January 28, 2014
Today Science Inc. launched their newly backed startup HomeHero so families can find, hire, and manage in-home care for seniors. The platform provides access to hundreds of caregivers who have been vetted with background checks, references, and reviews.
Additionally, Science Inc. released HomeHero Connect to give those same families a way to manage the independent caregivers they find via the platform. Users can track timesheets and daily activity summaries through their phone while also receiving emergency alerts and automating payments.
“When my grandfather passed away, we saw my grandmother’s health deteriorate faster than anticipated, and finding vetted and experienced caregivers was difficult,” says Kyle Hill, CEO and co-founder of HomeHero. “Once we found a caregiver we liked, we learned that managing them from far away was even harder.”
Hill also found that over the last 30 years, the average age of an elderly person leaving their home went from 74 to 90 and the average distance between elderly people and their adult children increased from 32 to 56 miles. Thus, the whole platform was designed to maximize efficiency and ease for all parties involved.
Caregivers clock in and out from a landline phone, careseekers can manage everything from their smartphone, and the elderly get whatever they need from help with basic chores to help with sensitive personal information. Should anything go wrong, HomeHero has a $1 million insurance policy to cover bodily injury and property damage.
The bottom line in all of this is peace of mind for the caregivers, careseekers, and the elderly receiving the help. Currently caregivers are only available in Southern California, but the company is expecting to launch in a new city in subsequent months.
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