(PRWEB) March 08, 2012
CareFamily.com, a full-service site dedicated to connecting caregivers and those who seek professional in-home senior care, recently launched its full service offering designed to improve the quality of care for seniors, reduce the cost of in-house assistance and provide higher wages for caregivers.
Free tools such as telephone medication and appointment reminders, medication risk assessments, and quick-tip videos and resources are still available through the site, and a wide variety of new services have now been introduced. These resources include:
- Fully-automated payment and tax support
- Certification for those who would like to begin careers in caregiving
- Additional training and educational resources
- Shift management tools including real-time attendance monitoring
- Personal Care Coaches to help answer questions and provide ongoing guidance
These tools provide the caregiver with the credentials, training and resources he or she needs to succeed while providing the family with the peace of mind that their caregiver is fully-certified and possesses the skills needed to properly care for loved ones.
“Through the launching of CareFamily, we are empowering seniors and caregivers to be matched up directly to one another,” said CareFamily CEO Tom Knox. “In addition to providing families with a completely detailed and reliable resource for all things senior care, CareFamily enables caregivers to take control of their career and follow their passion for helping the senior community.”
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, unemployment currently rests at 8.5 percent. By providing the training and certifications needed to become a qualified caregiver, CareFamily.com has the potential to reintroduce thousands of employees to the work force during the next several years.
Approved individuals are matched through CareFamily to those who wish to provide in-home care to their loved ones. CareFamily removes the stress of background checks, scheduling, on-time checking in, and payment for both parties by hosting these tools virtually and securely on the web.
Caregivers matched with families through CareFamily are able to earn approximately 40 percent more than those working through an agency, while families are able to save more than 30 percent of the overall cost of senior care. Hundreds of families and caregivers have already registered through CareFamily, and though the site currently focuses on those in the Virginia area, CareFamily plans to expand nationally in the coming months.
“CareFamily offers the dependability and peace of mind every family deserves,” said Knox. “It is our mission to connect families directly to top senior care providers so that they can build a compassionate, safe and affordable care team for every family’s loved ones.”
CareFamily is an online company that makes finding and managing in-home care for seniors easy and affordable. Headquartered in Virginia Beach, Va., CareFamily was created by combining the best practices of a bricks and mortar home care agency with the latest technological tools to provide families and caregivers with one trusted source of information and database of resources. Its unique approach equips family members to partner with caregivers directly and to seamlessly manage the care process for their loved ones digitally.