For those who have elderly people in their care, they can relate with the challenge of combining a busy schedule with having to take their elderly for regular doctor’s appointments. Going to and fro for hospital visits is also a whole lot of stress for the elderly one involved. And in cases when an elderly person lives alone, it becomes worse, as they might not receive swift and regular medical attention like they ought to.
GeroCare wants to change that, and make it easy for the elderly to receive timely medical care.
Co-founded by Ebi Ofrey (CEO), Ajibola Meraiyebu (COO) and Bruce Lucas (CTO), and launched on May 30 2017, GeroCare is a subscription-based medical care for the elderly.
Upon subscription, the aged are entitled to regular home visitation by doctors and administration of health care peculiar to their needs. Subscription plans include monthly, quarterly, biannually, annually, with price ranging from N15000 – N120000, depending on the needs of users.
According to the founders, “Our vision is to be the one-stop shop for everything regarding elderly care beginning with our flagship product which is a subscription-based medical service for the elderly. This is done by identifying and managing their health conditions in a timely manner thereby not only improving their qualify of life, but also ensuring peace of mind for both the elderly and their loved ones.”
With the platform, doctors also have an avenue to be their own boss or make an extra income, as GeroCare connects them with elderly patients within their vicinities who they provide with home healthcare visits.
The startup also provides provides ambulance services for prompt transportation to hospitals — should emergency cases arise, post-stroke rehabilitation services, home care — the daily or live-in assistant option and personal health monitoring.