BUSINESS: Home Instead Senior Care
Many people worry about their
parents getting older. Will they remember to take their medicine? What if they
have to go grocery shopping? Who will keep them company while I’m at work? For
most people, the thought of putting them in a retirement center is
Fortunately, there are companies
like Home Instead Senior Care, which believe in helping seniors “age in place”
in their own homes, should they wish. “It’s important for seniors to continue
to live in their home for many reasons,” says Linda Childress, franchise
co-owner of the local Home Instead Senior Care branch. “However, the primary
reason is familiarity and comfort.” Being able to have a senior continue their
lives still following their normal routine at home allows for confidence for
them and peace of mind for their families.
Home Instead focuses on helping
seniors live out their day-to-day life with as little interference as possible,
continues Childress. “Our Caregivers provide assistance with daily activities,
including shopping, grooming, cooking and companionship.”
Caregivers are usually certified
nursing assistants who receive extensive training in the care of the elderly,
including comprehensive Alzheimer’s Caregiver training. Furthermore, “All of
our caregivers are bonded and insured, and we perform strict background checks
on each and every one. We want to make sure that we are protecting our
clients,” promises Childress.
When asked if there’s an option
for 24-hour caregiving, Childress replied, “We have caregivers that are live-in
caregivers who work 24-hour shifts with our clients, as well as temporary or part-time
caregivers.” It’s all about the needs of the client.
So whether Grandma forgets to
take her medicine or Mom can’t get around the way she used to or if Dad is just
lonely or Grandpa needs help with his grocery shopping—Home Instead Senior Care
is available to help in whatever way they are needed.