Firstlight Homecare And Seniorchecked Announce Partnership To Help Reduce Senior Fraud

Partnership Provides Seniors and Families Expanded Access to Verified and Trusted In-home Caregivers

March 22, 2011 // Franchising.com // (Cincinnati, Ohio and Bethesda, Md.)— FirstLight HomeCare, a provider of quality, affordable, non-medical in-home care, and SeniorChecked, a national network that helps seniors safely and independently age in place by connecting them to verified and trusted local service providers, have announced a partnership to further exemplify the already strong trust and integrity FirstLight has in place serving seniors.

The SeniorChecked Trust Seal gives service providers of all types a way of distinguishing themselves as trustworthy and reputable businesses. SeniorChecked enables FirstLight franchisees to clearly demonstrate their reliability and discerns them from other less reputable providers. It also gives them access to a wider audience throughout the SeniorChecked distribution network.

"The rates and incidences of fraud against seniors are increasing at an alarming rate," says SeniorChecked CEO Chris Spanos. "Seniors and their caregivers are looking for trusted service providers to work with but aren't always sure who they can depend on. The elderly, for a variety of reasons, are choosing to remain in their homes, making aging in place the new reality and they need trusted services that will help them remain in their homes longer."

"FirstLight prides itself in being the most trustworthy provider of in-home care services in the industry," said Gina Kaurich, FirstLight's executive director of client services. "SeniorChecked is yet another way we differentiate ourselves in the marketplace."

For more information on FirstLight's range of in-home, non-medical services, please visit www.firstlighthomecare.com. To learn more about how SeniorChecked is helping to reduce the risk of fraud and scams against seniors, visit www.seniorchecked.com.

About FirstLight HomeCare

Founded in December 2009, Midwest-based FirstLight HomeCare creates a new standard in non-medical home care by combining best practices gained by a dynamic senior leadership team with innovative approaches to make this franchise an emerging market leader in a fast-growing industry. Services can be provided at a private residence, assisted-living facility, retirement community, nursing home, skilled-nursing facility, adult family home or group home. Clients might also include new mothers, individuals recovering from surgeries and others. For more information, visit www.firstlighthomecare.com

About SeniorChecked, Inc.

Founded in 2010, SeniorChecked® is a free-for-consumer network of screened and verified local businesses focused on helping Seniors safely age in place. SeniorChecked spans a wide range of Senior related needs from elder care and senior move managers to more common services like plumbing and home repair. Seniors and their families now have a simple, easy and convenient resource to rely upon to find trusted service providers. To be part of the SeniorChecked network, businesses must pass the most comprehensive background checks in the industry. Those that do are awarded the SeniorChecked Trust Seal. The SeniorChecked program distinguishes member businesses and connects them directly with this valuable market, growing their customer base and expanding their referral network.

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