New business spotlight on Helping Hands Home Health

Kayla Shearer realized many people desire home health care and to remain in their residences.

This month, she launched Helping Hands Home Health in South Williamsport.

For many seniors, living in the comfort and familiarity of their homes is a priority, she said.

Shearer, a licensed practical nurse who has held a number of nursing jobs including in family medicine, is excited about the prospect of reaching out to people.

“There is a huge need for this,” she said.

Shearer employs a staff of state-trained home health aides who make the home visits.

She noted that the services are not limited to the elderly, but anyone who has the need for personal care or in-home companionship.

Services include mobility assistance, incontinence care, meal preparation, laundry help and light housekeeping, transportation and grocery shopping.

Some people are simply in need of someone to help remind them to take their medications.

An initial conversation or in-home visit can help a person decide the best caregiver fit, Shearer noted.

The amount of time a person may require home health care can vary.

“Some people just need some type of service for a few hours a week,” she said.

Services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week in Lycoming County and surrounding areas.

Helping Hands does not accept insurance.

More information is at 570-660-0336.