An aging population combined with a mobile society creates a struggle for adult children of seniors. While many long-distance caregivers are unable to care for their relatives themselves due to geographic constraints, according to the post, “they insist on daily phone calls or video chats to hear or see how their loved one is doing.”
Committed to providing a solution to help relieve the stress related to long-distance family caregivers, CareLinx President and CEO Sherwin Sheik states, “I developed CareLinx to help relieve many of the problems my family encountered while trying to managing care from a long distance for my sister with MS, who at one point was quadriplegic and blind. While she lives in LA, the rest of our family lives in the San Francisco Bay area, which is about 400 miles away and at least a seven hour trip by car.”
Sherwin empathizes with families who must manage care from a distance and explains, “We had such a hard time finding compatible caregivers, knowing which caregivers were coming on what day, whether we were getting billed accurately for hours listed as being worked, how to efficiently pay for the services, and most important, obtaining satisfactory updates about my sister’s health from each of her caregivers.”
CareLinx recently added a new five-star rating system that allows families to write reviews, visible to all users, providing an added dimension to caregiver accountable for quality service delivery. Other convenient aspects of the CareLinx platform include automated invoicing, payment processing via credit or debit card, and ACH direct deposit for paying caregivers.
Sherwin, notes, “We have integrated a forum very similar to other social media “wall” formats. Families and caregivers can securely post their concerns and write accounts of what is happening on a day-to-day basis. Family members often live a distance from their relatives and this gives them the ability to closely monitor what’s really going on.”
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