Visiting Angels of Brazil is now providing non-medical homecare services to elderly or disabled people in Clay County and the surrounding areas.
The Visiting Angels service is an alternative to nursing home care and allows seniors to continue living at home. Their objective is to make it unnecessary for seniors to move into a nursing home.
After working in elderly care for more than eight years in Putnam County, Tiffani Hamlin and Alisan Garrett saw a great need for non-medical homecare services for older adults and formed Visiting Angels.
The service offers hygiene assistance, meal preparation, light housekeeping, errands and shopping and companionship.
It provides caregivers on an hourly basis during day hours, night or up to 24 hours (live-in) service.
The Brazil Visiting Angels service (located in Greencastle) is part of a nationwide franchised network of 450 offices, which now exist in 40 states from Massachusetts to Hawaii.
The original concept began in 1992 in Baltimore, by social worker Jeffrey Johnson.
The service offers a screening system designed to maximize the client's peace of mind. Clients have the opportunity to interview in advance any caregiver who is referred to them.