Hi, I’m Therese Mulherin. I’ve worked as an Occupational Therapist for over 30 years and I’ve also been lucky enough to enjoy success in the corporate world with large organisations delivering services to enhance the lives of vulnerable people and people in need of support.
These experiences led me to start Care Hive and create a secure online marketplace that allows people who are looking for support to live their best life (at home and in their community), to easily search for and book quality service providers.
At the very heart of the Care Hive marketplace is the desire to give consumers much greater visibility and direct access to the available service providers in their area, more choice and control over who, where, when and how the services they want are delivered, and the ability to book on-line and make secure payments.
An essential part of the Care Hive marketplace are our service provider partners, among them, a mix of small, medium and large service providers, including many of Australia’s most reputable aged care, disability support and in-home service providers. Their commitment to delivering reliable, quality support services and putting the needs and goals of the consumer first is what sets them apart.
Care Hive has been created for people who are looking for support to:
- maintain their independence,
- live safely at home,
- be active in their community,
- maintain their existing lifestyle,
- do certain tasks around the house,
- recuperate following an illness or surgery, and
- access therapy services to improve their abilities.
What sort of services will you see on Care Hive? The answer is a wide range of services including in-home personal care and domestic assistance, companionship, transport, nursing, allied health, home maintenance services & more. As it builds, the community of Care Hive users will tell us what additional services they want to be able to book from our marketplace.
The Care Hive marketplace can be accessed via the mobile app or our website www.carehive.net.au
But that’s not all we’re doing at Care Hive, we’re also helping to address the shortage of quality care and support workers in Australia.
I believe that the quality of the care and support workforce really matters and that to work as a support worker is a privilege! So, we are working with like-minded aged care and disability support organisations to deliver our Workforce Development Program which sources, screens and prepares people with empathy, compassion, integrity and commitment to start a career as a support worker.
We’ve got a bit going on and I look forward to staying in touch with you throughout Care Hive’s journey!