Assisting Hands Home Care will be hosting an Open House on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 from 3:30 to 6:30 PM at 200 E. 5th Ave. Suite 104 in Naperville. The Open House will focus on the safety and economy of using technology to monitor the care of the elderly, and is designed
for nurses, physicians, social workers and trusted advisors who give home safety guidance to the elderly. Assisting Hands provides services ranging from fall prevention management to homemaking, companion care and personal care for the elderly, disabled and post-surgical patients.
“Increasingly, the elderly prefer to stay at home as they age, so Assisting Hands Home Care provides an
affordable solution for older individuals or couples who require non-medical assistance, light housework, meal preparation and/or companionship in order to
remain at home safely. New technologies
allow the monitoring of the elderly and their caregivers,” according to Richard Ueberfluss, a PT and owner of Assisting Hands Home Care. “This new technology will make important contributions to senior care in Naperville, which fits the profile of cities across the country
with a growing number of elderly residents who prefer to stay in their homes yet need a little help with daily activities to be safe,”
He noted that Assisting Hands thoroughly screens its bonded and insured caregivers, and then uses new computer software to match caregivers with clients to achieve the utmost compatibility. Videophone technology is available for clients, family and professional staff to screen clients by ‘seeing’ the client and caregiver over the videophone.
It’s not surprising that senior care technology is evolving to provide new tools to the estimated seven million
women who act as unpaid caregivers to the elderly, according to Ueberfluss . This caregiving work manifests itself in physical and mental exhaustion, loneliness, and the heartbreak of watching their loved one grow weaker. The burden will only increase since 10,000 people turn 65 every day, and 72 million Baby Boomers will be over age 65 by the year 2030, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
“Many women are spending more time caring for elderly parents as well as balancing children and a career,
increasing stress levels. The new technologies will help enhance home safety and enrich the lives of caregivers
and seniors ,” concluded Ueberfluss., PT. “Home care enriches their lives.”
About Assisting Hands,
As Assisting Hands’ Regional Developer for Chicagoland, Richard Ueberfluss brings more than 25 years of experience as a hospital administrator, board certified orthopedic clinical specialist and licensed physical therapist. Ueberfluss has an M.B.A. in finance from the
Loyola University of Chicago. Anyone in need of Assisting Hands services or information about a Chicagoland franchise may contact Ueberfluss at 630-305-9100.