Tuesday, April 5, 2016

County Needs More In-Home Care To Retain Senior Residents

We were saddened to learn last month of the decision to close the Friend Manor.  This loss is not only a blow to Friend Community Healthcare System; it is a blow to Saline County's elderly.

Dorchester and other Saline County communities need to explore all options to retain more of our older residents -- especially those elderly residents who physically and mentally able to live at home with just a little help.

Over the past few months, Dorchester has lost some of its valued, longtime residents who have been moved to long-term care facilities in other communities and other counties.

It would be ideal to see Dorchester attract senior housing, like the apartment-style senior apartments in Crete and Friend.

A short-term fix is to attract more in-home care services for our senior citizens.  This way, more of Dorchester's elderly residents can stay in their homes and in the community they love.

Home Instead senior care services -- a franchise business with its roots in Nebraska -- currently has a job opening for a caregiver serving clients in Saline County.

According to the job ad, this position will not only allow you to earn a good income, but will also provide a chance to make a meaningful difference in the lives of clients and their families.  No experience or medical skills necessary.  Flexible scheduling with overnight hours available Caregivers provide a variety of non-medical services that allow seniors to remain in their homes. These services generally fall under three categories: companionship; home helper; and personal care.

For job related questions, call the franchise office at (402) 423-8119 or click here.

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