Isorropia is a cooperative board game that prepares families for the responsibilities of caregiving.
The United States’ healthcare system exploits its constituents through an increasing focus on “cure”, rather than “care”. This — combined with the industry’s inability to
accommodate the growing population of elders living to extreme old age — pushes the responsibility for long-term care on families and friends. Often, the stressors of this situation put both the caregiver’s and the caregivee’s emotional and physical well-being at risk. While there is no universal prescription for coping with life changes like these, gradual acquaintance with the issues that surround the situation can alleviate harmful emotions when the scenario actually arises.
Isorropia© is a cooperative board game that helps groups consider and make decisions around the medical, legal and financial aspects of caring for people who are aging or have a serious medical condition. Ideally, players build confidence around caretaking, establish a “team” mindset, learn to balance multiple responsibilities, and develop skills to minimize future stress.