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1 10, 2021

Senior Helpers® Opens State-of-the-Art Caregiver Training Facility in Scottsdale, Ariz., October 1

2021-10-01T10:54:40-04:00October 1st, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

National In-home Senior Care Company Invites Professional Caregivers, Family Caregivers and Members of the Local Community to Hone Skills at Premier Training Venue.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.Senior Helpers®, the nation’s premier provider of personalized, in-home senior care, today announced the official opening of the Senior Helpers Center of Excellence in Caregiving at its Scottsdale, Arizona, location. The Center of Excellence in Caregiving will open to the public on October 1 and serve as a comprehensive training facility where Senior Helpers-certified caregivers, family caregivers, and members of the community who assist the elderly can expand their skills and knowledge of administering specialized care that is designed to meet the needs and requirements of senior citizens at various stages. With the goal of elevating the overall level of care provided to the elderly in Scottsdale and the surrounding communities, the new location joins existing Senior Helpers corporate training facilities in Baltimore and Chicago.

“It has always been our mission to provide high-quality care to the senior population within our community, and we are extremely grateful and excited to be expanding our Scottsdale location,” said Tiffany Phelan, owner, Senior Helpers Scottsdale. “The new Center of Excellence will allow us to be even more involved with the caregiver community and broaden our reach among families who have loved ones in need.”

Tiffany and Shaun Phelan have owned the Senior Helpers Scottsdale franchise for 15 years and this expansion will bolster the location’s capabilities to serve professional and family caregivers, as well as members of the community who are interested in a caregiving profession. The franchise has partnered with organizations and experts in various fields to develop different training sessions, which will be available for free at the new Senior Helpers Center of Excellence in Caregiving in the weeks following the grand opening. Each training session will feature a unique curriculum for different areas of care, including hospice-specific training, patient autonomy and dementia care, giving attendees hands-on experience in an apartment setting complete with a living room, bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom.

Senior Helpers operates with a vision to be the leading home care company in each community it serves and its caregivers in Scottsdale are trained to offer the highest level of care possible based on the company’s Senior Gems® Alzheimer’s and Dementia care program. The Center of Excellence in Caregiving aims to support caregivers’ professional growth and give members of the community—caregivers and those assisting elderly loved ones alike—the tools and experience to hone their caregiving skills, ensuring that local seniors can continue to enjoy the comfort of their own homes despite age-related illnesses and mobility challenges.

“We’re thrilled to be opening a Senior Helpers Center of Excellence in Caregiving at our Scottsdale location,” said Peter Ross, chief executive officer, Senior Helpers. “Shaun and Tiffany Phelan have a passion for their community and a strong dedication to compassionate senior care, and this new facility can only enhance the quality of services we provide to seniors and families throughout the surrounding area.”

The newest Senior Helpers Center of Excellence in Caregiving is located at 9832 N Hayden Rd, Suite 103, Scottsdale, Ariz. For more information, please visit www.seniorhelpers.com/az/scottsdale. For inquiries about training session availability, please call Tiffany Phelan at (480) 621-6672 or email tphelan@seniorhelpers.com. Senior Helpers Scottdale is also hiring caregivers. For more information on available jobs call Jorge Pena at (480) 621-6672 or email jpena@seniorhelpers.com.

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 was the first national in-home care provider to be certified as a Great Place to Work. The company has been named by Fortune Magazine as one of the best places to work in the aging services category and one of the best places to work in the state of New York. Senior Helpers is named to the Entrepreneur 2020 Top Low-Cost Franchises list as well as one of Entrepreneur’s Top 500 Franchise Companies. Moreover, the company is an approved partner in the Military Spouse Employment Partnership. Senior Helpers is also an active member of 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.

22 09, 2021

Senior Helpers® Spotlights Silent Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

2021-09-22T16:36:24-04:00September 22nd, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Leading National Provider of In-Home Senior Care Offers Advice to Help Families Recognize the Most Common Symptoms in Conjunction with World Alzheimer’s Month.

BALTIMORE — In honor of World Alzheimer’s Month, Senior Helpers®, the nation’s premier provider of in-home senior care, shares four telltale signs a loved one may be living with Alzheimer’s disease—a progressive and degenerative brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, and, eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. With approximately 44 million1 people worldwide currently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and more than six million1 people in the U.S. living with the disease, the experts at Senior Helpers say recognizing symptoms associated with the disease will help caregivers and their loved ones identify the disease and develop a care plan sooner. Moreover, since Alzheimer’s- and dementia-related deaths have increased by 16% during the COVID-19 pandemic1, it is now more important than ever to become more aware of the warning signs in order to help improve quality of life for not only the individual, but also their family and caregivers.

In an effort to help families identify if a loved one may be living with Alzheimer’s, Senior Helpers Geriatric Clinical Advisor, Dr. James Dan, offers the following four warning signs to look for:

  1. Trouble with day-to-day memory—One of the most common signs of Alzheimer’s disease, especially in the early stage, is difficulty recalling events that happened recently.
  2. Persistent memory loss—Individuals with Alzheimer’s may ask the same questions over and over, and increasingly rely on memory aids – for example, reminder notes or family members for things they used to handle on their own.
  3. Confusion, even in well-known places—People living with Alzheimer’s become disoriented and can lose track of dates, seasons and the passage of time.
  4. Loss of enthusiasm for previously enjoyed activities—A person living with the disease may experience changes in the ability to hold or follow a conversation. As a result, he or she may withdraw from hobbies, social activities or other engagements.

“Taking the next, appropriate steps after an Alzheimer’s diagnosis often leaves families wondering where to begin, and caring for them can also take a tremendous toll on your own physical and emotional well-being,” comments Peter Ross, Senior Helpers CEO. “With our Senior Gems® Alzheimer’s and Dementia Training Program and personalized plans that change as a loved one’s needs change, we aim to minimize stress and deliver the best care possible. It starts with identifying the capabilities of a person living with the disease based on characteristics associated with its different stages.”

Senior Helpers operates with a vision to be the leading home care company and is dedicated to helping seniors live a purposeful life, allowing them to continue to enjoy the comfort of their own home despite age-related illnesses and mobility challenges. Its caregivers are trained 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.

For more information about Senior Helpers and its vision to help seniors age with dignity despite age-related illnesses and mobility challenges, please visit http://www.seniorhelpers.com.

1 According to https://www.alz.org/

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. The company is owned by Advocate Aurora Enterprises, a subsidiary of Advocate Aurora Health, one of the nation’s largest health systems.

Senior Helpers® was the first and remains the only national in-home care provider to be certified as a Great Place to Work for three consecutive years. The company has been named by Fortune Magazine as one of the best places to work in the aging services category and one of the best places to work in the state of New York. Senior Helpers was also named to the Entrepreneur 2020 Top Low-Cost Franchises list as well as one of Entrepreneur’s Top 500 Franchise Companies for ten consecutive years. Moreover, the company is an approved partner in the Military Spouse Employment Partnership. Senior Helpers is also an active member of 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 09, 2021

ComForCare/At Your Side Home Care Named One of the 2021 Best Workplaces for Women by Fortune Magazine and Great Place To WorkⓇ

2021-09-21T11:26:45-04:00September 21st, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. — Great Place To Work® and Fortune magazine have honored ComForCare/At Your Side Home Care as one of the 2021 Best Workplaces for Women. Earning a place on this prestigious list highlights the positive and inclusive workplace culture cultivated by ComForCare/At Your Side’s franchisees, as well as the brand’s emphasis on helping others live their best lives possible.

The Best Workplaces for Women award is based on an analysis of survey responses from more than 5.6 million current employees. In that survey, 90% of ComForCare’s employees said that ComForCare is a great place to work. This number is 31% higher than that of the average U.S. company.

“It’s an immense honor to be ranked on the 2021 Best Workplaces for Women list,” said J.J. Sorrenti, CEO of Best Life Brands, parent company to ComForCare/At Your Side. “Our mission at ComForCare/At Your Side is to help people live their best lives possible, and that includes ensuring our employees, which consists primarily of women, feel valued in the workplace. We are proud of our franchisees who have cultivated an environment where  the voices  of female caregivers and employees are heard and respected.”

The Best Workplaces for Women list is highly competitive. Great Place To Work, the global authority on workplace culture, selected the list using rigorous analytics and confidential employee feedback. Companies were only considered if they are a Great Place To Work-certified™ organization.

“These companies have made a commitment to fostering equity in the workplace. With the data about gender inequity in mind, the Best Workplaces for Women braved the task of combating gender inequity by ensuring their women employees feel safe, heard, challenged and valued,” says Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work®.

Learn more about careers at ComForCare/At Your Side Home Care today, or refer someone to join this important field.

About the Best Workplaces in Aging Services™

Great Place to Work® selected the Best Workplaces in Aging Services™ by gathering and analyzing confidential survey responses from more than 220,000 employees at Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. Company rankings are derived from 60 employee experience questions within the Great Place to Work Trust Index™ survey. Read the full methodology.

To get on this list next year, start here.

About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Their employee survey platform empowers leaders with the feedback, real-time reporting and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a Great Place To Work™ for all.

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

About ComForCare Home Care:

As the premier franchised provider of in-home caregiving services, ComForCare helps people live their best lives possible. ComForCare’s compassionate caregivers and innovative programs support older adults in aging gracefully and continuing to do the things they love. Among its many awards, ComForCare most recently has been honored on the 2021 Entrepreneur Franchise 500 list, the 2021 Entrepreneur Top Global Franchise list, the 2021 Best Workplaces for Millennials, Best Workplaces for Women and Best Workplaces in Aging Services lists. Founded in 1996, ComForCare has more than 215 independently-owned and operated locations in the U.S. and Canada and operates as At Your Side Home Care in Houston. ComForCare was acquired by private equity firm The Riverside Company in 2017 and is now part of Best Life Brands, a parent company that oversees service brands in the aging adult care industry. For more information, visit http://www.comforcare.com/.

14 09, 2021

Senior Helpers® Expands Corporate Store Footprint with New Acquisition of Miller Home Care LLC

2021-09-14T10:31:25-04:00September 14th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Leading Provider of In-Home Care Strengthens Presence in Midwest.

BALTIMORE — Senior Helpers®, the nation’s premier provider of in-home senior care, today announced it has acquired Miller Home Care LLC, a trusted Milwaukee-based provider of high-quality and affordable in-home care for over a decade.

Previously a franchise location, the new corporate store in Milwaukee will be a center of excellence where Senior Helpers may incubate new programs, conduct staff trainings and develop new service offerings to be rolled out to the company’s nationwide network, which currently includes more than 300 locally owned and operated franchises across the U.S. Senior Helpers is owned by Advocate Aurora Enterprises, a subsidiary of Advocate Aurora Health, which has dual headquarters in Milwaukee and suburban Chicago.

“On the heels of Senior Helpers’ acquisition by Advocate Aurora Enterprises in April, this strategic investment expands our corporate store footprint in the Greater Milwaukee area and joins our existing corporate store in Des Plaines, Illinois,” said Peter Ross, Senior Helpers CEO. “This critical move allows us to collectively work together in an established Advocate Aurora Heath market to further enable our growth strategy, while creating a model for us to collectively coordinate care across the full continuum.”

“We applaud this strategic investment by our partner Senior Helpers to develop and help maximize our future synergies here in Milwaukee and throughout the Midwest,” said Scott Powder, Advocate Aurora Enterprises president. “Advocate Aurora is dedicated to meeting people where they are in every stage of their health and wellness journey, and this move both bolsters our ability to work together and enables new opportunities for aging seniors in Milwaukee to thrive safely in the comfort of their homes.”

With the number of Americans ages 65 and older on course to more than double from 46 million today to over 98 million by 20601, more seniors are seeking to maintain their independence within the comfort of their own homes, making the timing of this transaction strategically right for Senior Helpers.

Miller Home Care LLC was formerly owned by James (Jamie) Miller along with his wife, Felicia. Jamie Miller is also known among the Milwaukee community for owning and operating the Bankruptcy Law Firm of Miller & Miller. The new location represents Senior Helpers’ fifth corporate owned store.

For more information about Senior Helpers and its vision to help seniors age with dignity despite age-related illnesses and mobility challenges, please visit http://www.seniorhelpers.com.

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. The company is owned by Advocate Aurora Enterprises, a subsidiary of Advocate Aurora Health, one of the nation’s largest health systems.

Senior Helpers® was the first and remains the only national in-home care provider to be certified as a Great Place to Work for three consecutive years. The company has been named by Fortune Magazine as one of the best places to work in the aging services category and one of the best places to work in the state of New York. Senior Helpers was also named to the Entrepreneur 2020 Top Low-Cost Franchises list as well as one of Entrepreneur’s Top 500 Franchise Companies for ten consecutive years. Moreover, the company is an approved partner in the Military Spouse Employment Partnership. Senior Helpers is also an active member of 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.

24 08, 2021

ComForCare/At Your Side Home Care Recognized as Number One in At Home Care on Fortune’s Best Workplaces in Aging Services List for 2021

2021-08-24T11:16:28-04:00August 24th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. — Great Place To Work® and Fortune magazine have recognized ComForCare/At Your Side Home Care as the number one home care company on the Best Workplaces in Aging Services™ 2021 list. Earning the number one position on this prestigious list confirms the positive workplace culture cultivated by ComForCare and At Your Side’s franchisees, as well as the brand’s emphasis on helping others live their best lives possible.

The Best Workplaces for Aging Services award is based on an analysis of survey responses from more than 220,000 current employees. In that survey, 90% of ComForCare and At Your Side’s employees said that the organization is a great place to work. This number is 31% higher than that of the average U.S. company.

“To be identified as the best at exhibiting workplace core values this past year in the face of unprecedented social, financial and health circumstances reflects an uncommon commitment to each other,” said J.J. Sorrenti, CEO of Best Life Brands, parent company to ComForCare and At Your Side.  “Our brand’s mission is to help others live their best lives. Excellent care is top priority for our family of franchise owners, and that includes their amazing caregivers. They are the heart of everything we do and it’s important to us that they feel valued and truly enjoy the vital work they do.”

The Best Workplaces for Aging Services list is highly competitive. Great Place To Work, the global authority on workplace culture, selected the list using rigorous analytics and confidential employee feedback, and only Great Place To Work-certified™ organizations were considered

“We are incredibly proud of The Best Workplaces for Aging Services. They fought bravely and saved countless lives during the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Dr. Jacquelyn Kung, CEO of Activated Insights, the partner of Great Place to Work in senior care. “Years of research has shown how great workplaces contribute to lower employee turnover and better quality of life for seniors. These honored workplaces showcase the compassion and stories behind the research. Our biggest congratulations and appreciation go to these awardees.”

In 2021, ComForCare and At Your Side Home Care also ranked as a Best Workplace for Millennials™ and and was ranked #38 on the list of Best Workplaces in New York™.

Learn more about careers at ComForCare Home Care today, or refer someone to join this important field.

About the Best Workplaces in Aging Services™

Great Place to Work® selected the Best Workplaces in Aging Services™ by gathering and analyzing confidential survey responses from more than 220,000 employees at Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. Company rankings are derived from 60 employee experience questions within the Great Place to Work Trust Index™ survey. Read the full methodology.

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

About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Their employee survey platform empowers leaders with the feedback, real-time reporting and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a great place to work For All™.

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

About Activated Insights®

Activated Insights is the senior care division of Great Place to Work and provides employee and resident surveys to aging services providers. With an expertise in senior care, Activated Insights is committed to transform the aging experience by impacting the lives of seniors, families, staff, and others in senior care through research, data, and technology.

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

About ComForCare Home Care:

As the premier franchised provider of in-home caregiving services, ComForCare is committed to helping older adults and their families live their best lives possible. They realize this goal with compassionate caregivers, innovative training and special programs, including those designed to benefit people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Founded in 1996, ComForCare has more than 215 independently-owned and operated locations in the U.S. and Canada and operates as At Your Side Home Care in Houston. ComForCare was acquired by private equity firm The Riverside Company in 2017 and is now part of Best Life Brands, a parent company that oversees service brands in the aging adult care industry. Among its many awards, ComForCare was most recently recognized on the 2021 Entrepreneur Franchise 500 list, the 2021 Entrepreneur Top Global Franchise list, the 2021 Best Workplaces for Millennials and Best Workplaces in Aging Services lists. For more information, visit http://www.comforcare.com/.

23 08, 2021

Senior Helpers Recognized by FORTUNE and Great Place to Work® as 2021 Best Workplaces for Aging Services for Third Consecutive Year

2021-08-23T10:45:44-04:00August 23rd, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Leading senior in-home care provider listed among top-ranking companies as a top employer based on fairness and extraordinary leadership.

BALTIMORESenior Helpers®, the nation’s premier provider of in-home senior care, today announced it has been named to FORTUNE’s 2021 Best Workplaces in Aging Services list for the third consecutive year. Senior Helpers was recognized by FORTUNE and Great Place to Work as the top ranked national homecare employer, securing the No. 3 spot overall in the at-home category among 65 other nominees.

“Senior Helpers’ mission doesn’t only focus on providing exceptional in-home care for the elderly community; our goal is to also create and maintain a work environment that promotes open communication, integrity and a positive attitude for our leadership team, support staff and caregivers,” said Peter Ross, Senior Helpers CEO. “To receive this honor from FORTUNE and Great Place to Work for the third year in a row further validates our commitment to providing compassionate care that celebrates and improves the quality of life for our clients, their families and our employees.”

Conducted by Great Place to Work, a global people analytics and consulting firm, the annual ranking is based on the anonymous survey responses from 220,000 employees working in the in the elder care industry in the U.S. The assessment criteria of this award include how safe, inclusive and positive the company’s work environment is. Employee survey feedback acknowledged the in-home senior care provider’s aptitude for employee trust, workplace fairness and strong leadership. 

Senior Helpers operates with a vision to be the leading in-home care company in each community it serves. Its caregivers are trained to offer the highest level of care possible based on the company’s Senior Gems® Alzheimer’s and dementia care program. As the highest measure of excellence in personalized in-home senior care, the program was developed in conjunction with nationally recognized dementia care expert Teepa Snow, Positive Approach, LLC. Clients also benefit from the company’s 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. 

Furthermore, the company took unprecedented steps to ensure the safety of its caregivers, staff and clients. Senior Helpers was one of the first home care providers to source and ship the necessary PPE to every Senior Helpers location nationwide. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the company continued to make the needs of its employees its highest priority. It continually updated company guidelines to align with messaging coming from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As a precautionary measure, employees went through rigorous staff training in order to reduce the risk of getting sick, including Hand Hygiene, Infection Control, Influenza Prevention and Transmission-Based Precaution.

“We are incredibly proud of The Best Workplaces for Aging Services. They fought bravely and saved countless lives during the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Dr. Jacquelyn Kung, CEO of Activated Insights, the partner of Great Place to Work in senior care. “Years of research has shown how great workplaces contribute to lower employee turnover and better quality of life for seniors. These honored workplaces showcase the compassion and stories behind the research. Our biggest congratulations and appreciation go to these awardees.”

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

For more information on Senior Helpers, visit https://www.seniorhelpers.com/.

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. The company is owned by Advocate Aurora Enterprises, a subsidiary of Advocate Aurora Health, one of the nation’s largest health systems.

Senior Helpers® was the first and remains the only national in-home care provider to be certified as a Great Place to Work. The company has been named by Fortune Magazine as one of the best places to work in the aging services category and one of the best places to work in the state of New York. Senior Helpers is named to the Entrepreneur 2020 Top Low-Cost Franchises list as well as one of Entrepreneur’s Top 500 Franchise Companies for ten consecutive years. Moreover, the company is an approved partner in the Military Spouse Employment Partnership. Senior Helpers is also an active member of 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 https://www.seniorhelpers.com.

21 07, 2021

ComForCare/At Your Side Home Care Named on 2021 Best Workplaces for Millennials and Best Workplaces in New York Lists by Fortune Magazine and Great Place To Work®

2021-07-21T12:36:39-04:00July 21st, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. — Great Place To Work® and Fortune magazine have honored ComForCare/At Your Side Home Care as one of the 2021 Best Workplaces for Millennials™ and 2021 Best Workplaces in New York™.  Earning a place on these prestigious lists confirms the positive workplace culture ComForCare/At Your Side franchisees have cultivated, as well as the brand’s emphasis on helping others live their best lives.

The Best Workplaces for Millennials award is based on an analysis of survey responses from more than 5.3 million U.S. employees. In that survey, 90% of ComForCare/At Your Side’s employees said the organization is a great place to work. This number is 31% higher than the average American company.

“It’s an immense honor to be ranked on the 2021 Best Workplaces for Millennials and the Best Workplaces in New York lists,” said J.J. Sorrenti, CEO of Best Life Brands, parent company to ComForCare/At Your Side Home Care. “Our brand’s mission is to help others live their best lives. Excellent care is top priority for our family of franchise owners. That includes the amazing caregivers. They are the heart of everything we do and it’s important to us that they feel valued and truly enjoy the vital work they do.”

The Best Workplaces for Millennials™ and the Best Workplaces in New York™ are highly competitive. Great Place To Work, the global authority on workplace culture, selects winners based on how fairly employees are treated. Companies are assessed on how well they create an exceptional employee experience that cuts across race, gender, age, or any aspect of who employees are or their role.

“The Best Workplaces for Millennials™ treat their employees like people, not just employees,” said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place To Work®. “These companies foster caring and respect for one another, at every level of the organization. The result is millennial employees who say they look forward to coming to work and – as our research says – are 50 times more likely to stay a long time.”

Learn more about careers at ComForCare and At Your Side Home Care today, or refer someone to join this important field.

About the Best Workplaces for Millennials™

Great Place To Work® selected the Best Workplaces for Millennials™ by gathering and analyzing confidential survey responses from more than 5.3 million employees at Great Place To Work-Certified™ organizations. Company rankings are derived from 60 employee experience questions within the Great Place To Work Trust Index™ survey. Read the full methodology.

To get on this list next year, start here.

About Great Place To Work®

Great Place To Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Their employee survey platform empowers leaders with the feedback, real-time reporting and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a Great Place To Work™ for all.

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

About ComForCare Home Care:

ComForCare is a premier franchised provider of in-home caregiving services with more than 215 independently-owned and operated locations in the U.S. and Canada helping older adults live independently in their own homes. ComForCare is committed to helping people live their best live’s possible and offers special programs for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Founded in 1996, ComForCare was acquired by private equity firm The Riverside Company in 2017 and now is part of Best Life Brands, which has plans for continued expansion of service brands across the continuum of care for aging adults. ComForCare operates as At Your Side Home Care in Houston. ComForCare has earned a ranking of 291 on the Entrepreneur Franchise 500 list. For more information, visit http://www.comforcare.com.

13 07, 2021

Senior Helpers Promotes Mari Baxter to Chief Operations Officer

2021-07-13T12:22:20-04:00July 13th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Longtime industry veteran to spearhead growth, strategic planning and development for leading national provider of in-home senior care.

BALTIMORESenior Helpers®, the nation’s premier provider of in-home senior care, today announced the promotion of Mari Baxter to chief operations officer (COO). In her new role, Baxter will be responsible for leading the company’s aggressive growth trajectory, strategic planning for future development and external strategic partnerships. She will oversee a national network of more than 300 Senior Helpers franchise locations throughout the U.S. and lead the company’s Owners Council, which is made up of 13 select franchisees.

“We are thrilled to elevate Mari to the executive leadership team, and are confident her deep expertise in franchising will continue to bring our company to new operational heights while delivering against our mission to provide the highest quality, in-home senior care available in the marketplace today,” said Peter Ross, Senior Helpers CEO. “In recent years, Mari has been instrumental in developing and shaping our industry-leading LIFE Profile assessment tool and Centers of Excellence training program.”

Baxter joined the Senior Helpers team in 2008 as a field operations manager when the franchisor had only 40 locations. As the network grew, she took on more responsibility and, in 2012, was named Vice President of Operations. Previously, Baxter worked in franchise operations with both Huntington Learning Centers and Kiddie Academy. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business and journalism from Central Michigan University, and was a member of the Sigma Kappa sorority.

“It was actually through Sigma Kappa’s national philanthropy that I was first introduced to Alzheimer’s Disease Research and developed a passion for working with Dementia and Alzheimer’s patients,” Baxter noted. “My career in helping those who need care with Senior Helpers has been truly rewarding, and with the support of my team, we’ve been able to implement critical programs to ensure seniors are receiving the highest level of care to enrich their daily lives.”

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. The company is owned by Advocate Aurora Enterprises, a subsidiary of Advocate Aurora Health, one of the nation’s largest health systems.

Senior Helpers® was the first and remains the only national in-home care provider to be certified as a Great Place to Work. The company has been named by Fortune Magazine as one of the best places to work in the aging services category and one of the best places to work in the state of New York. Senior Helpers was named to the Entrepreneur 2020 Top Low-Cost Franchises list as well as one of Entrepreneur’s Top 500 Franchise Companies for ten consecutive years. Moreover, the company is an approved partner in the Military Spouse Employment Partnership. Senior Helpers is also an active member of 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 https://www.seniorhelpers.com.

3 06, 2021

Senior Helpers® Northern Colorado Named to BizWest’s Mercury 100 List: Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies in Boulder County and Northern Colorado

2021-06-03T13:01:26-04:00June 3rd, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Premier in-home senior care provider experiences a 288% revenue growth from 2018 to 2020, proving itself as a top regional performer.

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Senior Helpers®, the nation’s premier provider of in-home senior care, today announced its Northern Colorado location was named to BizWest‘s Mercury 100 List of fastest growing private companies in Boulder County and Northern Colorado. The franchise serves senior citizens and their families throughout Larimer and Weld Counties, including Fort Collins, Loveland, Windsor and Greeley. The Mercury 100 List recognizes 50 companies in Boulder Valley and 50 companies in Northern Colorado. Among the companies listed from Northern Colorado, Senior Helpers was ranked second in flight 3, which recognizes companies with 2020 revenues between $1.8$4 million. Senior Helpers’ professionally trained caregivers help local seniors continue to enjoy the comfort of their own home despite age-related illnesses and mobility challenges.

“We are honored to be named to BizWest‘s list of the region’s fastest-growing companies because it reinforces not only our dedication to serving more older adults, but also employing and training more caregivers, especially during such challenging times,” said Gil Atanasoff, owner and executive director of Senior Helpers Northern Colorado. “This recognition would not have been possible without our team of dedicated and passionate caregivers and employees. We provide a valuable resource to the Northern Colorado community by helping to alleviate the stress associated with caring for loved ones and ensure a better quality of life for families through personalized in-home senior care.”

The Mercury 100 list ranks privately held companies by percentage revenue growth over a two-year period. The top companies are divided into five “flights,” with the highest revenue earners in flight one. The Mercury List is compiled by BizWest‘s research department and vetted by Anton Collins Mitchell, a provider of assurance, tax and consulting services to entrepreneurs and established companies ranging in size. The top companies in each flight were honored during a virtual celebration on May 27.

Senior Helpers operates with a vision to be the leading home care company in each community it serves. Its caregivers are trained to offer the highest level of care possible based on the company’s Senior Gems® Alzheimer’s and dementia care program. As the highest measure of excellence in personalized in-home senior care, the program was developed in conjunction with nationally recognized dementia care expert Teepa Snow, Positive Approach, LLC. Local residents will also benefit from the company’s 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.

To see the full list of the Mercury 100, click here. Complete results will be published in BizWest‘s June 2021 issue.

About BizWest Media, LLC.
BizWest was formed in March 2014 through the merger of the Boulder County Business Report and the Northern Colorado Business Report. The merger created a regional business-news powerhouse, covering a dynamic region of Boulder, Broomfield, Larimer and Weld counties, with a population exceeding 1 million people. Major industries in the BizWest coverage area include aerospace, agribusiness, banking, bioscience, clean tech, energy, health care, hospitality & tourism, natural & organic, outdoor industry, real estate & construction, technology and many more. BizWest Media LLC is co-owned and operated by Jeff Nuttall and Chris Wood.

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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. The company is owned by Advocate Aurora Enterprises, a subsidiary of Advocate Aurora Health, one of the nation’s largest health systems.

Senior Helpers® was the first and remains the only national in-home care provider to be certified as a Great Place to Work. The company has been named by Fortune Magazine as one of the best places to work in the aging services category and one of the best places to work in the state of New York. Senior Helpers is named to the Entrepreneur 2020 Top Low-Cost Franchises list as well as one of Entrepreneur’s Top 500 Franchise Companies for ten consecutive years. Moreover, the company is an approved partner in the Military Spouse Employment Partnership. Senior Helpers is also an active member of 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.

25 05, 2021

Senior Helpers® Earns 2021 Great Place to Work® Certification for Third Consecutive Year

2021-05-25T12:05:43-04:00May 25th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Leading provider of in-home care awarded prestigious industry designation spotlighting employee satisfaction.

BALTIMORE — Senior Helpers®, the nation’s premier provider of in-home senior care, today announced it has achieved the prestigious, Great Place to Work® certification for the third consecutive year. As the first and only national in-home care company to be awarded this distinction since earning the initial recognition in 2019, Senior Helpers’ rapidly growing business is continually dedicated to providing safe, quality and compassionate care to older adults and their families. Since 2019, Senior Helpers has opened 48 new locations across the U.S. and has a strong pipeline of new openings for the remainder of 2021.

“Year over year, our community of caregivers and team members builds upon our foundation and strengthens our values of inclusion, appreciation, respect and compassion,” said Peter Ross, Senior Helpers CEO. “Having the Great Place to Work® certification awarded to us for the third consecutive year underscores our commitment to creating a culture that fosters positive experiences. It’s rewarding to me and the rest of the executive team to know our team members and caregivers consistently report a positive experience with our company — something that hasn’t changed even as our business has expanded. Afterall, we firmly believe that happy employees provide the best care for deserving seniors.”

Senior Helpers was granted this prominent designation by Great Place to Work for the third year after undergoing a rigorous, data-driven evaluation which considers more than 60 elements of the team member experience derived from surveys and feedback from more than 12,000 employees, regardless of their role in the organization. The evaluation considers employee pride and camaraderie, as well as the company’s positive community impact. The belief that each employee’s work makes a true difference for clients, and the recognition that the time and care team members put in everyday has special meaning is especially critical to the assessment process.

“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 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 includes an exacting survey taken by millions of employees in thousands of companies annually. It represents the gold standard in measuring culture and employee engagement.

For more information on Senior Helpers, please visit: https://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.

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. The company is owned by Advocate Aurora Enterprises, a subsidiary of Advocate Aurora Health, one of the nation’s largest health systems.

Senior Helpers® was the first and remains the only national in-home care provider to be certified as a Great Place to Work. The company has been named by Fortune Magazine as one of the best places to work in the aging services category and one of the best places to work in the state of New York. Senior Helpers is named to the Entrepreneur 2020 Top Low-Cost Franchises list as well as one of Entrepreneur’s Top 500 Franchise Companies for ten consecutive years. Moreover, the company is an approved partner in the Military Spouse Employment Partnership. Senior Helpers is also an active member of 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.