Who We Are
We are a group of passionate individuals committed to solving the monumental communication problems involved with in-home care service today.
We are people inspired to take action from experiences we endured ourselves. We understand the challenges one is faced with when caring for a parent, or an elderly loved one who can no longer live on his or her own but doesn't want to go to a nursing home (or simply can't afford to).
Fortunately, some people are able to find an appropriate in-home care agency to care for a loved one. Unfortunately, as soon as the caregivers start, so can a batch of new challenges, most of which could be avoided through appropriate communication.
Communication gaps between the family and the agency, between the caregiver and the family, and between the agency and the caregivers can cause stress and complications for everyone. We see this problem as our opportunity to lessen potential suffering and increase peace of mind.
The phrases "good enough", "at least it's a start", or "that's just the way it is", are not acceptable answers in our book. We are driven by a greater purpose to relieve the stress that comes with this all-too-common life situation.
What We Do
CareCheq was inspired by a conversation about the mechanism used to alert family regarding real or potential problems while caring for a parent. After experiencing a lack of communication from caregivers, CareCheq founders saw an opportunity to use social media as a method to increase the quality of care through improved communication between the caregiver, the agency and the family.
CareCheq is an easy-to-use web product that leverages the power of social media to provide an engaging communication channel between care consumers (patients, families, friends) and care providers.
The quantity of responses does not equate to effective communication; Effective communication can better be measured by the quality, timliness, and appropriateness of what is commnicated to whom. We've developed a unique, two-way platform that has not been possible until the advent of social technology. CareCheq leverages pervasive mobile technologies (like text messageing) and popular social networking sites (like Facebook and Twitter) to better connect everyone involved.
CareCheq enables communication that truly counts. We make life less complicated during a time when clear thinking is critical. CareCheq has the power to shift your entire mindset - put you and your loved ones at ease and ultimately provide better care.
We are committed to solving problems for more than care consumers and providers. Health care agencies can also depend on CareCheq to realize service improvements, new revenue opportunities and operating efficiencies.
CareCheq was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Ann Arbor, MI.
From our customers:
As soon as our caregiver told us about CareCheq, we started using it for our 85 year old mom with dementia. We knew when mom was alone and when the caregivers came and went, and that her specific needs were being addressed, which was really important to us. We were better able to coordinate her appointments, the driving, visits, shopping,etc. It was so easy for everyone to stay plugged in, even my brothers and sisters who live out of state. It’s rewarding to know that mom can stay and be secure in her own home. With CareCheq, we can delay putting mom in a nursing home with unfamiliar surroundings.
Steve R, CA
CareCheq is an extra safety net for my Dad, a stubborn old fella who doesn't want to move out of his house. Working with our visiting caregiver through CareCheq is very simple and let's the family have some piece of mind.
Gary S, IL
With CareCheq we knew that dad was getting off his feet a few times each day, something the doctor said was critical to his progress. The caregivers did a great job working through his list of daily needs and there was no confusion around what those were--they were documented and easily accessible in the CareCheq system. When he had to go to the hospital one morning, we all receieved a text message and those who were able arrived at the hospital almost as soon as Dad did. Talk about social media working in our lives. Thank you CareCheq.
Nancy B, FL
Everything I've read says CareCheq was designed for the elderly, but I use it for my chronically ill kids and it helps me breathe easier.
Ashley S, MI
I think this is such a great product and it really has given me and Mom something productive to do. CareCheq is a great diversion for mom. With her chronic illness, the more she has to stay occupied, the less she focuses on her pain. The system is easy to use and it makes us feel like we're doing something useful to keep the fmaily informed.
Bill P, UT