2K4Care Program Awards Home-Based Caregivers

MatrixCare’s 2K4Care Program – Rewarding the Home-Based Caregiver

As a strong supporter of the LTPAC industry, MatrixCare is committed to contributing to a variety of charitable causes. The MatrixCare Gives program was designed as a corporate philanthropy and community service initiative to encourage both clients and employees to continue to donate their time and money to worthy causes within the industry. Recently, MatrixCare announced a new component of the MatrixCare Gives program to both recognize the hard work and dedication of caregivers employed by MatrixCare Home Care clients, as well as the American Association of Caregiving Youth (AACY), which offers support to youth caregivers throughout the country.

The Importance of Recognizing the Home-Based Caregiver

Because employee retention is a top challenge for many home care companies, it’s important to create incentives beyond a competitive salary and great benefits to increase your team’s overall satisfaction. This is where the MatrixCare 2K4Care program comes in, providing the opportunity to recognize the hard work your dedicated employees put in each and every day.

The 2K4Care program is a fun way to incentivize caregivers to use the innovative technology MatrixCare offers to home care companies. Whenever a caregiver uses the mobile time and attendance solution to clock in or out of a shift, he or she will be entered for a chance to win the monthly prize drawing of $1,000. Plus, each clock in or out generates an additional entry for the caregiver.

2K4Care Program Winner

Congratulations to our first $1,000 winner, Joan Cron! Joan is pictured here on the right with Paulette Chatman, owner of At Always Best Care in Flanders, New Jersey. Another $1,000 has been awarded to the AACY.

The goal is not only to reward your team of caregivers, but to help ensure they are fully utilizing all the tools available in the MatrixCare Home Care software solution. The more familiar your team becomes with our software, the better they’ll be able to care for your clients.

Supporting the American Association of Caregiving Youth

In addition to rewarding caregivers for a job well done, MatrixCare’s 2K4Care program also makes it a goal to raise awareness about youth caregiving. According to the AACY, there are around 1.4 million children between the ages of eight and 18 throughout the country providing care to family members. Around a third of these children are between ages eight and 11, while nearly 40 percent are between ages 12 and 15. Most often, they are providing care to a parent or grandparent with conditions like dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, diabetes, or heart, lung or kidney diseases.

MatrixCare has supported the AACY for the past seven years, recognizing the important work the association does to offer resources for children who sacrifice so much to provide care to a loved one who is elderly, ill or disabled. Each month, MatrixCare will also donate $1,000 to this non-profit organization to help them continue to provide education, training and respite services to youth caregivers.

Home Care Software Solutions from MatrixCare

Help your team of caregivers provide the best care possible with innovative home care software solutions from MatrixCare. From scheduling and telephony that increase accuracy and efficiency to mobile care that empowers your caregivers, our solutions make home care simple for all users. For more information, or to connect with a representative, contact us today.

Joe Kraus

Joe Kraus has spent the past eighteen years focused on home care automation as both IT manager and vendor. As Director of IT for FirstChoice Health Care and later as VP Information Systems for Home Care America, he selected and managed technology for these multi-site, regional providers. In 1999 he founded Stratis Business Systems which designed, marketed and supported the Visitrax (1999-2008) and Soneto (2009-Present) home care software solutions. Before home care, Kraus developed financial software for General Electric and is a graduate of GE’s Information Systems Management Program. He serves on the Board of Directors for the American Association of Caregiving Youth (www.aacy.org). Kraus has a BS in Computer Science from the University of Rhode Island and an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson Graduate School of Management.