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Spring 2012 - Pathways to Independent Living - Review tips and techniques for independent living.

Summer 2012 - Pathways to Independent Living - Review tips and techniques for independent living.


 

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WSOC-TV (ABC) Charlotte, NC - "Dementia Expert Helps Families Cope with Illness"

(July 2012) - Eyewitness News speaks with a local family whose been affected by Alzheimer's and features the free dementia caregiving workshop in Charlotte.

The Dr. Oz Show: Learn More About the Senior Helpers Organization

(March 2017) - TV personality Leeza Gibbons is the national spokesperson for Senior Helpers. Senior Helpers is an organization that provides care for senior citizens around the United States. In the infographic below, Senior Helpers emphasizes how important love and companionship are to elderly people and the benefits of married life on overall health.

A Conversation With Leeza Gibbons

(February 2017) - Leeza Gibbons, (Entertainment Tonight, The Celebrity Apprentice Winner-2015, NY Times best-selling author, Speaker …and caregiver) called my show for family caregivers to share her insights learned as a caregiver —and to encourage fellow caregivers.

Emmy Award winner Leeza Gibbons’ Latest Project Focuses on Helping Seniors

(February 2017) - Emmy Award winner Leeza Gibbons has done it all in her career, from radio to TV, to being a New York Times bestselling author, winning NBC’s ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ and also being a mother. Her latest non-profit partnership with ‘Senior Helpers’ is a foundation that helps elderly people receive the proper care they need.

11 Daily Habits That Can Increase Your Risk Of Dementia Down The Line

(February 2017) - As you age, you might start to experience cognitive decline. Unfortunately, the process is pretty inevitable. However, there's no need to speed things up when you don't have to. There are certain daily habits that increase risk of dementia that you can easily break out of and replace with healthier habits that will keep your noggin' strong and well. By acting at a young age, you'll set yourself up for greater longevity and brain function.

A Conversation with Leeza Gibbons: Partnership with Senior Helpers, Dodging Drama, and Remembering to Breathe

(February 2017) - I (Leeza Gibbons) developed a passion for educating families about issues with aging parents when my mother got Alzheimer’s disease. She died in 2008, and my grandmother also had Alzheimer’s disease. I think when we are little girls growing up, we think our parents are going to live forever, and my mother was just my absolute best friend. My Granny and my mom were really the hallmarks for the kind of woman that I wanted to be, and that I hope I become and am becoming. I’m from South Carolina and my parents have been just the greatest inspirations in my life. I think that, for those of us who can say that, that’s such a blessing, so when you get to a place where your parents become older, it’s such a gift to think that you can then give back to them some of what they gave to you.

Senior Helpers CEO ‘Bullish’ on Opportunities in 2017

(January 2017) - With a new private equity partner on board, Senior Helpers is looking forward to a growth year in 2017. New programs and entry into new markets should give Timonium, Maryland-based Senior Helpers, one of the nation’s largest home care franchise companies, an even larger footprint and more sway across the health care continuum, co-founder and CEO Peter Ross told Home Health Care News.

TIP SHEET Assistive Devices & Home Health

(January 2017) - There are many techniques and assistive devices that can make activities of daily living easier and help you maintain indpedence for longer. Parkinson's progresses differently in every person, so eventually there might come a time when you could benefit from getting outside help in the home.

Senior Helpers Caregiver Wins Service Award

(January 2017) - It was after her mother suffered a stroke that Laura Harpster realized she had the skills and innate desire to care for others. Patience, empathy and helping patients adjust to their new lifestyle came easily to her. After her father‘s health declined, Harpster became his primary caregiver, finding it most rewarding when she saw how her efforts helped him be more independent, self-sufficient and happier overall. In 2010, when the manufacturing recession hit, and Harpster lost her job, she knew it was time to put her newfound passion to good use and became a full-time caregiver at Senior Helpers, an organization providing dependable care to improve the quality of life of elderly clients and their families

How to Select a Home Care Aide for an Aging Loved One

(January 2017) - A few months ago my real estate agent, Collette Fultz, called me because her parents needed someone to help them out at home. Her mother was recovering from a serious illness and her father, who had significant mobility problems, couldn’t take care of her. Collette asked me for advice about how to find a home care aide. I wished I had an article about it to send her. But I didn’t, so I decided to research and write this one.

America's Oldest Veteran, Richard Overton, Selects Senior Helpers for In-Home Care

(January 2017) - Senior Helpers, the nation's premier provider of in-home senior care, today announced that America's oldest veteran, Mr. Richard Overton, has selected the company to provide in-home care. Overton, a 110-year-old World War II veteran, resides in Austin, Texas, and is currently in need of full-time care. In an effort to help pay for the expense, his cousin, Volma Overton, has set up a GoFundMe page, where supporters can donate to the cause.

Senior Helpers Expands Franchise to Canada

(September 2016) Senior Helpers®, one of the nation's premier providers of personalized in-home senior care, today announced plans to expand to Canada in an effort to offer personal care and companion services to seniors who wish to live in the comfort of their own home. Following the success of its U.S. expansion efforts, Senior Helpers will align with Stonewood Equity Fund I, who will serve as the brand's master franchise in Canada. Together they will open the first Canadian location in the Durham Region, part of the greater Toronto area, on September 15.

Five Reasons Why Purchasing a Franchise is a Good Business Move

(August 2016) From sandwich shops to travel agencies and even hair salons, more and more franchise businesses are opening every day, and they’re here to stay. According to the International Franchise Association, franchise small businesses will once again grow at rates that exceed non-franchise business growth this year. So what’s the allure? It’s nice to buy into an already-successful business model, but beyond that there are many benefits to starting a franchise business.

Access Hollywood: Leeza Gibbons Shares How Senior Helpers Can Assist Your Elderly Loved Ones

(August 2016) Find the right care and peace of mind for your elderly loved ones with Senior Helpers. Leeza Gibbons shares her story with confidence and optimism.

Learning to Care for Yourself While Caring for a Loved One With Alzheimer's

(June 2016) Leeza Gibbons can pinpoint the exact moment her life and identity changed forever. "It happened during my grandmother's funeral," recalls the Los Angeles-based, Emmy award-winning entertainment reporter. "My mother had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's, and we were burying her mother, who had the same disease. And I realized, 'Wow, I'm always going to be her daughter, but I now have this hybrid role — of reversing the roles — and becoming her caregiver.' That was the moment when I owned it, when it became very clear to me."

Getting Serious About Home Care for Aging Americans

(June 2016) Welcome to 21st century America, where we have longer lives than ever before and higher hopes for healthy aging. We are, happily, the beneficiaries of medical and scientific breakthroughs that have given us life spans that not long ago would have been the stuff of science fiction. But we also face serious challenges, including the number of seniors struggling to find and afford much-needed care.

Franchise Business Senior Helpers Coming to Terre Haute

(June 2016) Personalized senior care leader Senior Helpers just announced the opening of a new location in Terre Haute, Indiana. This marks the 257th location nationwide for Senior Helpers, one of the biggest in-home senior care franchise systems in the country. The new location is operated by owner Matthew Page.

Yahoo Finance: Senior Helpers Introduces First Ever In-Home Parkinson's Disease Care Program

(May 2016) Senior Helpers, one of the nation's premier provider of personalized in-home senior care, announced today the launch of its Parkinson's Care Program, a specialized training and certification program created in conjunction with leading experts from the National Parkinson Foundation's Center of Excellence.

Franchising.com: Senior Helpers Introduces First Ever In-Home Parkinson's Disease Care Program

(May 2016) "Parkinson's disease is a chronic and progressive movement disorder that affects nearly one million people in the U.S. alone, and that number will likely increase due to the aging Baby Boomers population," said Chris Buitron, Senior Helpers vice president of marketing. "We are proud to be the first in our industry to provide specialized caregiver training in Alzheimer's, dementia, and now, Parkinson's disease care. Over the years, Senior Helpers has established itself as the best option for navigating the challenges of in-home senior care today, and this new program further underscores our commitment to offering skilled services while allowing our aging clients to maintain the best quality of life possible in the comfort of their own homes."

Overcoming the Obstacles: Staying Strong During Illness and Disease

(March 2016) We talk a lot about the nearly limitless opportunities that are now available as we age — which is why we work hard to provide the hope and inspiration required and believe that the rest of our lives can truly be the best of our lives.

Senior Helpers on Daytime

(March 2016) Enter to win a Gold Violin gift card or a Senior Helpers care bag.  Senior Helpers is one of the largest in-home senior care companies in the U.S.  Senior Helpers offers a wide range of personal care and companion services, including Alzheimer’s and dementia care services, to assist seniors who wish to live independently.

Teepa Snow on Planning Activities to Enrich the Lives of People with Alzheimer's

(February 2016) Entertainment and other activities are essential for the well-being of people with Alzheimer's. They can make the difference between a deadly boring day of staring at the floor and a rich sense of purpose and contentedness. They can also help the caregiver make a connection with the person, no matter how brief. Read the full article here.

Senior Helpers Receives 2016 Best of Home Care Endorsed National Provider For Third Consecutive Year

(February 2016) Senior Helpers®, one of the nation's largest in-home senior care franchised businesses, has received the highly sought after Best of Home Care Endorsed National Provider recognition for the third consecutive year. Home Care Pulse, the home care industry's leading market research firm that specializes in customer satisfaction research and quality assurance, awarded the 2016 distinction due to exceptional customer service reviews by existing clients. Read the full article here.

Senior Helpers Announces New Vice President to Drive Continued Growth In Franchise Sales

(January 2016) Senior Helpers®, one of the nation's largest in-home senior care franchised businesses, announced today that Rob Cantrell joined the Senior Helpers corporate team as the new Vice President of Franchise Development, taking on responsibility for continuing the growth Senior Helpers has seen in franchise unit sales. Read the full article here.

 

 

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Leeza Gibbons Talks 'Celebrity Apprentice' and Senior Helpers on Fox and Friends

(February 2015) Leeza Gibbons has been competing on The Celebrity Apprentice and is STILL in the game! This morning, she was featured on Fox And Friends, where she talked about the show, her charity, and Senior Helpers. Watch the clip here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Doctors: Leeza Gibbons on Caring for a Loved One With Alzheimer's

(January 2015)  Leeza Gibbons was featured on The Doctors where she discussed her role as a family caregiver and how Senior Helpers and the Senior Gems Program have helped those caring for loved ones with Alzheimer's and dementia. Watch the video here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emergency responders learn new techniques to better serve dementia patients

(January 2015) Senior Helpers of South Palm Beach developed a training program to teach emergency responders how to better deal with those suffering from Alzheimer's and dementia. Watch the video here.

Leeza Gibbons was featured on “A Healthy You & Carol Alt”

 

 

 

 

 

 

(November 2014) Leeza Gibbons was featured on “A Healthy You & Carol Alt” on Fox News where she discussed dealing with the reality of dementia and how Senior Helpers services can help family caregivers. You can watch the video here.