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Well Beyond Care invited to attend Johns Hopkins MedHacks 2018

For Immediate Release
Contact:
Lauren Tarrant, RN
COO/CNO
Well Beyond Care, Inc.
(512) 809-4057
lauren@wellbeyondcare.com

Well Beyond Care invited to attend Johns Hopkins MedHacks 2018
Company choose to present at Health Financial Management Association’s Annual Event

Austin, TX, Sept 19, 2018 – Well Beyond Care recently attended the 3rd Annual MedHacks held at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Medicine from September 7th through the 9th in Baltimore, Maryland. The company’s CEO & President, Jeffrey Fry, joined over 750 of the best and brightest students from around the world participated in the world’s biggest medical hackathon. This year’s participants came from over 25 countries and studying a range of topics from Aerospace Engineering to Zoology.

The Johns Hopkins MedHacks (medhacks.org) is known as a Snow Day. Teams work 36 hours to develop a hack in one of three tracks. The three tracks were Medication Adherence sponsored by CVS Health (cvshealth.com), Patient Safety & Quality lead by Hopkins Medicine (hopkinsmedicine.org), and Access to Care with Blue Cross Blue Shield (bcbs.com).

In addition to exposing the Company to a plethora of great ideas, Mr. Fry attended as a mentor and judge. Needless to say, one of the groups he mentored, won first prize for their Hack. In addition, Mr. Fry made his “Silver Tsunami” presentation, which outlines the growing concern of the aging of America to much of the healthcare community. Quotes Mr. Fry, “what a fascinating event hosted by Johns Hopkins. To see so much raw talent, pour out some many ideas in such a short period of time is exhilarating. We will definitely be back next year.”

In closing a special thank you to Dean Patricia Davidson, PhD, RN and Assistant Dean Kenneth Dion, PhD, RN from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing for their gracious invitation and hospitality during our stay.

About Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (JHUSOM), located in Baltimore, Maryland, was founded in 1893 and is the academic medical teaching and research arm of Johns Hopkins University, which was founded in 1876. Johns Hopkins has consistently ranked among the nation’s top medical schools in the number of research grants awarded by the National Institutes of Health. Its main teaching hospital, the Johns Hopkins Hospital, was ranked the #1 hospital in the United States for 22 years by U.S. News & World Report.

About Well Beyond Care
Well Beyond Care is the only company that teaches families and individuals how to find and manage affordable non-medical in-home care, while solving the chronic problems of caregiver truancy and turnover through the web application, WellBeyondCare.com. The Company’s platform combines the power of the internet with the personal touch of nurses to offer families a pathway to transitional care, allowing our elderly parents to safely age-in-place. Their solution lowers stress in hiring a caregiver and saves families tens of thousands of dollars per year in care costs.

Home Health Aides hard to find in 2018

According to a new report conducted by CareerCast, jobs in the caregiving field, including in-home caregiving, and personal care aid, will be hard to fill in 2018. With the rapid growth in the demand for senior care with the Silver Tsunami approaching, there will be an ever-increasing demand for these types of “unskilled” jobs. According to the list provided by CareerCast, health care jobs in general will be five of the top ten most difficult job openings to fill in the coming year and years. Well Beyond Care understands this trend and has already taken steps to see that the need will be filled with qualified employees.

Looking at the list below, home health aides were ranked as the fourth toughest position to fill, with the median salary at only $10.55 per hour, and in parts of the country as low as $8.75 per hour. Personal care aides rang in at No. 8, with a median salary of $8.75 per hours.  Part of what makes WellBeyondCare.com different, is that Caregivers tend to make 25% to 40% more per hour when employed through our system.

Well Beyond Care realizes that over the next eight years the demand for home health aides are forecasted to grow 47%, while personal care aides are anticipated to go 39% over the same time period during to the fact that over 4 million baby boomers per year will be retiring over that same period. This forecast is based on data from trade and professional associations and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

As a ranking, the 10 toughest jobs to fill in 2018 are:

  1. Application software developer
  2. Construction laborer
  3. Financial advisor
  4. Home health aide
  5. Information security analyst
  6. Medical services manager
  7. Nurse practitioner
  8. Personal care aide
  9. Physical therapist
  10. Truck driver

Due to a large part of how little private duty care companies pay their caregivers and how much they need to charge their clients to make a profit, it is little wonder that in-home care has been facing a labor shortage.  This will become exacerbated as companies like Well Beyond Care start to siphon off more of the higher quality caregivers and as a result, see a raise in hourly wages. Conversely, by using a company like Well Beyond Care a careseeker can actually end up playing a caregiver $3 to $5 more per hour, and still save between $10,000 to $30,000 per year in caregiving costs.

Well Beyond Care gives caregivers and those who need care the tools to manage their in-home care online. Caregivers, registered nurses, certified nurse assistants, and geriatric care managers can use the website to be best matched with Careseekers looking for care, set their wages, post their weekly availability, receive weekly payment, and build their resume and portfolio with real experience. Careseekers and family members looking for someone to give care for their parents or loved ones, can use the website to search for qualified nurses, CNAs and caregivers, are matched with a caregiver who can best can deliver care to specific care needs, monitor their caregivers’ schedules and payment online and receive personal support from the nurse that is assigned to them when they join. Join for free today at WellBeyondCare.com.