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TORONTO, May 4, 2021 / CNW / – Boom Health, Inc. (“Boom Health”) launches a one-stop app that makes it easy for users to organize and book home care, medical equipment and meal services with market-leading providers as easily as ordering a ride or delivery on your phone.
The app launches today in the Apple App Store for iPhones and the Google Play Store for Android phones and enables users to get personal support agents and caregivers, transportation services, medical equipment rentals and purchases, and healthy, freshly prepared meals from industry-leading suppliers book verified by Boom Health. The app is designed for individual users and family members who need to organize home care on behalf of their loved ones. The app is extremely easy to use, comprehensive and allows families to communicate on their chat platform with an additional option to split payments so that each member can pay part of the cost of equipment or other services for their loved ones.
“It’s about giving time back to people to spend time with a loved one,” he says Lisa Assaf, Founder of Boom Health. In early 2015, Lisa, a former family law attorney, faced a life-changing challenge that many Canadians are all too familiar with – organizing home care for a loved one. Her father, who lived in his late seventies, was diagnosed with cancer. So began a journey that many experienced; Navigate a maze of appointments, bookings, and select services to support an aging or unwell family member. By the time the trip was complete, Lisa, unfortunately with her father’s death, had a deep appreciation for how difficult it was for Canadians, especially those with jobs, children, and other responsibilities. “I remember the day my father was fired when I received a large pile of papers with all sorts of instructions on it and realized that it was up to my sister and me to organize a care system that was tailored to him. Employment and care for a loved one can be a challenge especially when services are unavailable without playing an extensive phone tag game! I remember feeling overwhelmed and alone. My vision for the Boom Health app is that it will give back valuable time and is a helpful companion as families work together to care for an aging parent or loved one. The COVID 19 pandemic has brought this need further into focus, and I hope the app enables people to join in with the best support to age longer at home in place. ”
– – Lisa Assaf, Founder, Boom Health.
Striving to create a digital solution to make caring for Canadians easier, Lisa has worked with a patient and family counseling group at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center for the past several years Canada leading hospitals; and Ryerson DMZ, the world’s leading university technology incubator.
“It was a blessing to know Lisa’s father and to see the good intent behind her care for him that we see in so many patients. It is remarkable that that care has resulted in something innovative to help so many and the Easing Responsibility from Boom is a platform that provides what families need and also helps hospitals with discharge planning. Sunnybrook is proud to have been part of this effort. “
– DR. Calvin Law, Chef, Odette Cancer Center, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center
“The DMZ loves Boom. The launch of their app is an exciting and crucial milestone for them as a company. Providing quality and seamless care to our loved ones is of paramount importance, especially during COVID-19, and I believe Boom is revolutionizing it the future of care through technology. ”
– – Abdullah Snobar |, Managing Director, DMZ & CEO, DMZ Ventures
About Boom Health:
Boom Health is a company focused on delivering digital solutions for managing today’s complex world of personal home health care. The app is currently available in Toronto and will expand to other cities this year. Not-Toronto Residents can sign up for updates at https://boom.health.
About the DMZ:
The DMZ helps companies expand their business. That means, if founders want an effective and tailor-made technology incubator program, they come to the DMZ. The DMZ is the world’s leading technology incubator at universities and offers founders a launch pad on which they can build and scale quickly. Bigger and bolder than any other program of its kind, the DMZ has been creating the next generation of groundbreaking global companies since 2010. Visit www.ryerson.ca/dmz for more information.
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