VillagePlan is changing the way families care for aging loved ones. Here is our recent interview with Evan Falchuk, Chairman and CEO at Village Plan:
Q: Evan, can you tell us something more about the company?
A: We use leading-edge technology, high-touch personalized service, and access to the world’s best experts to help families create a plan of how to handle the many medical and non-medical issues that abound in care-giving. We specialize in turning that plan into action and results, including the insight and advice of experts from Harvard Medical School. We’re led by key members of the former management team of Best Doctors, Inc., the world’s pioneer in expert medical opinion (sold to Teladoc Health for $440 million). We’re bringing that same passion and dedication to helping families solve the massive challenge of caregiving.
Q: You’ve recently been recognized as one of the top 50 companies in healthcare at the International Forum on the Advancements in Healthcare (IFAH) conference; could you tell us something more?
A: I can’t tell you how many people I know who are caring for an aging parent or grandparent. I know I’m not alone in having that experience; as Baby Boomers retire, there are tens of millions of Americans in that boat. Leading healthcare groups increasingly recognize that there’s a way to marry up technology with expert services in a way that changes the way families handle caregiving. So it was gratifying for us to be honored with that award. It makes all of us at VillagePlan want to redouble our efforts to build something truly special.
Q: What makes Village Plan a good choice for families?
A: No one should have to face the challenges of caregiving on their own. There’s so much to try to figure out, and it’s often made that much harder by family dynamics, money problems, and so many other issues. There can be questions about whether a diagnosis is right, whether the many medications seniors are often on are causing a problem — and there’s no one to help you figure it all out. Getting experts from VillagePlan involved makes a tremendous difference, and gives you the peace of mind you need to be able to make sure your loved one is getting the best care.
Q: What are your plans for the future?
A: We’re changing the way people care for aging loved ones. Our vision is that everyone should have access to an expert to help them navigate the challenge of caregiving. You’ll be hearing more and more about us over the coming weeks and months, we are building a remarkable organization.