In 2030 the Netherlands will hold an elderly population of 4 million who want to live at home for as long as possible. However, social care is stretched thin with 10% of caregivers currently suffer from a burnout. Thuishulp Rotterdam is creating a threefold impact by taking unemployed workers and giving them the opportunity to flexibly grow out of welfare by providing home care to Rotterdam’s elderly, relieving the pressure on the existing care infrastructure.
Founded in 2018, Thuishulp Rotterdam saw the opportunity to alleviate Rotterdam’s rising unemployment by getting individuals off welfare and into a job as a home caregiver. Importantly in an industry that is increasingly shaped by digitization and remote care, they provide care with a human touch putting special focus on the relationship between caregiver and patient, taking the time to find that special click between the two parties.
By 2023 Thuishulp Rotterdam aims to employ at least 250 informal caregivers serving 1,000 elderly clients, relieving at least 2000 existing caregivers from additional duties.