IN THE NEWS

David Wallace, CEO of Senior Helpers of San Diego, has been a frequent contributor to San Diego news TV programs, where he has discussed a wide range of topics in the area of aging and caregiving in “America’s Finest City.”

Helping Elderly Loved-Ones Through a Natural Disaster  (XETV San Diego Channel 6)

This week, San Diego County had one of the strongest earthquakes - measuring 7.2 – ever to hit our region.  It is important for everyone – especially those who take care of elderly, frail, or disabled people – to have a plan in the event of an emergency like an earthquake.  David Wallace, CEO of Senior Helpers and frequent contributor to “San Diego 6 News in the Morning,” is here to talk about how people should get themselves and their families ready for a disaster - and to share tips about extra precautions should someone take if they are elderly, or are taking care of an elderly or disabled person. (April 6)

Having a Family Meeting with Your Elderly Parents (XETV San Diego Channel 6)

The holiday season may be one of the few times families get together and realize their elderly loves ones are in deep physical or emotional trouble and need immediate help. Adult children who may not live nearby are often shocked to come home to a holiday heartbreak with deteriorating relatives they weren’t prepared to handle.  David Wallace, CEO of Senior Helpers and a good friend of “San Diego 6 News in the Morning,” is here to talk about how to get the family around the kitchen table – not for turkey and treats - but instead for talk … a big talk … that maps out a plan how to care for ailing, elderly relatives. (December 28)

San Diegans Who Care for a Loved-One with Alzheimer’s Have Resources They Can Rely On (San Diego KUSI-TV)

November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, which brings attention to the growing epidemic of Alzheimer’s disease.  As a result of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, people are now learning much more about the heavy emotional and physical toll that the disease can have – not only on the person diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, but on the family members who take care of them. (November 25)

Kathy Crockett of the George G. Glenner Alzheimer’s Family Centers, and David Wallace of Senior Helpers, were interviewed on KUSI TV in San Diego about Alzheimer’s disease, and ways that their organizations can help relieve the burden that too often falls on family members who care for a loved-one with Alzheimer’s.

Aid for Aging Veterans (XETV San Diego Channel 6)

There is good news for the families of San Diego’s veterans who are struggling to care for their elderly loved ones, as well as cope with the nation’s deepening recession.  Through its VA Benefits Assistance Program partnership, Senior Helpers assists veterans and their families to navigate through all the “red tape” that often goes along with applying for the VA’s Aid & Attendance benefit.  David Wallace, CEO of Senior Helpers San Diego and a good friend of “San Diego 6 News in the Morning,” was on the program today to talk about this VA benefit, and how Senior Helpers can help our aging veterans and their families access the care they need. (November 11)

Helping Aging Dads Ask for Help (San Diego KUSI-TV)

Dads always enjoy a new tie and golf balls for Father's Day, but this year dad might need a gift that society has taught him not to ask for: help. David Wallace from Senior Helpers was here with tips on how to encourage your aging dad to ask for the help he needs. (June 19)

Tips for Maintaining Mental Wellness in San Diego Seniors and Their Caregivers (San Diego 6 News in the Morning – XETV Channel 6)

Taking care of children, performing on the job, and keeping up with household chores are just some of life’s daily stresses. But when you also take care of an aging parent or relative, you can feel stretched beyond your limits.   Kelly Focht, CEO of The George G. Glenner Alzheimer’s Family Centers, and David Wallace of Senior Helpers, were on “San Diego 6 News in the Morning” (XETV Channel 6) today, to talk about mental well-being – for aging San Diegans and the caregivers who take care of them.  Kelly and David provided 7 invaluable tips that can help everyone with mental well-being during these stressful times. (May 19)

Beating the Holiday Blues (San Diego 6 News in the Morning – XETV Channel 6)

With just 2 weeks until Christmas, we are right in the middle of "the holidays." Although many people look forward to the holidays and hope that they will be a time of happiness and harmony, too often anticipation and excitement turns into depression and stress.  David Wallace, from Senior Helpers of San Diego, was here today to talk about ways to beat the holiday blues – both for yourself and for your elderly relatives.  (December 14)

Free Assistance For San Diego’s Elderly Veterans and Spouses (San Diego 6 News in the Morning – XETV Channel 6)

On this Veterans Day, there is good news for the families of America’s veterans who are struggling to care for their elderly loved ones as well as cope with the nation’s deepening recession.   David Wallace from Senior Helpers, was on “San Diego 6 in the Morning” (XETV Channel 6) today to talk about a benefit from the Veterans Administration that can help San Diego’s veterans and their spouses offset the cost of receiving care in the home - as well as a free assistance program that can help veterans navigate through all of the red tape. (November 11)

Aging at Home in San Diego (San Diego 6 News in the Morning – XETV Channel 6)

One of the biggest challenges for the family of a senior is: how do I keep my loved-one living in their own home, safely?  David Wallace, from Senior Helpers, was on “San Diego 6 News in the Morning” to provide tips to family members of aging San Diegans.  (October 7)

Benefits for San Diego’s Elderly Veterans (KUSI TV San Diego)

On this Independence Day, David Wallace from Senior Helpers, was on KUSI today to talk about a benefit from the Veterans Administration that can help San Diego’s veterans and their spouses offset the cost of receiving care in the home - as well as a free assistance program that can help veterans navigate through all of the red tape. (July 4)

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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News & Press

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.