. We are thrilled to be recognized as a superior product.
August 2022: Joe & Bella posts Roberta’s article “How to Care for a Bedridden Person at Home”. In this article, Roberta provides helpful tips for those who care for a bedridden loved one, including how to avoid pressure sores, how to move bedridden patients, and how to keep your loved one comfortable.
February 2022: Caregiving.com posts Roberta’s article “Pros and Cons of Telemedicine”. In this post, Roberta outlines the positive and negative aspects of seeing your doctor through a telemedicine appointment.
January 2022: Triage Cancer posts Roberta’s article “Why You Should Participate in Shared Decision-Making”. In this post, Roberta discusses the importance of participating in the decision-making process, which can help patients get the best outcome possible.
December 2021: Caregiving.com posts Roberta’s article “What is the Best Time of Day for Medical Care?”. In this post, Roberta discusses how the quality of care you receive can vary depending on the time of day.
December 2021: Triage Cancer posts Roberta’s article “10 Tips to Improve Communication with Your Doctors”. In this article, Roberta discusses the importance of patient-doctor communication and provides tips to help patients improve their communication with their doctors.
November 2021: Caregiving.com posts Roberta’s article “What is Palliative Care?”. Roberta shares the benefits of palliative care, an often overlooked service that can help patients dealing with serious medical conditions.
November 2021: Triage Cancer posts Roberta’s article “How to Reduce Your Chance of Medication Errors”. In this article, Roberta provides easy-to-follow tips that can help you stay on track with your medication.
October 2021: Roberta is the featured guest on an Absolute Trust Counsel podcast, during which she shares the challenges she faced while caring for her son Zach while he battled a terminal brain tumor.
October 2021: The Caregiver’s Voice posts Roberta’s article “How to Reduce Your Risk of Hospital Infections”. The article describes common hospital infections and steps you should take to avoid these common, dangerous infections.
October 2021: Triage Cancer posts Roberta’s article “The Importance Of Taking Notes At Medical Appointments” which encourages patients and family caregivers to take detailed notes at all medical visits.
September 2021: Family Caregivers Online posts Roberta’s article “How to Help Your Care Receiver Manage Their Healthcare”. The article covers the difficulties seniors face in managing their own healthcare and how their family caregivers can help them get the best care possible.
August 2021: Family Caregivers Online posts Roberta’s article “The Benefits and Drawbacks of Telemedicine”, which helps patients and family caregivers decide when/if telemedicine appointments are a good option.
November 2019: BBK Worldwide posts Roberta’s article “Self Care and the Family Caregiver: Tips You Need to Know” in honor of National Family Caregivers Month. Roberta shares tips to help family caregivers manage their roles.
November 2019: Costco Connection Magazine publishes Roberta’s article “Care More, Stress Less: Achieving the best results for you and your loved ones”. Here Roberta shares tips to help caregivers manage the stress commonly associated with being a family caregiver.
July 2019: Costco Connection Magazine publishes Roberta’s article “Doc Talk: Recognizing the signs that it’s time to find a new health care provider”. Here Roberta shares tips for how to determine if you should be looking for a new doctor or other provider.
February 2019: NeedyMeds.org posts Roberta’s article on how to choose between an ER, Urgent Care or Retail Clinic. The article can help you decide where to go for healthcare next time you don’t feel well.
January 2019: The Canadian Costco Connection magazine posts Roberta’s article on tips for caregivers. Roberta provides tips for staying organized and being engaged in the process to help your loved one get the best care and outcome possible.
December 4, 2018: BBK Worldwide invited Roberta to share her story as part of their Pharma15 Live! video series. In this video interview Roberta discusses her experience as Zach’s caregiver and what she learned about the power of patient and caregiver support and the importance of being engaged in the process. Watch the video here.
August 2018: Roberta’s article “5 Hospital Safety Hazards You Need to Know About” is posted on TheCaregiverSpace.org. Roberta shares information you need to know to reduce your risk of safety hazards while in the hospital.
July 2018: BBK, a global leader in clinical trial patient recruitment, selects Roberta’s blog posts as their resource for their new ClinicalNotifier website — a site dedicated to supporting patients as they navigate the clinical trial process. Roberta is honored to be partnering with BBK and thrilled to be supporting them, and their patient community, in this way. Read the October 2018 press release here.
July 2018: Roberta’s article “Five Common Healthcare Mistakes Caregivers Make and How to Avoid Them” is posted on TheCaregiverSpace.org. Roberta shares information on common mistakes made by caregivers and provides easy to follow tips to avoid making these mistakes that can impact patient health.
March 2018: Costco Connection Magazine publishes Roberta’s article “Antibiotic? Helpful drugs must be used cautiously”. Here Roberta shares information about the good and bad aspects of antibiotics and what you can do to protect yourself and our world from dangerous antibiotic resistant superbugs.
December 2017: Costco Connection Magazine publishes Roberta’s article “Caring most, caring best: Five ways to be a better caregiver”. Here Roberta shares her top tips for caregivers in Costco Magazine, a publication sent to 12 million households.
November 2017: EngagingPatients.org posts Roberta’s article “Understanding the Power of Health Literacy”. In this article, Roberta discusses the importance of health literacy and what can be done to improve patient understanding.
August 2017: Emma Murphy of the Brookline TAB/Wicked Local wrote an article on Roberta’s story: “Chestnut Hill mom finds new way to help families navigate healthcare system”. The article highlights how Roberta’s experience caring for her son Zachary when he battled his terminal brain tumor led her to create the ZaggoCare System to help patients and families.
June 2017: BetterAfter50.com publishes Roberta’s post “How my Son’s Cancer Put me on the Path of Helping Others”. In this post Roberta discusses how being the caregiver for my son Zach during his battle with a terminal brain tumor compelled me to help others as they navigate their own illness or injury.
April 2017: WorkingDaughter.com publishes Roberta’s post “Five Ways to Keep Your Parent’s Hospital Stay Safe and Comfortable”. This posts outlines five hospital safety hazards and recommends steps you can take to reduce your risk.
April 2017: BBK Worldwide’s post by Juli Greenwood “A Caregiver’s Perspective on Rare Disease Clinical Trials” highlights our experience with Zach’s treatment in clinical trials.
January 2017: TheCaregivingSpace.org publishes Roberta’s guest particle “You, Your Doctor and the Computer. Is Three a Crowd?” Read how computers and electronic health records impact care today. Most of all, learn how to get the most out of your doctor appointments in this high-tech era.
December 2016: BBK Worldwide Guest Spotlight features Roberta’s post on the power of patient engagement. Roberta discusses common barriers to patient engagement and what steps patients, doctors and pharmaceutical companies can take.
December 2016: TheCaregiverSpace.org publishes Roberta’s guest post “Doctor Burn-Out and How It’s Impacting Your Healthcare”. Learn why so many doctors feel burned-out, and how this can impact your care. In addition, learn what you can do to maximize your appointments and strengthen your relationship with your doctor.
December 2016: TheCaregiverSpace.org publishes Roberta’s guest post “How my Son’s Cancer Put me on the Path of Helping Others Become Better Patients and Caregivers”. Roberta shares her experience taking care of Zach which led her to start Zaggo and create the ZaggoCare System.
August 2016: WorkingDaughter.com publishes Roberta’s guest post, “Five Common Healthcare Mistakes Caregivers Make and How to Avoid Them”. Whether you are caring for yourself, a parent, or another family member, these tips will make your job as easier.
August 2016: Roberta’s guest post, “Five Tips for Easier Cancer Medication Management, appears on CureToday.com. These tips make it easier for patients dealing with any kind of illness to take their medications as prescribed.
August 2016: EngagingPatients.org publishes Roberta’s article, “Back to Basics: Could Improved Patient-Provider Communications be the Remedy Healthcare Needs?” Roberta discusses the importance of patient-provider communication. In addition, she suggests steps doctors can take to improve communication and encourage patient engagement.
April 2016: Roberta’s article, “Where’s the Charity Walk for Patient Safety?”, appears on STAT News. Roberta discusses the lack of public attention patient safety receives, despite medical errors being the 3rd leading cause of death in the US. The article outlines steps patients and families can take to reduce their risk of medical errors.