CareLinx Partners with Lacuna Health, Connects Caregivers to Insurance Options

National online home care service platform CareLinx and care management powerhouse Lacuna Health are teaming up in a new model that their top executives see as a boon for both businesses. CareLinx, which AARP recently named as a preferred provider for in-home care, connects seniors across the U.S. to its network of technology-enabled and thoroughly […]

Online Home Care Network CareLinx Lands ‘Massive’ AARP Partnership

CareLinx has landed a new AARP partnership with “massive” business upside, according to Sherwin Sheik, the online home care network’s CEO. Founded in 2011, San Francisco-based CareLinx connects individuals across the country in need of home care services to its pool of more than 300,000 vetted, licensed and technology-enabled caregivers. The company — purchased in […]

Workers, Payors Demand Home Care Providers Offer Education Programs

Home care providers are already under pressure to offer educational opportunities to their workers, as a means of boosting recruitment and retention in an industry plagued by labor shortages and high turnover. Changes in the insurance landscape and shifting workforce demographics could ratchet up that pressure to new levels of intensity in the coming years. […]

Collaboration is Key to Digital Health Solutions

The home care space has recently seen a number of startups take risks and bet on the role of digital solutions in improving seniors’ quality of life and independence at home. But digital solutions need to be designed and rolled out effectively by stakeholders working together to realize their full potential, according to a recent report from HealthXL, […]

CareLinx Acquired by Generali Global Assistance

CareLinx, a tech-enabled caregiver marketplace with more than 200,000 caregivers on its platform, has been acquired by Generali Global Assistance, a provider of assistance services that is part of the Generali Group. The terms of the deal and acquisition price were not disclosed. CareLinx, which already has a large scale as a digital marketplace for […]

Honor Sees Senior Living Partnerships as Route to New Markets

Honor—part of a wave of tech-forward home care startups to raise large sums of capital in recent years—now is partnering with assisted living and other senior housing companies, and sees this is a potential way of entering new markets. After starting in San Francisco and raising a cool $20 million in Series A funding in […]

Why Men Won’t Solve the Home Health Aide Shortage

A great opportunity exists to fill the deficit of home health care aides with the millions of American men out of work. The problem? Potential male hires, along with women and clients, are uncomfortable with men filling these traditionally feminine roles, according to a report from the New York Times. Though as many as 20 million men had […]

Home Care Company CareLinx Partners With Lyft

An online marketplace connecting home care clients and caregivers now has partnered with a popular ride hailing company. CareLinx, based in Bruno, California, will now offer ride hailing services on its mobile app. The rides will be provided by San Francisco-based Lyft to help older adults easily order a ride, according to a press release. Family […]

Business Briefs: Seniorlink Receives $7.5M in Funding

Seniorlink Receives $7.5M from NewSpring The health care funding company, NewSpring Health Capital, from the family of private equity funds, NewSpring Capital, has invested $7.5 million in Seniorlink, Inc., a creator in solutions for caregivers across the country. Seniorlink, founded in 2000, plans to use the funds to continue developing its coaching and collaboration platform, Vela. […]

House Calls Startup to Accept Medicare

TrueCare24, a startup offering house calls and telehealth services, now is accepting Medicare and has launched a subscription service. “While other services have catered to demographics with disposable income, TrueCare24’s vision is to make care accessible and convenient care for all,” CEO Leonid Popov stated in a press release Tuesday. As alluded to in the […]