UNUM Health aims to bring platform to U.S. market
September 22, 2021
MIRAMICHI, NB – UNUM Health Inc., a software company based in New Brunswick, Canada is seeking to raise funds through NetCapital by October 11, 2021 in order to modify their home care platform to serve the U.S. market.
In the Canadian market since 2019, UNUM’s software digitizes and streamlines home care services by allowing caregivers and agencies to have a hand-held, easy to use tool for checking off and recording daily activity from their phone or tablet. The goal is to raise $107,000.
“With a growing home care agency and drowning in paper, constantly fixing schedules, and not knowing enough information about the home care visits for our customers, I knew there had to be a better way to operate for myself, my team and the patients and families we care for,” said Lisa Williams (pictured), founder and CEO of UNUM Health Inc.
“Home care is a global problem. In less than five to ten years there will be more people demanding home support services and less people available to perform these duties that with challenges in a paper-based environment have been arduous at best in today’s environment. Yet there’s no data or tracing in home care. We’ve created the solution,” she said.
UNUM Health’s software provides home care owners, caregivers, and the people they care for an all-encompassing solution – all at their fingertips. It consists of an agency and employee interface. It supports the agency with tasks like onboarding new clients, scheduling daily visits, and billing and invoicing. For caregivers, it allows them to see who they are caring for – even before the visit starts, and the client’s complete profile of information-something that is lacking in a paper-based system.
UNUM Health’s goal is to modify its technology to be compatible with the U.S. market, more specifically, to suit their billing and invoicing needs. With aging demographics the need for streamlined frontline care is growing. “In the United States, approximately 39.8 million caregivers provide care to adults (aged 18+) with a disability or illness or 16.6% of Americans,” said Ms. Williams.
About UNUM Health Inc.
UNUM Health Inc. is a start-up software company offering technology solutions specific to the Home Support industry. Ms. Williams has worked in the home support environment for over a decade and is the recipient of the prestigious Canadian Entrepreneur of the Year Award as well as the Atlantic Entrepreneur of the Year Award. In operation since 2017, UNUM Health’s head office is in Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada.