In today’s world, juggling several tasks in a day is quite challenging, and many times, it feels like there’s not enough time. Having someone close to us who needs special care, support, or protection because of age/disability is even more challenging, as one might end up dumping all personal businesses just to attend to them.
Having a caregiver at times like that, can come in handy. But in Nigeria, it’s difficult to find people who are willing yo take up such role.
This is the gap that Chika Madubuko hopes to fill with Greymart Care.
The startup was launched on the 1st of October, 2016 to be “Nigeria’s ace provider of in-home care to the elderly, vulnerable, convalescent and disabled”.
According to the founder, “it is an online platform that connects the elderly, weak, disabled and convalescent to a caregiver right in the comfort of their homes. We aim to take the stress of care off their family members who are busy, thus leaving with one less worry. Having a sick loved one is already enough strain financially and emotionally, it should not stress them physically too”.
Greymate Care looks to improve the lives of the vulnerable, disabled and elderly by making it possible hire a carer, doctor or a nurse by the click of a button. It offers 24/7 companionship and personal assistance where it is required. Services include, but are not limited to, daily living activities such as bathing, dressing, incontinence care, washing, meal preparation, overseeing home deliveries, running light errands, and just simply engaging patients in conversation.
In delivering the services, Greymate Care leverages state-of-the-art infrastructure — such as patient hoist and rota stands amongst others — as opposed to manual methods of moving and handling. GPS tags is also used to monitor the personal assistant as a means of carrying out extensive background checks.
Greymate Care is the first Nigerian startup to tread in this uncharted area, catering for the aged and disabled, and opening our eyes to a totally new market. Leveraging technology makes it even more unique. We look forward to the giant stride Chika is going to make with Greymate Care.