- Joshin announces that it has closed with $3 million in investment from the Anthemis Group and the Autism Impact Fund
- It also includes a corporate benefits program, which includes Joshin’s partnership with firms that want to provide their employees comprehensive care benefits
- In order to build a network of care providers, the firm aims to deploy its additional cash in part
- The community of members and caretakers of Joshin has increased 200 percent during the last 12 months
It is extremely difficult to have a loved one with specific requirements. The twin sisters of Melanie Fountain, Melissa Danielsen, and Josh, who had a handicap in development and severe epilepsy for years, have known the situation personally. After his death 12 years ago at the age of 29, his siblings chose to dedicate their professions to make the care of people with difficult care accessible to families. They created Josh’s Place, a firm providing group homes and other adult care in Minnesota, which finished in early 2020 with the acquisition of REM Minnesota.
The couple subsequently developed the concept of Joshin, a digital care network designed to link care providers with specific families. Today, the start-up announces that it has closed with $3 million in investment from the Anthemis Group and the Autism Impact Fund.
Joshin began out as an application that develops a care plan that allows families to link a trained caregiver with “careful care.” It also includes a corporate benefits program, which includes Joshin’s partnership with firms that want to provide their employees comprehensive care benefits.
Need for assistance
One in five households is expected to have complicated health requirements from children with neuropathy to dependent people with physical and developmental impairments. The pandemic COVID-19 has merely highlighted the need for assistance and made it much harder for treatment to be provided. As such, many people (mostly women) have to leave occupations to become caretakers full time.
“There have been too many periods of under-serviced to persons with special health needs and their families with fragmented access to providers of disabilities,” stated Danielsen CEO. COO Fountaine argues that the care sector has typically been centered on children under the age of 12, or seniors over the age of 65.
“Joshin is actually placed to lead in this gigantic age gap,” she added. They deal with people at various phases of their lives. In order to build a network of care providers, the firm aims to deploy its additional cash in part. It also seeks to extend its business benefits scheme. Danielsen said that they continue to expand the technology to reduce the strain of caring for employees and their families.
The community of members and caretakers of Joshin has increased 200 percent during the last 12 months. The firm is planning to expand its services to Los Angeles and Seattle with the additional investment. It operates in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Chicago, and New York, and presently operates on its own home base. During the following several weeks, Joshin will debut softly in eight additional markets and aims to soon be domestic.
The start-up starts with employers and builds the data from this endeavor. The plan is to work with managed Medicaid organizations as well as commercial and public insurance carriers over the next year in order to give families rapid access to this healthcare. It aims to ensure that families in need receive quality care.
Chris Male, the Autistic Impact Fund’s co-founder, says his group supports firms that meet the autism community’s unmet needs. The identification, retention, and coordination of treatment are three of the major obstacles for men with ASD and their families.
“Joshin has proved itself to enable caregivers with different knowledge and capacity as a platform to streamline access to a number of important but highly fragmented services for the population with special needs,” he added. Joshin not only has tremendous effects on a big disability market but also provides money as both a service for reimbursement and for workers.
Joshin adds that partnerships with companies would offer a supportive environment that enables employees to access important resources quickly and conveniently, minimizing downtime.
Joshin is separated by the team’s gratitude and its grasp of disability-related issues and possibilities. It is not a matter of surprise that companies may add Joshin to their employee benefits registers since such specialized executives are at the helm.