Harleysville, PA (PRWEB) December 10, 2013
Peter Becker Community, a non-profit continuing care retirement community, has recently partnered with Home Helpers of Lansdale, the area’s leading home care provider, in a move to enhance choices and meet the changing needs of community members.
At Peter Becker Community, residents have the option of transitioning among levels of care, which include residential living, personal care and skilled nursing, as their needs change. The first choice of most seniors, however, is to stay where they currently are, even if they become frail, or face health issues.
That’s why Peter Becker has entered into a preferred provider arrangement with Home Helpers of Lansdale. There is a rapidly growing demand for quality, affordable non-medical assistance for community members, such as support with activities of daily living like bathing, showering and dressing, medication reminders, errands, companionship, light housekeeping or escorting to and from doctor visits.
According to Kate Roberts, Director of Support Services at Peter Becker, “We needed a high-quality, reliable option for our community members who might need a little extra help now and then. Home Helpers tailors the services to the needs of each individual, and the agency has a stellar reputation in the community. Over the past eight years or so, Home Helpers has exceeded my expectations as a service provider on our campus, and we are very much looking forward to seeing the benefits of this formalized partnership.”
“Home Helpers at Peter Becker Community” will have campus presence with staffed office hours. The agency will provide personal care assistance, homemaker services, and companionship to residents in all levels of care, as requested by residents and their families.
In addition, campus residents will receive preferential pricing under this arrangement. A concierge caregiver program will be launched in early December to allow campus residents to engage the services of Home Helpers, and schedule shifts as short as 30 minutes, with much needed flexibility.
Finally, as an integral part of this new strategic relationship, Home Helpers is pledging to formalize and increase its previous and ongoing commitment to Peter Becker Community’s Benevolent Fund.
“Our Benevolent Fund supports residents who, through no fault of their own, have exhausted their financial resources,” says Carol Berster, CEO. “The strength of that fund is a critical component of our mission at Peter Becker Community, and we are so pleased to have Home Helpers support it so enthusiastically.”
“We are honored to have been selected by Peter Becker Community as the preferred home care provider on its beautiful campus,” said Frank Esterle, Home Helpers’ owner. “We understand the ongoing and often unpredictable challenges facing aging seniors in all care settings, and have structured our agency and invested in resources to meet our customer’s needs. Our mission and goals are clearly aligned with those set forth by the leadership of Peter Becker Community, and we are thrilled with this mutually beneficial partnership.”
About Peter Becker Community
Peter Becker Community is a continuing care retirement community in Montgomery County,
Pennsylvania, serving health care residents, personal care residents and residential living residents. It has been trusted to provide retirement opportunities and care for more than 40 years.
About Home Helpers of Lansdale
The Home Helpers office serving Montgomery and Bucks Counties was launched in 2004, and is currently the largest Home Helpers franchise location in the nation. Owned and operated by lifetime local residents, Frank Esterle, Greg Scheck and Tom Krupp, the agency employs over 275 compassionate people who are committed to making their clients’ lives easier.