Senior Helpers of The Villages is a family owned business that is part of a larger organization focused on creating an environment of quality living for seniors to stay in their homes. Senior Helpers is built on a foundation of trust. Honesty and integrity are the watch words of our company. Thanks to our responsiveness, dependability and personalized care, Senior Helpers has become one of the most relied upon providers of in home senior assistance services. These qualities, among others, are what truly set us apart. We are committed to responding at a moment's notice providing personalized daily plans that preserve seniors' independence and freedom. We have care options ranging from full-time to occasional check-ins. In addition to all of the services we provide, at Senior Helpers, our professional, trained caregivers take a positive approach to Alzheimer's and dementia care with our unique Senior Gems® program. This method focuses on what people with dementia can do, instead of what they cannot do. The gems classification system allows us to understand which stage of dementia the person is experiencing so we can create the best service plan and select the best caregiver for that individual. And we can help with VA BENEFIT PROGRAMS. Let's be honest, we all need a little assistance with everyday living activities, along with the social interaction that is key to happiness. When the time comes for that bit of assistance, the folks at Senior Helpers of The Villages are ready to become the friend that can help. Our family will help your family. Thanks for listening, Bernie and Bette Fitzgerald, Owners

 


Bernie and Bette Fitzgerald, Owners

Bernie Fitzgerald has recently been elected to the Alzheimer’s Family Organization board of directors. The AFO is a regional non-profit charitable organization incorporated in the State of Florida and governed by a local volunteer Board of Directors whose mission is to assist caregivers and families who are affected by Alzheimer’s disease or related disorders. AFO's funding comes from private sources, individuals, corporations and fundraising events. Their vision statement is "All those with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, and their caregivers, will have a better quality of life."

Contact:
Bernie Fitzgerald, Owner
352-323-6232
bernief@seniorhelpers.com
Senior Helpers of The Villages AWARDED HOME CARE
ACCREDITATION FROM THE JOINT COMMISSION


Alicia Baker: Scheduling Manager, Pam Brown: Office Manager, Rick Wiggins: Community Relations Manager.

The Villages , FL 2/13/2015, Senior Helpers of The Villages announced that it has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for Home Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to providing safe and effective care.

Senior Helpers underwent a rigorous on-site survey. During the survey, compliance with home care standards reflecting key organization areas was evaluated, including the provision of care, treatment and services, emergency management, human resources, individual rights and responsibilities, and leadership. The accreditation process also provided Senior Helpers with education and guidance to help staff continue to improve its home care program's performance.

Established in 1988, The Joint Commission's Home Care Accreditation program supports the efforts of its accredited organizations to help deliver safe, high quality care and services. More than 6,000 home care programs currently maintain accreditation, awarded for a three-year period, by The Joint Commission.

"When individuals engage a home care provider they want to be sure that provider is capable of providing safe, quality care," said Margherita Labson, RN, M.S., executive director, Home Care Accreditation program, The Joint Commission. “As the home care setting becomes increasingly popular, it is important that home care providers are able to demonstrate that they are capable of providing safe, high quality care. Accreditation by The Joint Commission and the gold seal serve as an indication that the organization has demonstrated compliance to these recognized standards of safe and quality care."

"Senior Helpers of The Villages is pleased to receive accreditation from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation," added Bernie Fitzgerald, Owner, Senior Helpers. “Staff from across our organization continue to work together to strengthen the continuum of care and to deliver and maintain optimal home care services for those in our community." The Joint Commission's home care standards are developed in consultation with health care experts, home care providers and researchers, as well as industry experts, purchasers and consumers. The standards are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help organizations measure, assess and improve performance.

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Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 20,500 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including hospitals and health care organizations that provide ambulatory and office-based surgery, behavioral health, home care, laboratory and nursing home services. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. The Joint Commission has two nonprofit affiliate organizations: The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare aims to solve health care's most critical safety and quality problems and Joint Commission Resources (JCR) provides consulting services, educational services and publications. Joint Commission International, a division of JCR, accredits and certifies international health care organizations. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.
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