A Santa Monica-based social service agency has initiated a new program that will help senior citizens with homecare.

WISE & Healthy Aging partnered up with Los Angeles-based 24Hr HomeCare to establish the WISE HomeCare service to ensure that seniors receive the highest quality of care.

WISE’s CEO and president, Grace Cheng Braun, said there may not be a lack of homecare agencies, but there are very few reputable ones that offer dependable services.

“We found 24Hr HomeCare, whose caregivers are fully bonded employees that have cleared extensive background checks and are properly trained, to be among the best,” said Braun.

Previously, 24Hr HomeCare formed a similar partnership with the Jewish Family & Children’s Services of the East Bay.

According to Braun, WISE & Healthy Agency’s partnership with 24hr HomeCare was a right fit when the agency approached them.

“We had the advantage of learning from our colleagues up north, who were very positive and generous in sharing their experience, and everything fell into place within three months,” said Braun.

WISE HomeCare provides personal care assistance such as bathing, dressing, housekeeping, laundry, medication reminders and companionship.

Additional services include installation of emergency response systems and transportation for medical appointments and errands.

24hr HomeCare’s co-founder Ryan Iwamoto said WISE HomeCare services are provided throughout the Westside and beyond.

Ryan said that many long-term care insurance policies cover homecare services, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has an aid and attendance program that can cover up to $2,000 a month in reimbursement for homecare services for a veteran and surviving spouse.

For more information on WISE HomeCare and its services, call the toll-free number (866)757-9473 or WISE & Healthy Aging at (310)394-9871. Information can also be found online at wisehomecare.org.


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