Have you heard the saying that it takes a village to raise a child? Well, as mom and dad get older, it’s literally taking a village to help aging seniors help themselves, so they can stay in their homes longer.
This is when support from family and professional caregivers becomes important. But, often, family members and friends aren’t able to help due to work and other commitments. So that’s where the “village model of community-based support for the aging” comes in. Started in 2010 by a neighborhood of older residents in Boston, they created a “village” – a non-profit organization – to help them find the support they needed to stay in their homes and avoid moving in with their children or an assisted living facility. Annual resident fees are pooled together to be used by the village for services they may need like transportation, health and wellness programs, home repairs and social and educational activities. Today, about 190 independent villages are operating nationwide and in Australia and the Netherlands. An additional 185 villages are currently under development.
At Keeping In Touch Solutions, we think the village model is an interesting solution to providing care for aging seniors. However, if you live far away from mom or dad and don’t have “a village” checking in, let our care callers be your neighbors. We’ll personally call mom or dad every day to see how they’re doing, remind them to take their medication and provide them with some cheerful conversation. We want to help your mom or dad stay independent and living in their home for as long as possible, just like you! Contact us today for a complimentary consultation.
A daily check-in call could be the lifeline, the joy you give someone that makes the biggest difference in their perception of what old age is like.
Contact me at 317-480-1038 today. Let’s make a difference together.
I’m Diana Beam, Founder of Keeping in Touch Solutions. It is my heartfelt desire for every person to live a happy and healthy life in the place they call home, no matter what their age. You can’t put a price on peace of mind for your parents and yourself. It’s priceless . . . and significant.
For that reason, the goal of every Keeping In Touch Solutions program is to provide a caring connection and service that both the elderly and their caregivers can rely on to make living that good life easier.
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