1-800-HOMECARE™'s AideFinder App Seeks to Solve Home Care Caregiver Shortage

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1-800-HOMECARE's new tool, called AideFinder, is designed to connect patients and providers, and to also connect providers with caregivers.

"At the current rate, the caregiver shortage could cause the home care industry to contract. We want to make sure that doesn't happen."

1-800-HOMECARE™ today announced its intent to solve the impending caregiver shortage in the home care and hospice industry. To accomplish this goal, the company has developed tools in its AideFinder app to allow providers to find new caregivers to help grow their business. AideFinder's original goal was to redefine how patients and providers find and connect with one another. The app gives patients greater choice in care by allowing them to compare local providers through the caregivers they employ. Providers listed on AideFinder have the ability to quickly and easily list the caregivers they have on staff on a public profile, and have access to a variety of tools to recruit, retain, and manage caregivers. As shifts in the industry occur, AideFinder hopes to solve the most pressing problems facing providers in the next few years, especially the caregiver shortage.

“The caregiver shortage is a problem that we have been working to solve for a while now,” said Christophe Adrien, Director of Business Development at 1-800-HOMECARE™.  “AideFinder is unique in its two-fold approach to help agencies grow their business. One the one hand, we allow agencies to market themselves in a whole new way to compete with freelance labor sites and satisfy consumers' desire to browse caregivers; on the other hand, we are actively working to improve recruitment, retention, and satisfaction of caregivers to allow agencies to continue to grow.”

Currently, the AideFinder app allows prospective caregivers to submit their information and resumes to the app, which then drop into the provider dashboard of agencies in their area. Agencies then may contact the prospective caregivers, as well as set up interviews and provide job offers. 1-800-HOMECARE™ is actively working on building strategic partnerships with other major industry players to expand the breadth of services available through AideFinder.

"We certainly can't solve the caregiver shortage on our own," said Adrien. "That's why we are actively looking for and building strategic partnerships with other industry players. We want to see this industry grow, but at the current rate, the caregiver shortage could cause the industry to contract. We want to make sure that doesn't happen."

About 1-800-HOMECARE™

1-800-HOMECARE™ is a subsidiary of Primary Wave Media with the mission of connecting patients with providers. They are one of the nation’s leading directories of home care and hospice providers with access to quality, pertinent home care and hospice information. Primary Wave Media is a leading integrated marketing, licensing and media company that develops industry-defining, IP-based branding assets and campaigns designed for B2C companies in highly competitive, high-growth industry segments.

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