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Hometown Heroes – “To Us, It’s Personal”

By: Cindy Reid

Real heroes are all around us. Our medical professionals especially have been the people most often seen on the front lines, saving lives and risking their own. And we have all heard about their dire need for PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) such as face masks and gowns. In our community Home Instead Senior Care rose to the occasion and showed us what some of our hometown heroes look like in this national public health crisis.

Shane R. Thompson, President & Co-Owner of Home Instead Senior Care, says “We realized way in advance that PPE gear would be needed. Immediately we saw the opportunity to help so many health care facilities by reaching out to those in dire need, when everyone was searching for PPE supplies because there weren’t any to buy. So, considering the shortages in obtaining these much-needed masks, we decided to give away 100 % of our N95 face mask inventory to local facilities. “

They were able to deliver thousands of CDC approved N95 masks to seven counties within Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. Shane says, “A total of 35 communities were aided, including hospitals, assistant living communities, independent living communities, hospices, and key rehab hospitals.” The N95 masks were distributed locally from Savannah to Hilton Head Island. Shane says, “The masks were all medium and large sizes, so it made sense to spread them around to different facilities. A lot of places only had one size, so this was a big help.” He says, “We were able to touch thousands of health care workers which included doctors, nurses, caregivers, and the management team in each facility.”

Shane says their donation didn’t affect their client care medical needs. He says, “We wanted to think out of the box, and we were adamantly opposed to hoarding and we felt prepared with what we had in stock. Our clients, so far, have not had an issue, everyone has tested negative. Of course, if a client did test positive, we would safeguard them and take appropriate actions for them and our staff of caregivers.”

“I think all of this is about giving to those in need. As a company, and as individuals, we are all about giving back. This is personal. That’s what we do every day, give our best to our clients.”

Co- owners Malorie & David Hill are based in Jacksonville, Florida and made the donations in their local area.  

Home Instead Senior Care- To Us, it’s Personal

The Home Instead Senior Care network has been delivering in-home senior care for more than 20 years, providing practical support with a human touch. Their compassionate caregivers assist elder clients with common activities of daily living like showering, cooking and much more. This office serves Savannah, Tybee Island, Pooler, Richmond Hill, Guyton, Rincon, Springfield, Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Okatie, Beaufort, Hardeeville, Ridgeland, Port Royal, Saint Helena Island.

For further information:

(912) 257-4372

Home Instead Senior Care / 6709 Forest Park Dr. Suite B Savannah GA  31406