LEXINGTON, Ky. & BOISE, Id. (Jan. 23, 2012) – Assisting Hands Home Care today announced the opening of its newest in-home caregiving operation in Lexington, with Kentucky native and registered nurse Melissa Boggs as its newest franchise owner. The company will serve the growing need for non-medical caregiving services provided to seniors, the disabled and temporarily bedridden in Lexington and the surrounding area. Boggs has leveraged her extensive credentials as a registered nurse and her long-term care experience to establish Assisting Hands of Lexington as the premiere provider of these services.
“Taking care of people truly is my passion, not just a job I was trained to do,” said Boggs. “Assisting Hands will provide the highest quality services to our clients in a highly individualized and compassionate manner.”
The Lexington franchise, which is the first in Kentucky, involved an investment of $100,000 for franchise fees, computers and software, leasing office space, supplies and working capital for payroll, marketing, etc., according to Boggs. It has resulted so far in six new jobs with additional jobs to be created as Assisting Hands gains clients, she said.
According to Census Bureau statistics, demand for such services continues to grow as 10,000 people reach the age of 65 years old everyday in the United States.
Boggs will bring her four years of experience as a registered nurse and rehab specialist to bear to extensively train her caregivers to be the best the business has to offer.
Assisting Hands Lexington provides non-medical services such as personal care, grooming, meal preparation, grocery shopping, and errands, light housekeeping, monitoring of prescription medications and companionship, among others. As an agency, Assisting Hands Lexington services are available 24/7 from a staff of caregivers that are thoroughly screened, certified, insured, bonded and trained in CPR and basic life saving techniques.
“Family members of seniors live an average of 100 miles and an hour and a half away from their loved ones”, said Boggs. “Peace of mind that there is someone nearby to help out is an element of our service that our client families find invaluable.”
Boggs has what it takes to care for a wide range of clients with a variety of personalized needs. Prior to opening Assisting Hands of Lexington, Boggs spent three years as the House Supervisor at a long-term care facility overseeing the rehabilitation regime of both long and short-term clients. Her background also includes experience in geriatric, pediatric and mental health related illnesses.
“Home care is much more affordable than having a loved one placed in an assisted living or long-term care facility,” said Boggs. “This is more than just a business to me. It is a passion to provide the best customized care at the most affordable prices possible and compassionately serve the community I love.”
To learn more about Assisting Hands Home Care of Lexington visit: www.assistinghands.com/lexington or call 859-264-0646.
Assisting Hands Home Care began in 2005 and is based upon Dr. Gail Silverstein’s behind-the-scenes knowledge of the health care industry coupled with her personal experience helping her aging father at home. Dr. Silverstein along with co-founder Cline Waddell created Assisting Hands and began franchising in 2006. Assisting Hands offers in-home, non-medical support services that fill the gap between living at home with dignity and the need for institutionalized medical care. Assisting Hands has over 40 franchise operations and regional developments across the United States with plans for International expansion. Single and multi-unit franchises are available. To learn more, call 866-924-2442 or visit www.assistinghands.com.