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9 04, 2019

Senior Helpers® of Rochester to Host Dementia and Caregiving Seminars

2019-04-09T15:08:44+00:00April 9th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

Nationally Renowned Dementia Expert Teepa Snow Partners with Leading In-Home Senior Care Provider to Deliver Valuable Caregiving Insights

ROCHESTER, Mich. — Senior Helpers®, the nation’s premier provider of personalized in-home senior care, and Hospice of Michigan, the largest hospice provider in Michigan, today announced they will host educational sessions on caregiving techniques for dementia patients in Rochester, Michigan on Thursday, April 18. The sessions were created in conjunction with, and will be led by, nationally renowned dementia care expert Teepa Snow of Positive Approach, LLC.

The interactive sessions will explore the unique challenges associated with dementia and the proper caregiving practices that lead to positive interactions. In addition to expanding their Alzheimer’s and dementia-related awareness and knowledge, participants will learn effective communication techniques, strategies to connect with people in a meaningful way, and methods of providing the proper resources at the right time. The event is free and open to the public.

“At Senior Helpers, we know firsthand how difficult an Alzheimer’s or dementia diagnosis can be, which is why we’re passionately committed to educating our caregivers, healthcare professionals and the public on successful at-home care strategies,” said Barbara Roden, president and owner of the Senior Helpers Southeast Michigan locations. “Teepa is at the forefront of today’s conversation on Alzheimer’s and dementia care and able to provide invaluable knowledge to seminar attendees. She will not only cover the many brain, behavioral, and functional changes associated with Alzheimer’s and dementia, but how to deliver exceptional care tailored to a patient’s specific needs.”

There are currently 5.8 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s, and that number is projected to reach 14 million by 2050. Many of these individuals will need specialized care to combat the disorder, and it’s more important now than ever to equip caregivers with the necessary tools and knowledge to adequately assist those with memory loss.

Details on the event may be found below:

  • Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Coping with Challenging Behaviors—Teepa will lead three, two-hour and fifteen-minute presentations to help care partners and caregivers understand difficult behavior in patients, and how to assist with trying situations. Attendees will also explore real life examples in small group discussions. Social workers and registered nurses can receive two complimentary CEUs for attending.

For questions about the event, please call (248) 865-1000. Seating will be limited.

Founded in 2001, Senior Helpers operates with a vision to be the leading home care company in each community it serves. Its caregivers in Rochester are trained to offer the highest level of care possible based on the company’s Senior Gems® Alzheimer’s and dementia care program. For more information about the Senior Helpers Southeast and Mid-Michigan locations, please visit https://www.seniorhelpers.com/oaklandmi/.

About Senior Helpers®

Senior Helpers is a premier provider of in-home senior services ranging from specialized care for those with diseases, such as dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, to personal and companion care to help individuals looking for a little assistance with daily activities.  Founded in 2001 with a vision to help seniors who wish to remain in their homes despite age-related illnesses and mobility challenges, Senior Helpers has 315 franchised businesses that have cared for tens of thousands of seniors with a pledge to “provide care and comfort at a moment’s notice.”    
 
Senior Helpers was recently ranked in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 Ranking, and appointed to the Healthcare Leadership Council—an exclusive alliance of leading healthcare companies from all health sectors committed to advancing the American healthcare system. Learn more by visiting http://www.seniorhelpers.com.

21 03, 2019

Senior Helpers® Certified as a Great Place to Work®

2019-03-21T19:14:42+00:00March 21st, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |

BALTIMORE — Great Place to Work® Institute has recognized Senior Helpers® as the first national in-home care company to achieve certification as a Great Place to Work. Senior Helpers’ rapidly growing business is laser-focused on helping older adults age with dignity, and the company cares for tens of thousands of seniors across the globe.

The Great Place to Work evaluation considers more than 60 elements of the team member experience using feedback from surveys sent to more than 12,000 employees across the country. The factors considered include the respect with which people are treated, employee pride and camaraderie, and the recognition that the work team members do makes a real difference for clients. Rankings are based on the experiences and perceptions of all employees and every role.

“This independent recognition is a very proud moment for Senior Helpers,” said Peter Ross, CEO and co-founder of Senior Helpers. “We understand that company culture is an important driver of overall success and we have worked diligently to build a culture of inclusion and appreciation. Our employees care deeply about our clients, and it brings us great joy to know that they feel recognized and appreciated for their work.”

Senior Helpers’ culture is based on strong core values, recognition of achievements and respect. The executive team receives monthly feedback from both clients and employees. “Our internal data has consistently been positive,” said Chuck Sullivan, CMO of Senior Helpers. “We are very pleased that we now have independent verification that shines a light on our rich culture and appreciation of Senior Helpers as a Great Place to Work.”

“We applaud Senior Helpers for seeking certification and releasing its employees’ feedback,” said Dr. Jacquelyn Kung, of Great Place to Work’s senior care affiliate Activated Insights. “These high ratings measure Senior Helpers capacity to earn its employees’ trust and create a great workplace for high performance.”

The Great Place to Work Trust IndexTM methodology is taken by millions of employees in thousands of companies annually. It represents the gold standard in measuring culture and employee engagement. 

About Senior Helpers®

Senior Helpers is the nation’s premier provider of in-home senior services ranging from specialized care for those with diseases, such as dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, to personal and companion care to help individuals looking for a little assistance with daily activities. Founded in 2002 with a vision to help seniors age with dignity despite age-related illnesses and mobility challenges, Senior Helpers has hundreds of franchised and owned businesses that have cared for tens of thousands of seniors.

Senior Helpers is included in Entrepreneur’s Top 500 Franchise Ranking, is an approved partner in the Military Spouse Employment Partnership, and active in the Healthcare Leadership Council—an exclusive alliance of leading healthcare companies from all health sectors committed to advancing the American healthcare system. Learn more by visiting http://www.seniorhelpers.com.

About Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through its certification programs, Great Place to Work recognizes outstanding workplace cultures and produces the annual Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For®” and Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small & Medium Companies, industries and, internationally, countries and regions. Through its culture consulting services, Great Place to Work helps clients create great workplaces that outpace peers on key business metrics like revenue growth, profitability, retention and stock performance.

Learn more at Greatplacetowork.com and on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

15 02, 2019

Helpful Tips to Ensure a Lasting Caregiver/Client Relationship

2019-02-15T16:43:46+00:00February 15th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Leading In-Home Senior Care Provider Shares Advice for Finding the Perfect Match to Commemorate National Caregivers Day, Feb. 15

BALTIMORE — In honor of National Caregivers Day (February 15), Senior Helpers®, the nation’s premier provider of in-home senior care services, is offering helpful tips to ensure lasting and rewarding relationships between caregivers and their clients. According to AARP, today there are nearly 40 million family members, neighbors, strangers and caregivers helping those in need with everyday tasks, and as the “Silver Tsunami” rises, it’s more important than ever that these caregiving relationships go the distance.

Peter Ross, CEO and co-founder of Senior Helpers, outlines four ways to make sure a caregiver/client relationship is a match that can withstand the test of time:

  • Partnering Personalities—As with any personal relationship, it’s important that caregivers and clients share a good personality match. A complementary personality is not only key to helping avoid clashes on a regular basis, but caregivers with an adaptive personality also tend to have an easier experience working with many different types of clients. At Senior Helpers, clients and caregivers take a personality test to best determine what their needs are and what they can provide to those around them.
  • Cultural Compatibility—Finding caregivers with cultural similarities to their clients can assist in creating a meaningful connection. Language can be a critical factor in finding the right fit for caregivers because it’s crucial for open communications. Taking holidays, cooking, traditions and customs into consideration when finding the right caregiver can provide a deeper understanding between the two and alleviate any potential stress or frustration.
  • Connecting Compassion and Patience—One of the most important traits for ensuring a lasting caregiver/client relationship is identifying caregivers who have natural compassion and patience. Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia or recovering from a recent fall can be frustrating for everyone involved, but having patience and treating others with compassion and respect goes a long way.
  • Uncover Similar Interests—It’s important for caregivers to take the time to learn what their client enjoys—and what their client is physically capable of doing. Whether it’s reading, going for a walk, playing board games, listening to music or watching a favorite movie, these are all activities that can be enjoyed together. These types of activities give seniors the opportunity to share something personally meaningful and are also great ways to keep the mind and body active. This approach to building a long-term relationship goes far beyond solely taking care of a person’s physical needs and focuses on improving social ties and quality of life.

“There’s a high demand for senior care, and we need to take extra care in pairing clients with compatible caregivers to create lasting, healthy relationships,” adds Ross. “At Senior Helpers, we hold our caregivers to high standards and want every pair to enjoy each other’s company as much as possible. We look at a potential match from all angles to make sure caregivers, clients and their families are happy.”

Founded in 2001, Senior Helpers operates with a vision to be the leading home care company in each community it serves. Its caregivers are fully trained and certified to offer the highest level of care possible based on the company’s Senior Gems® Alzheimer’s and Dementia care program. As the gold standard for excellence in personalized in-home senior care, the program was developed in conjunction with nationally recognized dementia care expert Teepa Snow, Positive Approach, LLC. The company also offers a Parkinson’s Care Program, a specialized training program for their caregivers created in conjunction with leading experts from the Parkinson’s Foundation’s Centers of Excellence network.

For more information on Senior Helpers or to learn about hiring opportunities in your area, visit www.seniorhelpers.com/jobs.

About Senior Helpers®

Senior Helpers® is a premier provider of in-home senior services ranging from specialized care for those with diseases, such as dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, to personal and companion care to help individuals looking for a little assistance with daily activities. Founded in 2001 with a vision to help seniors who wish to remain in their homes despite age-related illnesses and mobility challenges, Senior Helpers has 311 franchised businesses that have cared for tens of thousands of seniors with a pledge to “provide care and comfort at a moment’s notice.”

Senior Helpers® was ranked in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 Ranking, and appointed to the Healthcare Leadership Council—an exclusive alliance of leading healthcare companies from all health sectors committed to advancing the American healthcare system. Learn more by visiting seniorhelpers.com.