eAdvocate is a new online Caring Marketplace that connects People and Families with healthcare needs, to the best local helping professionals. eAdvocate offers more affordable, accessible, comprehensive and convenient healthcare options for clients, as well as better compensated, more self-directed caring work for helping professionals.
The initial vision for eAdvocate was created by Janet Balfour (PhD, Msc, BSW). Janet was wired from birth to be an advocate and she has always been a great connector of people. She has worked as a social worker, both frontline and in policy, for over 20 years. As a caring professional, Janet witnessed first hand the need for more patient-centered affordable healthcare solutions, as well better ways to plan and coordinate care. Janet believes there are better ways for families and individuals to directly connect, contract, communicate and work together with helping professionals to offer quality care for their loved ones.
Seeking ways to promote more effective planning, coordination and communication of care, Janet partnered with her husband Rob, an experienced technology entrepreneur, to develop the eAdvocate online platform to actualize her vision of empowering people to take control of their own health care needs and advance better health care outcomes.
There is a growing demand for interdisciplinary Care Services to be delivered outside traditional public healthcare systems including supportive home care, long term care, palliative or hospice care, acute and chronic care, as well as support services for children with diverse and special needs. We believe that by making better use of innovative technology to meet the needs of both the buyers (Clients/Patients) and providers (Caring Professionals) of private healthcare services, eAdvocate can deliver more efficient, cost-effective healthcare services.
Clients and Patients face many of the following challenges:
Caring Professionals face many of the following challenges:
We are constantly seeking input on ways we can improve the eAdvocate caring marketplace and place great value on the insights, knowledge and ideas of our community members. Please contact us with any suggestions or ideas you have on how we can improve our service.