Huntington Beach, CA (PRWEB) March 11, 2016
Thinking ahead for appropriate care for aging loved ones is not usually a common conversation that comes up in day to day discussion. Most people never even consider it until they’re forced to. Oftentimes, there is a sudden event that causes the need to look outside the family for help with a loved one’s care. Acti-Kare Responsive In-Home Care of Central Coast Orange County is positioned to fulfill those needs, whether it’s something as simple as occasional transportation to appointments, companion and homemaking services, all the way up to full non-medical personal care attention. “The perception that many people have when they think about a caregiver coming into their home is that it’s only for people who need help with all aspects of daily living. Rarely is that the case,” says Jessica Wohl, Area Director. “Our caregivers at Acti-Kare know the importance of remaining as active and independent as long as possible and, to the extent that we can, help assist clients in maintaining their activities of daily living.” In many cases, that means starting care early while the client can still be an active part of their own care plan. This gives them time to get used to their caregiver and find comfort in knowing that Acti-Kare is a consistent and reliable part of their life if the time comes when more assistance is needed.
Jessica was born, raised and has lived in Newport Beach, California for 36 years. She holds her Business Management and Operations Management degree from the California State University Long Beach and worked in finance for thirteen years. From a very young age Jessica has always thoroughly enjoyed spending time with seniors and volunteering at local retirement homes. She has volunteered countless hours of her time towards senior care and spent over a year taking care of her grandmother who was suffering from spinal cancer. This is where her passion for seniors was born.
Wohl tells us, “My lifelong dream has been to own and operate an in-home care business.” Much of her inspiration comes from her aunt, who has had Multiple Sclerosis (MS) for 35 years and requires a 24/7 live-in caregiver. Choosing a caregiver was a very important decision for her family as it required building significant trust and confidence in someone other than a family member. This process helped her to know exactly how she wanted to run her own business. After researching multiple opportunities, she chose Acti-Kare because they shared her same morals, values, and methods. “They were the only company whose business model focused on keeping senior’s mind and body active. I truly believes keeping seniors mentally, physically and socially active is KEY to their well-being”, Wohl states.
Acti-Kare has created Acti-Vate™, a revolutionary program that helps battle fatigue in many seniors. “Seeing clients enjoying hobbies or interests that they haven’t been able to in years because of a highly trained Acti-Kare caregiver assisting them is incredibly rewarding.” states Jessica.
There is no “one size fits all” when it comes to home care, which is why great attention to detail and time goes into understanding and assessing an individual’s needs. It’s important to incorporate a customized care plan in a manner that is comfortable for the client, their family and the caregiver. It didn’t take Jessica long to decide to bring Acti-Kare to the Central Coast Orange County area.
With 8,000 people turning 65 every single day in the United States there is a growing shift in the traditional aging model. Now, more than ever, seniors are choosing to “age in place,” and that usually means remaining in a private home or independent living community as long as possible. Jessica states, “We know people are happiest and most comfortable in their own homes. We’re thrilled to know that we can play such a critical part in helping maintain their quality of life, comfort, and peace of mind. We’ve seen firsthand that it not only makes life better for our clients, but their extended family as well.”
Jessica’s location serves Central Coast Orange County including the Corona del Mar, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, Surfside and Sunset Beach areas.