CareLinx CEO Sherwin Sheik presented to a packed room of health industry leaders and investors during StartUp Health’s Healthcare Transformer Showcase at Google New York. The April 2014 showcase took center stage at Healthcare Reimagined, a day-long program hosted by Google that highlighted innovation in healthcare and featured speakers from Google, Twitter, and Facebook, in addition to 40+ StartUp Health companies.
CareLinx is the leading nationwide professional caregiver marketplace empowering families to easily find, hire, manage and pay caregivers for their loved ones. With CareLinx, families save up to 50% while professional caregivers earn higher wages. We have over 100,000+ professional caregivers on our platform and operate in the top 50 metropolitan areas within the United States. Every hired caregiver passes a comprehensive background check and is covered with $4 million in liability insurance, just in case. CareLinx is proud to have won the AARP consumer vote at their national conference and has been featured in ‘O, The Oprah Magazine’, PBS, TIME, AARP Magazine, INC., Forbes, BusinessWeek, Bloomberg and more.
Sherwin Sheik started CareLinx after his family had an extremely challenging and frustrating time finding home care for his sister with Multiple Sclerosis and uncle with ALS. At one point his sister was quadriplegic and blind, and his uncle required around the clock care. They experienced the extreme of what families encounter when trying to manage home care for loved ones. They tried working with a few local agencies but found the overall process costly, frustrating, and inefficient. Like many modern families, his mother lived a distance away from his sister, which resulted in constant back-and-forth travel to help coordinate and manage his sister’s care. Families nationwide are facing similar financial and logistics challenges of managing care for a loved one.
At CareLinx, we understand the challenges families face, and that’s why we built an easy and cost effective solution that enables families to easily find and manage home care for their loved ones. Our Care Advisors have helped thousands of families find their perfect caregiver, we have saved families thousands of dollars, and we’ve increased professional caregiver earnings. We are proud of our role as a healthcare transformer and making a positive difference.
CareLinx CEO Sherwin Sheik