Limestone-based entrepreneurs Tony and Allison Austin have launched a local home care agency to meet the needs of residents for in-home senior care.
Home Helpers & Direct Link of Limestone began serving the local community in June.
The Austins have backgrounds in occupational therapy and operations management, and experience providing care for one of their own family members, a news release said.
"We strive to deliver the same quality of care we'd expect for our own families while offering clients a more affordable alternative to assisted living or nursing care facilities," Tony Austin said.
Home Helpers offers free in-home consultations and works with clients one-on-one to tailor a flexible care plan to meet specific needs and budgets, the news release said.
Services offered include companionship, personal hygiene, meal preparation, transportation and light chores.
Direct Link's medical alert systems are monitored 24/7 by a CSAA 5-Diamond Certified Care Center, enabling seniors to live independently at home for as long as safely possible, according to the news release.
WHAT 'LINK' OFFERS
The Direct Link product suite includes land-line and cellular personal emergency response systems (PERS), automated medication dispensers, GPS client-tracking Care Watch and remote vital signs monitoring units.
If a Direct Link unit is activated or a reading is abnormal, the device alerts Home Helpers staff, 911 or any pre-established contacts, thereby easing family anxieties and maximizing client independence, the release said.
For more information about Home Helpers services & Direct Link products provided by Home Helpers, visit http://www.johnsoncityhomecare.com.
ABOUT HOME HELPERS
Founded in 1997, Cincinnati-based Home Helpers is one of the nation's leading senior care franchises specializing in comprehensive home healthcare and companionship for seniors, new 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.
The company's website is at http://www.HomeHelpers.CC