America's Oldest Veteran, Richard Overton, Selects Senior Helpers for In-Home Care
Austin, TX Jan 5, 2017: Senior Helpers®, the nation’s premier provider of in-home senior care, today announced that America’s oldest veteran, Mr. Richard Overton, has selected the company to provide in-home care. Overton, a 110-year-old World War II veteran, resides in Austin, Texas, and is currently in need of full-time care. In an effort to help pay for the expense, his cousin, Volma Overton, has set up a GoFundMe page, where supporters can donate to the cause.
“Though my cousin is still sharp as a tack at 110-years-old, it’s been getting harder and harder for him to care for himself,” said Volma Overton. “I was recommended Senior Helpers by a friend of mine and I’m relieved to have a company that cares about his well-being as much as I do. It eases my mind to know he will have 24/7 care while living in the home he built for himself over 70 years ago.”
Senior Helpers is a nationwide franchise, and Senior Helpers of Central Texas serves the state’s Austin, Georgetown, Round Rock, Cedar Park, and Lakeway communities. Frank Hayes, owner and president of Senior Helpers Central Texas, opened the local franchise in 2009 and has been committed to helping both veterans and civilians alike. Hayes is also passionate about educating the veteran community about the Aid & Attendance program, and works to ensure veterans are aware of in-home care benefits they are able to receive.
“As a veteran myself, I have made it my personal mission to help as many United States veterans as possible, so it is an honor for our company to provide care for Mr. Overton,” Hayes said. “Most senior citizens would prefer to stay in their own homes as they age and Mr. Overton is no different. We’re pleased to offer a service that allows him to remain happy at home, where he is most comfortable.”
Founded in 2001 with a vision to help seniors who wish to remain in their homes – despite age-related illnesses and mobility challenges – Senior Helpers serves elderly individuals and their families around the world. Senior Helpers differentiates itself with its proprietary, specialized programs that have been developed in collaboration with leading medical experts. The company was the first provider in the industry to offer specialized care services for individuals with Alzheimer’s, dementia and Parkinson’s disease.
To learn more about Mr. Overton and his efforts to raise funds which will enable him to stay in his home as he continues to age, please visit his GoFundMe page. For more information about Senior Helpers, visit www.seniorhelpers.com.
About Senior Helpers
Senior Helpers is a premier in-home senior care provider in the U.S. with over 285 franchised businesses operating across the globe. Founded in 2001 with a vision to help seniors who wish to remain in their homes despite age-related illnesses and mobility challenges, Senior Helpers has now cared for tens of thousands of seniors with a pledge to provide “care and comfort at a moment’s notice.” Senior Helpers offers a wide range of personal care and companion services, including trained Alzheimer’s, dementia and Parkinson’s care, to assist seniors who wish to live independently. Learn more by visiting www.seniorhelpers.com.