Home Health Aides Provide Services to Help Keep Family Members at Home - 08/26/2012

Mom and Dad want to live in their homes for as long as possible. Who would blame them? But, there are serious concerns as they have difficulty getting out of bed, neglect personal care, and fall behind on household chores. Nursing homes in New York average $110,000 a year and assisted living can run you nearly $38,000.

Have you considered hiring a home health aide?

“People assume that having a home health aide is expensive and out of reach,” says Megan Hollister, executive director of Franciscan Companies’ licensed home care agency. “But, it’s a very affordable option. Home Health Aides are very helpful and often become an instrumental part of the family dynamic.”

Home health aides offer the support people need to stay exactly where they want to – in the comfort of their own home. They offer companionship and ensure your loved one is safe, plus they give family members a break from their role as caregiver.

“Caregivers can easily become overwhelmed,” Hollister explains. “It’s extremely difficult to handle that level of responsibility. An aide can give the family member much-needed respite.”

Hollister says most people don’t realize the full extent of what a home health aide can do around the house. Not only do they assist with personal care, they prepare meals, do light housekeeping and can run errands.

“Some clients hire a home health aide to come in one or two hours a week to do laundry and meal preparation,” Hollister says. “Some patients only require an aide to come in twice a day to assist with getting in and out of bed and taking showers.”

This assistance reduces the likelihood of falls, which are suffered by one out of three adults age 65 and older each year. In fact, falls are the leading cause of injury death among people 65 and over.

“Franciscan’s aides truly enjoy enriching the lives of their patients,” Hollister says. “They form bonds and we do our best to keep the same home health aide with the same patient. It’s good for the patient and good for the aide. They know what to expect and can detect changes in the patient.”

Franciscan’s home health aides complete a highly sought-after training program and are held to strict standards. For information on receiving home health services, call Franciscan Companies’ Licensed Agency at (315) 458-3200.


Mom and Dad want to live in their homes for as long as possible. Who would blame them? But, there are serious concerns as they have difficulty getting out of bed, neglect personal care, and fall behind on household chores. Nursing homes in New York average $110,000 a year and assisted living can run you nearly $38,000.

Have you considered hiring a home health aide?

“People assume that having a home health aide is expensive and out of reach,” says Megan Hollister, executive director of Franciscan Companies’ licensed home care agency. “But, it’s a very affordable option. Home Health Aides are very helpful and often become an instrumental part of the family dynamic.”

Home health aides offer the support people need to stay exactly where they want to – in the comfort of their own home. They offer companionship and ensure your loved one is safe, plus they give family members a break from their role as caregiver.

“Caregivers can easily become overwhelmed,” Hollister explains. “It’s extremely difficult to handle that level of responsibility. An aide can give the family member much-needed respite.”

Hollister says most people don’t realize the full extent of what a home health aide can do around the house. Not only do they assist with personal care, they prepare meals, do light housekeeping and can run errands.

“Some clients hire a home health aide to come in one or two hours a week to do laundry and meal preparation,” Hollister says. “Some patients only require an aide to come in twice a day to assist with getting in and out of bed and taking showers.”

This assistance reduces the likelihood of falls, which are suffered by one out of three adults age 65 and older each year. In fact, falls are the leading cause of injury death among people 65 and over.

“Franciscan’s aides truly enjoy enriching the lives of their patients,” Hollister says. “They form bonds and we do our best to keep the same home health aide with the same patient. It’s good for the patient and good for the aide. They know what to expect and can detect changes in the patient.”

Franciscan’s home health aides complete a highly sought-after training program and are held to strict standards. For information on receiving home health services, call Franciscan Companies’ Licensed Agency at (315) 458-3200.

Home Health Aides Provide Services to Help Keep Family Members at Home - 08/26/2012

Mom and Dad want to live in their homes for as long as possible. Who would blame them? But, there are serious concerns as they have difficulty getting out of bed, neglect personal care, and fall behind on household chores. Nursing homes in New York average $110,000 a year and assisted living can run you nearly $38,000.

Have you considered hiring a home health aide?

“People assume that having a home health aide is expensive and out of reach,” says Megan Hollister, executive director of Franciscan Companies’ licensed home care agency. “But, it’s a very affordable option. Home Health Aides are very helpful and often become an instrumental part of the family dynamic.”

Home health aides offer the support people need to stay exactly where they want to – in the comfort of their own home. They offer companionship and ensure your loved one is safe, plus they give family members a break from their role as caregiver.

“Caregivers can easily become overwhelmed,” Hollister explains. “It’s extremely difficult to handle that level of responsibility. An aide can give the family member much-needed respite.”

Hollister says most people don’t realize the full extent of what a home health aide can do around the house. Not only do they assist with personal care, they prepare meals, do light housekeeping and can run errands.

“Some clients hire a home health aide to come in one or two hours a week to do laundry and meal preparation,” Hollister says. “Some patients only require an aide to come in twice a day to assist with getting in and out of bed and taking showers.”

This assistance reduces the likelihood of falls, which are suffered by one out of three adults age 65 and older each year. In fact, falls are the leading cause of injury death among people 65 and over.

“Franciscan’s aides truly enjoy enriching the lives of their patients,” Hollister says. “They form bonds and we do our best to keep the same home health aide with the same patient. It’s good for the patient and good for the aide. They know what to expect and can detect changes in the patient.”

Franciscan’s home health aides complete a highly sought-after training program and are held to strict standards. For information on receiving home health services, call Franciscan Companies’ Licensed Agency at (315) 458-3200.

Home Health Aides Provide Services to Help Keep Family Members at Home - 08/26/2012

Mom and Dad want to live in their homes for as long as possible. Who would blame them? But, there are serious concerns as they have difficulty getting out of bed, neglect personal care, and fall behind on household chores. Nursing homes in New York average $110,000 a year and assisted living can run you nearly $38,000.

Have you considered hiring a home health aide?

“People assume that having a home health aide is expensive and out of reach,” says Megan Hollister, executive director of Franciscan Companies’ licensed home care agency. “But, it’s a very affordable option. Home Health Aides are very helpful and often become an instrumental part of the family dynamic.”

Home health aides offer the support people need to stay exactly where they want to – in the comfort of their own home. They offer companionship and ensure your loved one is safe, plus they give family members a break from their role as caregiver.

“Caregivers can easily become overwhelmed,” Hollister explains. “It’s extremely difficult to handle that level of responsibility. An aide can give the family member much-needed respite.”

Hollister says most people don’t realize the full extent of what a home health aide can do around the house. Not only do they assist with personal care, they prepare meals, do light housekeeping and can run errands.

“Some clients hire a home health aide to come in one or two hours a week to do laundry and meal preparation,” Hollister says. “Some patients only require an aide to come in twice a day to assist with getting in and out of bed and taking showers.”

This assistance reduces the likelihood of falls, which are suffered by one out of three adults age 65 and older each year. In fact, falls are the leading cause of injury death among people 65 and over.

“Franciscan’s aides truly enjoy enriching the lives of their patients,” Hollister says. “They form bonds and we do our best to keep the same home health aide with the same patient. It’s good for the patient and good for the aide. They know what to expect and can detect changes in the patient.”

Franciscan’s home health aides complete a highly sought-after training program and are held to strict standards. For information on receiving home health services, call Franciscan Companies’ Licensed Agency at (315) 458-3200.

Home Health Aides Provide Services to Help Keep Family Members at Home - 08/26/2012

Mom and Dad want to live in their homes for as long as possible. Who would blame them? But, there are serious concerns as they have difficulty getting out of bed, neglect personal care, and fall behind on household chores. Nursing homes in New York average $110,000 a year and assisted living can run you nearly $38,000.

Have you considered hiring a home health aide?

“People assume that having a home health aide is expensive and out of reach,” says Megan Hollister, executive director of Franciscan Companies’ licensed home care agency. “But, it’s a very affordable option. Home Health Aides are very helpful and often become an instrumental part of the family dynamic.”

Home health aides offer the support people need to stay exactly where they want to – in the comfort of their own home. They offer companionship and ensure your loved one is safe, plus they give family members a break from their role as caregiver.

“Caregivers can easily become overwhelmed,” Hollister explains. “It’s extremely difficult to handle that level of responsibility. An aide can give the family member much-needed respite.”

Hollister says most people don’t realize the full extent of what a home health aide can do around the house. Not only do they assist with personal care, they prepare meals, do light housekeeping and can run errands.

“Some clients hire a home health aide to come in one or two hours a week to do laundry and meal preparation,” Hollister says. “Some patients only require an aide to come in twice a day to assist with getting in and out of bed and taking showers.”

This assistance reduces the likelihood of falls, which are suffered by one out of three adults age 65 and older each year. In fact, falls are the leading cause of injury death among people 65 and over.

“Franciscan’s aides truly enjoy enriching the lives of their patients,” Hollister says. “They form bonds and we do our best to keep the same home health aide with the same patient. It’s good for the patient and good for the aide. They know what to expect and can detect changes in the patient.”

Franciscan’s home health aides complete a highly sought-after training program and are held to strict standards. For information on receiving home health services, call Franciscan Companies’ Licensed Agency at (315) 458-3200.