Collegiate Caregivers Combines College Students and Technology to Provide Superior Home Care

| From
long-term care

MADISON, Wis., Oct. 4, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Collegiate Caregivers announced this week the launch of a new home care business that aims to revolutionize the senior care industry through an intelligent and unique use of college students and technology.

"What sets Collegiate Caregivers apart from other long-term care or senior care services is that we employ only the most educated caregivers in the industry," says Curtis J. Polzin, executive director, Collegiate Caregivers. "Our caregivers must be enrolled in a healthcare-related college program or be a college graduate."

When it comes to Collegiate Caregivers, service benefits are numerous. Not only do clients receive highly educated, respectable caregivers with a vested interest in their care, they also receive state-of-the-art monitoring through an electronic medical record system.

Cost is also beneficial. Collegiate Caregivers provides quality care services at a fraction of the cost when compared to other senior care alternatives. The bottom line is that Collegiate Caregivers can save seniors money.

For example, on average, for three hours of one-on-one care, per day, every day, Collegiate Caregivers can save clients approximately 48 percent when compared to assisted living facilities; 75 percent when compared to nursing homes; and 77 percent when compared to memory care units.

And quality care at home is something that seniors really prefer.

"Having a nursing student as my caregiver brought a professional approach to my needs that I couldn't obtain anywhere else," says Steven Kane, a Collegiate Caregiver client.

The relationship between students and seniors is really one that is mutually beneficial. For instance, Collegiate Caregivers recently received a call from a woman who had fallen and was about to be released from a rehabilitation center, but needed assistance at home to continue with balance exercises.

This client was quickly matched up with a caregiver who is in graduate school studying to be a physical therapist.

"Collegiate Caregivers has provided me with a job that I need to help pay for college within the industry that I am studying to work in," says Andrea O'Leary, physical therapy graduate student.

Polzin adds that Collegiate Caregivers ensures that all of its caregivers are appropriately trained prior to entering a client's home.

"This happens through intense online and classroom training taught by a Registered Nurse who also oversees all client care," explains Polzin.

Collegiate Caregivers creates a positive alternative for seniors, college students and the healthcare industry.

For more information, visit: .

For more information contact:
Curtis J. Polzin, Collegiate Caregivers, 800-897-2290, .

News Source:
For more information regarding this press release, please visit:
Like, Share, Save this press release:
  TWEET   SHARE   G+   PIN IT   STUMBLE   LinkedIn   Instapaper   Buffer

The content of the above press release was provided by the “news source” (Collegiate Caregivers) or authorized agency, who is solely responsible for its accuracy. Send2Press® is the originating wire service for this story and content is Copr. © 2011 Collegiate Caregivers with newswire version Copr. © 2011 Send2Press (a service of Neotrope). All trademarks acknowledged.

Rights granted for reproduction by any legitimate news organization. However, if news is cloned/scraped verbatim, then original attribution must be maintained with link back to this page as “original syndication source.” Resale of this content for commercial purposes is prohibited without a license. Reproduction on any site selling a competitive service is also prohibited. Information is believed accurate, as provided by news source or authorized agency, however is not guaranteed, and you assume all risk for use of any information found herein/hereupon. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.
STORY READS for this single page only, as of Oct 24 2016:
[ count retired 8.4.16 ]

back to top
REFERENCES: long-term care, senior care industry, Curtis J. Polzin, Collegiate Caregivers, senior care industry, physical therapist, seniors, college students and the healthcare industry, long-term care or senior care services, aging in place, Wisconsin business news, news, press release from Collegiate Caregivers, Oct 4, 2011, Senior Citizen Interests, Health, Education, Madison, Wisconsin, Collegiate Caregivers Combines College Students and Technology to Provide Superior Home Care