New business helps seniors remain independent in their homes

IT IS estimated that millions of women are unpaid caregivers to the elderly.

They struggle to cope with the exhaustion, loneliness, mental and physical demands, and heartbreak of watching their loved one grow weaker. Best In Care Australia provides an affordable solution for older individuals or couples capable of managing their physical needs, but who require non-medical assistance, light housework, meal preparation and/or companionship in order to remain at home.

According to Best In Care owner Kerri Howell, services can be arranged for as little as three hours or as many as 24 hours a day.

Short-term assistance or longer-term care is available seven days a week, including holidays.

When a potential client calls the company, Kerri will arrange a meeting with the client and his or her family to discuss what services are needed.

"Cost is on an hourly basis so hours can be decreased or increased bases on changing needs," Kerri said.

One-on-one service to the company's clients is performed by the caregivers who are thoroughly screened, bonded and insured.

Special attention is given to matching caregivers with clients to achieve compatibility.

"Elder care has become the top problem in our society today as it replaces child care as the number one issue for the men and women in today's workforce," Kerri said.

"Already people are spending more time caring for or providing the care of their elderly parents than they did caring for their own children.

"The problem will only magnify with the aging of the population.

"Research shows that older people who remain at home live longer and happier lives than do people of similar circumstances who are forced to leave their homes to live in other environments.

"Best In Care Australia can help the elderly remain in the comfort of their own homes for much longer periods of time."

Best In Care Australia's mission is to accelerate the pace of in-home care to the elderly, allowing them to stay independent longer.

Phone 5456 1293.

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