CareLinx announced it has raised $1.5 million in financing from private investors to improve its online home care network.
Launches in September 2011, the company provides a secure online home care network that allows families to connect with compatible caregivers and cost-effectively manage all their home care services online.
“We believe that CareLinx can play a large role in helping shape the future of caregiving by providing solutions that solve many of the problems arising from the aging of our population, such as the affordability and accessibility of quality home care,” said said Sherwin Sheik, president and chief executive officer of CareLinx. “This round of capital will help us more quickly achieve our goal of making quality home care more affordable and accessible for everyone.”
According to CareLinx, it provides much of the security and oversight that a traditional home care agency provides, but often at less cost and with more direct interaction between the family members and the caregiver. CareLinx provides a comprehensive “in-the-cloud” infrastructure for managing the entire spectrum of “back-office” operations, and gives families access to all the tools they will need to do a range of task.
For example, users can search and find caregivers that match specific needs on multiple dimensions of compatibility, video conference with prospective caregivers, perform background checks and more.
The company says it has thousands of registered users across the United States.
Written by John Yedinak