One of the things that I love about having a blog and social media following is being able to help others find success in their own way. Thus explains the origination of the new Exceptional Entrepreneur Series. From time to time, we will cover business owners who are making their own way and earning an income through their endeavors.
Are you a senior that lives in your own home and you would like to keep it that way, but you just need a little help around the house? Or do you have a family member or friend that just needs a little support so that they can continue to live independently?
Mary Ann Mowatt is here with a guest blog post to tell us about her business Help at Home-Senior Care. Feel free to leave comments to welcome her and ask her questions that you may have about her business.
Sometimes it’s the little things that create significant roadblocks to a desired lifestyle. This seems to be particularly true for seniors whose goal is to continue to remain in the home they have lived in for almost their entire life.
The ability to keep up a home and to remain comfortable, happy and independent can sometimes be a real challenge. There are so many things that have to be done to keep that home comfortable and safe. There are housekeeping chores and errands that need to be run. Groceries, pet food, and cleaning supplies need to be picked up.
If you cannot do those things, and if you don’t have someone nearby who is able to help with these tasks on a regular basis, it’s difficult to continue to live in your home! These little tasks can make all the difference in your ability to remain in your home.
Two sisters confronted the impact that this can have on a family when they began to talk with senior family members who were deciding if they could stay in their own home or if they would have to move to a facility that could provide them with the assistance they needed. Staying at home was the strong preference for a lot of them.
But, as they sat down to look realistically at what it would take to make that possible, all of the “little” things began to emerge as obstacles. They could care for themselves nicely, but weren’t able to take on the bigger chores of keeping up the house.
Maggie Prokop, a school teacher, and her twin sister, Mary Ann Mowatt, a criminal justice professional, decided that there needed to be an easy and reasonably priced way to address those needs. They started their own service company called HELP AT HOME- SENIOR CARE.
Some of the services provided by their company include comprehensive housekeeping services, laundry services, advance meal preparation, and light yard work. They felt they could help individuals keep their homes efficiently organized, so that routine tasks could become more manageable- clothes could be put away; things they used often could always be kept within reach and in the same place for easy access.
Chores aren’t the only things that these individuals needed and wanted. They also wanted social interactions: conversation, assistance with letter writing, and someone to play cards with them, to accompany them on short walks or to sit with them in the backyard on a sunny day and perhaps, pick a few flowers from the garden.
HELP AT HOME-SENIOR CARE provides all of these services in a friendly, respectful manner so that staying at home can be a viable option. Maggie and Mary Ann have developed a service which will address the “little” things, so that continuing to live at home can be a happy, comfortable reality! Please give them a call at 952-457-0275 or 651-214-3298 and talk with them about how they can help meet your needs to make staying in your home possible!
HELP AT HOME-SENIOR CARE is fully licensed, bonded, insured and registered with the State of Minnesota and serves the southern metro area of Minnesota, including Bloomington, Richfield, Shakopee and Prior Lake. You can also visit their website Help at Home-Senior Care and contact them by email.
Thanks to Mary Ann Mowatt for being the first individual to be featured in our Exceptional Entrepreneur Series. Look for more featured business owners soon!