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Meet the Clearwater office

More than 90% of seniors want to age in their own home with dignity but getting the right type of care can seem daunting. At Senior Helpers Clearwater we believe getting the best care for your loved ones should not be complicated. Glen Scharfeld opened the Senior Helpers Clearwater office because of his passion for helping others and his interest in the growing need for in-home care services. Michael is committed to delivering the best possible in-home care to seniors in the Clearwater community.

We take in-home care very seriously and make it a priority to provide the highest level of client service possible. Over the past years we have built an exceptional team of care professionals, each committed to remaining at the forefront of the in-home care industry through our proprietary ongoing training and education programs. 

Our History

Our History

Senior Helpers formed in 2001 is the premier provider of senior care in the Nation. We provide in-home senior care and personalized care in other locations as well, including assisted living facilities and Rehab facilities. We offer tailored services that range from companion care for seniors looking for assistance with daily activities to specialized care for those with Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Parkinson’s and other chronic diseases.

Some key commitments we make to our clients include:

We never send a stranger. In our experience, one of the most difficult aspects of being the client of a home care agency was having caregivers show up at our door without being properly introduced or prepared. Or in the case of having a substitute, not getting any advance notification of a change — then dealing with substitutes who were poorly prepared to provide appropriate care for our client’s needs. With Senior Helpers, this will not happen. A proper introduction will be made by someone familiar with the needs of the client and who is known to the client.

Caregivers are supervised employees, not independent contractors. We are not a referral service or “nurse registry,” where workers are assigned to cases, leaving families to sort through the fine points themselves — whether taxes get paid, whether background checks have been performed, whether they’re bonded and insured. We do all these things in advance, along with testing skills, verifying credentials, speaking with families they’ve worked with before. 

Few things are as traumatic as being rushed to a hospital on a stretcher, but when a caregiver cannot call a nurse for advice about how to deal with medical situations, the only option may be calling 911. Barring a life-threatening emergency, this should not be the first phone call a caregiver makes. Most private-duty home care companies offer little or no nurse support.

Our process

Our process

The first step in the process is a complimentary, initial in-home care assessment with a Senior Helpers consultant. This assessment can help you understand the true needs of your loved one, and your options. Together we can discuss their needs, our senior care services and determine what’s best for your entire family.

We will cover:

  • Your family's specific goals
  • Your loved one's daily plan design and schedule
  • Pricing and payment methods
  •  Implementation process
  • Ongoing communication and follow-up plan

Meet the Clearwater Team

Glen and Michelle Scharfeld - Owners

Owners Glen and Michelle Scharfeld, run a family-friendly and responsible business. They are both personally involved in all aspects of the company. This is truly a family-run company.

Glen and Michelle decided to pursue providing home care to seniors after Glen’s years of direct experiences with seniors in need of companion and personal care services, within their homes and communities.

Glen served as a law enforcement officer for over 20 years conducting and overseeing multiple criminal investigations, with seniors being the victim. Glen spent several years of his law enforcement career serving as a Community Resource Deputy, working closely with seniors and other members of the community, providing solutions to ongoing problems within neighborhoods. The overall purpose was to ensure a better quality of life for residents in communities. Over the course of his law enforcement career, Glen was the recipient of multiple commendations and awards for his excellent service to the public. He also holds Bachelor and Master degrees in Human Resources Administration and Management.

Michelle possesses a strong legal background within both, public and private sectors with several years of experience in Family Law, as well as Trust and Probate Law.

Michelle, unfortunately, experienced first-hand the challenges of assisting her family in caring for her grandfather, who had Alzheimer’s disease, until he passed. The Scharfeld’s truly empathize with families who are experiencing similar challenges with a loved one.

Glen and Michelle both feel honored to have the opportunity to continue to serve and protect, specifically within the senior community. They make every effort to make a difference in the lives of the families they provide services for.

Our Goal is to enable your loved one to remain independent in their home, safely and efficiently, for as long as they would like to remain there. Our team is very flexible and will be happy to discuss your personal needs for In-Home Care.

Areas We Serve

Senior Helpers Clearwater provides a full range of senior home care services for you or your loved one—from companionship and housework help, to more complex care services, including disease management, Live-In and 24-hour care services.

Senior Helpers Clearwater serves the cities and towns of: