THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE ALLOWING YOUR LOVED ONE TO “AGE IN PLACE”:
- Companions: Sometimes people need assistance with meals, laundry, companionship, transportation, dog walking and more. The simple things in life become bothersome – so having someone there can add great value.
- Nurses: For skilled, medical care, nurses, operating under doctor’s orders are able to administer medication, and medically speaking, attend to your loved one’s health.
- Personal care: This includes bathing, incontinence care, catheter service, transfers, and more.
There are service providers that can address these needs, so make sure you investigate this thoroughly.
Identify what services you may need now and anticipate what may be needed in the future.
- Does your loved one have long-term care insurance?
- If not, do you plan to pay privately? If so, do you have social security or a pension set up?
- You want to make sure that you are getting the “best care for your money.”
Do your research. Google is your friend. Read the reviews – make calls to friends and family who have faced similar challenges before.
- Make sure any in-home care service is properly registered in your state?
- Determine that an Agency’s caregivers thoroughly screened? Bonded? Insured? Does a particular agency have procedures and protocols in place to ensure the highest quality of care and companionship is delivered each and every time?
- Check out the owner/operator of the agency. Ascertain their reputation and standing in their community. Make every attempt to ascertain that the personnel at the agency genuinely possess the “caring gene.”
Stay on top of things. Make sure to check in and don’t be afraid to let the company or caregiver know your needs and wants for your loved one.
Ideally, your in-home care company should have an internet communication platform established that you can access to send them notes about your loved one’s care.
- Did their doctors appointment get changed?
- Should there be any changes to their meals?
- Any changes to their personal care?
All of these things need to easily be communicated to the company – and having a robust process in place for you to communicate effectively is critical.
SAFE HOMECARE ANNOUNCES FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITIES FOR ASPIRING ENTREPRENEURS THAT HAVE A PASSION FOR PROVIDING PERSONAL CARE
SAFE HOMECARE, a Licensed Homecare Agency Based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Is Now Offering Franchising Opportunities Throughout the United States.
TULSA, Oklahoma – February 11, 2016 – SAFE HOMECARE is proud to announce that they are currently offering franchise opportunities to qualified candidates throughout the United States, effective today. Qualified applicants who are awarded the opportunity to own and operate a franchise will be provided with an exceptional business model, extensive training, and consistent, ongoing support from senior management.
SAFE HOMECARE provides non-medical, in-home care and companionship services that make a significant difference in the lives of seniors, adults, and others needing assistance in their daily lives. The services provided by SAFE HOMECARE include: one-on-one time, companionship, meal preparation, laundry and light housekeeping, basic medications management, personal care (including shower assistance, incontinent & colostomy care), transportation to/from appointments, Dementia and Alzheimer’s support, pet care/dog walking, and more.
The Company, founded by Jeff Krueger in 2014, prides itself on providing no-cost in-home nurse assessments and top tier professional caregivers who are not just a “warm body”, but who provide compassionate interactive care – reliably, consistently and professionally to those in need of assistance up to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
All caregivers at SAFE HOMECARE are thoroughly screened, bonded, insured, and monitored/evaluated by an on-staff nurse, on an ongoing basis, to ensure the highest quality of care and companionship is delivered each and every time.
SAFE HOMECARE already has an established market presence and substantial market penetration throughout the metro area of Tulsa, Oklahoma. From that highly successful platform, the company is looking to initially expand the SAFE HOMECARE brand throughout the United States.
According to Adam Krueger, COO, the senior population demographics are exploding, signifying the right time to consider “the next big thing,” which is supplementing the daily needs of the aging baby boomers.
Ty Timmons, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for the Company points out that “…being in on the market opportunities associated with the ‘silver wave’ is today’s equivalent of being on the ground floor of the Internet boom. Don’t we all wish we had been at the right time and place in our lives to have been able to take advantage of that emerging market opportunity?” asks Timmons.
SAFE HOMECARE has built a business model to enable the right candidates, those individuals who possess the “caring gene” and who want to make a meaningful difference, to seize this opportunity to participate in the ever-growing senior care market. Everyday nearly 10,000 people turn age 65, and many of the them need, or will need in the near future, in-home care and companionship services. According to AARP, 92 percent of people over the age of 65 want to stay in their homes as long as possible.
“SAFE HOMECARE has very high standards of care, professionalism and accountability,” says CEO, Jeff Krueger. “Having worked tirelessly to position and maintain the SAFE HOMECARE brand as the preferred provider of caregivers in the communities we serve, we have established and maintained extremely high performance standards – so we are very selective in deciding which candidates are awarded a franchisee.”
Potential franchise candidates can expect to receive a tested and perfected model, extensive training and on-going management support, materials and the benefit of the senior management team’s experience. During franchisee training, at the corporate headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma, franchisees will learn ‘all things SAFE HOMECARE,’ including the company’s unique and highly successful marketing strategies, which are essential ingredients to maximizing location performance.
“It may be hard to believe, but the demographic reality is that someone in the U.S will be turning 65 years of age every 11 seconds for the next 20 years,” adds Krueger. “This is a terrific opportunity for those looking to become their own boss, while engaging in an undertaking that also has the additional reward of making a difference by improving peoples’ lives.”