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.