MANILA – A mobile app which makes nurses and caregivers more accessible to those who need them is now available in the Philippines. BackApp offers solutions for long-term care (through affiliated staffing agencies), acute care (for hospital-based nurse managers looking for last-minute staff replacements) and homecare (for home-based patients looking for private nurses and caregivers). “The Homecare BackApp aims to keep the Filipino family together by eliminating the need to send your sick family member to the hospital or nursing home. This ultimately reduces hospitalization costs, thus lessening the financial burden on the family,” SLF Management System Inc. president and CEO Sally Nunez said in a statement released Monday. Aside from providing hassle-free access to nurses and caregivers, BackApp also provides job opportunities for health professionals. Every health professional hired through the mobile app is carefully matched by a case manager and is under close clinical monitoring by the patient’s attending physician, the statement said. BackApp is available both for Android and iOS devices.