Senior Helpers of South Bend, IN was established in 2008 by the very caring and energetic Wendy Page. With a passion for excellence and customer service, this Senior Helpers business has grown to become one of the leading home care businesses in the community and in the Senior Helpers franchise system. With a dedicated office staff of six, it is no wonder that Senior Helpers has become a trusted advisor for many families of home care services.
Wendy Page is the sole proprietor of the Senior Helpers in South Bend, Indiana. With a Mechanical Engineering degree from Purdue University, Wendy launched her career as the only female engineer at Utilimaster in Wakarusa. She later ventured to Allied Signal as a project engineer, before taking on her favorite job: motherhood. Later, Wendy attended a franchise sales presentation where she was approached about becoming a Senior Helpers owner. She knew she had found her calling. After all, she had grown up providing care to her elderly grandparents and had been a stay-at-home mom for 16 years. In April 2008, Wendy officially opened Senior Helpers in South Bend and has remained loyal to her original objectives: provide the best client care possible, support the caregivers, cultivate a dedicated office staff team, and continually work toward growing the Senior Helpers brand.
Director Of Client Services
Carol Gutermuth has served as Director of Client Services since 2011 and brings more than 10 years of nursing experience to Senior Helpers. She has worked in acute care, home care and physician offices during her nursing career. She grew up in California where she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at California State University of Long Beach. She lived and worked in Carmel, Indiana for 10 years before moving to the South Bend area 4 years ago. Outside of her work with Senior Helpers, Carol stays busy as a mother of 4 children who stay very active in sports all year long. She would title her evening "job" after office hours as a shuttle bus driver and cheerleader. Carol has a passion for helping people, especially children and the elderly. That's evident as she lives her life according to a profound saying by Ghandi: "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."
Director Of Caregiver Resources
Mary Vance, Director of Caregiver Resources, brings unconventional experience and background to Senior Helpers. Living in California, Mary worked as a licensed vocational nurse for more than 20 years. She then diverted her career and circulated the travel industry for 15 years as a travel agent, flight attendant and travel specialist for the Russian Far East and Mongolia. She later moved to South Bend in 2000 and began working for the Sisters of Holy Cross at St. Mary's Convent as a charge nurse in the dementia unit. In 2002, Mary became the Director of Care for Schubert Villa at Holy Cross Village, where she stayed until retiring in 2012. A little while later, Mary was coaxed out of retirement to work for Senior Helpers, as she realized her true passion is working in elderly care, especially for those with dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
Client Relations Coordinator
Laurie Mabry serves as the Client Relations Coordinator for Senior Helpers. A South Bend native, she made her way to Senior Helpers in 2011. Laurie earned a degree in marketing from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana and worked for 20 years in the marketing department at Madison Center, a mental health facility. Her education and experience have proven valuable when explaining the services Senior Helpers offers and in understanding client needs. However, Laurie's biggest asset to her job is her genuine love of working with seniors, which pushes her to ensure they are getting the services they need and deserve.
Martha Pence is Senior Helpers' Office Manager. Before settling into her home in South Bend and new role at Senior Helpers, Martha grew up in Osceola, and even lived in Japan and Thailand for a few years. Her career led her to pursue a position as a marketing director for a real estate and land management firm, where she also earned her Indiana real estate license. After living in different places throughout the Midwest, Martha returned to the South Bend area to care for her aging parents. Since she had thoughts about joining the Peace Corp when she was younger and had experience caring for her parents, Martha knew her heart was leading her to help and serve others. As a volunteer for an aging support group, Martha was connected with Senior Helpers. Having a BS in Business Administration has truly been a plus when it comes to running an efficient office!
Providing senior care services in South Bend, Mishawaka, Elkhart, Goshen, Plymouth, and surrounding areas
Thanks to our responsiveness, dependability, and personal care, Senior Helpers has become one of the most trusted and distinguished providers of in home senior care services in the nation.
Senior Helpers offers a variety of services, including Alzheimer's and dementia care, personal and companion care, senior care management and evaluation, hospice care, nurse and "peace of mind" visits, surgery assistance, sitter services, veterans services, and much more.
Our compassionate senior services make it possible for the elderly to maintain as much of their independence as possible. Our at home care takes into account each family's need for straightforward and reliable information about elderly acre and the necessity for confidence in the quality of the caregivers working in their homes. By providing appropriate in home care and companionship, we lift the spirits not only of the elderly, but of the family caregiver as well.
At Senior Helpers, we strive to provide the best in-home health care, elderly care, hospice care, and companion care so that seniors can live happy and healthy lives at home while maintaining their independence.
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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?
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"Until There’s a Cure, Take The Tour!"