Locally owned Home Instead Senior Care has spent the last ten years serving Jacksonville-area seniors. The franchise owner, Amy Best, decided to open a business that helps seniors with their non-medical day-to-day tasks after going through a situation where this type of care would have been greatly beneficial to a family member. Today, Home Instead Senior Care serves between 75-80 senior clients and has experienced a 35% increase in clientele over the last year. Home Instead Senior Care also employees about 105 local caregivers.
Home Instead Senior Care serves Jersey, Calhoun, Green Macoupin, Morgan, and Scott counties. Caregivers from Home Instead Senior Care will come to the senior’s home and help the senior with everyday tasks such as bathroom and bathing assistance, housekeeping, and food preparation. Home Instead Senior Care also provides transportation to seniors. A Home Instead Senior Care caregiver is available 24-hours a day.
According to Amy, many of Home Instead Senior Care’s clients suffer from Alzheimer’s and dementia. For those clients, Home Instead Senior Care can provide a much-needed respite for family members serving as caregivers. Recently, Home Instead Senior Care received a grant through the Area Agency on Aging to provide 20 hours a month of free respite care to individuals age 65 and older who are caregivers for Alzheimer’s patients. Amy would also like local veterans to know that there are funds available (based on having a qualifying income) for care.
Earlier this month, Home Instead Senior Care celebrated its ten year anniversary by holding open houses in Jacksonville and Jerseyville. Many caregivers, clients, and community members were in attendance.
Home Instead Senior Care is always looking for over-18 kind and compassionate individuals to become caregivers. If you are interested in becoming a caregiver, please fill out an application at www.homeinstead.com/545/Pages/HomeInsteadSeniorCare.aspx. If you are interested in receiving services form Home Instead Senior Care, please call 618-639-2273.