Envoy - Family Concierge Service

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Summary

Envoy’s mobile app lets family members or elders find, communicate with and pay for a prescreened family concierge. These helpers agree to go to a senior’s home for various errands for at least 2 hours a week to make life easier for older adults aging in place at home.

Operating in 17 U.S. cities today, the Envoy app requires assistants to check in, sending notifications and photos to family members on an account. These serve to verify each visit to a senior who needs help, and detail the specific errands an assistant has completed, such as shoveling snow or taking a senior to medical appointments. Envoy’s assistants are typically stay-at-home-moms who want to make some income during the week but who need to maintain a flexible schedule.

From the website: "Our "Family Concierge" service provides a trusted helping hand to you or a loved one. Shopping, errands, chores, transportation and more, completed with care and a smile by your very own Envoy."

 

 

 

 

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Product or Service
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Websites or Apps, Service providers
Key words: 
Envoy concierge app, home services, help at home