New business aims to serve elderly

Published 12:00 am Sunday, November 1, 2015

Educare administrator Angela Courtney shows off some arts and crafts some her her clients made at her Jackson location.

Educare administrator Angela Courtney shows off some arts and crafts some her her clients made at her Jackson location.

Finding care for elderly and disabled loved ones in Warren County is about to get a whole lot easier.

Educare will open its doors mid-November to early December, and according to its mission, Educare exists to make a positive difference in the lives of patients by providing compassionate, high-quality, home health care and senior daycare with dedicated, caring and highly skilled staff.

“We are excited about coming to the River City,” administrator Angela Courtney said. “Our goal is to enhance the quality of life in seniors and the disabled.”

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Educare consists of two entities, Educare Senior Day Center (adult daycare) and Educare Personal Care Services. Both entities provide services for the elderly and the disabled.

Educare Senior Day Center provides a home-like environment with an easily accessible facility for wellness programs, arts and crafts, computer clases, fitness, games, instructional classes, field trips and more. The center is staffed with professionals and volunteers who help seniors and the disabled find and obtain supplemental services to maintain and enhance their health and vitality.

The center provides transportation to and from the center daily. Breakfast and lunch are provided. A social worker and registered nurse are onsite daily for assessments.

Educare Personal Care Services was founded on the desire to bring compassion and exceptional quality personal care to those who need it most.

As a personal care agency, the service works with families to ensure loved ones are able to continue living at home where there is a unique sense of comfort and independence, which is essential for wellbeing.

Personal Care Services are general household activities provided by a trained personal care assistant or certified nurse assistant. The services are provided when a person is unable to manage the home or when the person regularly responsible for these activities is temporarily absent or unable to manage the home.

These services may include meal preparation, routine household tasks, assistance with activities of daily living, assistance with oral hygiene, companionship, informal emotional support, social stimulation, monitoring the safety and wellbeing of the client, running errands, cleaning the home, laundry, bathing, grooming and hair care, mobility and bowel and bladder care.

For more information, email or visit the center at 3202 Wisconsin Avenue.