Meetcaregivers, an innovative, Massachusetts-based, home care company is giving away hundreds of hours of free home care services to seniors in needs or to families who need help caring for their aging parents during this holidays season.
Meetcaregivers was a finalist in PULSE@MassChallenge, a digital healthcare accelerator in Boston. The company matches seniors with caregivers. Their platform has video profiles of pre-screened caregivers to make it easier for families to find the perfect match for their aging parents. Meetcaregivers also has a care portal that families can use to easily track and coordinate the care of their loved ones. The care portal also lets caregivers know about the senior’s conditions ahead of time.
Florence Furaha, the co-founder and CEO says that Meetcaregivers has received a lot of support from many local organizations such as MassChallenge and EforAll when they started the company. “As we continue to grow and service seniors, we want to make sure that we also give back to our communities.”
“We know that home care is expensive for many families. We try to make it as affordable as possible at Meetcaregivers by charging an average of $20-$25 per hour depending of the type of care that is needed. However, these rates can still be too much for many seniors who cannot afford it. We often talk and meet with seniors who need the care or could really use a companion to just keep them company or take them out for a walk, but they do not have the finances to hire a caregiver.”
With Meetcaregivers free home care program for the holidays, seniors can get at least four hours of free home care to assist them with daily activities such as bathing, housekeeping, feeding, and transportation during the holiday season without having to worry about money. This care will also give their children, who are usually their family caregivers, a break.
“It’s our way of giving back, and our goal is to continue to find ways to give back to our communities, said Furaha. “The holiday season is a great time to start and make a difference.”
For more information, contact Meetcaregivers at 1-888-541-1136 or email@example.com.