The Senior Maintenance Challenge: We’re Prepared for Household Emergencies

by | Jan 21, 2014 | Our Blog

Research demonstrates that the elderly want to stay in their homes as long as possible. Yet the older a loved one gets, the more difficult independence becomes. We believe companion care can help. Over the coming weeks we will discuss how companion caregivers can help overcome 10 major challenges faced by the elderly and by their families and loved ones. Please contact us at 888-791-8449 or Stay at Home if you have questions or would like more information.

Devoted senior husband visits his wife  in the nursing home.

Even the most resourceful of us can become flustered in the face of household emergencies. How much worse is it when we get older and feel overwhelmed by even routine home and yard maintenance chores?

Every Stay at Home franchise has a team of professionals to help with home maintenance and respond to household emergencies. The Total Family Care Team includes at minimum a plumber, an electrician, a handyman, a tree-cutting service, an elder care law attorney, and a financial planner.

As a result, even for jobs we don’t do ourselves, we have a trusted professional on call who does.

Joe and Kristen Mucci, our Stay at Home franchise owners in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, recently demonstrated just how valuable the Total Family Care Team is.

A three-year client had a serious water leak in her bathroom, with the water flowing into her hallway. Her son lives 500 miles away, and she didn’t know what to do, so she called Joe.

Between Joe and the plumber on his Total Family Care Team, they promptly got the leak fixed and the home dried out. Their exemplary performance earned them the gratitude of mother and son both.

At Stay at Home, we feel personally responsible for making certain that our clients are taken care of. So even though it’s impossible to say what specific skills and tools will be required to address the next emergency, we’re confident we have it covered.