I knew I wanted to be a nurse when I was seven years old. When the neighborhood kids got hurt, it was me that treated their booboos.
Thus began 40+ years as a nurse, researcher, clinical consultant, and director of healthcare programs. I did have always been focused on how to keep people… especially seniors… out of the hospital in the first place. That led to years of work in home health care, and then a growing awareness of the problem posed by hard-to-open packaging.
Eventually I set out to research the problem, with seniors but also with package designers, leading senior-care organizations, and government agencies like the Food & Drug Administration and the Consumer Protection Agency. That work convinced me that with the right information and commitment, businesses could provide their customers with safe, secure packaging that doesn’t provoke wrap rage.
And that’s what Openez is all about.