HomeHero Launches Care Management Platform and Pledges to Convert Care Providers to W-2 Employees

Leadership expands with appointment of chief medical officer and
chief nursing officer to achieve triple aim of healthcare—satisfaction,
health and reduced costs

SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, HomeHero (www.homehero.org),
the trusted senior home care marketplace, has pledged to convert 100% of
their care providers from independent contractors to W-2 employees.
These “Heroes” will form the foundation of the HomeHero Collaborative, a
new care management platform for hospitals and health plans that
connects and extends the health system into the home. The platform
leverages mobile technology and in-home visits to collect critical
patient health data, and then uses an analytics engine to refer patients
to the appropriate care provider within the Collaborative, helping
predict and prevent hospitalizations. HomeHero is also introducing a
HIPAA-compliant mobile app for iOS that helps families find, hire and
remotely manage care for their loved ones while giving health systems
unparalleled transparency into the home. HomeHero has announced the
appointment of a Chief Medical Officer and Chief Nursing Officer as the
company expands from a direct-to-consumer focus to enterprise contracts.

HomeHero helps families find, hire and manage affordable in-home care
through an online marketplace of thousands of experienced caregivers.
The simple online and mobile experience decreases the time, cost and
risk of finding local caregivers through access to high definition
caregiver video profiles, professional references, liability insurance,
easy scheduling and payment tools. Services offered are non-medical,
covering a wide range of tasks including shopping, meal preparation,
exercise, light housekeeping, companionship and personal care. Since
HomeHero’s launch in 2014, the service has provided over 1 million hours
of care to families across four major markets and has onboarded more
than 1,500 caregivers, becoming one of the largest home care providers
in the state of California.

“Our mission is to become the most trusted solution for graceful aging
and home care, and that starts by helping our patients avoid unnecessary
hospitalizations and delivering a quality experience to every family we
serve,” said Kyle Hill, CEO and co-founder of HomeHero. “We are one of
the few HIPAA-compliant home care companies, giving us the unique
ability to be a direct extension of the health system.”

For health systems to be successful under recent policy changes, they
will require better access to information outside the four walls of the
hospital. HomeHero Collaborative, a care management platform, helps
extend the high-touch care experience deep into the home in a very
cost-effective manner. It is powered by a vetted network of care
coordination services, unified by an integrated layer of technology.
HomeHero Collaborative services include meal delivery, physician house
calls, prescription drug delivery, home safety modifications, remote
monitoring, transportation, and personal care and companionship.

In order to achieve the triple aim of healthcare—satisfaction, health
and reduced costs—HomeHero has hired Gordon Glasgow, MD, an experienced
post-acute Chief Medical Officer, and Susan Condie, PhD, MSN as Chief
Nursing Officer, to lead the HomeHero Collaborative and help aging
Americans live safer and more independent lives at home.

“HomeHero is the only home care company making the commitment to provide
the same type of quality and satisfaction data that hospitals are
expected to obtain,” said Gordon Glasgow, MD, Chief Medical Officer of
HomeHero. “This is one of the big reasons why HomeHero is getting such
significant traction in the home care space.”

The newly launched HIPAA-compliant mobile app is available for download
on the App Store. Using the HomeHero mobile app, families can match
their loved one with a carefully vetted caregiver, watch video
interviews, select a caregiver and stay up-to-date with the health
status of their loved one with real-time access to daily GPS check-ins,
audio messages, shift verification, photos, videos and more.

For more information about HomeHero Collaborative, visit www.homehero.org/enterprise.

About HomeHero:

HomeHero is the trusted marketplace designed to help families find, hire
and manage quality in-home care for seniors. The simple online and
mobile experience decreases the time, cost and risk of finding local
caregivers through access to high definition caregiver video profiles,
professional references, liability insurance, and easy scheduling and
payment tools. The newly launched HomeHero Collaborative is a care
management platform for hospitals and health plans that connects and
extends the health system into the home. The company provides affordable
solutions to curb rapidly rising care costs that create a financial
burden on families. HomeHero was launched in 2014 by Mike Townsend and
Kyle Hill, who saw a need for a more trusted senior care service after
struggling to help their loved ones connect with and manage their
in-home caregivers. For more information, visit www.homehero.org.

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