Affordability and flexibility a top priority when choosing personal care providers

September 15, 2008 // // In today's difficult economy, people want to get the most for their money. That same level of scrutiny also applies to finding affordable and flexible care options for loved ones who need assistance with daily living activities, or could benefit from ongoing companionship.

"Regardless of the economic climate, people continue to face health-related challenges, experience functional limitations and need assistance with daily living activities," said Emma Dickison, president of Home Helpers. "In fact, according to A Profile of Older Americans: 2007, published by the Administration on Aging, most older persons have at least one chronic condition and many have multiple conditions that often lead to physical and cognitive functional limitations."

Unfortunately, assisted living and nursing care facilities aren't financially feasible for many people who need assistance, and few people want to make the drastic transition, especially if it is not absolutely necessary. Not surprising, according to results released from an AARP survey this year, 90 percent of people ages 64 to 74 want to live out their lives in their current homes. For those people, in-home caregivers like Home Helpers may be the best alternative because they offer tremendous flexibility and are more affordable, as clients pay an hourly rate for non-medical and personal care services.

"Home Helpers offers services on an hourly basis for a minimum of three hours per visit, once a week," explained Dickison. "We tailor our non-medical and personal care services around an individual's needs and budget. If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about non-medical and personal care options, Home Helpers offers a free, no obligation, in-home consultation. We also offer a helpful educational series covering a variety of topics and can direct you to other resources within your community that might be appropriate."

About Home Helpers

Home Helpers is committed to making life easier for its clients by providing an unsurpassed level of non-medical and personal care. Established in 1997, Home Helpers was recently ranked the #1 Senior Care Franchise and "Best of the Best" by Entrepreneur magazine for the third straight year based on information including size, growth and franchisee support. Home Helpers franchises are independently owned and operated in more than 500 markets across North America.

Home Helpers is affiliated with Direct Link® In-home Emergency Monitoring. Home Helpers was founded and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. For more information, call 1-800-216-4196 or visit Home Helpers online at www.HomeHelpers.CC.



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