FORT MYERS, Fla., Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For most adults, the thought of packing up all of their possessions and moving house is a stressful one, and much more so for anyone doing so with conflicted feelings about the choice or the destination. For the senior population, though, moving out of their own, familiar homes can be an even more difficult transplantation - one that often comes with loss of independence, a sense of lost dignity, disorientation, and fear about the future.
New Acti-Kare Responsive In-Home Care franchise owner Karine Marancy, a registered nurse, understands the trauma this type of move can bring, and the deep desire seniors often have to remain in the comfort and security of their own home environments for as long as they can. Her new Acti-Kare branch (license number 232345) will make it possible for many seniors to stay in those homes longer, by providing professional and highly individualized non-medical services to help the aging population maintain their independence and dignity while still receiving any and all assistance they may require.
"To an elderly person, their home represents more than a roof above their head," Ms. Marancy states. "It is a sanctuary, full of cherished memories. I have encountered so many seniors who were devastated at the idea of moving out of their homes." By providing a flexible level of in-home care and supporting the client's own needs and activity levels, her new Acti-Kare branch will make it possible for many of these seniors to maintain their independence a while longer, whether or not they have family or loved ones living in the area.
"Florida is well-known as a retirement community," states Ms. Marancy. "Many seniors here are alone, with their family or loved ones living up north. I believe Acti-Kare can provide a much-needed service for the senior population in this area."
Acti-Kare is a well-established and respected company with franchise locations nationwide. Highly trained and compassionate Acti-Kare caregivers can provide companionship, transportation and mobility assistance, help with errands, bill-paying, shopping, and nutritional aid, perform light housekeeping duties, and more. Many caregivers have prior experience and/or training in caring for those with Alzheimer's or other special needs, and clients can easily obtain as many hours of support as desired or needed.
A South Florida resident for over 20 years, Ms. Marancy is enthusiastic about the benefits her new branch will bring to the large senior community in the area. "I strongly believe in the services offered by Acti-Kare," she states. Whether providing frequent and intense care or simply companionship or light assistance, she says, "My experience as a nurse case manager working with special needs families has shown me how much a supportive and compassionate person can help."
"The special needs population I've worked with is very vulnerable, as seniors are," Ms. Marancy adds. "But a trustworthy, reliable, and compassionate companion can make a world of difference in a person's life."
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For more information Acti-Kare locations and caregiver services, please visit http://www.actikare.com. To contact Karine Marancy's new branch in Fort Myers, Florida, please call 239-770-7944.
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