While the majority of family caregivers say their role has given them a sense of purpose, it’s no secret that caring for an aging loved one comes with many challenges.
Whether navigating insurance, coordinating care, or running errands, it may feel like your caregiving to-do list is never ending.
The COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated these challenges.
With heightened safety measures for seniors living at home, limited access to basic necessities, and general disruption to everyday life, caregiver stress is at an all-time high.
While resources for caregivers of older adults are becoming more widely available, navigating and using these resources can feel like a job in and of itself.
That’s why we started Hank, a new service that gives you easy access to affordable, reliable caregiving help from the comfort of your home.
Here are three ways Hank provides immediate relief to overworked family caregivers.
1. Hank takes the guesswork out of caregiving with customized Care Plans
The transition to family caregiver can be stressful and confusing.
What starts off as running a few errands here and there can quickly turn into a patchwork system of caregiving to-dos that become increasingly difficult to manage.
Sometimes it’s difficult to know where to start when looking for help. That’s why we work with you to understand your older adult’s care needs as well as the caregiving support that you need.
Whether it’s meals, transportation, or help around the house, Hank will create a personalized Care Plan that gets your loved one the help they need while staying within budget.
Getting a Care Plan is easy and commitment free. After completing our simple survey, Hank recommends tasks that we can do to help.
We’re currently able to provide:
- Hot meal delivery
- Grocery delivery
- Home maintenance and chores
We’ll review the Care Plan with you to make sure it meets your older adult’s needs. You can add, remove, or edit tasks until the plan is perfect for your situation.
When you approve your Care Plan, we’ll take care of these tasks so you can focus on more important things, like your own well-being and spending time with your loved one.
2. Hank automates recurring tasks to save your time and energy
We know family caregivers are exhausted.
There are now more than 11 million “sandwich” caregivers in the United States who are caring for both an older adult and a child. Of those, 67% are employed.
When caregivers are overloaded with responsibilities, it can be difficult to keep track of recurring to-do items and time-consuming to take care of them.
Hank makes sure these tasks get done by creating an automated schedule that works best for you and your loved one.
For example, let’s say you need a hot meal delivered to your older adult’s house every Wednesday at 5pm. Simply place the order once on a weekly recurring schedule and we’ll handle it from there.
With Hank’s help, you’ll never have to worry about simple tasks falling through the cracks.
3. Hank is easy to use for both caregivers and seniors
In recent years, caregivers have turned to technology to make their lives easier.
Task management apps and tech gadgets can be great additions to a family caregiver’s toolbox.
But for some seniors, learning to use new tech devices can be frustrating.
That’s why Hank is easy to use no matter what kind of phone is used or how comfortable you are with technology.
Call, text, or use our website to place orders or schedule tasks – whichever works best.
When you place an order, we’ll keep you and your loved one in the loop with text reminders and delivery updates.
Caregiving is easier with Hank
Being the primary family caregiver is hard work, and the Covid-19 pandemic has only made the job more challenging.
Hank is here to provide reliable help and much-needed relief for family caregivers.
By assigning simple caregiving tasks to Hank, caregivers have saved time, energy, and money.
As Caitlin from Azle, TX says, “I was very pleased to find a service that can allow me to ease some stressors for my mom, even though I’m not physically near her.”
If you’re a caregiver looking for immediate relief with day-to-day caregiving tasks, contact Hank to get your free customized Care Plan.
Complete our simple survey or call or text us at 855-916-HANK (855-916-4265) to learn more.
Hank is changing how Americans age. Our software platform empowers caregivers to manage and automate the tasks that their loved ones need to grow older at home.