Welcome to Senior Helpers of the Greater Seacoast. As one of the premier home care agencies in the area, we offer comprehensive, individualized and integrated care management to elders seeking to age in place. At Senior Helpers of the Greater Seacoast, we put the highest degree of importance on the dependability of service, continuity of caregivers and quality of life for our clients and their families. Senior Helpers provides in-home elder care services from nearly 300 territories nationally and is one of the largest elder care providers in our industry, our certified Senior Helpers office will provide you with personalized home town service for those living at home in Dover, Exeter, Hampton, Portsmouth, and Rochester, New Hampshire and surrounding areas.
To help provide you with a little more background, our certified Senior Helpers elder care agency is a non-medical, private duty, in-home care service and is licensed for business in New Hampshire. We provide you and your loved one with a personalized service plan, (whether Companion care, Personal care, Respite care or Memory care), and highly trained, experienced, compassionate caregivers. All of our caregivers are employees of Senior Helpers and are insured and bonded and fully screened. We perform national criminal, sex offender, and N.H. driver’s license background checks and perform random drug screening. Many of our Caregivers are certified in CPR, first aid and the Heimlich maneuver; and have Hospice care assistance certification; we also have Certified Nurse’s Assistants (CNA’s) to provide Personal care services.
Our exclusive Senior Gems ® Alzheimer’s/Dementia Program, enables us to specialize in caring for those with dementia and other cognitive issues. We provide specifically trained certified Alzheimer’s/Dementia caregivers to our clients who need this type of care. Our Senior Gems ® Program, (the first in our industry), developed by geriatric occupational therapist, Teepa Snow, is based on the Cognitive Disability Theory, continues to help more and more families help their loved ones, and themselves with understanding Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. Senior Gems ® focuses on what those with dementia can do, instead of what they cannot do and also gives our caregivers helpful knowledge and techniques to help assist our elder care clients with mobility and cognitive issues.
Senior Helpers is not limited to only elder care; our caregivers can provide care for all 18 years of age and older, after surgery and are experienced with auto accident and worker injury, Parkinson’s care, MS and stroke care. We also provide Veterans care and can help with acquiring the Aid and Attendance benefit for our Veterans, a program which many are unaware of.
Senior Helpers is proud to have been ranked as Best of Home Care Endorsed National Provider for 2015 in North America by Home Care Pulse®, an independent customer satisfaction research firm in our industry. Yes we are proud of these honors, but it is the testimonials from families we have cared for that truly give us cause.
At Senior Helpers of the Greater Seacoast, our goal is to provide you and your loved one with warm and compassionate care that enables our clients to live independently in the comfort of their own home. Whether the need is for a few hours or 24/7, we always provide the kind of quality and responsive care that lets them truly enjoy living at home. We provide a level of security, comfort, and professionalism to our clients that give confidence and peace of mind to them and their loved ones. We will treat you and your loved one as one of our family.
We know, caring for an aging loved one while juggling the demands of life today can be stressful and tiring for families. Although you are probably familiar with in-home care services, perhaps you are not so familiar with Senior Helpers in home care. We would like an opportunity to tell you more about how we can help and believe that the services we provide may be of great value to you and your loved one and help remove the stress and worry out of caregiving; give our office a call to schedule an appointment to discuss your needs and our services.
Many families have never had to shop for home care services before. At Senior Helpers of the Greater Seacoast, our mission is to keep the process simple and stress-free. Picking up the phone and calling our office is the first step. The sooner that the conversation starts, and your questions are answered, the better you will feel about finding help. One of our Client Services team members will walk you through a typical day in home care, review your loved one’s needs, summarize the cost of care and arrange for a convenient time to meet with you and your loved one. This in-home assessment is designed to introduce the senior and their support group to our services, our mission and our culture is completed at no charge. We meet many people who are initially resistant to in-home care and this first meeting helps break the ice and gain their trust and confidence. From this point, we set up a care plan and schedule that addresses their needs and is also affordable and practical. There are no contracts to commit to because our Service Agreement is highly flexible, with the focus on meeting the needs of every individual client.
Senior care can be costly, but with our experience, knowledge, and local partners, we can assist you in leveraging Veterans Administration benefits, Reverse Mortgages and Life Insurance conversions to help pay for in-home care. We will also work with your Long Term Care Insurance provider to facilitate the submission and claims process for in-home care services.
If you have are in need of in-home care in Dover, Exeter, Hampton, Portsmouth, and Rochester, New Hampshire areas and surrounding areas, please give us a call today!
Dwight and Gayle Davis, owners of Senior Helpers of the Greater Seacoast, know the challenges and rewards of caring for a loved one because they both provided care for their own aging parents, they understand the value of what it means to age in place, at home. Senior Helpers is committed to the highest standards in the industry, which is why the organization was recognized by Home Care Pulse® as the “Best of Home Care 2015.” We are very proud of this honor and proud to be associated with a company that operates with such a high level of ethics, compassion, and professionalism.
Dwight is a native of Houston, Texas and moved to New Hampshire in 2004. He is a former professional basketball player, a first round draft pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Dwight has spent many years as a realtor and working with youth across the state. His focus on team work and being the best that you can be will be a focal point as the office seeks to build the most comprehensive home care team on the Seacoast. In addition to his responsibilities at Senior Helpers of the Greater Seacoast, Dwight serves as Vice Chairman of the NBRPA (National Basketball Retired Players Association). Dwight is a graduate of the University of Houston and is Senior Gems® and Veteran’s Program certified.
Gayle grew up on the New Hampshire Seacoast, attending school in Rochester and the University of New Hampshire. She worked in the high-tech field for more than 25 years and is known for mentoring and motivating employees to reach goals beyond their expectations. She is compassionate and caring, always willing to extend a hand to those in need. Gayle has been active with a number of charities/non-profits over the years and currently serves on the United Way Women’s Leadership Initiative, which raises funds for a number of programs in Strafford and Rockingham counties. Gayle’s father was a WWII U.S. Navy veteran, she is proud to service Veteran’s and their families in his honor and to provide them with all the care and respect that they deserve. Gayle is Senior Gems® and Veteran’s Program certified, a certified facilitator of the Virtual Dementia Tour (VDT), and received her Master Trainer certification in A Matter of Balance, an evidence based fall prevention program. Gayle is also a member of the NAPW (National Association of Professional Women).
Agnes Kondamambou-Kikouta is a Registered Nurse. She started her career in healthcare as Licensed Nurses Assistant (LNA) and went on to obtain her training as a Registered Nurse. Agnes works at Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital, where she is a clinical nurse with a specialty in wound care. She also is employed by the Rocking Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) as a Homecare Registered Nurse. Agnes joined the Senior Helpers team to work with our Personal Care clients and caregivers. She is a graduate of New Hampshire Technical College and Franklin Pierce University.
If you have senior in need of in-home care in Portsmouth, Exeter, Dover, Stratham or surrounding areas, please give us a call today!
The So Much for Seniors! volunteer staff seeks to deliver high quality programming for seniors with diverse content. The show aspires to be a vibrant, appreciated source of local news, views, information, arts and entertainment.
In this segment, moderator Barbara Franzoso interviews Dwight & Gayle Davis about their business Senior Helpers of the Greater Seacoast and what differentiates them from other in-home care agencies.
When lights dim on the careers of some of the NBA's former greats, they find themselves in situations similar to those that other Americans face. That is, needing to care for an aging parent or loved one. Listen to former NBA All-Star Dale Ellis and NBA player Dwight Davis share their experience and advice on caring for an aging loved one with mobility, cognitive and other age-related illnesses.
Raymond Goulet was introduced to Senior Helpers of the Greater Seacoast by Amedisys following a hospitalization in July 2016. When the introduction was made, Gayle and Dwight Davis were told that he was a WWII Veteran.
They met with Mr. Goulet at his apartment and soon learned that he was not only a WWII Veteran, he was in the first wave of soldiers that landed on the Beach in Normandy on June 6, 1944. He was a gift to his fellow troops as he could read and write French.
The Greater Seacoast team worked with him to apply for the VA's Aid and Attendance Pension (which he thinks is wonderful, but still questions whether he deserves it or not!), and have been caring for him ever since.
Mr. Goulet recently celebrated his 94th, birthday, and the Davises and their team wanted to do something special for him. They began requesting that people within their community and beyond, send Raymond a birthday card. They also coordinate with Fence Force and Quilts of Valor to make a birthday celebration very special!
On Saturday, January 14th, as they were driving to the restaurant, Raymond sat in the front seat of the car with Dwight, talking like a couple of buddies who have known each other for a lifetime. He said to Dwight, "You and Gayle have the most important things in life, trust and love, don't ever forget that."
When they arrived at the restaurant, he was greeted by 16 people holding American Flags (Fence Force). He stopped to shake each person's hand and thank them. When he reached the end of the flags he was welcomed by Lt. John Gilbert, US Army, with a recognition certificate from Senior Helpers. Click here or the image above to view the full video. When they were seated in the dining room, one of the Fence Force volunteers came over to introduce Mr. Goulet to a representative of Quilts of Valor www.qovf.org who upon learning of the 94th birthday celebration made a custom red, white, and blue quilt in just three days for Mr. Goulet.
As of January 14th, Mr. Goulet has received 194 cards. The SHGS Facebook post received 2447 likes and 33 shares. Cards are coming in from all over the US, from England, Africa, Afghanistan, Iraq and who knows where else! The Stratham (NH) Cooperative Middle School sent 250 cards out in 2 shipments.
This was a project lead by one of the staff members. Mr. Goulet was so thrilled by the messages in the cards he said he would like to go and thank the students personally. This is going to happen in February, when he will be a guest speaker at a full school assembly.
Senior Helpers has taken a bold step by telling the world that age does not erase hopes and dreams. And by implementing the Virtual Dementia Tour companywide, Senior Helpers has further demonstrated its commitment to those it serves. Senior Helpers is proud to support Second Wind Dreams® on this mission by encouraging donations, raising awareness, and sensitizing the world to dementia as a corporate partner.
What is the Virtual Dementia Tour?
Learning to create a positive environment for those with dementia can only come from attempting to walk in their shoes. Created by P.K. Beville, a specialist in geriatrics, this valuable, easy to follow experiential tour is designed to instill hope in professional and family caregivers, providing them with a tool to move from sympathy to empathy and better understand the behaviors and needs of their loved ones and patients.
Interested in learning how you can bring the Virtual Dementia Tour to you?
Contact us today to help us and you learn more about changing the perspective on aging!
"Until There’s a Cure, Take The Tour!"