Our loving, caring, compassionate seniors are here to help in the home and provide companionship.
Help for You
It can be hard at any age to ask for help. But reaching out to Seniors Helping Seniors can change your life in a positive way. You'll stay in control throughout the process - selecting a care provider who you feel comfortable with. Our employees are seniors themselves and they understand what life is about. They want to help you with the activities that you may need a little assistance with at this point in your life. They also want to help you get out and enjoy life and keep you company when you are feeling down or lonely. But most of all they understand and value your life experiences in a way that younger caregivers cannot.
All it takes is a call to our office - 800-481-2488 - to get started. We'll come out to meet with you at your home to talk about your needs and answer all your questions. Once we have a good understanding of what you are looking for we will introduce you to someone who we feel is the best match for your needs, interests and personality. This gives you the opportunity to evaluate the care provider before making an investment in our services. If it doesn't feel right, we'll try again until you feel comfortable with the care provider who is going to provide assistance.
You determine how much or how little assistance you need and we will provide it. If at any time you need to change your schedule, just let us know and we will modify it. Our care providers are trained to take your lead - you determine what you would like in the way of services each time they visit. Our caregivers can help you with almost anything you need around the house, take you to appointments, shopping or run errands. They can also just sit quietly and keep you company or let you do your thing, knowing they are there if you need a hand. It is almost like "Getting a Little Help from Your Friends!"®
Help for a Loved One
Mobility issues, declining health and other challenges can make it difficult for seniors to maintain a good lifestyle, live safely and continue to participate in activities that they enjoy. You want your loved ones to maintain a high quality of living but may encounter resistance when suggesting getting help outside of family members. The resistance often involves some form of loss – loss of a spouse or partner, memory loss or the thought of losing one’s privacy and overall independence. Seniors don't like changes in routine and worry about becoming a burden to friends and family.
Accepting help is easier when the companion or caregiver is a peer who can relate on a personal level, someone who understands the desire to remain independent. We can suggest strategies to counter resistance when suggesting outside help. It is important to understand your loved ones needs and preferences and also their fears. Describe the benefits and discuss how assistance can prolong independence and allow seniors to remain in their own home. We can help your loved one enjoy life - especially if physical or memory challenges have limited their activities. A trial run may be a good strategy to let seniors test the waters. Our affordable rates and no minimums make a trial run a great option.
In more difficult situations, especially if you are concerned about safety issues, enlisting the help of professionals such as the senior’s doctor, a clergy member or other trusted friend might increase acceptance that help is needed. Worsening memory impairments, changes in mobility, mood and behavior, or erratic sleeping patterns are all signs that help might be required. Additionally, detecting changes in diet, physical appearance, household maintenance and driving habits are clear signals that should not be ignored. We know it's hard to take that first step - we are here to help.