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12 04, 2021

ComForCare and At Your Side Home Care Are Certified as a Great Place to Work®

2021-04-12T09:44:23-04:00April 12th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. — Great Place to Work Institute has honored ComForCare and At Your Side Home Care with certification as a Great Place to Work. The certification process considered thousands of employee surveys from across the U.S. Great Place to Work, an independent research and consulting firm, evaluated more than 60 elements of team members’ experience on the job. These included employee pride in the organization’s community impact, belief that their work makes a difference, and feeling their work has special meaning. Rankings are based on employees’ experiences, no matter who they are or what they do.

“Our franchise owners put a great deal of effort toward caregiver satisfaction, which leads to increased retention and client peace of mind,” said J.J. Sorrenti, CEO of Best Life Brands. “Our unique program, CaregiverFirst, focuses on rewarding employees for their excellent client service and exemplifies our unique culture. We couldn’t be more proud of our family of franchisees for earning this distinction.”

Caregiver training is a critical component of ComForCare and At Your Side Home Care’s culture. This year, the company rolled out a monthly training program to ensure caregivers can grow in their field and equip them to handle a variety of situations, such as managing fall risk, dementia behaviors, Parkinson’s disease, and identifying red flags of stroke, diabetes, and more.

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

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 of 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.

About ComForCare Franchise Systems:

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 life 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/franchising.

5 04, 2021

ComForCare Provides Free Monthly Caregiving Training

2021-04-05T11:30:02-04:00April 5th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

Educational series aims to provide resources and support for caregivers during national caregiver shortage.

DETROIT — ComForCare, a franchised provider of in-home caregiving services, is providing training and resources to caregivers through its Staying Connected Caregiving Training Series. The free monthly 30-minute live virtual training is designed to expand a caregiver’s skills, provide practical field tips for client care, and attract new people to the caregiving field. An attendee does not need to be employed by ComForCare to attend.

“Caregivers are key to our client relationships, and the pandemic has further exacerbated the caregiver shortage. With the demand for aging in place and home care accelerating, the challenge is finding qualified people to address this need,” said J.J Sorrenti, CEO of Best Life Brands, parent company to ComForCare and At Your Side Home Care. “These webinars are one way we are working to address that shortage by providing support and resources for caregivers from local and national experts on a range of topics.”

2021 training topics include:

April – Screening clients for fall risk
May – Techniques for fall risk management
June – Diabetes Part I: Overview and how to identify red flags
July – Diabetes Part II: How to best manage in the home
August – Stroke Part I: Overview and how to identify red flags
September – Stroke Part II: How to best manage in the home
October – End of life care
November – Caring for clients who are bedridden
December 15 – Caregiver career progression – next steps

These monthly trainings are available to all caregivers, as well as anyone interested in learning more about the caregiving field.

The training series takes place on the last Wednesday of every month (with the exception of December), from 4:00–4:30 pm EST. To register, visit: https://bit.ly/caregiverfirst.

For more information about ComForCare, please visit www.comforcare.com.

About ComForCare Franchise Systems:

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 life 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/franchising.

18 03, 2021

National Survey by Senior Helpers Suggests Seniors are Thriving and Ready to Return to Normalcy After a Year in Quarantine

2021-03-18T11:01:40-04:00March 18th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Findings Show the 65+ Population Feels More Self-Sufficient, Has Embraced New Hobbies and Is More Comfortable Using Technology, Compared to One Year Ago.

BALTIMORE — One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, Senior Helpers®, the nation’s premier provider of in-home senior care, released findings of its Seniors: One Year in Quarantine survey, which explores attitudes and behaviors of adults aged 65+ since March 2020, along with their feelings toward the future. Surprisingly, a majority of seniors (72%) reported they feel safer and more comfortable seeing friends and family now, even without having been vaccinated themselves. At the time of this release, more than half of seniors reported they still hadn’t received the vaccine. But after a year of social distancing and quarantining, 88% of respondents also consider themselves just as, if not more, self-sufficient when compared to pre-pandemic times. While the senior population has been one of the most vulnerable groups during the pandemic, Senior Helpers’ study found that most older adults have been able to find the silver lining amid a tough situation.

“In light of the pandemic, it could be far too easy to only view seniors as fragile and vulnerable; however, this survey proved that our elders are quite the opposite — with a majority of seniors having learned new hobbies and becoming more comfortable with technology like Zoom, FaceTime and telemedicine,” said Peter Ross, Senior Helpers CEO. “Seniors are the backbone of society and it’s gratifying to learn that, for many, their physical, mental and emotional health has been maintained and even strengthened during these trying times.”

According to the survey, today, seniors have an appetite for adventure — 71% of respondents reported that they have NOT traveled in the last year but 60% plan to do so in the year ahead. They also say they have embraced and adopted new pastimes during COVID, including baking, watching TV and playing online games.

Other interesting findings include:

  • 45% of seniors have utilized telehealth/telemedicine over the past year
  • 53% of seniors said they have made peace with the current COVID situation
  • 65% of seniors surveyed believe people are kinder or just as kind since before the pandemic hit a year ago

Social distancing had negative impacts, according to survey findings. In fact, 60% of senior respondents admit to feeling less connected with family and friends since the start of the pandemic. While nearly 40% of seniors saw their families five times or more during the course of the past year, approximately 64% say their visits were still considerably less than pre-pandemic times. This may be the cause of 42% of seniors experiencing feelings of depression, anxiety, isolation or other mental health concerns over the past year.

For seniors who are coping with social isolation, Ross explains care companions are a great solution to provide seniors with the social support they need to age in place more happily, safely and comfortably. Beyond professional in-home care, Senior Helpers strives to help maintain seniors’ wellbeing, prevent feelings of depression and bring more fun to their lives.

Ross continued, “At Senior Helpers, we strive to provide a better quality of life for our elderly clients and their families, no matter the circumstances. We always try to find the bright side and our caregivers look to create moments of joy in any situation.”

For more information on Senior Helpers, 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.

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.

1 02, 2021

Senior Helpers Ranks #135 on Entrepreneur’s 2021 Franchise 500 List, Up 114 Spots from 2020

2021-02-01T16:00:12-05:00February 1st, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Leading In-Home Senior Care Provider Named to Coveted List for Tenth Consecutive Year.

BALTIMORESenior Helpers®, the nation’s premier provider of in-home senior care, has been ranked #135 on Entrepreneur‘s 2021 Franchise 500 list. This is the tenth consecutive year the company has been recognized, jumping 114 spots from last year. Of the 500 companies listed, Senior Helpers was named among the top-ranked national homecare providers, taking the second spot in the at-home care category. As more families look to in-home care for their loved ones, especially during the global pandemic, this recognition validates Senior Helpers’ services as essential and vital to keeping seniors healthy and independent.

“We are honored to make Entrepreneur‘s list of top franchise businesses for the tenth year in a row, proving our nationwide network continues to provide valuable investment opportunities for entrepreneurs,” said Rob Cantrell, VP of Franchise Development at Senior Helpers. “Our company is built upon a diverse network of franchisees that value safe and quality care for each and every one of our clients. Whether they have a background in marketing, sales or operations, we offer amazing training programs and franchisee support to ensure the success of every location.”

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.

“2020 was a challenging year for everyone, but it was also a year of unusual opportunity,” says Jason Feifer, Entrepreneur editor-in-chief. “Franchises were able to be nimble and innovative, serving the needs of franchisees and customers in ways that will resonate for many years to come. We believe that, when we eventually look back on this time, we’ll see it as a moment when many brands defined themselves for the future.”

As COVID-19 cases spike across the country, the company has consistently taken 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. The company continually offers updated protocols in weekly communications within the organization on COVID-19 so that staff feel comfortable and prepared. The organization offers extensive staff training with courses that include topics such as Hand Hygiene, Infection Control, Influenza Prevention and Transmission-Based Precaution — all so that clients can age safely and gracefully in the comfort of their own home.

More than 1,000 companies applied for this year’s ranking, according to Entrepreneur. To see the full list of the Franchise 500, click here. Results can also be seen in the publication’s January/February 2021 issue.

Senior Helpers Franchise is a top low-cost franchise, with a franchise fee of $49,500 and total investment between $109,300$150,800. For more information on the Senior Helpers franchise opportunity, visit https://www.seniorhelpersfranchise.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 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.

23 12, 2020

Senior Helpers of Northern Colorado Awarded 2020 Best of NOCO Winner

2020-12-23T12:33:06-05:00December 23rd, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Leading In-Home Care Provider Named Region’s Best In-Home Senior Care Agency.

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Senior Helpers®, the nation’s premier provider of in-home senior care, today announced its Senior Helpers of Northern Colorado location was named winner of Best In-Home Senior Care in Northern Colorado by NOCO Style Magazine. Out of the five companies highlighted within the In-Home Care category, Senior Helpers of Northern Colorado earned the top spot for 2020. The outstanding work and safe, compassionate care that Senior Helpers caregivers and staff have provided to the local community and surrounding areas in the past year — especially throughout the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic — helped the company achieve this recognition.

“NOCO Style’s Best Of winners are truly chosen by the community and represent those businesses who operate with a high sense of integrity and quality. These winners are a barometer of who is the top tier in our community,” commented Angie Grenz, NOCO Style editor.

“We are so proud to be recognized by the region’s leading lifestyle publication as the number one in-home care company in Northern Colorado this year,” said Gil Atanasoff, owner and executive director of Senior Helpers of Northern Colorado. “It’s our utmost priority to provide the safest and highest quality of care for each and every one of our clients. We look forward to continuing to provide personalized care and companionship to our local community.”

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.

The company has taken 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. The company continues to offer updated protocols in weekly communications within the organization on COVID-19 so that staff feel comfortable and prepared. The organization offers extensive staff training with courses that include topics such as Hand Hygiene, Infection Control, Influenza Prevention and Transmission-Based Precaution — all aimed so that clients can age safely and gracefully in the comfort of their own home.

The recognition is based on over 174,000 votes received by publication readers from July 1 to September 30, 2020.

For more information on Senior Helpers of Northern Colorado, visit www.seniorhelpers.com/co/fort-collins.

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 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. 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.

17 12, 2020

Senior Helpers Earns Spot on Franchise Dictionary Magazine’s TOP 100 Game Changers for 2020 List

2020-12-17T13:40:55-05:00December 17th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Premier provider of in-home senior care honored for creating opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs nationwide.

BALTIMORE — Senior Helpers®, the nation’s premier provider of in-home senior care, today announced the company was named to Franchise Dictionary Magazine‘s TOP 100 Game Changers for 2020 list. The annual list recognizes proven franchises that focus on filling a niche in the market, help the community and create opportunity for aspiring business owners. Senior Helpers is recognized for its leadership in the $93 billion senior care industry and providing strong support to helping seniors age gracefully and in the comfort of their own home, especially throughout the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic.

“This industry recognition is a testament to our company’s ongoing commitment to providing the safest, highest quality in-home care to seniors while helping to lessen the caregiver shortage by providing job openings across the country,” said Peter Ross, CEO and co-founder of Senior Helpers. “Our passionate franchisee owners and dedicated entrepreneurs go above and beyond to help us transform the home care industry for seniors, and this honor is due in large part to their dedication and commitment to delivering unparalleled personalized care and companionship to our local communities.”

Senior Helpers has taken unprecedented steps to ensure the continued safety of its client and caregiver communities throughout the U.S. In fact, the company was one of the first home care providers to source and ship the necessary PPE to every franchise location nationwide.

Ross adds, “We continue to offer updated protocols in weekly communications to our system on COVID-19 so that everyone feels comfortable and prepared. Additionally, we offer extensive staff training with courses that include topics such as Hand Hygiene, Infection Control, Influenza Prevention and Transmission-Based Precaution — all aimed so that our clients can age safely and gracefully in the comfort of their own home.”

This is the third industry award Senior Helpers has received in 2020. Earlier this month, the company earned Best Places to Work in Aging Services recognition from Fortune Magazine, based on an evaluation of more than 60 elements of the team member experience. In July, Senior Helpers was named a Great Place to Work® by leading global authority on workplace culture, The Great Place to Work Institute.

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 Teepa Snow, a nationally recognized dementia care expert, and 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.

“Franchise ownership allows people to follow their dreams of being their own boss and taking control of their futures,” said Alesia Visconti, CEO and publisher of Franchise Dictionary Magazine. “It supports people working for themselves but not by themselves. It’s a community of professionals all supporting successful business ownership. A brand that earns the Top 100 Game Changers designation raises the bar and clearly sets itself apart!”

The full list of 2020 Game Changers can be seen here. 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.

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. 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.

15 12, 2020

NYC live-in care by Touching Hearts for affordable peace of mind

2020-12-15T09:34:37-05:00December 15th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The cost of a quality 24-hour home caregiver for elderly or infirm loved ones proves attractive when considering home care’s benefits and the price of alternatives in New York City.

NEW YORK — How do I find a reliable, affordable live-in caregiver in Manhattan’s SoHo or Greenwich Village?

Senior home-care provider Touching Hearts at Home NYC has the answer to that question for residents in those Manhattan neighborhoods and other areas of New York City it serves.

But solving the cost-versus-quality-of-care conundrum is just part of the Touching Hearts NYC service for those seeking 24-hour home care for elderly loved ones or others in need. Apart from live-in caregiver cost and quality, other concerns might include the level and range of care for elderly and infirm loved ones.

While Touching Hearts does have all the answers, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to ensuring peace of mind for adult children or other relatives of elderly clients.

The home-care provider starts by assessing needs and concerns through free consultation.

In this way, Touching Hearts can tailor live-in care or other home care to a client’s needs and means, whether in SoHo, Greenwich Village, or any other part of NYC where they operate.

The company places great emphasis on flexibility, reliability, and quality of care, but also has some good news for those worried about how much a 24-hour caregiver costs. The NYC senior home-care provider’s services can prove considerably more affordable than care in a facility away from home.

“When you calculate the live-in caregiver rate on a per-hour basis, there is no more cost-effective way to ensure round-the-clock peace of mind for a loved one,” Touching Hearts NYC owner Craig Sendach said.

With 10 years’ experience in the financial-services industry before entering the field of senior home care, Craig understands the need for financial planning to be well considered alongside an effective care plan. But he remains acutely aware that family members’ primary concern in choosing live-in care is the well-being of loved ones.

“Our professionally trained caregivers are bonded, insured, paid above the $15 [per hour] minimum wage, and backed by the support of our five-star-rated office’s team,” he assured.

Assigned caregivers’ training includes fall prevention, post-discharge hospital-readmission prevention, and dementia-friendly practices, as required.

Preparation of appetizing and nutritious meals is also on the menu of services, and Touching Hearts has a certified food-allergy coach on the management team.

Many seniors and/or their families opt for home care for the elderly in their own homes because the senior prefers familiar surroundings. While live-in home care is a lower-cost alternative to a care facility in NYC, another possible budget-friendly option is Touching Hearts’ companion care. This service is available to seniors and others to provide friendly help at home when they do not need 24-hour care.

Touching Hearts’ caregiver services around NYC can be provided for just a few hours a day all the way up to 24 hours.

These are just some of the variants that can make the cost of a caregiver or home health aide in New York City an attractive option. Determining which home care services are appropriate for a Touching Hearts client is a collaborative effort with the client’s needs at the center of an initial obligation-free discussion.

The New York City branch of Touching Hearts is a franchise of long-established, Minneapolis-based national home-care provider Touching Hearts, Inc.

About Touching Hearts at Home NYC Area

About Touching Hearts at Home NYC Area – Touching Hearts at Home NYC offers in-home care to aging adults, seniors, and individuals living with medical conditions and disabilities at rates considerably more affordable than care outside the home. The agency is known for Non-Medical Home Care, Companionship and Homemaker services in New York City’s Manhattan, Brooklyn, Westchester, Queens, and Rockland areas. Its focus is on providing person-centered care to help those in need remain in their home, maintain the lifestyle they choose, and feel confident they will be treated with the respect and kindness they deserve.

11 12, 2020

FORTUNE and Great Place to Work® Name Senior Helpers to 2020 Best Workplaces for Aging Services for Second Consecutive Year

2020-12-11T12:36:44-05:00December 11th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , |

BALTIMOREFortune Magazine and Great Place to Work® have named Senior Helpers®, the nation’s premier provider of in-home senior care, one of the Best Places to Work in the country in the Aging Services category for the second consecutive year. Out of the 50 companies featured on the Aging Services list, Senior Helpers is the top ranked national homecare provider, taking the number three spot in the at-home care category. Senior Helpers and the outstanding work its caregivers and staff provide to the local communities they serve – especially throughout the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic – helped the company achieve this recognition.

This is the second such accolade Senior Helpers received in 2020 from Fortune Magazine and Great Place to Work. In July, Senior Helpers was named a Great Place to Work®. A primary driver of these awards is the safe, inclusive and positive culture the company provides, with over 300 locations nationwide providing compassionate care and improving the quality of life for seniors and their families.

The recent Best Places to Work in Aging Services recognition is based on an evaluation of more than 60 elements of the team member experience, using feedback from more than 189,000 employees working for Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations in Senior Housing & Care and At-Home Care in the Aging Services industry in the U.S. Recipients were evaluated against such elements as the extent to which employees trust leaders, the respect with which people are treated, the fairness of workplace decisions and how much camaraderie there is among the team.

“We are proud and humbled to have our hard work recognized by FORTUNE for creating one of the best places to work in the industry. This recognition reflects Senior Helpers ongoing commitment to providing an engaging work environment that is ethical, diverse and inclusive, enabling our employees to thrive throughout their careers with Senior Helpers,” said Peter Ross, CEO and co-founder of Senior Helpers. “It’s our utmost priority to provide the safest and highest quality of care for each and every one of our clients. We look forward to continuing to provide personalized care and companionship to our local communities throughout the country so seniors can age safely and gracefully in the comfort of their own home.”

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.

The company has taken 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. The company continues to offer updated protocols in weekly communications within the organization on COVID-19 so that staff feel comfortable and prepared. The organization offers extensive staff training with courses that include topics such as Hand Hygiene, Infection Control, Influenza Prevention and Transmission-Based Precaution—all aimed so that clients can age safely and gracefully in the comfort of their own home.

“The value of creating great workplaces for all is a clear competitive edge in the Aging Services sector,” said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “When organizations like Senior Helpers treat their own people with care and respect, you can expect their staff to treat your loved ones with that same care.”

“The effect of engaged employees has magnified in the aging sector, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Dr. Jacquelyn Kung, CEO of Activated Insights, the senior care company of Great Place to Work. “We have found that organizations that have maintained or increased employee engagement during this year’s challenges have been able to be more resilient, provide enhanced care, and perform better.”

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.

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. 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.

24 11, 2020

Canton, MA ComForCare Franchise Owners Receive 2020 Franchise of the Year Award

2020-11-24T12:08:18-05:00November 24th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

Su and Sumit Madan honored with prestigious award at ComForCare’s annual franchise conference.

DETROIT — Canton, MA ComForCare franchise owners, Su and Sumit Madan were awarded the 2020 Franchise of the Year award at ComForCare’s 18th annual franchise conference. Franchise of the Year is the most prestigious award following Caregiver of the Year.

The Madans were recognized out of more than 200 locations for being high-level producers in the franchise system, creating and nurturing a strong local team, and being selfless givers among other qualities.

“Su and Sumit embody the ComForCare values within their office and for the population they serve,” said J.J. Sorrenti, CEO of Best Life Brands, parent company to ComForCare and At Your Side Home Care. “They care for their clients as family, serve the community passionately, realize that dignity matters, are present and engaged in managing their internal and external staff, and have fun while they do it.”

Su has been a natural caregiver most of her life. From taking care of her own extended family and neighbors, she finds caring for people incredibly satisfying and is what led her to open a home care franchise with her husband.

“In India, it is ingrained into the culture that the family takes care of the older generations as they age,” said Su Madan. “Most of the steps I’ve taken and the things I’ve done have been to care for others and to make a difference in someone’s life. Our office works hard every day for our clients and we are proud to be known as the reliable home care company in our community.”

The Madans opened their franchise in 2013 and are part of one of the fastest-growing franchise business sectors in the country. And with the number of Americans aged 65 and older projected to nearly double from 52 million in 2018 to 95 million by 2060, demand for businesses like the ComForCare franchise that the Madans operate will continue to increase as people strive to age in place.

About ComForCare Franchise Systems:

ComForCare is a premier franchised provider of in-home caregiving services with more than 225 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 life 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. For more information, visit www.comforcare.com.

9 11, 2020

ComForCare of Palm Beach, FL, Employee Recognized as 2020 Caregiver of the Year

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Luis Guzman honored with prestigious award at ComForCare’s 18th annual franchise conference.

DETROIT — ComForCare Franchise Systems, a franchised provider of in-home caregiving services, announced their Caregiver of the Year at the company’s 18th annual conference. Luis Guzman, a ComForCare caregiver in Palm Beach, FL, was awarded the 2020 Caregiver of the Year from more than 12,000 caregivers across North America.

“Over the past 12 years, Luis has been described by multiple clients as a miracle worker, respectful, honest, compassionate, patient, and nurturing,” said Melissa Morante, franchise owner of ComForCare of Palm Beach. “It’s rare to find a caregiver that works well with all clients. Particularly during this challenging time, Luis’ calm and easy-going demeanor and his comforting nature has had a profound impact on clients and their families.”

Through this award, Luis is recognized for his extraordinary commitment, hard work and dedication. Clients and family members have shared that they have peace of mind knowing that they or their family members are in the best hands possible with Luis. Luis has been with ComForCare of Palm Beach since 2008.

“Caregivers are the heart of the ComForCare franchise system across the U.S. and Canada,” said J.J. Sorrenti, CEO of Best Life Brands, parent company to ComForCare and At Your Side Home Care. “Luis embodies all of ComForCare’s core values and everything we stand for as an organization. We are honored to have Luis as a part of our team and recognize the tremendous impact he has had on so many lives.”

ComForCare of Palm Beach, serving Boca Raton to Vero Beach, is a premier provider of private-duty home care to the area’s senior population. Services include assistance with all activities of daily living, including bathing, dressing, feeding, transferring, ambulation and toileting. Additional services include transportation, medication reminders, light housekeeping and meal preparation. The Palm Beach office is also DementiaWise®-certified, meeting the corporate office’s high standards for dementia education and caregiving excellence. ComForCare of Palm Beach has nationally-certified Alzheimer’s educators and Parkinson’s care expertise.

About ComForCare Franchise Systems:

ComForCare is a premier franchised provider of in-home caregiving services with more than 225 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 life 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. For more information, visit www.comforcare.com.