Senior Helpers of the Greater Seacoast Awarded “Rookie of the Year”
Dwight and Gayle Davis Honored at Organization’s Annual Conference

(Sept. 27, 2016) Stratham, New Hampshire — Senior Helpers of the Greater Seacoast was recently named 2016 Rookie of the Year at the Senior Helpers annual conference last month. Since the location opened in 2014, the company has experienced a 586-percent growth. Run by husband and wife duo Dwight and Gayle Davis, Senior Helpers of the Greater Seacoast serves anyone over the age of 18. Their current clients are between the ages of 25-94, and in need of in-home assistance for reasons ranging from spinal cord injury to dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

In addition to exceptional growth, in less than two years, the company has:

  • Spearheaded a partnership with Project Walk, a recovery program dedicated to helping people suffering from spinal cord injuries to sit, stand and walk again. The Project Walk office it the first location on the east coast.
  • Trained more than 750 families through the Virtual Dementia Tour®.
  • Partnered with the American Red Cross and LNA Health Careers to launch a scholarship program for LNA/CNA health careers in hopes of resolving the nation’s shortage of healthcare workers.

Dwight Davis was one vote away from winning NBA Rookie of the Year in 1973 so this honor for Senior Helpers is near and dear to his heart. While playing for the NBA and running an in-home senior care business are vastly different, they both require something integral for its success: teamwork.

“At Senior Helpers, we work in teams to ensure there is always someone on the bench ready to step up,” said Davis. “Because of this, we have earned an unprecedented level of confidence from our clients and their families. Our number one goal is to give families hope and peace of mind through our services and programs.”

Davis also noted that in addition to encouraging teamwork, Senior Helpers of the Greater Seacoast provides employees with an environment where they can thrive and an opportunity to grow with the company.

Located in Stratham, New Hampshire, Senior Helpers of the Greater Seacoast serves Rockingham and Strafford Counties.

 

About Senior Helpers

Senior Helpers is a premier in-home senior care provider in the U.S. with over 270 franchised businesses operating across the country. Founded in 2001 with a vision to help seniors who wish to remain in their homes despite age-related illnesses and mobility challenges, Senior Helpers has now cared for tens of thousands of seniors with a pledge to provide “care and comfort at a moment’s notice.” Senior Helpers offers a wide range of personal care and companion services, including trained Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Parkinson’s care, to assist seniors who wish to live independently. Learn more by visiting http://www.seniorhelpers.com.

 

 

Davis Appointed to NH Workforce Investment Council

(January 2016) Stratham, New Hampshire – Senior Helpers of the Greater Seacoast owner and President, Dwight Davis was appointed by Governor Maggie Hassan to the State of New Hampshire Workforce Investment Board. This appointment places Davis on the board until June 30, 2018. Davis served on the board under a precious appointment from Governor John Lynch and served as the Chair of the Youth Workforce Council from 2007 – 2013.

The Office of Workforce Opportunity, Department of Resources and Economic Development sponsors the NH Works system through use of Workforce Investment Act funds. The Governor established and certified the Office of Workforce Opportunity as the State's Workforce Board under WIA on September 22, 1999. The Office is chaired by a businessperson and has 43 members, of which 22 members are business representatives. The Office also includes top officials from agencies that oversee workforce development programs. Board members were generally selected according to the following criteria: geographic representation, industry sectors, company size, and workforce and economic development expertise. For more information on the Workforce Investment Board, visit them at: http://www.nhworks.org

Senior Helpers is a national leader in professional, in-home care services. They have built their reputation by providing the best in dependable, consistent, and affordable non-medical care. They have the staff, resources, systems, and knowledge necessary to make sure their clients get the help they need to enjoy living independently at home. It is the goal of Senior Helpers to ensure a better quality of life for both their clients and their families. For more information on our services please call the office at: 603-583-4580 or visit them at www.seniorhelpers.com/greaterseacoast-nh

A Matter of Balance Press Release

(November 2015) Stratham, New Hampshire – Senior Helpers of the Greater Seacoast co-owner and Vice President, Gayle Davis recently completed the Master Trainer certification course for A Matter of Balance. The training was sponsored by the Partnership for Healthy Aging of MaineHealth and Dartmouth College.

A Matter of Balance is a proven program designed to help people manage concerns about falls and increase physical activity. The program was developed through extensive research at Boston University. The program is recognized for Innovation and Quality in Healthcare and Aging by the Society on Aging.

The Master Trainer session of A Matter of Balance was paid for through a grant from the Administration on Aging awarded to the Aging Resource Center at Dartmouth College. For more information on A Matter of Balance, visit them at: www.mainehealth.org/mob

Senior Helpers is a national leader in professional, in-home care services. They have built their reputation by providing the best in dependable, consistent, and affordable non-medical care. They have the staff, resources, systems, and knowledge necessary to make sure their clients get the help they need to enjoy living independently at home. It is the goal of Senior Helpers to ensure a better quality of life for both their clients and their families. For more information on our services please call the office at: 603-583-4580 or visit them at www.seniorhelpers.com/greaterseacoast-nh

 

Senior Helpers® Wins Best of Home Care Endorsed National Provider for 2015

(March 2015) Senior Helpers®, one of the nation’s largest in-home senior care franchised businesses, has been awarded the designation of Home Care Pulse Endorsed National Provider and won the award for Best of Home Care Endorsed National Provider for 2015. Home Care Pulse, the home care industry’s leading market research firm that specializes in customer satisfaction research and quality assurance, awarded the distinction based on exceptional customer service reviews by existing clients.

 

Senior Helpers of the Greater Seacoast Opens New Office in Stratham

(March 2015) Senior Helpers of the Greater Seacoast is pleased to announce it has formally opened its office at 62 Portsmouth Ave., Suite 4 in Stratham. Senior Helpers offers a full range of comprehensive, individualized and integrated care management to elders seeking to age in place. Senior Helpers stresses the dependability and continuity of services and caregivers, and provides quality of life for its clients when they choose independent living at home.

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.