Carewatchers offers AFH Council Members an advertising and marketing tool for $15.95 month to month (non-members see below). Now adult family homes can advertise and market their private pay or Medicaid adult family home 365 days a year. If you are not yet an AFH Council member, there are many reasons why you should be a member. Our service does not conflict with any government or state regulations regarding referral fees.
In 2020 everything changed due to the pandemic making it almost impossible for providers to rely 100% on traditional agencies to bring them residents. Also, most providers struggle with the high cost of referral fees and the added cost of personal protective equipment and other supplies.
Carewatchers is a placement and referral agency that advertises and markets your facility on the internet to consumers looking for placement the same as traditional agencies. However, we allow the consumer to call your facility direct instead of going through a referral agency. That's where we're different, and that's how we eliminate a referral fee. Carewatchers provides your facility with the same opportunity that a traditional agency has to fill a vacancy.
Carewatchers provides your facility exposure to consumers through our online search results, our senior online audience, and our network of social workers and discharge planners seeking to make an adult family home placement. As well, Carewatchers will refer your facility to all prospective residents that contact us looking for an adult family home in your city.
Our current providers view Carewatchers as an affordable, viable alternative or enhancement. We help adult family homes compete against traditional agencies and the larger facilities. We don't charge a referral fee, but we do help fill vacancies. Carewatchers believes instead of you paying thousands of dollars as a first-month referral fee, that money can be better spent by you contributing to the resident's care as opposed to paying an agency. Our 20 years of experience has proven our commitment to your success.
Ninety-three percent of all consumers search online when looking for almost everything, even when they're looking for an adult family home. That means you must have an online presence. If the consumer can't see your facility online, the consumer won't find your facility. Advertising and marketing equal referrals, and referrals equal placements.