Specialized Programs

Besides direct home health care, Elders’ Helpers offers many other services.

SafetyNet Program

More Information at www.grsafetynet.com

Our products, along with our services, are proven to provide the safety and security needed whether you’re at home, running errands, medication pick-up at the pharmacy or traveling long-distance – for an affordable monthly cost.

Personal Emergency Response System/Carelink
$24.95 per month

P.E.R.S. stands for Personal Emergency Response System, which is a help call button on a necklace or bracelet to notify emergency personnel in case of a fall or medical emergency. This system can help reduce time between an accident and a medical response. It can save lives, pain, and money.

One-third of people over the age of 65 will fall this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The problem is greater if you take more than four medications. If you fall, fast emergency response may reduce the severity of your injuries.

Elders’ Helpers P.E.R.S. is easy to use. You activate the medical alarm by pressing the button on a wristband or on a light-weight, waterproof pendant worn around the neck. In less than a minute, the system’s live operators are speaking with the home. Communication is carried through the base unit of this senior monitoring system. Help is dispatched and at your door quickly.

specialized services

Wireless Medical Alert/Panic Button Nationwide Range
$39.95 per month

Today’s seniors are more independent and mobile than ever, and that means that emergencies – whether heart attacks, strokes, or slip-and-fall accidents – can occur far from home. In an emergency, every second counts.

If you are in trouble whether at home or hundreds of miles away, and you are too disoriented, immobilized, or distraught to dial a phone number, just push a single wireless panic button and help is on the way.

 

Automated Pill Dispenser and Medication Reminder
Rates Vary (available for purchase)

Some of the most worrisome problems for seniors at home revolve around timely, accurate medication compliance. What creates this problem? Fifty percent of people polled said they don’t always remember to take prescribed medications.

Elders’ Helpers MedReady Boxes are easy to use. Our technician comes to your home and activates the MedReady box. They sit down with you, review how the dispenser works, and stay while you participate in hands-on trial testings. After that, it’s easy – the box does all the work! Our nurses are available for MedReady set-ups.

Why People Choose

Elders’ Helpers…

  • Elders’ Helpers has been a home health care agency serving the elderly and those with physical disabilities since 2000.
  • Elders’ Helpers provides quality, affordable home health care.
  • Elders’ Helpers has a 24/7 On Call service for all of our clients.
  • Elders’ Helpers has one of the largest caregiver staffs in West Michigan.
  • Elders’ Helpers can provide same day service on a new case.
  • Elders’ Helpers is owned and managed by a West Michigan family.
  • Elders’ Helpers has a professional nursing staff.
  • Elders’ Helpers offers both Personal Emergency Response and GPS locator system

Dementia Care

“The Cares Approach”

Dementia Care Educational Program

The Alzheimer’s Association has teamed up with HealthCare Interactive to develop CARES online training programs. CARES is a person-centered, easy-to-remember approach to care for any person in any situation and at any level of dementia-thinking decline. CARES stand for: Connect with the Person, Assess Behavior, Respond Appropriately, Evaluate What Works, and Share with Others. Elders’ Helpers purchased the Dementia Basics and Dementia Advanced Care online training, webinar educational programs. We chose our most experienced caregivers to go through the training. These caregivers were required to take the 10 courses and a final exam for certification. Our team of certified Dementia Care caregivers is now available to our clients. For more information, call Elders’ Helpers at 616-454-8305.

Respite Vouchers

If you have an Area Agency on Aging of West Michigan Caregiver Respite Certificate, Elders’ Helpers is an approved agency and would be happy to give family members a rest from their caregiving duties.

Daily Connections

Sometimes the only help you need is a daily phone call to check on your well-being. If this sounds like you or a loved one, call Elders’ Helpers and we can enroll the senior living alone in our Daily Connections program for free. Once enrolled, a volunteer will call once a day, or as requested; if there is no response, the people whom you’ve designated as your emergency contacts are notified. It is a simple, nonintrusive option to monitor a loved one’s safety

Contact Elders’ Helpers today!

Elders’ Helpers can assist your loved ones with the utmost care and respect in their own home. Learn more

Senior Millage Programs

The Kent County Senior Millage (KCSM) assists residents of Kent County over the age of 60. Residents must qualify financially and may be required to pay a portion of the cost. Elders’ Helpers administers several of its programs.

These programs are administered by the Area Agency on Aging West Michigan and brought to you with funding provided by the Kent County Senior Millage.

Medication Management

Elders’ Helpers has been the sole provider of the Medication Management Program through Kent County Senior Millage since 2007. Through this program, Elders’ Helpers’ nurses make bi-monthly visits to residents’ homes. During these visits, the nurses can (a) distribute medication into pill boxes, (b) reorder prescriptions or changes in prescriptions, (c) monitor vital signs, and (d) keep in contact with doctors and pharmacists to ensure proper medication management.

Personal Emergency Response System/Carelink

P.E.R.S. stands for Personal Emergency Response System, another service through Kent County Senior Millage. It is a help call button on a necklace or bracelet to notify emergency personnel in case of a fall or medical emergency. This system can help reduce time between an accident and a medical response. It can save lives, pain, and money. In less than a minute, the system’s live operators are speaking with the home. Communication is carried through the base unit of this senior monitoring system. Help is dispatched and at your door quickly.

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