Senior Helpers’ owners Karl & Lisa Crosby have made it their mission to ensure a better quality of life for aging senior citizens and their families.
“My wife, Lisa, and I want to help our elderly clients and their families by providing dependable and affordable care,” he said. “We are a trusted and respected organization that takes a responsible role in supporting our clients and their families, our employees and our community.”
Senior Helpers offers a variety of services, including companionship, shopping and errands, appointments, transportation, housekeeping, personal hygiene assistance, walking assistance, dressing assistance, medication reminders and they specialize in Alzheimer's and Dementia Care.
Whether clients need Senior Helpers' assistance 24 hours a day or for just a few hours, Crosby said his office is here to help. Senior Helpers’ service options are flexible and customizable according to the client’s specific situation.
Crosby said he and his wife got into the business in 2005.
“My own mother had Alzheimer’s disease, and when you provide personal care for a loved one it changes you inside,” he said. “I realized that millions of people were going through the same things I was and I saw the opportunity to get into this kind of work.”
Crosby and his wife Lisa both quit their jobs and took a leap of faith.
“It has been a very positive and rewarding experience for both of us,” he said. “We love working with the families and we feel that we make a positive difference in many people’s lives. We also get to learn from these people who actually lived out the history of our nation.” “I love to meet the people and hear their stories,” he said. Our average client is 86 years old and they lived through several wars and literally watched our nation develop through good times and bad.
Senior Helpers has developed a training program through Teepa Snow, a dementia care and training expert, and are able to train their caregivers with a very special type of training that focuses on what people can do, not what they can't do. Crosby also said that they offer a great DVD for families that helps them to understand and deal with a loved one experiencing dementia. Crosby said that anyone who is interested in a free copy of the DVD just needs to call or email and he will get it out to them.
Crosby said when a new client signs up, they arrange a family meeting with the client and their family and they create a plan of care based on their needs.
“Then we select a caregiver based on the client’s needs and introduce them into the home,” he said. “The caregiver then goes to the home on a schedule that is created during the meeting.”
Crosby said he gets a lot of joy out of the work that Senior Helpers provides.
Crosby said he and Lisa aren’t just the owners, but are actively engaged every day with their clients.
“We offer our personal commitment to the business,” he said.
For more information, or to schedule a meeting, call 816-272-5741, or visit
www.seniorhelpers.com/leessummit. Crosby can also be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.