An only child, Nectari Charitakis watched his ageing parents deteriorate as the commitment to care for them landed squarely on his shoulders. He witnessed how his mother’s dementia made it impossible for her to communicate with nurses and felt helpless as his father was isolated in a long-term care home during the pandemic. In this episode of Chatter That Matters, he shares the simple innovations he created to help improve his mother’s well-being and how this evolved into the development of a technology to help other families care for ageing loved ones.
uCarenet is the social enterprise he founded to make it easier for people to take care of their parents – while maximizing the earning potential for caregivers and enhancing the flow of data and information to families. Ultimately, he wants to put a smile on the faces of seniors by helping them live longer, healthier and happier lives from the safety of their homes.
With advice for entrepreneurs about finding work/life balance, being guided by purpose and hiring great talent, Nectari Charitakis describes an entrepreneurial journey powered by a desire to make a difference.
Tony Chapman created the Chatter That Matters podcast to counter the storm of negativity and impossibility with true stories of ordinary people who do extraordinary things. He chats with Olympians, Advocates, Celebrities, Leaders, and people who battled what seemed like insurmountable odds.
In doing, listeners hear life lessons that inspire all of us to do more and to be more, to help us get to where we need, want and deserve to go. RBC is the presenting sponsor.
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