BrightStar Care = Bright Living

 In The Village of Bedford Walk

Independent living is defined in the world of senior housing as a place where active, self-determined older adults live together in a community. These communities are usually for those 55 and older and center around activities, social events and wellness programs.

However, even the healthiest of people can have a change in health and from the research recently conducted, prefer to be cared for in their home environment. According to Assisted a  new poll by Bring the Vote Home (there needs to be a hyperlink here), surveyed 4,533 registered voters aged 65 and older. The poll showed that American seniors overwhelmingly favor Medicare home health services. In fact, 91% of American seniors favor the Medicare home health benefit, which provides care for 3.5 million Medicare beneficiaries. 87% of American seniors prefer to receive medical treatment at home. Additionally, these same  services that are provided from home health companies may  be covered by long term insurance policies, veteran benefits, or out of pocket, if Medicare is not the best option for you.  The numbers show more people desire to receive their treatments in the comfort of their home, regardless of how payment is handled.

At The Village of Bedford Walk  we couldn’t agree more with the idea that many needs for those 55 and older can be met at home, with the assistance of a home health agency. Through our on-staff nurse from Sinclair @ Home, founded through the Missouri University School of Nursing,  and our preferred provider, BrightStar Care  these services are provided to our residents. BrightStar Care prides themselves on a higher standard of care and is serving the Columbia / Jefferson City area. Not only do they have high quality, pre-screened care givers but they also provide the following:

  • Help with laundry
  • Light housekeeping
  • Meal planning/cooking
  • Respite for family caregivers
  • Help with shopping and errands
  • Transportation to and from doctors appoints or social events
  • Travel companionship
  • Skilled senior home health care services
  • Personal care services and assistance with Activities of Daily Living
  • Oral and personal hygiene
  • Strength and mobility and other Restorative Aid assistance
  • Medication reminders

No one wants to leave the comfort of their home if it is not necessary. Being surrounded in a safe, therapeutic environment may just be the solution you need to heal quickly. Matthew Hayes, President and owner of BrightStar Care says, “Many of our clients are amazed at how just a few hours of assistance a few days a week can improve their quality of life and independence. We also provide piece of mind to the other members of the family who can rest assured that their loved one is receiving the highest quality of care possible. We have a registered nurse who oversees all of our client’s care and helps coordinate services with other care providers as well as with other family members. BrightStar Care if the only Veteran owned and Joint Commission Accredited  home care company in the Mid Missouri area.”

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