Over the past year Good Samaritan Society-Majestic Rim Retirement Community recognized that more of their residents were in need of more than their chef-prepared noon meal per day, a half-hour of light housekeeping per week and scheduled transportation.
Although there are assistive amenities, when a resident requires more help than is provided by Majestic Rim, it sometimes has required that they move elsewhere to a higher level of assistance.
This could become a wrenching experience for the Majestic Rim resident since “home is where the heart is.”
Good Samaritan Society Executive Director Paula Kneisl invited The Caring Presence, a non-medical in-home care provider agency. to assist Majestic Rim residents with services that Majestic Rim does not provide.
The Caring Presence provides personal care services such as companionship, dressing assistance, running errands for the resident as well as additional housekeeping services which include dusting furniture, laundry, changing linens, additional meal preparation, incidental transportation and numerous other things.
“Our goal in partnering with The Caring Presence is to enable our residents to stay in the privacy of their own homes while remaining independent and comfortable without having to face the worry of where to find the next level of care,” Kneisl said.
The Caring Presence has been doing business in Arizona since 1988.
In that there is no licensing for non-medical, in-home agencies at this time, The Caring Presence has joined the National Private Duty Association and is a member in good standing with the Better Business Bureau.
In order to assure that Majestic Rim residents would receive care from people who will not take advantage of them or bring harm or disease to them, the hiring practices of The Caring Presence require the Arizona state fingerprinting clearance, a Tuberculin test, random drug testing and solid training in the care and service to older persons. All employees are insured and bonded.
Based on the solid reputation of The Caring Presence established within the multiple communities they serve, the excellent standing of the Good Samaritan Society, plus Kneisl’s nine-year professional association with Caring Presence General Manager Jon Hoagland, this should prove to be a rewarding partnership for the benefit of the residents of Majestic Rim.
“I couldn’t be more pleased and excited about our relationship with Paula and the Majestic Rim staff.” Hoagland said.
“Our mutual philosophy of caring and business practices assures their residents will receive quality and compassionate services.”
Hoagland at some point hopes to expand and offer The Caring Presence services to the Payson community.
For more information, contact Helen Fritz at (928) 778-2450 ext. 164.