Posted by Robert Homann on Jan 17, 2018
Harvey Clark introduced our speaker for the day - Elaine Yount from Visiting Angels East Valley.  Elaine is the Director of Care Management and is their Community Liaison for Education, Outreach and Advocacy.  She is a Certified Dementia Practioner.
Visiting Angels is a non-medical home care agency that provides seniors and adults with the assistance they need to continue living in their own homes.  Services they provide include assistance with bathing, dressing, grooming, walking, medication reminders, shopping, light housekeeping, meal preparation, and respite care for caregivers.  In other words, they help with whatever is a struggle for the client.
Elaine teaches a class for care givers that involves discussing 42 questions about home care.  Currently it is being taught at the AJ Chamber of Commerce.  She hopes to be able to offer the course in Gold Canyon as well. 
Visiting Angels is careful about doing comprehensive background checks on all employees.  The client can interview and then select the Visiting Angels staff person they would like to work with.  It is a franchise business with 564 offices throughout the U.S.  The East Valley office is located at 701 W Southern Avenue in Mesa.  The cost is $30 per hour with a 3-hour minimum visit required.  Once the out-of-pocket costs reach $120, the hourly cost drops to $25.
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