Demand increase allows Las Vegas residents easier access to home care
HENDERSON, Nev. – In response to increasing demand for home care in the Las Vegas Valley, Visiting Angels recently opened a second office in Summerlin, 9436 W. Lake Mead Blvd., Suite 11-F, just west of Del Webb Boulevard. The first office is located in Henderson.
Business is up 20 percent across the board from this same time in 2011. With 40 percent of their clientele in the Summerlin area already, it only made sense for Michael and Jackie DiAsio to transform their “on call” location into a brick and mortar office where clients in Las Vegas can have easier access to services.
“We’ve always provided services to Summerlin even though our physical location was in Henderson,” said Michael DiAsio, co-owner of Visiting Angels. “However, many people didn’t realize we served the entire valley. As our business continued to grow, it only made sense to open a second physical location, this time in Summerlin.”
Visiting Angels provides in-home care to the disabled and senior population. Services include everything from personal hygiene care and light housekeeping to grocery shopping, companionship and meal preparation. Patients with memory loss issues are apt to wander off, leave on appliances or possibly injure themselves; in-home care can provide the safety factor families need when they leave their loved ones at home.
The expansion to the Summerlin office also allows Visiting Angels to add more caregivers to its team. In 2012, they added 69 more employees. Although the overall demand for caregivers is on the rise, the number of male clients who specifically request a male caregiver has increased in the last year. Also, with the number of military veterans reaching an age where they require at-home care, the request for a military veteran caregiver, too, has become more frequent.
With the summer months near, an increase in respite care also is on the horizon. Visiting Angels provides care for loved ones whose caregivers need a vacation. Visiting Angels works with Helping Hands of Vegas Valley and the Alzheimer’s Association under the organizations’ respite voucher programs, which fund respite care for qualifying families throughout the year. While many families take vacations during the summer, there are times throughout the year when a rest is needed as well.
“Some families utilize our services every time they go on vacation, two or three times a year,” DiAsio said. “We can be as flexible as needed, whether it’s for a few hours, a week or all summer.”
Visiting Angels is senior home care with more than 400 franchises across the United States with three franchises in Southern Nevada. The Green Valley Parkway office – located at 1701 N. Green Valley Pkwy. – and the Summerlin office – located at 9436 W. Lake Mead Blvd., Suite 11-F – are owned by Michael and Jackie DiAsio. The Green Valley Parkway office is the largest in Southern Nevada. The DiAsios’ locations serve Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson and Boulder City.
For more information on Visiting Angels or to apply for a position as a caregiver for the company, visit www.visitingangels.com or call 1-800-365-4189.