Age-Tech Trends: Kindly Care scores $5.4 million to connect and pay caregivers

At HiLois, the app for seniors and social isolation, we feel that technology can help with the growing healthcare gap between the needs of the aging and the available people to help man the needs.

We also believe that technology has to be simple and easy to use. Here’s an update from TechCrunch of a service that will soon have the ability to scale into more markets.

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Kindly Care scores $5.4 million to vet and place caregivers, then help families pay them correctlyThere are roughly 45 million unpaid eldercare providers in the United States, according to the 2016 U.S. Census Bureau. It’s tough on these family caregivers, many of whom are working women who are also raising their own children. There are alternatives to family members doing it themselves. For example, […]

There are alternatives to family members doing it themselves. For example, there’s no shortage of agencies willing to place a rotating cast of caregivers into the homes of the elderly, though they can be prohibitively expensive for many families. There are also upstarts trying to address the challenge — and opportunity — that an aging American population presents. One startup, Honor, places full-time employees in the homes of seniors with an eye on maintaining a consistent experience for the seniors with whom they work

Now, another startup in the space, three-year-old, San Francisco-based Kindly Care, is taking more of a marketplace approach, pairing vetted caregivers with families who need them, then helping both sides manage their financial and tax arrangements by acting as their back-office provider.

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