Since March 2020, communities and individuals have had to reconsider their lifestyles and struggle to see their loved ones safely during this challenging time of COVID-19. Many seniors now, more than ever, want to age peacefully in their homes rather than being in a facility due to safety concerns and comfortability. Senior Helpers provides quality in-home care to individuals and their families by ensuring strict guidelines and processes that are safe and effective.
In-home care offers benefits to individuals that are looking to age comfortably and allow them to receive the best care possible. These benefits can include greater comfort, managing pain and anxiety, and a lower chance of complications such as fall risks. There is a huge increase in the percentage of senior citizens in the U.S., which shows that currently there are more than 46 million individuals aged 65 or older. By 2050, that number is projected to grow to roughly 90 million.
Some of the ways Senior Helpers is effectively providing a safe and remarkable understanding of in-home care are:
1. Providing training and educational videos
We want all our franchisees to promote staying safe during this pandemic and enforce protection plans for their staff as well. Many of our franchisees have made their own videos to share their plan in staying safe, like Bob Nations of Northern California. It’s important to have everyone in our company following the same safety protocols to ensure everyone is in accordance with and understands the risk of COVID-19. Senior Helpers recently launched a new marketing program for franchisees called “Staying Home Safe” this plan covers specific details of the essential services we provide and the importance of aging in place.
2. Continuously supporting our franchisees
We understand what our franchisees need to provide the best service available to their community and staff. Our very own Vice President of Franchise Development, Rob Cantrell, discussed these hardships in which our society is facing and how Senior Helpers is going above and beyond to safely provide our essential services. Cantrell says, “we provide non-medical care and with our training and tools that we give our franchisees, they are ready folks to go help seniors. We can put folks to work and [offer] companion care type work and really get them out there helping others”. Senior Helpers is committed to helping the community and guaranteeing our franchisees have everything they need to thrive and prosper.
3. Helping the community and applauding those who are essential
We have seen the demand for our services increase and have provided new jobs across the U.S. to focus on taking care of our community. Millions of seniors have been impacted by this pandemic and we have been determined to expand our franchise locations to support these areas with a high population of seniors needing in-home care.
Recently, we have gathered many of our franchise owners from across the United States, Canada, and Australia to share a special message to our caregivers and staff. At Senior Helpers, we value those who are putting their lives at risk to help others and appreciate the efforts in which it takes to do so.
4. Staying up to date on guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Senior Helpers has continued to have excellent communication between franchisees by sharing important details of COVID-19 and how we can best prepare them for any new updates. Our leadership team sends out a weekly email to let franchisee’s know the latest news from the CDC on COVID-19. This email covers topics such as CDC updates, jurisdictional mask updates, statewide reopening procedures, the latest news in employee and client health screenings and so much more. Our prevention procedures are available to all franchisees onour website to ensure everyone knows what is occurring in the world and how we can protect our communities.
Senior Helpers is committed to providing comfortable care at a moment’s notice and making sure that we are also providing our franchisees with resources needed during this time. Being a Senior Helpers franchisee is not just about making a profit or being your own boss, you’re also helping the community recover in this time of difficulty. If you’re interested in owning a franchise with Senior Helpers, call us at 1-877-821-5011 or contact us via our website at Senior Helpers.