Though a loss of autonomy can occur at any age, dependence is of particular concern to the elderly. At the same time, most seniors would like to stay at home and benefit from assistance there. New assistance solutions, encouraged by public authorities also focused on controlling government spending, are now being developed.
Assistance services for greater autonomy
The rapidly growing demand for home services dedicated to dependent persons is diversifying. The needs pertain to the main events in daily life: all the essential activities (eating, bathing, walking, housecleaning), as well as help in maintaining social contact and relationships with others and accompaniment outside the home (grocery shopping, going to work, a doctor’s appointment). By creating solutions specifically adapted to dependent people, Sodexo helps them to preserve as much autonomy as possible and to prevent isolation through daily support.
Professionals who are passionate about their work
In the United States, our subsidiary Comfort Keepers offers assistance to elderly, dependent people in their homes. With more than 600 agencies in 2010, Comfort Keepers is a network of franchises led by professionals who are passionate about their work.