July 22, 2011

Compassion Comes Home: World Travelers Return and Open New Acti-Kare Branch to Serve Florida Seniors

WINTER GARDEN, Fla., July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Compassionate care for seniors is a worldwide need - a fact well understood by new Acti-Kare franchise owners Molly and Kevin Heinz. Missionaries in Central Asia for the past decade, the Heinzes realized that they enjoyed working with the elderly and wanted to continue this service upon their return to the US. Acti-Kare Responsive In-Home Care, a well-respected nationwide company that focuses on providing non-medical assistive care, allowed them just the right opportunity - and their love of the Central Florida area provided just the right community.

"We had spent furloughs in the Windermere area since 2002, and both of our daughters went to college here in Central Florida," says Molly. A former health care professional, she will contribute her experience and insight to the operations of the new Acti-Kare branch. Kevin, an MBA and former IT professional, will lend further business expertise to the endeavor. Both of the Heinzes are looking forward to continuing their tradition of caring and service.

In fact, the Heinzes' own goals are a perfect match with Acti-Kare's company ideals. The franchise focuses on helping seniors to remain in the comfort and familiarity of their own home environments for as long as possible, providing professional yet highly individualized assistance that helps each client to maintain their activity level, independence, and dignity while still receiving any and all assistance they may require. Highly trained caregivers can provide companionship, transportation and mobility assistance, help with errands, bill-paying, shopping, and nutritional aid, perform light housekeeping duties, and more. Many caregivers have prior experience and/or training in caring for those with Alzheimer's or other special needs.

Acti-Kare's clients appreciate the flexibility of the care options available, and the fact that clients can easily obtain as many hours of support as desired or needed, even if those needs change over time. This makes the service ideal in many circumstances, whether to provide short breaks for family caregivers or more regular and constant assistance.

Molly and Kevin Heinz are thrilled to be back in the US and contributing to their local community. "Our three children also live in Central Florida, and my mother Lois, now in her eighties, worked in a local hospital here for forty years," comments Molly. "And after living overseas for so long, we understand more fully what a great country we live in!" Active members of their church, the Heinzes put a high priority on their faith, love of country, and compassionate work.

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The Heinzes' new Acti-Kare branch will serve Winter Garden and surrounding areas of Central Florida. For more information about Acti-Kare locations and caregiver services, please call 407-654-5273 or visit http://www.actikare.com or http://www.Facebook.com/ActiKareLOCFL. Florida License # HCS 232223

SOURCE Acti-Kare Responsive In-Home Care