CareFamily claims it has launched the first online matching service that enables families to quickly connect with qualified and bonded caregivers in the Virginia and D.C. areas.
The service is more affordable than home care agencies and safer than using online list services said the company.
“The need for senior home care is growing dramatically, but families have limited options,” said Tom Knox, CEO and founder of CareFamily. “I’ve spent the past decade building a senior care agency and have seen a growing number of families who can’t afford the cost of an agency turn to classified ads or online list services, which do not offer families any protection — such as background checks, bonding and workers’ compensation insurance. CareFamily gives families a simple way to find and employ qualified and pre-screened caregivers while saving up to 40 percent of the cost of an agency.”
As the number of baby boomers continues to grow, the company expects to see a growing demand for their services.
“I understand the stress and frustration of trying to find qualified senior care,” added Knox. “My grandmother was neglected in a care facility and I watched the stress my mother endured as her caregiver when they moved my grandmother home. This experience inspired me to start CareFamily.
Written by John Yedinak