WeBookCare was born from operating a traditional nursing agency called, Independent Lifestyles Homecare Ltd. for over a decade. Vanessa Knox looked at how to offer an alternative to her nursing agency with a shift to improving access to affordable, quality care. We needed to change how Care Seekers found Health Care Workers without the middleman. The question was also how we could help empower Health Care Workers to list their own care services and choose what jobs they wanted to work.
WeBookCare is not just about offering an alternative to our nursing agency for home care. That's something we do, but that's not our vision. We believe at WeBookCare that technology provides new ways of working with Health Care Workers who want more ownership over their work. The specific nature of WeBookCare doesn't subscribe to outdated home care branding that tells people how to live. Instead families and healthcare organisations pinpoint exactly what kind of care they want and how they like it through job offers, job postings, shift call outs, recommendations or advanced search filters.
WeBookCare is not based on perpetual growth and profits from hard-working Health Care Workers-our unsung heroes. We want to empower Health Care Workers to list their care services for users of care to find, improving timely access to help.
What’s next? If we are successful in 5-10 years, we’ll increase rates for staying at home longer. The number one reason for moving into a nursing home is cost and access to care. Our community should make it possible for people to remain at home.