NEW FEDERATION BENEFIT 'MAKING LIFE EASIER'
The Alabama Farmers Federation and Home Helpers are "making life easier" by providing day-to-day non-medical care and companionship for loved ones in need, thanks to a new affinity partnership offered to Federation members.
Work, personal obligations and geographical distance can make caring for family and friends difficult, if not impossible. But Home Helpers, a home care agency that has been supporting clients in more than 500 communities across North America for over a decade, can lend Federation members a helping hand with 10 percent off its normal price. Log in to the Members Only area of AlfaFarmers.org for the discount code
"Today, many families need help providing the day-to-day care and companionship their loved ones need," says Mike Tidwell, director of the Federation's Department of Organization. "Home Helpers can help determine what level of care is needed, and then provide care or companionship in a variety of ways."
Home Helpers can provide non-medical senior care, care of new mothers, recuperative care and continuing care. Its experienced, dependable caregivers are carefully selected and thoroughly screened.
"Our goal is to deliver the same quality care that we would expect for our own families -- and for ourselves. Each individual client receives services tailored to meet their specific needs, by caregivers who become an extension of their family," said Woods Culpepper, Home Helpers' director of operations in Dothan. "We carefully select our Caregivers to find the most compassionate, experienced and dependable people who truly enjoy helping others. Our caregivers are employees who are thoroughly screened and covered by workers' compensation insurance. We do this to ensure our clients are fully protected."
Home Helpers' services are provided in homes, hospitals, retirement communities, nursing homes and rehabilitation centers. Flexible care plans are tailored to meet clients' unique needs, budgets and schedules, and every client relationship is managed by an experienced supervisor who makes ongoing recommendations as the client's needs change over time.
A sampling of services might include conversation and companionship, such as going to the park or visiting with friends and neighbors. Caregivers may also read aloud, take loved ones for a visit with their children or grandchildren, schedule appointments, pick up prescriptions, light housecleaning, grocery shopping or meal preparation.
Home Helpers' is affiliated with Direct Link, a provider of medical alert units, including an automated medication dispenser that simplifies medication management by predisposing medications at pre-set times.
With about 20 percent of seniors using about 50 prescriptions a year, keeping up with multiple medications can be a challenge, especially when there are certain prescriptions that must be taken at specific times during the day. Direct Link's automated medication dispenser is a simple, affordable and reliable solution to managing multiple medications.
The Direct Link medication dispenser operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, utilizing microchip technology to dispense multiple medications at pre-set times. The unit can be loaded with up to 28 doses of medication. When dose is ready, the alarm sounds and a red light flashes. If dose is not taken, the 24/7 Care Center is alerted and will call to remind you. The unit is compatible with cable or VoIP phone service and comes with a 72-hour rechargeable backup battery for travel or power failures.
To learn more about Home Helpers or to locate an office near you, call (800) 216-4196. To receive the special promotional code, log in to the "Members Only" area of www.AlfaFarmers.org. For more information about Direct Link, visit Direct Link or call 800-216-4196.