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by | Aug 23, 2018

MedicAlert Awareness Month (AUGUST) – What is the Safe Return Program?

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Kick-off MedicAlert Awareness Month in August by learning about their programs. Safe Return is one that people often hear of. What is the Safe Return program?

Meet MedicAlert

MedicAlert is an organization that’s been storing and sharing critical medical information in emergencies. You buy MedicAlert pendants or bracelets that are engraved with your vital information. It might be that you’re a diabetic or that you have an allergy to penicillin. With more than 50 years of experience, the non-profit organization has helped many first responders get answers to pressing questions. If something happens, emergency personnel can use the information on the MedicAlert item to call for more information. Calling the nationwide 24-hour support line puts them in touch with all the information they need for contacts, medical information, and allergies. Safe Return is a program created by the Alzheimer’s Association and MedicAlert. It’s designed to help get people with dementia home safely if they wander. When a parent has dementia, it’s stressful. It can be scary, but you can’t let that overwhelm you. If you’re providing the care to an aging parent with dementia, make sure you take breaks. You need to call a senior care agency and ask about respite care.

Help With a Family Member’s Recovery With Safe Return

Safe Return requires a yearly membership fee. For that fee, you get a bracelet or necklace for your parent to wear. If your mom or dad is a member and wanders, you call the 24-hour emergency line. A network of community members is dispatched to help locate your parent and reunite you. If someone finds your mom or dad, they can call the number to report where your parent is. Emergency personnel has access to medical information that is vital to your parent’s care. There’s another aspect to Safe Return that’s helpful if you’re a family caregiver. If you’re out and something happens to you, you can pay for a discounted caregiver membership. Emergency responders will see you are caring for someone with dementia and make sure your mom or dad is not alone while you’re taken to the hospital.

Don’t Ignore the Benefits of Respite Care

Respite care is a senior care service that provides coverage while a usual caregiver takes a break. You might hire a caregiver while you go shopping, out with friends, or take a bubble bath. Learn more about respite care today. Are you or a family member considering Homecare in Sacramento, CA? Talk to the friendly staff at Golden Years In-Home Senior Care. Call us today at 916-333-0383. We are here when you need us! ——————————————-

About the Author, Carrie Ballard:

Golden Years In-Home Senior Care was founded by Ken and Carrie Ballard. Their passion for providing compassionate quality care for seniors began years ago, when they assisted in the operations of their family’s home care facilities. It was there, they realized their life long calling. Even at a young age, they both knew caring for seniors was what they wanted to do. ———————————————-

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As a privately-owned local company, Golden Years is well equip to adapt to each client’s needs on an individualized basis. We are not a franchise.
And because we are local, we are able to consult our care team concerning our clients care needs in a quick and efficient way. Our clients are our first priority. Nothing is more important to us than providing superior quality care for you or your loved.

Intensive Caregiver Training

At this time California has very few state requirements for caregivers. For this reason, many home care providers are not obligated to hire caregiver with formal training.
Golden Years always goes above and beyond the minimum requirements to ensure your loved one receives the best care possible. Each Golden Years caregiver completes Golden Years Academy, an orientation training program which ensures our caregivers have a complete understanding of all the essential care techniques. This provides for a safe, and effective home care experience.

Immediate Caregiver Response Time

Golden Years is available by phone 24/7.

Local Golden Years representatives are available to meet with clients for any reason.

We are here for you, at your convenience, to discuss any care needs or concerns. And we will create a customized solution for any care concern. In addition, we can schedule an in person meeting any day, and most times, available within a few hours. Lastly, we are available during the day, evening, or weekends. We will work around your schedule.

With Golden Years, clients and professional care partners can call anytime to speak with live staff 24/7.

Complimentary Nurse Wellness Visits

Every client receives a complimentary wellness visit within 30 days of care service from Golden Years' own nursing staff.

Although no regulations require nurse oversight in California, Golden Years goes above and beyond the industry standard. Our clients are routinely visited by a Golden Years nurse. Each visit consists of a wellness check where our nurse discusses care needs and takes notes pertaining to the overall wellness of the client. These notes are submitted to our care team for review, where care changes are discussed and implemented after the family’s approval. We go the extra mile to ensure your loved one receives the best care possible. We ca say with confidence, you won’t find any other locally owned care provider who will care for you or your loved one like us – By the way, there is never a fee for this service, it’s always free.

Specialized Care Management Program

At Golden Years In-Home Care, each client is assigned a dedicated Care Manager, ensuring personalized care that is second to none. This manager is available for questions, support, and scheduling changes.

Care Managers develop personal relationships with clients and their families, gaining insight into specific preferences and needs. This allows for effective communication, ensuring caregivers follow the care plan and adjust as needed.

Care Managers oversee caregivers, arrange services, make supervisory visits to seniors' homes, and conduct monthly wellness calls to families. They are specially trained to handle all client requests, providing comprehensive support for every client.