How is your senior concierge service different from senior home care services?
Senior home care services are more focused on health care. A concierge service provides other personal services, such as errand running, personal assistance, personal bookkeeping and companionship, all through one personal concierge.
Do you have references?
Yes, we can provide references, as well as proof of bonding, insurance and licensing, on request. Please visit our “About Us” page to learn more about the owners.
How do I know you will be available when needed?
We work with a limited number of clients at a time, to ensure that we will have ample time to devote to each of our senior clients.
How do I pay for your services?
We provide an itemized invoice at the end of each month, or project. This is sent to either the senior we are helping, or a designated family member. You can pay by check or through our secure online payment option.
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The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America provides a wide range of publications about Alzheimer’s, as well as a free hot line (866-232-8484) for caregivers, staffed by social workers. www.alzfdn.org
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