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24Hr HomeCare Teams Up with the American Red Cross to Provide Caregivers with Emergency Preparedness Training

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–24Hr HomeCare, a non-medical homecare company that provides professional
caregiving services for seniors and individuals with developmental
disabilities, has collaborated with American Red Cross to train their
Caregivers on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness. Together, the two
organizations have trained 2,690 24Hr HomeCare Caregivers through its
American Red Cross PrepareU training program, covering three essentials
of being “Red Cross Ready,” including creating an emergency kit, making
a plan and being informed.

24Hr HomeCare’s Caregivers are trained to familiarize themselves with
their surroundings upon entering into new environments, and calmly
respond to risks in unprecedented situations.

“In light of the devastating fires and hurricanes that have recently
struck our country, we find it more critical than ever to provide
thorough disaster preparedness instruction to our Caregivers,” said Ryan
Iwamoto, owner co-founder of 24Hr Homecare. “Our clients’ safety is
our top priority, and how prepared our Caregivers are during emergency
situations is their best defense.”

“Being well prepared for disasters, large or small, can help prevent
injuries and save lives,” said Julie Thomas, Executive Director American
Red Cross Santa Monica Bay Chapter. “Thanks to wonderful partners like
24Hr HomeCare, we are making a difference and helping communities become
more resilient in the face of emergencies.”

Being “Emergency-prepared” not only applies in times of natural
disasters, but in everyday situations. 24Hr HomeCare’s Caregivers help
clients in their everyday routines by taking simple steps including
locking doors and keeping the surrounding environment organized to
prevent trips and falls. Being prepared for a disaster is a simple step
Caregivers and anyone can take. It’s easy, affordable and is more than
just having a kit, it’s also about making a plan and being informed.

About 24Hr HomeCare

24Hr
HomeCare
is a Los Angeles-based company that provides high-quality,
customized, professional caregiving services to seniors and children and
adults with developmental disabilities, allowing them to continue full,
active and healthy lifestyles. Founded by David Allerby, Tyner
Brenneman-Slay, and Ryan Iwamoto in 2008, 24Hr HomeCare has
expanded to thirteen locations throughout California, Arizona, and
Dallas, hiring over 3,000 employees. Services include assistance with
personal care, meal preparation, medication reminders, light
housekeeping, and transportation services. In 2017, 24Hr HomeCare’s
owners received the Ernst Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and in
2014, 24Hr HomeCare was listed by Forbes Magazine as the #24 Most
Promising Company in America. In 2017, the company was named to Inc.
Magazine’s list of Fastest Growing Private Companies, the Inc. 5000, for
the fifth consecutive year.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to
victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood;
teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid;
and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a
not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the
generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more
information, please visit redcrossla.org
or cruzrojaLA.org,
or visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossLA.

Article source: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20171113005155/en/24Hr-HomeCare-Teams-American-Red-Cross-Provide

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