HomeHero, a new startup backed by
HomeHero Connect gives families across the country access to a reliable system to connect with new or existing caregivers. Families can manage independent caregivers through phone timesheet tracking, daily activity summaries (with audio recordings), emergency phone alerts and automated payments.
Finding a great caregiver with short notice is difficult and expensive. Fortunately, HomeHero offers “do-it-yourself” tools to give families an alternative to agencies and to help them find, hire and manage a caregiver for their loved one. The site is launching with hundreds of caregivers, each pre-screened and subject to a rigorous certification process that includes an in-person interview, entrance exam and background check. Careseekers can view caregivers by location (plotted on a map), along with HD videos, social references and reviews. Online filters allow users to sort caregivers by gender, number of reviews, years of experience and language.
HomeHero makes it safe and easy to find a companion for seniors to do everything from basic chores and housekeeping to the most sensitive of personal needs. Whether looking for round-the-clock care, daily assistance or weekly drop-ins, HomeHero is flexible and convenient. They also have a
HomeHero caregivers clock-in and clock-out from a landline phone and give daily summaries and voice recordings to ensure families have the confidence and peace of mind that their loved one is happy and safe, whether they live down the street or in another state.
Caregivers are currently available in
“When my grandfather passed away, we saw my grandmother’s health deteriorate faster than anticipated, and finding vetted and experienced caregivers was difficult. Once we found one we liked, we learned that managing them from far away was even harder. We wanted to consolidate a suite of in-home care services into a simple and affordable offering that families could use right away,” said
In the last 30 years, the average age of an elderly leaving their home went from 74 to 90 and the average distance between elderly and closest adult child increased from 32 miles to 56 miles (2013 Private Duty Benchmark Study).