The number of elderly men and women in the United States is increasing. According to many estimates, the overall population of people 65 or over in the U.S. is expected to double, as a percentage of the general population, within the next 20 years. Some parts of the country have seen a greater surge of aging populous, including Boca Raton, Florida.
Now, Boca will enjoy a new home care agency that is setting up there to provide in home care services to those in need. This new agency, Senior HomeCare Direct LLC will provide a wide range of services and will operate as a state-licensed nurse registry. That means it will be able to offer companion care, feeding, grooming, medication reminders, light housekeeping, and transportation to those in need.
According to the owner, Michael Buckstein, it’s about offering personalized service for those who may not be able to handle some of these issues on their own. As reported in the Sun Sentinel article, New home health care agency opens in Boca, written by Marci Shatzman:
”Data from the U.S. Census confirms 22 percent of the population in Palm Beach County is age 65 plus and has grown,” according to Michael Buckstein, founder of Senior HomeCare Direct LLC with Richard Davimos Jr. “The U.S. Census also confirms Palm Beach County is ranked eighth in the country in the 55-plus age category.”
“We’re here to grow with the senior population and have invested our time and energy to make our services valuable and reputable by offering a full range of services at competitive low rates with registered nurses and experienced and trained caregivers,” he said in a statement.”
Michael also noted that since transportation is a vital concern for many aging men and women, every caregiver who works for this agency will need to have their own vehicle as they would be required to offer transportation, should that be necessary for their clients.
The agency is set up to receive calls 24 hours a day, which may offer a convenience for family of those who are having difficulty on their own. Sometimes, when a family member is concerned about a parent or grandparent, those concerns can become highlighted later at night, and this 24 hour availability could be a vital component to helping them feel more comfortable.
The agency conducts background checks on all potential aides, including an FBI check. They also require every caregiver to have proper licensures.
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