By 5TJT Staff
Remember the film Home Alone, starring Macaulay Culkin and Joe Pesci? Young Kevin, played by Culkin, was almost hoping to be left behind to have the entire home to himself and invade the usually well-protected privacy of his older siblings. When he realized that his dream materialized, the reality and fright of being left home alone slowly began settling in, and what an eventful few days he had.
All these years later, the film still brings to mind the loneliness and forsakenness of another segment of our society—our seniors.
It is a hard balance for parents to keep up with the quick pace and vibrancy of their growing children and at the same time to slow the pace to also look after the well-being of their aging parents. Many times there is this tug-of-war between the older and younger generations. The parents who are in middle of this, trying to tend to their all-around responsibilities of seeing after their aging parents and entertaining their children, are forced to compromise one way or another, usually leaving the parents alone at home for the day.
That is certainly true when seniors are spending a holiday or perhaps a weekend at their children’s home. Some live regularly by themselves with or without a spouse while trying to balance their daily chores and keep their already compromised health in check. It was out of this realization that SeniorCheck was born. SeniorCheck was founded by Jonathan Strauss of Riverdale, who has been in the healthcare industry for over two decades.
Over the years, spending time with seniors, talking to them and listening to them, Jonathan and his team of healthcare professionals have seen overall improvements in the lives of seniors who have been visited regularly and have all of their daily responsibilities such as paying bills, buying groceries, sorting mail, and much more tended to. In an age inundated with healthcare and homecare agencies, services, and devices in the event of an emergency, never before has an agency such as SeniorCheck come around. In a nutshell, SeniorCheck provides a thorough checking system to see to it that our parents look their best on a day-to-day basis, hoping to avoid an eventuality where hospitals and home healthcare agencies would be needed to rehabilitate our elders back to normal health.
In an interview with the Five Towns Jewish Times, Jake Walden, a partner with Jonathan Strauss, expressed that one of the hardest aspects for elderly parents and their children who are separated as a result of geographic constraints or just due to the overall hustle and bustle of everyday life, not getting an opportunity to visit as often as they would like, is the uncertainty with regards to the well-being of a parent at any given point throughout the day. SeniorCheck fills that void keeping constant communication via phone or e-mail. Visits could be scheduled as often as necessary with the initial visit being complimentary and each additional visit costing a nominal fee of $25. You’ll have the peace of mind to focus completely on the development of your children and to tend wholeheartedly to your responsibilities as parents and homemakers knowing that your parents look and feel good and are being visited by professionals who know how to detect the slightest warning signs for concern.
SeniorCheck has offices in New York and Florida to accommodate seniors who spend their time traveling between the two states for the winter and summer seasons. With their growing reputation and their sense of care and professionalism, I could see this company modeling this same system throughout the U.S. and the world. The least we could do for our parents is to ensure their quality of life by facilitating regular visits with caring professionals who will take the time to give them regular company and ensure that every aspect of their health and well-being is in check.
To learn more about SeniorCheck, visit www.seniorcheck.org. To schedule an appointment for an onsite representative call 800-331-1351 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will contact you shortly thereafter.