24Hr HomeCare Supports Our Community
At 24Hr HomeCare, one of our main goals is to reach out to the community. It even says it in our name, “Your community homecare provider”. We really strive to give back to a community that has given so much to us. It is very important to us that we fulfill our philanthropic mission, so we have devised our Proceeds to Charity program that allows our clients to inform us which charity they would like a portion of their profits to help. Since 2008, 24Hr Homecare has contributed almost $35,000 to multiple charities chosen by our clients.
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We are constantly participating in fundraisers for wonderful causes. Every year, we take part in the Multiple Sclerosis walk at the Rose Bowl where we walk for our family, friends, and clients who suffer from MS. We not only walk, but each person in our company raises money to support the MS Society in finding a cure. We also attend multiple Alzheimer’s walks all over Southern California, and most recently participated in our first one in Walnut Creek! We devote October to Breast Cancer Awareness month and present a check to the American Cancer Society every year. With this campaign, 24Hr HomeCare proudly supports the fight by wearing pink polos instead of blue! Also, 24Hr HomeCare donates 3% of the gross proceeds of all new clients in October to the American Cancer Society and also $1 every time someone in the community asks about the pink polos. Last year, we donated a total of $1,600 that will go towards finding a cure for breast cancer.
A new campaign that we will continue for years to come is our Movember campaign! Movember is a movement that supports Men’s Health Awareness and raising money to support prostate cancer research. All of the men of 24Hr HomeCare grew out their mustaches for the entire month of November to raise money! We plan to do this every November because we had such success. By the end of Movember, 24hr HomeCare raised over $1,700 for men’s health awareness! Ryan Berger, our Director of Admissions in Irvine, raised the most money, and some would say, had the best looking stache!
Giving back to the members of our community is one reason why this company was started. We always hope to continuously help the community by walking in fundraisers, raising money and be spokespeople for disease awareness and prevention.
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Considerations When Hiring a Caregiver
Even though going with a private caregiver for a family member can seem like the most inexpensive option, you have to look at the big picture and end result. Most private caregivers will still do a wonderful job taking care of their clients, and are probably very trustworthy, but you must always be cautious when choosing a homecare provider for someone you love.
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Private caregivers are usually cheaper to hire for assistance, but they usually do not have their own insurance including workers’ compensation. This means that you can either purchase it on your own to protect yourself if something happens to the caregiver on your property, or you cannot purchase it and just hope nothing will happen.
Even though it may sometimes seem like home care agencies are out of your price range for home care, in the long run, they are better choices because of their thorough screening process of their caregivers and also their insurance coverage that you will not have to worry about. Most agencies do their own caregiver screening process, check references, and conduct background checks. Also, worker’s compensation insurance, professional and liability insurance are usually covered by the agency. Make sure that you receive a copy of their liability insurance certificate to verify that the agency you choose is trustworthy.
24Hr HomeCare is dedicated to providing quality service to clients, and making sure they choose the best caregivers. We ensure that all of our caregivers are covered under our insurance, so all of our clients can rest assured they are choosing a good company for their family. We call two references of all of our caregivers and speak to them on the phone, making sure they have a great recommendation. After the references check out well, we conduct a background check and also check their motor vehicle history report. We make sure that they are safe drivers for your loved ones, along with checking if they have any criminal history. This is an important step which can be left out if hiring privately. Another thing that can be a hassle is dealing with taxes and making sure that you doing everything correctly. This is another hassle that 24Hr HomeCare can take off of your shoulders. So when choosing the quality of care you’d like for a loved one, make sure that you do your research and hopefully have an agency assist you in choosing the right fit, along with taking the hassle out of the screening process.
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