Home Helpers Lends a ‘Helping Hand’ for Get Organized Month
Local Home Care Company Stresses the Importance of Preparing for the Future
San Mateo, CA, January 7, 2013 – As the first of 79 million baby boomers started turning 65 in 2013, it is critical for families to get a solid grasp on organization and preparing for the future. In light of January being Get Organized Month, Home Helpers of San Mateo County is educating the local community on how families can help prepare their aging loved ones for the future, from organizing their home to planning for advanced care.
Home Helpers of San Mateo County is the nation’s leading care franchise specializing in comprehensive home care, personal care and companionship for seniors, new mothers and those recovering from illness or injury. Home Helpers recognizes the importance and benefits of helping senior citizens get organized and prepared for the future, sooner rather than later.
“Getting organized can seem like an overwhelming task,” said Mitch Williams, owner of Home Helpers of San Mateo County. “The best way to get started is by having a plan and writing it down. Decide which areas of your life need the most help and start there.”
Home Helpers of San Mateo County is educating the community on how to help their aging loved ones get organized by offering the following tips:
Downsizing – When moving to a smaller home or apartment, organization is key in deciding what items to keep, sell or discard. Dedicate increments of time to sorting through personal things and work from room to room. Remember to sort through places like patios, the attic and basement.
Organizing Important Papers – Organize important papers, such as medical and financial records, so they can be easily found during an emergency.
Designating a Power of Attorney for Finances – Decide who will manage the senior’s finances when they are unable to manage them independently. Documenting a power of attorney for finances will give the designated person the legal right to pay the senior’s bills and handle their personal finances.
Planning for Advanced Care – Make sure someone is designated to make medical decisions for the senior when they are no longer able to do so themselves. Complete documentation assigning power of attorney for health care and a living will to ensure that the senior’s wishes are fulfilled.
“Organization is important for people at all ages,” said Williams. “Aside from general organizing of the home, seniors may need additional help decluttering after accumulating decades worth of stuff. It is also important to make sure your loved one’s wishes are carried out after their passing by organizing medical paperwork, insurance forms and their last will and testament.”
For more information about getting organized, contact Home Helpers of San Mateo County at 650 868 2004 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.HomeHelpers.cc.
ABOUT HOME HELPERS
Founded in 1997, Cincinnati-based Home Helpers is one of the nation’s leading senior care franchises specializing in comprehensive home care services for seniors, new and expectant mothers, those recovering from illness or injury and individuals facing lifelong challenges. Home Helpers currently has a presence in more than 600 communities across North America and is seeking qualified franchise candidates in strategic communities throughout the country. Home Helpers was recently ranked the #1 Senior Care Franchise and “Best of the Best” by Entrepreneur magazine for the fifth straight year and continues to lead the way in the senior care industry. Home Helpers is affiliated with Direct Link® Help At The Touch Of A Button, a national provider of medical alert units, including 24-hour personal emergency response systems, an automated medication dispenser and vital signs monitoring units that enable seniors to feel safer and live independently at home for longer than might otherwise be possible. Home Helpers does not discriminate against anyone on the basis of religion, race, sex, color, national origin, ethnicity, disability, age or sexual preference in connection with employment or acceptance, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities. For more information on Home Helpers and franchising opportunities, visit the company’s Web site at www.HomeHelpers.CC.