Monday, November 21, 2011

CareLinx Inc Launches New Social Network That Provides Direct Online Access to Caregivers

SAN FRANCISCO – Sherwin Sheik, President & CEO of CareLinx Inc, understands the challenges of arranging nursing and companion care for a loved one. His oldest sister has Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and at one point she was quadriplegic and blind. His uncle suffers from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease, and has progressed to the point where he requires 24-hour, seven-day-a-week in-home care.

As Sherwin and his family struggled to find compatible caregivers for his sister, they relied on resources suggested by her primary physician and a social worker. His family also worked with nurses and caregivers obtained through their local home health and home care agencies, and even found and hired individuals listed on Craigslist.

After observing the complexities that his aunt and cousins had to navigate to secure qualified care providers, manage 24/7 shift schedules and coordinate billing from several resources, Sherwin was compelled to take action.

In 2010, Sherwin, his family and friends, began formulating a plan of action. In mid-2011, Sherwin established the company’s basic infrastructure and secured the first round of private equity funding. Working with a team of architects and developers, Sherwin and the team launched CareLinx’s highly interactive online platform.

www.carelinx.com
“Compatibility on a personal level is critical to both positive outcomes and fostering a pleasant caregiver to patient experience,” Sherwin stated, “The concept behind CareLinx is empowering patients and/or their families by giving them access to a larger network of caregivers. Matching algorithms, similar to an Internet search engine like Yelp.com or an online compatibility service such as Match.com, will increase the probability of a more successful, productive and caring relationship.”


“To address the challenges of juggling multiple concurrent or sequential caregiver schedules, I became determined to develop a new easy-to-use online system of identifying, procuring, contracting, scheduling, and billing for home care services,” Sherwin noted.

Sherwin brings a plethora of professional experience within the health care industry to the CareLinx Inc. business model. Prior to founding CareLinx Inc, he has worked and invested in health care industry for the past ten years. His business interests centered on large health care corporations while working as a health care trader and analyst for a $900 million Equity Long/Short Hedge Fund, and in Investment Banking & Capital Markets.

Sherwin fully anticipates the challenges and opportunities that will arise within the home care and home health industries in light of the staggering projections regarding the aging baby boomer population in the U.S.  He is committed to the imperative that an efficient, secure, and easy-to-use web-based social network with an integrated online system be firmly in place before the escalated demand by aging baby boomers hits the in-home caregiver market.

The CareLinx social network provides clients and their families with the opportunity to obtain and submit detailed background checks at the county level to ensure listed caregivers have been fully screened (such as identification verification, criminal and sex offender registries, professional credentials, education, consumer credit, etc.). 

CareLinx is designed to help clients address all the major aspects of finding qualified and compatible caregivers, while also providing solutions to efficiently manage home care service delivery. 

For more information on CareLinx Inc, please visit our website at www.carelinx.com or call (415)595-2184.

1 comment:

  1. As of 2012 Hospitals are going to take a huge cut for 30 day readmission's, therefore this would be a perfect way to avoid this huge financial issue.

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