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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.

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

Interim HealthCare’s Jennifer Sheets to Speak at AXXESS 2021 Home Health Care News (HHCN) Webinar

2021-08-24T10:57:47-04:00August 24th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

Sheets to share vision, values, and beliefs that enabled her to excel in home healthcare industry. 

SUNRISE, Fla. — Interim HealthCare Inc., the nation’s leading franchise network of home care, senior care, home health and hospice and healthcare staffing services, today announced that Jennifer Sheets, its president and chief executive officer, will join an AXXESS 2021 HHCN virtual panel discussion, on Thursday, August 26, at 11 am CDT. Sheets and two other women home healthcare leaders will discuss their thoughts on leading the future of the growing industry.

WHAT: The AXXESS 2021 HHCN Webinar will be hosted by Deborah Hoyt, senior vice president of public policy at AXXESS, as an engaging and inspiring conversation with three executive women home healthcare leaders. The panel will share insights into the principles, advice and examples that enabled them to excel in a rapidly changing industry. 

WHEN: Thursday, August 26, at 11 am CDT

WHO: Jennifer Sheets, Marcylle Combs, and Carla Davis will discuss leading large home care organizations. They will also share their perspectives on the future of the home healthcare industry and how they plan to continue evolving their work within its continual transformation. 

  • Jennifer Sheets, president and chief executive officer, Interim HealthCare Inc. and Caring Brands International, holds more than 25 years of experience in acute and post-acute healthcare management. As an innovator in progressive care delivery programs, she has driven organizational growth through clinical excellence, improved patient outcomes, and reduced delivery costs.
  • Marcylle Combs, president, MAC Legacy, has more than 30 years of home healthcare and hospice experience, including founding three companies, and serving as president over MAC Legacy, The Marcylle Combs Company, and MAC Legacy Investments. 
  • Carla Davis, chief executive officer, Heart of Hospice, is nationally recognized in home care and hospice for sharing her industry knowledge derived from more than twenty-eight years of experience. 

WHERE: The AXXESS 2021 HHCN Webinar will be held virtually. To register, visit this page.

About Interim HealthCare Inc.

Interim HealthCare Inc., founded in 1966, is a leading national franchisor of home care, hospice and healthcare staffing. It is part of Caring Brands International, which also includes UK-based Bluebird Care and Australia-based Just Better Care, both well-known franchise brands in their countries. With more than 530 franchise locations in seven countries, Caring Brands International is a global healthcare leader. 
 
Interim HealthCare in the United States is unique in combining the commitment of local ownership with the support of a national organization that develops innovative programs and quality standards that improve the delivery of service. Franchisees employ nurses, therapists, aides, companions and other healthcare professionals who provide 25 million hours of home care service to 190,000 people each year, meeting a variety of home health, senior care, hospice, palliative care, pediatric care and healthcare staffing needs. For more information or to locate an Interim HealthCare office, visit www.interimhealthcare.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.

12 08, 2021

Best Life Brands Announces Boost Home Healthcare

2021-08-12T15:11:25-04:00August 12th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , |

Home health company to begin franchising immediately.

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. — Best Life Brands, LLC (“Best Life Brands”), a family of companies focused on the well-being of clients along the continuum of senior care, announced today the name of their newest franchise in the portfolio, Boost Home Healthcare. Boost is a home health company which provides superior in-home nursing, therapy, and home care services. Franchising will begin immediately.

“Boost Home Healthcare is the next step in our vision to have a comprehensive portfolio of brands that serve older adults in a more effective and holistic way,” said J.J. Sorrenti, CEO of Best Life Brands. “A home health company complements our other brands and allows us to offer skilled nursing and occupational and speech therapy. The pandemic has amplified the value of in-home health care, and we are looking forward to expanding this brand nationwide.”

Boost Home Healthcare is dedicated to offering compassionate in-home health care by skilled professionals who respect their patients, address their needs, and work closely with their doctors to promote their physical and emotional well-being. From administering medication to monitoring serious illnesses, Boost Home Healthcare can tailor its services to fit any patient’s specific needs.

Bill Porrock, RN, BS, MHA, brings 25+ years of home health industry experience and will serve as brand president of Boost Home Healthcare within the Best Life Brands organization.

To learn more about Boost Home Healthcare, visit www.boosthomehealth.com.

About Best Life Brands, LLC

Based in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Best Life Brands, LLC is a holding company that includes ComForCare and At Your Side, premier franchised providers of home care; CarePatrol, the nation’s largest franchised senior placement organization; Blue Moon Estate Sales, the leading estate sale franchise in the U.S.; and Boost Home Healthcare,  a home health company which provides superior in-home nursing, therapy, and home care services, which together include more than 400 franchise locations across the U.S. and Canada. With a private equity investment from The Riverside Company, Best Life Brands is a platform of award-winning complementary businesses that serve people along the continuum of care.

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.

12 07, 2021

Best Life Brands Continues Record Franchise Development Growth in First Half of 2021

2021-07-12T11:15:55-04:00July 12th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

Signs 47 new franchise agreements across all brands.

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. — Best Life Brands, LLC (“Best Life Brands”), a family of companies focused on the well-being of clients along the continuum of senior care, awarded 47 new franchise agreements across all brands in the first half of 2021, continuing to build on record-breaking numbers from 2020. The impressive franchise development underscores the continued and growing needs of seniors.

“Senior care services have proven to be essential as the senior population grows and their needs diversify,” said J.J. Sorrenti, CEO of Best Life Brands. “We are close to doubling the number of franchise agreements we did in 2020, and we are only halfway through 2021. Our franchise owners, caregivers and home office team have worked tirelessly to bring the best care and service to our clients as the demand for our services accelerates.”

Highlights of 2021 thus far include:

  • Best Life Brands acquired a new company in the home health space with plans to begin franchising immediately;
  • Marketing and franchising veteran Jennifer LoBianco announced as the Senior Vice President of Marketing of Best Life Brands;
  • ComForCare and At Your Side, premier franchised providers of home care, signed 14  franchise agreements;
  • CarePatrol, the nation’s largest franchised senior placement organization, signed nine franchise agreements;
  • Blue Moon Estate Sales, the leading estate sale franchise in the U.S., signed 24 franchise agreements; a total of 54 locations now open and operating;
  • Blue Moon Estate Sales entered the New Jersey, Florida, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Nevada markets for the first time;
  • Inclusion of ComForCare and CarePatrol in the 2021 Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500, ComForCare and At Your Side Home Care certified as a Great Place to Work®, and CarePatrol named a 2021 Top Franchise by Franchise Business Review;
  • A conversion manager was hired for Blue Moon to help small estate sale business owners learn about the benefits of joining the franchise;
  • Media coverage for the brand appeared in Home Healthcare News, HomeCare Magazine, Next Avenue, FranchiseTimes, McKnight’s Senior Living, Realtor and more.

Best Life Brands plans to continue adding more franchise locations to each brand’s roster in the second half of 2021, as well as future franchise-based acquisitions to round out the senior care franchise portfolio.

To learn more about ComForCare franchising, visit www.comforcare.com/franchising.

To learn more about CarePatrol franchising, visit www.carepatro.com/franchising.

To learn more about Blue Moon Estate Sales franchising, visit www.bluemoonestatesales.com/franchising.

About Best Life Brands, LLC

Based in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Best Life Brands, LLC is a holding company that includes ComForCare and At Your Side, premier franchised providers of home care; CarePatrol, the nation’s largest franchised senior placement organization; and Blue Moon Estate Sales, the leading estate sale franchise in the U.S., which together include more than 400 franchise locations across the U.S. and Canada. With a private equity investment from The Riverside Company, Best Life Brands is a platform of award-winning complementary businesses that serve people along the continuum of care.

17 06, 2021

Jennifer LoBianco Named Senior Vice President of Marketing for Best Life Brands

2021-06-17T10:34:52-04:00June 17th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. — Best Life Brands, LLC (“Best Life Brands”) today announced the addition of Jennifer LoBianco as senior vice president of marketing. LoBianco will lead the Best Life Brands marketing team to support the growth of the company’s senior care brands as well as future acquisitions.

“Jennifer comes to us with an extensive background in marketing and franchising,” said J.J. Sorrenti, CEO of Best Life Brands. “She has successfully led brands across a variety of industries and is well-versed in driving marketing strategies, innovative campaigns, developing teams that impact results and engaging franchisees. With her background and leadership and our desire to continue to grow our portfolio of brands, it’s an ideal fit.”

Prior to joining Best Life Brands, LoBianco served in several executive roles, including chief marketing officer for Huntington Learning Center, a national education franchise, where she directed brand, franchise development and franchisee marketing programs. Before that, she was the chief marketing officer for American Financial Resources and VP client strategy for a franchise focused marketing firm.

“I’m honored to be part of Best Life Brands and have a deep appreciation for their mission to serve seniors and their families on the continuum of care,” LoBianco said. “Joining a  multi-brand franchise company that continues to evolve is exciting and I look forward to creating new opportunities to expand our offerings, position each brand, increase demand, and engage customers.”

To learn more about Best Life Brands, visit www.bestlifebrands.com.

About Best Life Brands, LLC

Based in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Best Life Brands, LLC is a holding company that includes ComForCare and At Your Side, premier franchised providers of home care; CarePatrol, the nation’s largest franchised senior placement organization; Blue Moon Estate Sales, the leading estate sale franchise in the U.S., and PROHealth Home Care, dedicated to providing superior in-home nursing, therapy, and home care services, which together include more than 400 franchise locations across the U.S. and Canada. With a private equity investment from The Riverside Company, Best Life Brands is a platform of award-winning complementary businesses that serve people along the continuum of care.

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.

SOURCE Senior Helpers

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.

3 06, 2021

Interim HealthCare Inc. Names 2021 Nurse of the Year

2021-06-03T12:45:08-04:00June 3rd, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

Ashlee Burrows of Lincoln, Nebraska commended for going above and beyond to safely care for and build trusting relationships with patients at home.

SUNRISE, Fla. — Interim HealthCare Inc., the nation’s leading franchise network of home care, senior care, home health and hospice and healthcare staffing services, today named Ashlee Burrows its 2021 Nurse of the Year. Ashlee is a registered nurse and case manager for Interim HealthCare of Lincoln, Nebraska, and is commended for going above and beyond to bring comfort and care through the unrivaled power of home-based care to medically complex patients and their families.

This honor is given to an individual who embodies Interim HealthCare’s core values of integrity, compassion and customer focus. Nominations were submitted for extraordinary nurses from Interim HealthCare locations across the country as part of the company’s annual celebration and recognition for National Nurses Month in May.

“We are grateful for Ashlee being honored as National Nurse of the Year,” said Lynette and Mark Helling, owners of Interim HealthCare of Lincoln, Nebraska. “We have seen her continued growth, starting as a college student working as a home health aide, and later returning as an RN case manager. She is a caring and diligent nurse that has positively impacted the lives of our clients, as well as being a great member of our clinical team. We are very proud of her and the whole team takes joy in her receiving this award.”

Since joining Interim HealthCare of Lincoln, Nebraska in 2015, Ashlee has developed unique expertise in caring for and building trusting relationships with medically complex patients. These individuals are often experiencing multiple healthcare diagnoses and compounding factors, from medical needs to psychological conditions and financial instability.  

Ashlee also makes a special effort to integrate with needed community services for her patients, to regularly communicate with them and help them take an active role in their health as well as with family, case workers, group home and assisted living facility members who are involved in their care team.

“I’m so grateful to have chosen a career that allows me to impact so many lives in my community. I am honored to be recognized as Interim HealthCare’s Nurse of the Year,” said Ashlee Burrows. “Building one-on-one connections with my patients and helping to improve their health and lives is a true calling for me, and I am fortunate to have been called to such meaningful work.”

To attract future award-winning employees, Interim HealthCare’s ‘Made for This‘ recruiting campaign matches those striving to serve, help, support, care and connect with a career in home healthcare. The company seeks employees for a range of career paths from paraprofessionals (home health, hospice and support aides) to LPNs, RNs, therapists, and CNAs. Interim HealthCare is also recruiting service-oriented people wanting to transition from other industries, or those looking to change healthcare careers to gain more flexibility and autonomy.

For more information about working with Interim HealthCare, please visit  https://www.interimhealthcare.com/careers/

About Interim HealthCare Inc.

Interim HealthCare Inc., founded in 1966, is a leading national franchisor of home care, hospice and healthcare staffing. It is part of Caring Brands International, which also includes UK-based Bluebird Care and Australia-based Just Better Care, both well-known franchise brands in their countries. With more than 530 franchise locations in seven countries, Caring Brands International is a global healthcare leader.

Interim HealthCare in the United States is unique in combining the commitment of local ownership with the support of a national organization that develops innovative programs and quality standards that improve the delivery of service. Franchisees employ nurses, therapists, aides, companions and other healthcare professionals who provide 25 million hours of home care service to 190,000 people each year, meeting a variety of home health, senior care, hospice, palliative care, pediatric care and healthcare staffing needs. For more information or to locate an Interim HealthCare office, visit www.interimhealthcare.com.