HomeHero launches caregiver marketplace for aging adults in California

By VCPOST Staff Reporter

Jan 29, 2014 08:45 AM EST

HomeHero launched a site today that links seniors with experienced caregivers, according to VentureBeat.

The California-based organization launched two products today. The first is the HomeHero Marketplace, which is an online marketplace for caregivers. The site provides a list of pre-screened caregivers who have undergone in-person interviews, background checks, and other certification processes. This site offers non-medical services including shopping, exercise, meal preparation, personal care, housekeeping, and companionship at $15 to $20 per hour. A $1 million insurance policy is also provided to cover property damage and bodily injuries, the report detailed.

The second product is the HomeHero Connect, which serves as a family's communication line with the caregiver. This product also helps the client track and manage the caregiver's work and pay, the report explained.

According to Chief Executive Kyle Hill, he was inspired to launch HomeHero after his grandfather died and his grandmother gradually became ill, VentureBeat reported.

Hill said: "Finding vetted and experienced caregivers was difficult. Once we found one we liked, we learned that managing them from far away was even harder. We wanted to consolidate a suite of in-home care services into a simple and affordable offering that families could use right away."

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