Stage: Napkin (idea)
Number of employees: 1-5
Short URL: vator.co/caresimply
CareSimply is disrupting the way that people find in-home care. Traditionally, there are two options: 1) Hire through an agency which is secure, easy, but much more expensive. Or 2) Hire someone on your own which entails more work and risk with taxes, insurance, background checks, etc.
CareSimply offers the best of both worlds. We let you work directly with your caregiver, saving up to 50% compared to traditional home care agencies, and we handle all the hard work for you including taxes, insurance, background checks and more.
Use CareSimply’s online directory to find your perfect caregiver. Caregivers must pass a rigorous screening process that includes reference calls, background checks, and more. Each caregiver completes a detailed profile that highlights work experience, professional licenses, and client reviews. Our online messaging tools and interview guides assist you in interviewing and hiring your caregiver.
CareSimply, which is based in San Francisco, was founded in 2012 and is backed by Sandbox Industries and Right Side Capital Management.
CareSimply takes a percentage of the transaction fee that families pay to caregivers. It is free far families to browse and conact caregivers on the site, and it is free for caregivers to create profiles on the site.
Typically, there are two ways to hire an in-home caregiver. The first is to go through a traditional home care agency. However, agencies are expensive and offer families limited control in choosing a caregiver. The other alternative is to hire a caregiver independently. Although this gives families complete control in hiring, it requires a great deal of time and effort to do things like background checks, payroll taxes, paperwork, and more. CareSimply combines the benefits of an agency with the freedom of hiring independently.