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Well Beyond Care selected to present at 1776 Challenge Cup

For Immediate Release

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

Well Beyond Care selected to present at 1776 Challenge Cup

A Health Tech Company Disintermediating Private Duty Care has been selected as one of fifteen companies to pitch at the 1776 Challenge Cup in August in Austin

Austin, TX, August 3, 2017 –Well Beyond Care, an online company that is offering an alternative solution to the broken system of private duty care, was chose from dozens of companies to present as part of Capital Factory’s and 1776 Challenge Cup.

On August 10, 2017 Capital Factory, in partnership with 1776 and Revolution will be hosting the 2017 for Challenge Cup Austin, where 15 startups will pitch for the chance to win a trip to the Global Final round of Challenge Cup in Washington, D.C.

The Challenge Cup is a worldwide tournament for the most promising, innovative, and creative startups to present to a panel of judges and the public their revolutionary idea and have a chance to win prizes, make connections, and share their vision on a global stage. This year, 1776 is partnering with 75 cities to host Challenge Cup Local events, and Capital Factory is is hosting this year’s event in Austin.

One winner will advance with a free trip to the Global Finals at Challenge Festival from November 13-17, 2017 in Washington, D.C. There, the finalists will compete for the grand prizes as well as spend time with the investors, customers, media and other key connections that can help them succeed on a global scale.

For more information about the Austin Challenge Cup, please click here.

About 1776:
1776 chooses challenging, government-dominated markets because their roots are in Washington, DC and this gives them proprietary connections, insights, and tools that can be used to drive massive scale revenue growth. The key to it all is connections and learning, which they curate through our global platform Union. They connect startups to the latest wisdom on how to build highly scalable businesses through their curriculum. To expert mentors who can help startups quickly solve problems. To markets through our institutional and corporate partners. To capital through our investor network and the 1776 Seed Fund. And to talent through our community relationships across the globe. Here are just a few different ways to join our global community.  Learn more at: 1776.vc

About Capital Factory:
Capital Factory’s mission is to be Austin’s center of gravity for entrepreneurs. Last year 90,000 entrepreneurs, programmers and designers gathered day and night for meetups, classes and coworking.  For entrepreneurs who want to hone their skills, find co-founders, meet angels and VCs, or grow their teams the Capital Factory is the place to quit their jobs forever. Learn more at: Capital Factory

About Well Beyond Care:
Well Beyond Care provides the tools that help you plan care and allow your loved ones to safely age in place.  It 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.  Our 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. This solution lowers stress in hiring a caregiver and saves families tens of thousands of dollars per year in care costs.   Its online system combines the best in Caregiver matching (searching, screening, ratings & hiring) with all the back-office functions (time worked, payroll, scheduling, and notifications) to ensure safe, reliable, dependable, affordable care is obtained. It is the only company that gives each Careseeker access to their own local, personal nurse to help guide them through the hiring process. The Careseeker’s nurse provides advice on healthcare options and aids with transitional care.

Easy to use, and free to join, Well Beyond Care empowers Careseekers and those looking for care. More at: wellbeyondcare.com or at (844) 4WB-CARE (844-492-2273).

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Hiring A Caregiver: Direct Hire Vs. Agency Hire

Hiring A Caregiver: Direct Hire Vs. Agency Hire

If you or a loved one is considering hiring an in-home caregiver or private pay attendant to help take care of you at home, there are a lot of factors to consider. Many people choose to hire a caregiver through a private duty agency due to in part to the seemingly apparent ease of using one, but agencies tend to be very expensive. On top of having to pay your caregiver, you will have to pay fees for the agency’s services. In addition, you have little say on ‘what’ caregiver you get with an agency. On the other hand, hiring a caregiver completely on your own poses its own set of obstacles such as finding a trusted, qualified, reliable, quality caregiver.

 What Is the Alternative?

Using a fully integrated online service to hire a caregiver for yourself or a loved one is a new and revolutionary way to find top-notch and well matched caregivers who are verified, qualified and more affordable than using an agency. Sites like WellBeyondCare.com, make hiring a caregiver simple, easy and more affordable while allowing you to maintain control of your care needs.

When you use an agency, many elderly patients have trouble paying the agency fees, which can range from $10 to $25 per hour over what a caregiver is making. At the same time, private duty agencies will not always accept insurance or Medicare. Using an online resource, the individual who needs care is able to set their own price and still have the option of using Long Term Care Insurance or Medicare. This makes costs for the careseeker much lower and can relieve much of the stress of having to hire a private duty caregiver. A good online service should also be able to estimate taxes, do the automatic required deductions and provide the information you need to file tax reports when the time comes.

One other very important aspect of hiring a caregiver is ensuring that the person can be trusted and their work experience and references can be verified. Caregivers need to be reliable, show up on time, provide quality care and must be able to be trusted to perform the duties they say they can. A good online service will feature reviews and ratings for every caregiver who has worked for other careseekers provided by the careseekers themselves. They should also feature a system to get a background check and reference check, so you know the caregiver can be trusted coming to your home. This transparency gives careseekers and their family members peace of mind knowing that the caregiver they want to hire is dependable, reliable and meets their skill requirements.

One other feature that should be considered with an online service is the ability to remotely monitor the care from afar.  Families today are widely dispersed, and the ability to have multiple individuals be able to see what is being done with a care recipient by the caretiver is a crucial factor in reducing stress and providing superior service for any online platform.

With an easy-to-use website, helpful tools and personalized customer support, using an online resource such as WellBeyondCare.com to hire a caregiver is a new and great alternative to the old way of doing business. Save money and time by setting your own prices and managing all of your care needs from the comfort of your home.

WellBeyondCare.com gives caregivers and those who need care the tools to manage their in home care online. Caregivers, registered nurses and geriatric care managers can use the website to be automatically matched for caregiving jobs, set their wages and weekly schedule, receive weekly payment, and build their resume and portfolio with real experience. Careseekers, or family members looking for someone to help care for their parents or loved ones, can use the website to search for qualified caregivers, post a profile that outlines their specific care needs, monitor their caregivers’ schedules, make paymenst online, and receive personal, local support from the WellBeyondCare team of Nurse Care-Pair Managers.

Well Beyond Care In The News: Rice Alliance Win

inthenewsThis is a listing of recent articles about Well Beyond Care concerning the recent win in the Rice Alliance Pitch Competition held in Austin, Texas on January 26th, 2017.

Well Beyond Care Wins Rice Alliance Austin-CTAN Pitch Competition
Silicon Hills News (01/26/17)
The Austin-based winner received a prize package worth more than $100,000 including “in kind” prizes from Andrews Kurth, Capital Factory and other …

Well Beyond Care Wins CTAN-Rice Alliance Pitch Competition in Austin
Xconomy (01/26/17)
Of the 10 pitches, one winner was picked: Well Beyond Care, an online service that connects people who need care for elderly family members with …

Well Beyond Care Wins Rice Alliance Austin-CTAN Pitch Competition
San Antonio News Info (01/27/17)
By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News. Well Beyond Care, an online caregiving matchmaker service, won the first Rice Alliance-Austin …

Well Beyond Care Wins $125000 Texas Pitch Contest
Nibletz (01/30/17)
Well Beyond Care provides that platform. These adult aged children are used to buying houses with Zillow and cars with Vroom. Why not use Well …

Well Beyond Care Selected as Finalist for AARP Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch Event April 27

For Immediate Release

 Contact:
Lauren Tarrant, RN
Chief Nursing Officer
Well Beyond Care, Inc.
(512) 809-4057
lauren@wellbeyondcare.com

Well Beyond Care Selected as Finalist for AARP Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch Event April 27

A Health Tech Company Disintermediating Private Duty Care has Been Chosen as One of Ten Companies Competing at Unique Dual-Pitch Event Bringing Together Health Tech Experts and Investors, as well as AARP Member Consumers

Austin, TX, March 29, 2016 –Well Beyond Care, an online company taking private duty care to the next level, is pleased today to announce it has been selected as one of the finalists for AARP Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch, the one day pitch competition for emerging startups in the healthy living space with a focus on caregiving.   Well Beyond Care will compete against 9 other startups that represent the best in health tech startups.  For more information on the Wednesday, April 27 event, go to http://health50.org/.

WBCLogo2Well 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, and at the same time offering a pathway to transitional care to help HHAs accomplish their Clinical Outcomes and Customer Service goals.  Why? Because seniors fall into a black hole post healthcare discharge and wind up back in the hospital, emergency room or nursing home because their care was not transitioned, support and resources were not secured and family and friends went on with their busy lives… at a distance.  We offer a way to change this. We have to… Seniors as well as those that are infirmed, are living through their 90’s and even older and continue to strive to live in their homes with and without family support. Our nurses are experienced Home Health and Hospice Nurses that are well equipped to provide resources and local healthcare connections.

AARP’s Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch event, held at Plug and Play Tech Center in Sunnyvale, CA, begins with speaking sessions on caregiving, and then a keynote with Nancy LeaMond, chief advocacy and engagement officer, AARP.   The afternoon will showcase ten companies, including Well Beyond Care, who were selected from over 200 applicants.

The ten will be presenting their business focus on stage before a panel of expert judges and an audience filled with AARP members, the actual intended end users of these solutions.  Representing AARP’s 38 million members, these consumers will share feedback in real-time on business viability, interest and value, providing the companies absolutely invaluable market data on the spot.   Lauren Tarrant, RN, Chief Nursing Officer of Well Beyond Care, will have three minutes to pitch how Well Beyond Care is solving unique healthcare needs of people 50 and over, and/or their caregivers.

“This is a great opportunity for Well Beyond Care to showcase how our online service can help adult children with geriatric parents solve the every nagging problem of what to do with mom and dad,” states Jeffrey Fry, CEO of Well Beyond Care.  “We know getting great care is much more than just doing matching, and that is why we also focus on services and resources with our Nurse Care Pair Managers. We are trying to take care to the next level, and close the loop on offering a continuation of transitional care from the hospital, to home health, and back into the home. I personally feel our goals and those of AARP align perfectly concerning the over 50 population and am so excited to be a part of this great event,” Mr. Fry concluded.

About AARP:

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse. We advocate for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services.  A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world’s largest circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin; www.aarp.org; AARP TV & Radio; AARP Books; and AARP en Español, a Spanish-language website addressing the interests and needs of Hispanics. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates.  The AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn more at www.aarp.org.

 

AARP Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch Announces Ten Finalists for Pitch Event April 27

For Immediate Release

Contact:

Laura Beck, for AARP Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch
512-786-1098
laurabeck@adeointeractive.com
 
AARP Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch Announces Ten Finalists for Pitch Event April 27
 
Health Tech Startups Focused on Caregiving To Pitch Industry Expert Judges and Consumer End Users Sharing Real-Time Feedback

Washington DC, March 29, 2016 – AARP is pleased to announce the ten finalist companies for its fifth Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch event which will be held Wednesday, April 27 at Plug and Play Tech Center in Sunnyvale, CA.  Ten startup health tech companies focused on caregiving were selected from over 200 applicants to pitch their businesses at this unique one day dual-pitch event.  For more information and to register to attend at a price of only $299.00 for the full day,  please visit http://health50.org/.

“We were very impressed by this year’s applicants,” said Jody Holtzman, senior vice president, Enterprise Strategy and Innovation, AARP.  “It is refreshing to know there are so many companies focused on technology solutions for people 50 and over, as well as their caregivers.  With literally millions of Americans requiring assistance and millions of others providing unpaid care to these folks, there is an immense need.  Technology companies are rising up to deliver solutions to meet these needs and we will showcase many April 27th.”

According to AARP data in its recently issued Caregiving Innovation Frontiers (CIF) study, the caregiving market is expected to reach $72 billion by 2020, with $62 billion of that coming from caregiver’s out of pocket spending. Right now, 40 million Americans are providing unpaid care of aging, disabled, or other people in need of assistance. By 2020, 117 million Americans will need assistance of some kind, yet the overall number of caregivers is only expected to reach 45 million. More is here: http://www.aarp.org/cif

AARP’s Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch is a one day pitch competition for emerging startups in the healthy living space with a focus on caregiving. The event will begin with speaking sessions on caregiving, and then a keynote with Nancy LeaMond, chief advocacy and engagement officer, AARP.  The afternoon will showcase ten companies presenting their business focus on stage before a panel of expert judges and an audience filled with AARP members, the actual intended end users of these solutions.  Representing AARP’s 38 million members, these consumers will share feedback in real-time on business viability, interest and value, providing the companies absolutely invaluable market data on the spot.
The 10 finalists selected to present at AARP Health Innovation@50+ include:

  • Cake, Boston, MA, is the easiest way to do end-of-life planning. Cake breaks down a daunting and difficult task into simple, bite-size chunks, and provides experts who can answer questions. The online CAKE profile is a living document of end-of-life preferences that is easy to access, update, and share. @JoinCakeApp
  • Medivizor, Ramat Gan, Israel, provides people with serious or chronic medical conditions, or their medical teams, all the cutting edge information they need know – personalized just for them. @medivizor
  • Penrose Senior Care Auditors, Dallas, TX, provides the first and only tech/app-enabled senior care auditing solution to ensure seniors are okay while providing families peace-of-mind, creating the senior care auditing category. @penrosecheckin
  • Picnichealth, San Francisco, CA, helps patients and their families manage their medical records. Picnichealth collects records on a patient’s behalf, maintains a single up-to-date medical chart, and coordinate between providers. @picnichealth
  • Savor Health, New York, NY, is a technology-enabled provider of cost effective, personalized nutrition solutions for people with cancer whose nutritional issues cause poor clinical and quality of life outcomes. Through its smart, personalized recommendation engine and a network of distribution partners, Savor empowers cancer patients and their caregivers to take control of their nutritional needs. @savor_health
  • SeniorHabitat, New York, NY, is the first centralized, tour booking and informational website that simplifies care transitions while decreasing time, costs and hospital readmission rates. SeniorHabitat facilitates healthcare decisions by helping seniors, caregivers and hospitals navigate the overwhelming process of senior care facility selection to improve care transitions. @seniorhabitat
  • SensaRx, LLC, New York, NY, launched its SafeWander Button Sensor in November 2015, and is focused on patient safety and caregivers’ wellbeing in both assisted living facilities and the home. The company emanated from the Founder’s family struggles to care for his grandfather with Alzheimer’s disease. @safewander
  • Singfit, Los Angeles, CA, combines a growing body of scientific research on the health benefits of prescribed singing with a proprietary music platform in order to mass distribute the benefits of music as medicine. Focused on dementia care, its debut product SingFit PRIME is the winner of the USC Keck School of Medicine Body Computing Prize. @MusicalHealthT
  • UnaliWear, Austin, TX, has its Kanga Watch that allows discreet support for falls, medication reminders and a guard against wandering in a classically-styled watch with an easy-to-use speech interface rather than buttons. Kanga Watch works wherever you are, 24×7, and doesn’t require a smart phone (because it’s built in). UnaliWear’s artificial intelligence learns the wearer’s lifestyle to provide predictive, pre-emptive support.   @UnaliWear
  • Well Beyond Care, Austin, TX, 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, and at the same time offering a pathway to transitional care to help HHAs accomplish their Clinical Outcomes and Customer Service goals. @WellBeyondCare

The four alternates include:

  • Care3, Los Angeles, CA, is a leading mobile health technology company focusing on creating groundbreaking applications that meet the needs of home and community-based caregivers. The Care3 care-sharing platform for patients, families, and their care teams makes it easy to coordinate care and assist with activities of daily living. @care3app
  • Care Angel, Miami, FL, an award winning, patent-pending  intelligent virtual caregiving assistant technology that delivers high quality senior care, provides peace of mind for family caregivers and cost-savings for the health care industry, especially for payers and providers.@MyCareAngel
  • SafeBeyond, Tel Aviv, Israel, is an innovative online and mobile app platform for the management and future delivery of personalized messages and digital assets. The service allows users to create and store video, audio and text messages for loved ones, and decide when and where those messages will be shared with them. @Safe_Beyond
  • teleCalm, Dallas, TX, developed the first home phone service for the 5.3 million seniors living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. The teleCalm phone service instantly protects seniors from ALL scammers and telemarketers, with easy setup and remote monitoring via the caregiver’s smartphone. @teleCalm

Previous AARP Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch events have been held in Boston, Las Vegas and New Orleans, with last year’s event in Miami showcasing technology innovation across Florida.  Finalists from the previous four events have raised over $80 million in investments and four companies have been acquired.

Press are invited to attend the 5th AARP Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch event gratis and may register by contacting Laura Beck, laurabeck@adeointeractive.com.  Representatives from AARP and past winners and finalists, as well as judges, are also available for interviews.

Please mark your calendar now to join us Wednesday April 27, 2016 at Plug and Play Tech Center in Sunnyvale, CA to see the most exciting startup companies in the “50 and over” Health technology sector.  Register to attend the event at http://health50.org/.

The AARP Health Innovation @50+ LivePitch event is produced with support by Adeo InterActive.

About AARP:

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse. We advocate for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services.  A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world’s largest circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin; www.aarp.org; AARP TV & Radio; AARP Books; and AARP en Español, a Spanish-language website addressing the interests and needs of Hispanics. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates.  The AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn more at ww.aarp.org.

“Hiring Caregivers”

Lauren Tarrant, CNO
Lauren Tarrant, CNO

Lauren Tarrant, RN and Jeffrey Fry of Well Beyond Care are addressing the issues of high costs of caregiving and the low wages of caregivers in a unique way with their new company, Well Beyond Care. Don’t miss this episode as it is packed with information that will validate why it’s so hard and how they can help. ..listen here. The first 30 seconds or so, are not very audible.. it describes how Well Beyond Care came into existence.