“We field numerous calls every day from folks who are upset and uncertain about what’s best for their parents or a family member. It is very rewarding to help them get their lives back to normal and their loved ones the care they deserve.”
Overland Park, KS (PRWEB) October 24, 2010
Each November is National Home Care and Hospice Month, sponsored by the National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC). Kansas City Home Care, Inc. is taking this opportunity to honor their employees and to celebrate the beginning of their 22nd year of providing home care in Kansas City.
The NAHC sponsors the annual campaign to raise awareness of this important vocation and to honor those who have dedicated their lives caring for others. Every year, more than 7.5 million Americans receive daily home care from approximately 1 million caregivers. In Kansas City, there are almost 5 seniors receiving home care for every professional caregiver. As the leading provider of area home care services, Cheryl Smith, M.A., President of Kansas City Home Care, experiences first-hand the challenges and the rewards of her industry.
“When someone you love becomes ill or is simply aging and needs home care, it can be an extremely difficult time for the family,” Smith said. “We field numerous calls every day from folks who are upset and uncertain about what’s best for their parents or a family member. It is very rewarding to help them get their lives back to normal and their loved ones the care they deserve.”
This month, Kansas City Home Care is celebrating the beginning of their 22nd year of providing area home care services. Smith started the business because as a geriatric care manager, she received complaints from families about the inadequate care their loved ones were receiving at home. Smith opened the doors of Kansas City Home Care in 1989 in order to provide excellent care for her clients. Since then, her business has grown exponentially. Kansas City Home Care consistently garners local and national recognition for growth and excellence.
According to Smith, it is crucial that families considering home care for their loved ones become educated about their options and know what questions to ask a home care provider. “If you have a loved one who needs home care, you shouldn’t start the process by calling random listings,” she said. “It’s crucial that families educate themselves about their options and ensure that the person caring for their loved one is trained to deliver the appropriate level of care.” Kansas City Home Care offers resources including professional organizations and a list of questions for a potential home care agency. For more information, visit http://www.kchomecare.com or call (913) 341-4800.
About Kansas City Home Care, Inc.
Kansas City Home Care, Inc. is a leading provider of home care services in the Kansas City Metropolitan area. Founded in 1989, the company offers a wide range of services to help maintain client independence, including licensed nurses, certified nursing assistants, home health aides and geriatric care managers. Kansas City Home Care is a charter member of the National Private Duty Association, the first and oldest trade association for providers of non-medical home care in the U.S. For more information, visit http://www.kchomecare.com or call (913) 341-4800 (Kansas) or (816) 333-9100 (Missouri).