One local company in Racine, Wisconsin has set out to provide some much needed relief for family caregivers this Holiday season by allowing caregivers to “Hire an Elf”.
respite care and relief for family caregivers this Holiday season through their “Hire an Elf” program.— Racine, WI December 7, 2012 -- The National Alliance for Caregiving in collaboration with AARP reported that more than 65 million people, 29% of the U.S. population, provide care for a chronically ill, disabled or aged love one during any given year. These family caregivers spend an average of 20 hours each week caring for their loved one, have families of their own to care for and not to mention, full time jobs. For many family caregivers, these responsibilities quickly add up leading to stress, overwhelm and even depression. BrightStar Care in Racine, Wisconsin has set out to provide some much needed
Husband and wife team Jack and Sharon Louks of BrightStar Care, a local family-owned and operated home care agency, created their “Hire An Elf” program to help busy family caregivers get some much needed relief this time of year. Whether they need help for themselves or their loved ones they care for, BrightStar Elves (caregiver) are standing by to provide assistance with anything from decorating around the house, transportation assistance or even a winter safety assessment.
BrightStar provides year-round medical and non-medical in home services, meeting every need from housekeeping to skilled nursing services. “This time of year, we’re very excited about our Hire An Elf program because it gives families a meaningful way to lend a helping hand to the needs of aging or ailing loved ones or the ones that care for them,” stated Sharon Louks, who is also a Registered Nurse.
Jack Louks added, “Family caregivers are often spread thin, feeling like they have to be in ten places at once and now they don’t have to be. This time of year, our caregivers are looking forward to providing companion services like shopping for and wrapping gifts, baking cookies, decorating around the house, transporting to and from holiday events and much more.”
One unique feature of BrightStar is their guaranteed compatibility when matching up family members with their skilled staff of caregivers. They feel at peace knowing their family member, friend, fellow church member or long distance relative is in the hands of a professionally licensed caregiver who will make sure they will be able to celebrate and prepare for the holidays the same way they have for years.
Jack and Sharon Louks encourage family caregivers, those ailing from sickness or recovering from a surgery – or anyone wanting to provide a little relief for a loved one this time of year to call their office at (262) 619-0414 to learn more about their Hire An Elf program.
BrightStar Racine has rapidly been growing an impeccable reputation within the Racine and Kenosha communities.
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