CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CareLinx Inc., a company specializing in home care for the elderly and the chronically ill, announced today that it will co-host a standup comedy event in Chicago on Saturday, October 24 to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Illinois Chapter.
Based in San Bruno, CA, CareLinx has more than 100,000 registered professional caregivers on its national platform, including over 5,000 in Chicagoland.
In conjunction with Concord Place Retirement & Assisted Living Community, and hospice care provider Vitas Healthcare, CareLinx has organized “Laughs to Remember,” a night of comedy that will feature performances from well-known WGN-TV personalities Mike Toomey, Pat Tomasulo, Ana Belaval and Jeff Hoover.
The event will take place at The Midwest Conference Center; located at 401 W. Lake St in Northlake, IL, from 6-11p.m. on Saturday, October 24. Tickets are priced at $75 each, and include the show itself in addition to hors d'oeuvres, a four-course dinner and an open bar. All net proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Illinois Chapter and help to further its invaluable research and community outreach.
“Alzheimer’s is a debilitating and heartbreaking disease that affects 1 in 3 seniors, and has profoundly touched the lives of many of the families that we at CareLinx help on a daily basis,” said Sherwin Sheik, founder and CEO of online caregiver platform CareLinx. “We wholeheartedly support the commendable work of the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Illinois Chapter and its unwavering commitment to finding a cure.”
The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Illinois Chapter currently serves the more than a half million Illinois residents affected by Alzheimer’s disease throughout 68 counties in Illinois, including 210,000 people who are living with the disease. The chapter’s mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
Founded in 2011, CareLinx is a healthcare services provider focused on improving access to affordable, quality home care for the elderly and chronically ill. Through its nationwide professional caregiver marketplace, families can easily find, hire, manage and pay caregivers who match their needs and budget -- and caregivers who have passed CareLinx's comprehensive screening process can find care assignments that meet their hourly wage and scheduling preferences. More than just an online marketplace, CareLinx has a team of customer care representatives that works closely with each family and caregiver throughout the hiring process. Once a caregiver is retained, families and caregivers can easily manage administrative tasks, including invoicing, care coordination, payroll processing, and household employment taxes, through CareLinx. Family members can see all the tasks their caregiver is doing on a daily basis via the CareLinx platform, thus giving them piece of mind that their loved one is receiving quality care, regardless if they live across the country or are working full-time. The San Bruno, CA-based company currently works with families in the top 50 metropolitan areas across the United States and can be found online at www.carelinx.com and @CareLinx.
About Concord Place
Concord Place Retirement and Assisted Living Community is an inviting and affordable retirement living, supportive living and assisted living community in the Chicagoland area that, for over 25 years, has prided itself on creating a culture and atmosphere of comfort and love. To that end, it has focused its efforts on four key areas to ensure that seniors have access to optimum peace of mind, community, lifestyle and choice.
About Vitas Healthcare
VITAS Healthcare is the nation’s largest provider of end-of-life care, operating 49 hospice programs in 16 states and the District of Columbia. On a daily basis, its staff provide comforting hospice care to patients and preserve dignity in the face of terminal illness.
Offering a range of inpatient or at-home hospice care services, including music therapy and pet visits, VITAS’ primary focus is on ensuring comprehensive support for patients and their families during this challenging time. VITAS also offers vital bereavement & grief support, as well as 24/7 telephone assistance, to patients and their loved ones. To learn more, please visit www.vitas.com.