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    Date submitted
  • 28-Aug-2017

Home Care Agency

Abstract

Community Health Care is an agency that delivers home care needs for the elderly, sick, disabled and children in the comfort of their homes while training women who are in need of employment and second chances to take up roles as caregivers. The company hold a two-fold mandate, which is primarily to provide training and employment for single parent women and young ladies and also to provide care and support for Guyana's most vulnerable persons by delivering quality services that is afford to everyone

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What problem does this idea/product solve or what market need does it serve?

Established with a mission to deliver support to Guyana’s most vulnerable individuals, Community Care aims to be a “Home Care Agency” with a difference. We are an ideal solution for anyone who needs help or support during the day, evening or night to assist in doing those tasks they now find it difficult to do. Quite simply, Community Health Care is where a Nurse, Caregiver or Domestic worker visits you in your own home or office to assist with tasks, provide companionship, cleaning or personal care. Our service is tailored to meet your individual needs and ranges from a two hour visit once a week to full 24hrs care.

What attributes will make this idea/product successful? Why do you believe that those features will create success?

Community Health Care operates within the health and social industry. Guyana has for many years been a nation that takes care of its own. Family member would have stayed at home and support and care for their loved ones as oppose to hiring someone to do it, this has been because there was limited job opportunities and such service would have been took costly. However within the past ten (10) years Guyana has developed tremendously into a country where over 50% of a household is working. This means that there is a huge gap/ need for individuals to take care of elderly parents, children and help with basic household tasks.

Explain how you (your team) will execute to make this idea/product successful? What gives you (your team) an advantage over others already in the market or new to this market?

Community Health Care caters for clients in their home. On a daily basis staff are assigned to a client to performs basic non-medical care duties, domestic and janitorial duties etc. Such duties can be personal care and grooming, meal preparation, housekeeping, companionship, errands to name a few. Within the Office on the daily basis management’s duties are to ensure staffs is present at all our clients and carrying out tasks as assigned. Follow up on leads and any referrals, carry out new client assessments, create client files which should include risk assessments, care plans, service provision check lists and ensure all contracts are signed. Our company stands to gain from this increase in the work force by offering our services to families at an affordable cost. Our only competition is new elderly homes in Guyana which is located within the city of the country, Georgetown. Our target area is within the rural parts of the country on the outskirts of city. As oppose to the Elderly homes the clients would need to travel long distances to see their family members, using Community Health Care their family members would always be with them, in their own home eliminating travelling, scheduling visits and scarce family interactions.