Nursing Home Solutions with Homecare Hub

In this episode, Dan speaks with Dr. Vipan Nikore, founder and CEO of Homecare Hub.

What is Homecare Hub?

Homecare Hub is a purpose-driven team with a bold vision to keep people out of large institutional nursing homes by building creative solutions that decrease the cost, and improve the quality and experience of receiving home care services.

Our healthcare system is overwhelmed, and people with complex healthcare needs face challenges to preserve their current living situation. Homecare Hub was created to address the housing and home care needs of these individuals offering exceptional housing with more personalized, higher-quality care at a lower cost when compared to large nursing home or retirement facilities.

Homecare Hub creates small, high quality 2-12 person shared care homes on-demand at an affordable price by matching people by care needs, language, disease process, and interests. For those not interested in our co-housing solutions, we offer other options through our suite of care solutions designed to help people age safely and comfortably at home for as long as possible.

Dr. Nikore’s bio

Vipan is a software engineer turned physician and global leader in Health Innovation. In addition to his role at Homecare Hub, he is the Chief Medical Director of TD Bank as well as a practicing internist at Trillium Health Partners and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus in Ohio and Toronto. Prior to Homecare Hub he was the Site Medical Director for the Department of Medicine at Trillium’s Credit Valley Hospital, overseeing 15,000 admissions a year. He is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine where he teaches Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, Innovation, Healthcare Quality and clinical medicine on the hospital wards, and is an investigator at the Institute for Better Health. He previously was co-course director for MIT’s Global Health Informatics course where co-edited one of the first comprehensive Global Health Technology books.

Vipan has led and founded various organizations and groups, such as the non-profit uFLOW (now LYFE), which empowers underserved youth to start their own health service projects, which he expanded to Chicago, Cleveland, New York City, Boston, and San Francisco. He is a former software developer at IBM, and also led projects at Sun Microsystems, Citibank, UCLA, WHO in Geneva, UNICEF in India, the Ontario Ministry of Health, and Lux Capital in NYC.

He is an advisor at the Health Education Project in Haiti and has worked clinically in Haiti, Peru, Ghana, Nepal, and India. He has served as an advisor and mentor at the Creative Destruction Lab, the Center for Social Innovation’s Agents of Change program, Blueprint Health in NYC, and the Harvard Innovation Lab. He has authored chapters on e-Health, medical devices, and genomics, and given talks on healthcare technology, innovation, global health, and leadership across the globe.

Vipan completed his internal medicine residency training from Cleveland Clinic’s main campus, MD degree at the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC), MBA at the Yale School of Management, and his BSc in computer science and software engineering at the University of Western Ontario. At Yale he led the student body as the President of the Yale Graduate and Professional Student Senate and as a resident he was selected as the sole recipient among all Cleveland Clinic residents for the Michener Leadership Award for leadership and dedication to community service and humanity. He is a former recipient of Canada’s “Top 40 under 40” award, the country’s most coveted award for young leaders.