Home Care Assistance of Vancouver Organizes Drive to Gather Relief Goods for Victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

Thanks to generous donations from clients, caregivers and the community, Home Care Assistance of Vancouver sent 20 boxes with blankets, shoes, toiletries and canned goods to the Philippines to aid in the relief effort.

Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 - With parts of the Philippines recently ravaged by one of the strongest typhoons to ever hit land, Home Care Assistance of Vancouver hosted a drive to gather goods for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. As part of its 12 Days of Caring campaign, the company successfully filled 20 boxes with basic necessities such as food, clothing, water, and toys to aid in the relief effort. LBC, a cargo company, agreed to accept in-kind donations which they shipped for free directly from Vancouver to the Red Cross stationed in the Philippines for distribution to the victims in the hardest hit areas.

"We really wanted to do our part in helping those ravaged by this horrific storm," said Carolina Orosa, owner of Home Care Assistance of Vancouver. "It's especially tragic that this happened during the holiday season so I hope that whatever we put together will be able to help in some small way to not just nourish the victims but also lift their spirits and keep them hopeful."

The 12 Days of Caring program gives thanks to the thousands of Home Care Assistance caregivers who dedicate their lives to the well-being of seniors; the program also engages local communities through charitable giving and volunteerism. In addition, Home Care Assistance sponsors special programs and events to demonstrate appreciation to Home Care Assistance clients and the broader senior community.

Through this campaign, Home Care Assistance offices across North America spread holiday cheer while continuing to promote education around issues of aging. Due to geographic or time limitations, the winter holiday season may be one of the few opportunities throughout the year that children have to spend time with their aging parents. Local care managers are on call to address family questions and concerns, including how to arrange for respite care during the holidays or tips on setting up a family meeting to discuss the possibility of in-home care.

Home Care Assistance staff is available 24/7 to provide experienced, trustworthy caregivers to help with all home care needs. Caregivers are trained to engage clients in physical, mental and social activities, in addition to assisting with meal preparation, personal hygiene, bathing, medication reminders, transportation and more.

For more information about the 12 Days of Caring Campaign, visit 12daysofcaring.com and for more information about Home Care Assistance of Vancouver visit http://www.homecareassistancevancouver.ca, or call 778-279-3634. The office is located at 1861 Marine Drive in West Vancouver, BC.

About Vancouver Home Care Assistance 

Vancouver Home Care Assistance is a leading provider of home care for seniors across the Canada. Our mission is to change the way the world ages. We provide older adults with quality care that enables them to live happier, healthier lives at home. Our services are distinguished by the caliber of our caregivers, the responsiveness of our staff and our expertise in Live-In care. We embrace a positive, balanced approach to aging centered on the evolving needs of older adults. A 2013 Franchise500® and Inc. 5000 Company, Home Care Assistance has received numerous industry awards including Entrepreneur’s Fastest-Growing Franchises and Franchise Business Review’s Top 50. For more information about Home Care Assistance visit http://www.HomeCareAssistance.com.


Kathryn Zakskorn
Home Care Assistance
+1 650-462-9501


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