Client Profiles

At Seniors Helping Seniors we’re happy to have helped so many who are in need of help with those who have the ability and desire to help. We invite you to read these heartwarming profiles from those who have benefited from our services, on both ends of the spectrum…from those who have helped, and those who were in need.

San Diego

Care/Services Provided:

  • Transportation
  • Assistance with errands
  • Animal care
  • Shopping
  • Organizing
  • Light housekeeping

Anne's Profile

Anne is 78 and lives alone with her beloved dog and two cats. Her few remaining family members live out of town.Anne uses a wheelchair and walker because of her Parkinson’s Disease. She had to give up driving a few years ago as the illness progressed. Anne initially contacted us to provide transportation so that she could visit her developmentally disabled daughter who lives in a facility about 20 miles away.

Anne soon developed a close relationship with two of our Providers and in addition to weekly visits to visit her daughter, we provided assistance to help her get to multiple doctors appointments, provided care for her animals, and helped her with shopping and other errands including getting her hair done and manicures which seemed to greatly help her overall outlook on life. Anne has had multiple hospitalizations and our providers visited her in the hospital and helped care for her animals while she was gone.

Unfortunately Anne’s condition deteriorated and she needed to find an assisted living facility and sell her home. We helped Anne organize her home, found a Placement Specialist and arranged for adoption of her pets. Our providers still visit Anne and provide her with support and company as she acclimates to her new environment.


Care/Services Provided:

  • Companionship
  • Shopping
  • Meal preparation
  • Errands
  • Transportation to doctor visits

Deborah's Profile

Deborah is an 82 year old retired nurse who lives by herself in a small condo. Her son and daughter live out of town and have grown increasingly concerned about their mother because of recent falls and weight loss. Deborah is fiercely independent and despite increasing physical and cognitive issues she refuses to even consider moving out of her home of 30 years. We were contacted by Deborah’s son who was visiting after Deborah had taken a fall.

On our first visit with Deborah she expressed her fear of having to leave her home and move into a facility. She grudgingly agreed to try our services at the insistence of her son. We provided two hours of service two times a week. While Deborah initially said she did not need help, it quickly became apparent that she was not eating well, had little food in the house and was not using the walker her son had provided.

As our Provider, also a retired nurse, gained her trust she was able to encourage Deborah to let her clean out her refrigerator and throw out the food with expired dates, do weekly food shopping and prepare light meals that Deborah could easily access when alone. Our Provider encouraged her to use her walker and to keep her emergency call system charged and with her at all times.

Thankfully she was wearing her call system medallion when she fell one night getting out of bed. She was able to summon emergency help and her son was notified that she was taken to the hospital. Our Provider visited her in the hospital until her son arrived, providing comfort and company.

Orange County

Care/Services Provided:

  • Companionship
  • Family caregiver
  • Respite
  • Recreation
  • Activity assistance

Jim's Profile

Jim lives with Barbara, his wife of 48 years, and is in the middle stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Barbara is his primary caregiver and they live alone. As Jim’s illness has progressed Barbara has had to give up many of her social activities as she is unable to leave Jim alone.

Their adult children help out as much as possible but they have their own families and very busy lives. Jim was an avid golfer and still occasionally gets out when his son has some free time. Barbara contacted us to request a Provider who could stay with Jim once a week while she took care of errands.

In our initial meeting with Jim and Barbara we learned of Jim’s love of golf and were able to match him with a male provider who is also a golfer. Once a week he picks up Jim and they play 9 holes of golf and grab a bite to eat afterwards. Barbara is able to get some respite from her caregiving responsibilities and Jim looks forward to his weekly outing.

As Jim’s illness progresses he and Barbara know they have a trusted Provider they can count on to provide additional services.


Care/Services Provided:

  • Personal care
  • Companionship
  • Meal preparation
  • medication reminders
  • Transportation to doctor visits

Helen's Profile

Helen recently celebrated her 100th birthday and lives by herself with her adult children living close by. Helen has moderate cognitive impairment, gets around well with a walker and occasional use of a wheelchair and loves to recount stories of her travel adventures when she was younger. Helen’s wish is to live out her remaining days at home, and her sons and daughters hope to be able to fulfill Helen’s wish.

To remain independent Helen needs assistance with meal preparation, housework and reminders ensure she stays on track with her schedule of multiple medications per day. Helen’s physician has asked that Helen’s blood pressure be recorded three times a day and Helen needs assistance with personal care and transfers in and out of bed. We provide a team of Providers who assist Helen from the time she gets up to bedtime allowing her to stay safely and comfortably at home while she looks forward to celebrating her 101st birthday next year. Her children are happy to be able to honor Helen’s wish to live independently knowing that her caring providers are close by and watching over her.


Care/Services Provided:

  • Companionship
  • 24 hour care
  • Meal preparation
  • Medication Reminders
  • Personal care and transfers
  • Animal care

Elizabeth's Profile

Elizabeth is 94 and has terminal cancer. She lives alone with her little dog and is receiving Hospice care. Her daughter contacted us to supplement the Hospice care she was receiving.

Our Providers assist Elizabeth 24 hours a day, seven days a week, providing companionship, assisting with eating and personal care and walking and feeding her dog who brings much comfort to Elizabeth. Our care manager coordinates with Hospice to ensure Elizabeth is having all of her needs met and reporting any observed changes in her condition.

Her daughter and son have expressed their gratitude that their Mom has caring Providers with her at all times allowing her to stay in familiar surroundings at this difficult time in her life.