Mother’s illness led software developer to launch Carefolk

Founder built technology platform for integrated care teams and homecare providers after family’s experience of caring for mother with Parkinson’s

29th December, 2019
Mother’s illness led software developer to launch Carefolk
Owen O’Doherty used his skills as a software developer to launch Carefolk. Picture: John Allen

His family’s experience of caring for their mother at home prompted Carefolk founder Owen O’Doherty to use his skills as a software developer to design a system that would assist other families in the same position.

“My mother developed Parkinson‘s and other conditions, and ultimately needed full-time care,” he said. “As her illness progressed, we needed to coordinate her care amongst ourselves as a family, and learn to navigate our way...

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