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Finding Ways for Seniors to Stay Safe, Healthy... and Home
Date:11/29/2007

WANTAGH, N.Y., Nov. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- As family members age, they often become forgetful and unsteady and may have trouble performing daily tasks, such as cooking and laundry. Some need help recovering from an injury or illness. Many don't require professional medical care, and most want to stay in the familiar surroundings of home. The dilemma children then face is how to keep their parents safe, healthy and cared for without placing them in an assisted living facility. The answer for many is to hire a qualified companion.

"As people age, it becomes essential to have someone who can make sure they are eating properly, taking their medications, staying safe and getting to their doctor appointments," says Dr. Richard Scher, founder of Care Connection, Inc. in Wantagh. "We created Care Connection, Inc. to offer seniors the safe, secure feeling they deserve."

Meeting Needs, Matching Preferences

Scher, a long-time chiropractor, developed Care Connection, Inc. after observing his elderly patients and listening to their concerns. "I started paying more attention to older people in my daily life," he says. "That got me thinking about how we could meet their needs by allowing them to stay in familiar surroundings and avoid the cost of medical care they don't need. They just need someone to help meet their basic needs, including the need for companionship. We designed our program around these ideals."

Scher, who has been recognized by AARP for his advocacy, is chairman of the Senior Umbrella Network Joint Council Advocacy Committee, which unites professionals to publicly advocate for senior citizens.

Care Connection, Inc. provides non-medical care, including meal preparation, light housekeeping and transportation to medical appointments, through qualified, screened companions. Making a good match is key, Dr. Scher explains. Care Connection, Inc. conducts in-depth interviews to discover clients' preferences to ensure compatibility an
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