About Us

Carework exists to solve the greatest issue home care agencies face: caregiver recruiting.


We do this by valuing the caregiver and trusting the metrics.

At Carework we help home care agencies find and hire more great caregivers.

CareWork was started in 2018 by Rachel Gartner. Originally known as Strategic Healthcare Solutions, the company was created to serve agency owners by improving efficiency and quality of healthcare recruiting. 


Rachel Gartner worked as a CNA, HHA, and caregiver recruiter for an agency in Florida with multiple locations. As her unique, data-driven methods increased efficiency and results, she was asked to take on more and more locations. Eventually, it was too much work for one person and Strategic Healthcare Solutions was born. The company grew quickly as word spread that there was a new way for home care agencies to master CNA and HHA recruiting!


Today, CareWork serves agencies across the country who are looking for expert guidance. As a military spouse, Rachel is on a mission to create great jobs for military spouses and veterans. She has built a company with remote work in mind from the ground up, allowing military spouses to seamlessly build a career while moving frequently. Our recruiters live throughout the United States and work on flexible schedules, making them more available to our agencies and our caregivers.


We believe in integrity before ambition and service over self. Our recruiting process is customizable at every point and we are always ready to help our agencies succeed. Our personal customer service is outstanding and we believe sets us apart.

Meet The Team

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Rachel Gartner

Owner, CEO

Rachel is an Army wife, data nerd, and mother of two adorable kids. She has a M.S. in Biomedical Science that greatly influenced Carework's data-first culture.

She founded Carework in 2018 when she was working as a caregiver recruiter for several offices and realized there was a better, more efficient way to excel at caregiver recruiting. 

Rachel loves caregiver recruiting and would happily talk to you about your metrics all day long, if she doesn't get interrupted by one of her children first! She currently resides in Statesboro, GA and enjoys working from her lovely back porch.


Ember Steen

Operations Manager

Ember began her career in the Retail industry working at the Nordstrom headquarters buying office as a merchandise analyst. There, she gained a solid foundation and passion for strategic planning and continuous improvement.


She is an Army spouse and the need to move frequently gave her the opportunity to join Carework in January of 2019. She enjoys working out, traveling, and spending time with her family. Ember is currently located in Washington with her husband Grant, two kids (Lacey and Jackson), and two dogs. 


Ember will be your contact when it comes to training your teams on our services/platforms and any questions regarding general operations.