Consumer Education Services, Inc. (CESI), a non-profit service provider of comprehensive personal financial education and solutions, has partnered with Visiting Angels, a national, private duty network of non-medical home care agencies serving older adults, persons with disabilities and their families. Through the partnership, Visiting Angels local agencies now have the option to offer their clients CESI’s Assure Money Services (AMS) program. The AMS program was built to assist older adults and/or their caregivers with secure bill payment and day-to-day management of finances.
Through Assure Money Services, participants will speak with a Certified Counselor who will evaluate their financial situation, analyze current benefits and look for additional benefits for which the recipient may qualify and provide other financial counseling as needed. Other benefits and services offered to Visiting Angels clients through AMS include secure monthly bill payment, HUD certified housing counseling, reverse mortgage counseling, education and training materials and budgeting assistance.
The partnership between CESI and Visiting Angels provides care recipients and their loved ones with a unique financial security many aging individuals struggle to secure.
“As the nation’s population ages and the sandwich generation carries a greater burden for their care, we feel as though this partnership with AMS offers our clients and their families with peace of mind that their loved ones’ finances are being professionally managed by a secure, trusted provider,” explained Dave Plank, vice president of business development, Visiting Angels.
The AMS program will join the numerous other services currently offered by Visiting Angels. The organization provides non-medical, in-home care for older adults. Visiting Angels customizes the care needed based on the needs and schedule requirements of the client to help maintain independence and a normal routine.
In addition to CESI’s AMS service, the agency also offers care for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients, hygiene assistance, meal planning/diet monitoring, housekeeping, errands, shopping, companionship, respite care, live-in care and more on a temporary or long-term basis as needed by the client.