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Episode 29: How Technology and Innovation Are Transforming Access To Caregivers, with Charles Turner, CEO of Kare

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“As our customer base in senior living is increasing, the number of people in the senior care workforce is decreasing, leaving us with an enormous gap. We need to solve this problem now because we’re already behind.”

Charles Turner, CEO, Kare

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In this episode we spoke with Charles Turner, CEO of Kare. Charles was on an expert panel discussing how technology and innovation are transforming senior living at the Senior Living Transformation Summit 2020 by Kisaco Research, where forward-thinkers gathered and shared very real challenges, insights and experiences in disrupting the senior care market.

Watch or listen to:

  • Learn the math behind the workforce challenges in senior care
  • Discover the how this innovation is good for staff retention
  • Understand the value to better caregiver access for older adults
  • Hear why Charles says the real Mavericks in senior care are the ones willing to take risks, like Bob Kramer, Founder of National Investment Center (NIC)

Charles is creating hope for the way we age by creating better career paths for caregivers, called “heroes” on the Kare platform, and reducing operating costs for care communities.

“We’ve created a marketplace for pre-qualified staff to pick up shifts, get paid quickly, and build their reputation with high ratings by care communities.”

Charles Turner, CEO, Kare

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We’re all about challenging the status quo here at Maverick’s Headquarters! Welcome to the Challenging The Way We Age podcast by the Mavericks of Senior Living. We are two innovators and entrepreneurs who have huge hearts and passion for our older adults. And we see all kinds of opportunities to improve today’s system and create hope for the way we age. We tackle hard topics with the goal of creating conversation and generating curiosity and ingenuity to solve these problems.

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Mavericks of Senior Living is sponsored by Serenity App, Inc. and Assured Assisted Living. This episode was produced by Katherine Wells and Francis LeGasse.   You can subscribe to Mavericks for Senior Living on Apple Podcasts, Google Play or Stitcher. You can also find us on TwitterFacebook, or via email at challenges@mavericksofseniorliving.

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