Commend Healthcare Agency for Offering Flexible Hourly Assistance to Elderly Clients

Target: Mission Healthcare, San Diego

Goal: Applaud health care agency for providing both medical and non-medical home care with no minimum amount of time required

When an elderly person is in need of assistance, it is rare to find a home care agency that offers flexibility of care. Many agencies insist on an hourly minimum of time allotted for the caregiver to assist a senior. What if the elderly client only needs assistance for a short amount of time? Fortunately, a home care service in Southern California offers medical, non-medical and hospice care for as many, or as few, hours as an older adult requires. Commend Mission Healthcare for providing home care with flexible scheduling to ensure that client needs are met.

Elderly adults who require assistance with bathing, running errands, preparing meals, and administering medication find that services can get quite pricy, especially when the majority of care agencies require a four-hour minimum. According to a 2012 MetLife Market Survey of Long-Term Care Costs, the national average daily rate for adult day services held steady from 2011 at $70, with the national average for a private room in a nursing home at $248.

Some agencies allow for fewer assistance hours, but for additional fees. For instance, if a family member is unable to accompany their frail mother to a doctor’s appointment, who would they contact for a small, but absolutely important, errand such as this?

Mission Healthcare, located in San Diego, California, offers these exact services. The clinically owned and operated agency was founded in 2009 with the goal of offering thoughtful and professional care and nursing in the client’s home. Along with its recent expansion, it was decided that clients should be able to ask for all levels of service at whichever time increments they choose. Applaud Mission Healthcare for providing flexible service for elderly clients residing in the San Diego area.


Dear Mission Healthcare,

Caring for an elderly family member can get quite expensive, even if assistance is required for only a few hours at home or running an afternoon errand. With the national average cost for home care at $21 an hour, what if a client only requires 30 minutes of assistance?

By allowing clients to choose at 15 minute increments of time, you are providing whatever assistance the elderly client needs without an exorbitant additional fee attached. Seniors are able to complete daily errands and fulfill medical needs with ease and flexibility. I applaud your dedicated staff members and support all of your future endeavors while assisting elderly clients.


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