One online app intended to help with hospitals running into staffing shortages has recently found its footing within the senior living realm.
The app, NurseDash, aims to help senior living providers find clinicians like med techs, licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and certified nursing assistants (CNAs) for temporary shifts without having to use a staffing agency. Created in 2017, NurseDash was originally designed to help hospitals cover nursing shifts. But it expanded into the senior living industry last October, and has since garnered significant interest within the space, including from Houston-based Retirement Center Management (RCM), as well as from New Haven, an assisted living and memory care provider headquartered in Bastrop, Texas.
The tech company has additionally attracted some investment interest from seasoned senior living veterans. Charles Turner, a former president with PinPoint Senior Living, has an ownership stake in the company through his new Invidia for Seniors investment platform. Turner is also taking on an active consulting role with NurseDash, and is helping the company tailor its platform for senior housing while working in a businesses development capacity.
NurseDash has also worked with Village Capital, a venture capital firm that trains and invests in entrepreneurs and young startups in a variety of industries.
While NurseDash collaborates with just five senior living companies today, the company’s client list is quickly growing, and may soon include some other notable providers, according to Jake Kohl, co-founder and COO of the Houston-based tech startup — though he declined to mention specific names.
“The demand has ramped up very quickly,” Kohl told Senior Housing News. “It helps illustrate that the need is there, and that our solution is working for our partners.”
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