Titli, which means butterfly, was the loving nickname Geetika had for Akanksha, which is now the logo and central theme of SitByCare, as a tribute to Akanksha.
Akanksha was a freshman at University of Chicago and wanted to become a child neurologist. She was born & raised in Houston, Texas.
We rise by lifting others....
Welcome to SitByCare, where health sitters are matched to patients deserving of companionship. Founder Geetika Sinha, who holds a Masters Degree in Accounting and a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of Houston, started this journey when her only child Akanksha spent two and a half months in the intensive care unit due to a prolonged, critical illness. This long hospitalization exposed Geetika to one of the most uncomfortable realities patients and their families face in medical & care facilities—loneliness
Geetika experienced the damaging effects loneliness can have on patients and their families firsthand. “For the first time, I saw, experienced, and realized how a patient’s life in a hospital could be so full of loneliness and despair,” said Geetika. “Even though I was going through my own trauma, at times, I envisioned the hospital to be more interactive, friendlier—an environment where patients can hope and feel better.”
On April 30, 2017, Geetika lost her 20-year-old daughter but gained a lifelong purpose. She committed herself to creating a service where no patient or family feels alone, and is aided along the treatment journey with warm and supportive companions to bring them some joy & comfort.
Geetika’s vision of bringing companionship and care to patients who need additional support for when their loving family and friends cannot be there became the purpose-driven mission of SitByCare.
Several Modern Healthcare publication note that while the evidence on the impact of loneliness is strong, research on effective solutions is still scarce. SitByCare is one solution that can work to overcome the growing unmet need of companionship for patients in medical & care facilities.
SitByCare is an impactful and rewarding platform where those interested in providing companionship and care to people in medical and care facilities can receive comprehensive training, a flexible work schedule and high hourly rates. And those seeking personalized care and companionship can feel confident knowing their needs will be met, and their loved ones will benefit from reliable care they can count on bringing more hope and joy into each other’s lives .
“I am very happy I have been able to come this far with the support of a great team, partnership with people who have understood and believed in my vision and dedicated their time and effort to make it happen.” - Geetika
To learn more about SitByCare and how you can be the ONE to make a difference, explore the site and sign up as a health sitter today!
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