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Son develops an online platform to improve care services for every patient

Shared by Carolina Piedade on 2022-04-02 23:51

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When François Gérard's father was diagnosed with an incurable neurodegenerative disease called ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), he went on a crusade to search for every solution in order to give him the best care possible, in any possible alleyway available.

During this research, François and his family regularly encountered the limitations of traditional home help, which could not always meet the flexible and individual needs of his father, but at the same time, the warm support of a neighbor who regularly offered him a hand with all sorts of small daily tasks was making a lasting impression on everyone.

This sparked something within François head, and lead him to start Helpper from scratch!

Helpper is an online platform designed for tasks and chores that are usually beyond the reach of professional care services - such as shopping, a trip to the doctor, small chores or just for some quality time to share experiences, emotions and sometimes even friendship. In exchange, the "helppers'' (the one that helps) receive a modest financial remuneration. With the support of thorough screening, Helpper finds the best matches between the helppies (people needing help) and the helppers.

Today Helpper is becoming one of the largest home assistance players in Flanders & Brussels, a community of over 25.000 helppers.

Adapted from https://www.helpper.be/fr/ which is where you can find more information about this solution.

DISCLAIMER: This story was written by someone who is not the author of the solution, therefore please be advised that, although it was written with the utmost respect for the innovation and the innovator, there can be some incorrect statements. If you find any errors please contact the patient Innovation team via info@patient-innovation.com


This solution shall not include mention to the use of drugs, chemicals or biologicals (including food); invasive devices; offensive, commercial or inherently dangerous content. This solution was not medically validated. Proceed with caution! If you have any doubts, please consult with a health professional.

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François Gérard's came up with Helpper in honor of his dad, in order to improve patient care services.

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