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Front Page - Friday, November 1, 2019

Comprehensive Care launches ExpressCare




Comprehensive Care has launched ExpressCare in response to a growing need for more customized home-based care for seniors.

ExpressCare is the first private-duty service that allows individuals to set their desired hours of assistance – from as little as one hour of care.

“The current standard in the industry is a minimum four-hour shift to access nonmedical services in your home,” says Julie Hogan, vice president of operations for Comprehensive Care. “ExpressCare is an alternative to traditional care. With this service we can cater to any lifestyle and budget for seniors and their families.”

ExpressCare is available without requiring a long-term contract and covers a wide-range of services, including grocery shopping, laundry, medication reminders, safety check-ins, bathing/hygiene and transportation to the doctor, among others.

“We offer a variety of services and hours because no two individuals are the same. What an active senior needs is not the same as someone who may have mobility issues,” Hogan adds.

U.S. Census bureau research shows there are 52 million American age 65 and older (16% of total population), with the number increasing to 95 million (23% of total population) by 2060.

Additionally, the Home Care Association of America indicates 40% of adults 65 or older need daily assistance, and at least 70% of those 65 years and older will need assistance at some point.

ExpressCare is part of the Comprehensive Care portfolio that includes other unique services such as ShareCare, a program designed to address affordability by sharing services of a caregiver, and PlacementCare, a free service providing tours and introductions to senior assisted living facilities.