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CareLineLive: A home care management system that delivers time to care through improved efficiency, cash flow & capacity

CareLineLive: A home care management system that delivers time to care through improved efficiency, cash flow & capacity

Parents and adult children may live thousands of miles away from one another, separated by different cities, states, or even countries. Often, the demands and pressure of providing care can result in caregiver burnout—a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion. It occurs when caregivers do not get the help they need and are trying to do more than they are able to.

CareLineLive was started by Josh Hough after his grandfather fell ill and the information they required about his care was not available. Besides that, the company’s sister IT company, MAS Group, worked with home care agencies so Josh understood the flaws in the home care sector. There was a gap in the market for home care software that was simple to use, flexible, enhanced efficiency, improved growth and fundamentally gave carers more time to care.

“Much like our customers, we also care and pride ourselves on offering the very best in customer support. With the ever increasing demands from the regulatory bodies and the changing landscape of client care, CareLineLive continues to evolve to ensure we offer the very best in Care Management solutions together with first class customer support,” says CareLineLive.

CareLineLive’s Founder, Josh Hough, goes into the details of the company

Q. Shed light on your Cloud Based Home Care Management System. How does it help Agency Owners and Managers?

CareLineLive is a total home care management system that digitizes a home care agency’s workflows leading to increased productivity and capacity, whilst decreasing costs. Our system enables easy care management, quick rostering, access to real-time information, such as visit verification, and simple invoicing and payroll. It results in less time being spent on administration and more time spent delivering care.

Q. How does CareLineLive’s Carer Companion mobile app work?

Carers are at the forefront of our customers’ services and CareLineLive provides them with an intuitive mobile app making sure they are fully informed in real-time about client updates and are more productive. The Carer Companion mobile app provides instant access to rotas and care plans plus safety is improved with secure visit check in and check out. Carer Tasks and eMAR enable carers to provide responsive care as changes in medication can be accessed quickly.

Q. What are the benefits of your eMAR (Electronic Medication Administration Record) solution to home care agencies?

The social care industry was frustrated with complicated eMAR sheets with split cells for codes and initials, so last year we launched our intuitive eMAR solution. Our eMAR is simple to use, where recurring medication and tasks can be set up easily and whose interface feels like second nature, ensuring if there is a problem, it never gets missed. It saves time and ensures carers can deliver responsive care quickly.

Q. Give us an understanding about the organization’s Family & Friends website.

CareLineLive was one of the first software solutions to offer visibility about a relative’s care with our Family & Friends Portal. Its aim is simple: to provide peace of mind to families through 24/7 access to real-time information about a loved one’s carer visits including dates, times and updates.

Q. How happy are your customers with the services you offer?

We on-board new customers every month and continually get positive feedback about CareLineLive. It has bought numerous benefits to our clients, both financially and operationally…

“CareLineLive covers every aspect of Care Management we need, from both our managers’ and carers’ perspectives as well as the relatives and friends of our customers. Also, as it’s cloud-based there have been minimal set up costs and it can grow with our business” Ronnie Chatterton-Sim, Owner, Coastal Homecare

“CareLineLive has improved our business from day 1. It has made us so much more efficient…we’ve increased our profit by £120,000 in the first year” Owner, South Coast Care

Through our Family & Friends portal, our customers have also benefitted from increased customer satisfaction. One customer enjoyed a 50% reduction in client queries, as customers are better informed. 

How has the firm developed over the years?

Since being founded in 2016, CareLineLive has grown exponentially increasing our customer base four-fold in the last year. Our drive, technical expertise and vision ‘to give more time to care’ has been key to providing a best-in-market solution and securing c. £2m of investment to develop CareLineLive. We are an agile company and constantly innovate to provide our customers with the future of Home Care Management Systems today. From our Family & Friends Portal, to launching eMAR to our latest development of travel time estimates, we are continually looking at ways to improve our solution. Our development roadmap utilizes IOT products that will enable family members access to information so they can not only see the carer has been, but make sure that their relative’s house is warm and that their loved one is okay.

Meet the competent

Josh started his first IT business, MAS Group, at the age of 18. Josh’s passion for delivering better care through home care software is immeasurable and he is central to CareLineLive’s success. CareLineLive has won numerous awards for its technology plus Josh won Young Achiever award for Business Matters.

His vision for CareLineLive to continually innovate, deliver beyond expectations and provide excellent customer service is supported with equal passion from his team. He also appreciates the hard work that his customers’ carers do with CareLineLive’s monthly Star Carer award. 

“We are the care management system for home care & domiciliary care agencies.”


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