Wednesday, July 8, 2015

HomeHero Keeps Seniors Close to Their Hearts in California

* This is a sponsored post with Mums the Word Blogger Network and HomeHero. All opinions are my own.

Sometimes posts like this are difficult to write. My loved ones are close to my heart and close in proximity. My parents and my brother live less than two miles down the road here in Southern California and we basically crash their pool and raid their fridge all summer long while enjoying complimentary babysitting services. I don't really want to think about senior home care right now.

However, there was a period of time where I was far away from my family. My elderly grandmother fell, broke her hip, and found out she had terminal lung cancer all at once. She was sent to a rehabilitation facility to recover from her injury and all she wanted to do was go home. I know they say home is where your heart is, meaning you can make your home anywhere, but she was miserable. This was not home.

I don't care how old I am and what happens to me, I don't ever want to be stuck in a nursing home, either, so I get it. But I was so far away at the time, there wasn't much I could do...

Here in Southern California a great company called HomeHero provides in home senior care much differently than agencies of the past. You simply type in your zip code and are presented with local home care worker profiles a photo and a video. You can essentially get to know a person before you allow them to care for one of the most important people in your life.

HomeHero makes hiring the right home caregiver for seniors easy, safe, and affordable no matter how far away you are from them. They can even provide it the same day!

I checked it out and within minutes had numerous home care professionals to choose from right here in our San Diego neighborhood. Their use of technology reduces overhead costs and makes their service much more affordable than an agency, and it's much less risky than hiring from Craigslist.

HomeHero provides $4 Million General Liability Insurance Policy and $1 Million Theft Protection coverage, daily email updates, and text messages after every clock-in to keep you involved with our loved one's health care. There is an automated scheduling and payments system.You don't sign a contract, the fees are up-front, without anything hidden, and you can switch your caregiver at any time.

Luckily Mom was able to leave her job for an indefinite period of time and be there for Grandma. I think they were very fortunate that this worked out. I knew Grandma was in the best possible hands and especially comfortable and happy to be at home. I even got to go home myself and spend a week of good quality time with her in good spirits before she passed.

Now, thoughts of anyone aging makes me sad for the fleeting moments. I don't know what the future has in store for any of us. My newborn just turned four months old and sometimes I wish she could stay 4 months old forever! Should I ask her now if she is going to take care of me when I'm a senior citizen?

One thing I know for sure. Hubby and I want to stay in our own house, with our own things, even if we are in need of a little help, so kids - HomeHero or one of you guys, make it happen. As long as it doesn't happen too soon.


  1. I know what you mean about not wanting to think about my parents not being here any more! Or, the thought of being cooped up in a nursing home! I saw that with my grandmother, and that will never be me, nor my mother! I have promised her, that I would always look after her, no matter what!!!

  2. My dad is close by me so we can visit him.

  3. I had the same situation with my mom. She refused to go to a nursing home, so we convinced her to move in with us and we took care of her.

  4. I completely agree with keeping seniors at home as long as possible!!! It's great for their health, and state of mind! Unless there is a medical necessity to have a senior in a hospital, or nursing home temporarily, we should all keep our parents home, with or without home care, as much as possible!!!

  5. Home hero sounds like a great program. I know here in Florida home care is very expensive. I hope I never have to go to a nursing home either. Thank you for sharing this heartfelt article

  6. Such a brilliant one! But one should not need a program to remember the elderly.

  7. Great to know. At an old age they need care and love. Elderly Care Services are doing the same for them. Happy have them. Thanks for sharing.


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