Ilya Vakhutinsky

Member Since 2020

Ilya Vakhutinsky



New York City Area

I’m the co-founder and CEO of Careswitch. I started Careswitch because I saw from an early age the important, yet undervalued, role caregivers play in our society. My mom was a home health aide when my family immigrated to the US and eventually grew to become a nursing director at a home care agency where I took a summer job. Prior to Careswitch, I was on the founding team of Quartet Health, a successful venture backed company, where I led product development of the mental health professional product line. I was also chosen for Peter Thiel's "20 Under 20" Fellowship which recognized young people who wanted to build new things rather than sit in a classroom.


  • Entrepreneurship
  • Health Care Information Technology
  • home care


April 2nd, 2021

Seven Ways to Proactively Solve Business Problems

Instead of reacting to changes in your industry as they’re happening, take a proactive approach to prepare for problems before they arise.

March 31st, 2021

Seven Strategies For Improving Your Organization's Reputation

Reputation is everything in business. Make sure yours is solid with these strategies.

March 25th, 2021

Eight Ways to Promote a Truly Egalitarian Workplace

Diversity is more important than ever in the business world, but equity must go hand-in-hand with these efforts.

March 24th, 2021

11 Crucial Considerations to Keep in Mind Before Making a Statement on an Issue

Before you make a public statement, be sure to think about the potential consequences to your business -- both positive and negative.



Careswitch is creating a network where everyone in the home care community can prosper. In-home care is the critical, but underserved foundation of our health care. The industry is home to thousands of local entrepreneurs and a diverse population of essential workers who overcome low wages and inconsistent schedules to deliver care to millions. But, the industry's thin margins and high turnover rates prevent too many from achieving the economic dignity they deserve. Our mission is to redesign the business of home care to increase opportunity and improve quality of life for everyone involved. We’re assembling a digital network of home care providers, caregivers, and families that use modern tools and compliant information sharing to create a more stable, coordinated home care experience. Agencies can reduce tasks that eat into their margins and caregivers can easily work across multiple agencies to earn more wages and meet the increasing demands of in-home care. Together, we create consistency, transparency, and use our scale to unlock more economic opportunity. Today, Careswitch offers an all-in-one software platform that simplifies and automates the essential tasks of a home care business. The surprisingly simple software handles the complexities of care planning, scheduling, documentation, and full-service payroll. It also includes the only caregiver app proven to help caregivers complete care tasks and reduce errors. Founders Ilya Vakhutinsky and Mark Fayngersh incorporate their backgrounds in digital health, entrepreneurship, and design into every aspect of Careswitch. Ilya, the son of a caregiver and a recipient of Peter Thiel’s 20 Under 20 Fellowship, worked with Mark to develop the digital platform at Quartet Health before coming together with a team of designers and advisors to create Careswitch. The growing team supports thousands of daily users while working to create a more prosperous home care industry.


  • Home Care
  • HR
  • Payments