Executive Care Partners with Lyft to Ease Patient Transportation
Executive Care is the latest home health care company to partner with popular ridesharing service Lyft to ensure that a ride is always available for both its clients and caregivers.
According to Executive Care co-founder and CEO Lenny Verkhoglaz, the partnership will arrange for quick, safe rides to virtually anywhere the company’s clients and caregivers need to go.
“Research suggests an estimated 3.6 million Americans miss a minimum of one healthcare appointment due to transportation issues each year, a complication that ultimately could have serious consequences for patients,” Verkhoglaz said. “Working with Lyft, we’re providing our clients with easier access to healthcare and, as a result, helping them live healthier lives.”
Under the new partnership, clients can request a ride any time, simply by calling their local Executive Care office. There is no app or smartphone required, as Executive Care will coordinate safe and reliable transportation using Lyft’s Concierge tool. Clients may also travel with their caregivers.
“Lyft is excited to partner with Executive Care to bring expanded transportation options to its clients in communities across the country,” said Gyre Renwick, head of healthcare partnerships at Lyft. “The Lyft experience aligns well with Executive Care’s goal of meeting the particular needs of everyone as an individual and ensuring no one is left behind.”
Franchising since 2013 and recently recognized by Entrepreneur magazine as one of the “Top New Franchises,” Executive Care provides a full range of medical and non-medical home care services for individuals and families to help them remain independent and stay in their home. Services range from companionship and help with meal preparation and household chores to help with bathing, personal hygiene and personal care. Executive Care also serves individuals recovering from illness, injury or surgery.