NH Business Review Names Senior Helpers as a 2018 Business Excellence Awards Recipient
Senior Helpers among 16 recipients to be honored at 16th annual award reception on Nov. 1st
STRATHAM, N.H. – November 2, 2018 – Senior Helpers today announced that Dwight Davis was awarded the 2018 Business Excellence Award in the HEALTHCARE for small organizations from NH Business Review. The annual awards honor top business leaders in New Hampshire for their industriousness, innovation and imagination. The annual Business Excellence Awards ceremony, honoring all recipients, was held on Thursday, November 1st from 5:30 – 8:30pm at the DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown.
Dwight Davis was selected for his companies work in the In-Home Health Care services; Senior Helpers provides services in Hillsborough, Merrimack, Rockingham and Strafford counties. Davis worked with ApprenticeshipUSA-NH and the Community College System of New Hampshire to develop and launch the first Home Health Aid Apprenticeship Program in the State of New Hampshire. Great Bay Community College was the first to host the course beginning in January 2018.
“We are humbled by the nomination and the receipt of NHBR’s Business Excellence Award. The need for in-home care in New Hampshire continues to grow exponentially as seniors choose to age in place…to live in their home for as long as possible. It is a need that New Hampshire is currently ill equipped to handle. We have built a fantastic team that continues to work diligently to address the needs of our community and to provide in home care for seniors and others in need of assistance with ADLs (activities of daily living), as well as good employment for those seeking a career path that has real earnings and growth potential for the foreseeable future.”
NH Business Review launched the Business Excellence Awards in 2002 to recognize New Hampshire’s business leaders who work tirelessly to cultivate and grow the local and statewide economy.
“We’re proud to honor this year’s impressive list of Business Excellence Awards recipients, all of whom play a significant role in the overall success of New Hampshire’s economy,” said Jeff Feingold, editor of NH Business Review. “Congratulations to Dwight, and all of this year’s recipients, who continue to make a positive impact on the Granite State and to inspire success through focus and hard work.”
Recipients of the 16th annual Business Excellence Awards are:
Business & Professional Services:
Small: Hollis McGuire, NH Small Business Development Center (Nashua)
Large: Patrick Closson, McLane Middleton, Professional Association (Manchester)
Small: Robin Dewey, Robin’s Egg (Amherst)
Large: Larry Haynes, Grappone Automotive Group (Bow)
Small: Nichole Raftopoulos, Nvest Financial Group, LLC (Portsmouth)
Large: Philip Emma, Merrimack County Savings Bank (Concord)
Small: Dwight Davis, Senior Helpers of the Greater Seacoast (Stratham)
Large: Michael Peterson, Androscoggin Valley Hospital (Berlin)
Small: Stephen Caroselli, Orion Entrance Control, Inc. (Laconia)
Large: David Worthen, Worthen Industries, Inc. (Nashua)
Small: Diane Fitzpatrick, Boys & Girls Club of Manchester
Large: Helene Mogridge, Keene Family YMCA
Real Estate and Construction:
Small: Todd Hanson, AIA of JSA Inc. (Portsmouth)
Small: Richard Greenwald, Simbex (Lebanon)
Large: Dave Harrold, BAE Systems (Nashua)
Hall of Fame:
Rusty McLear, Mill Falls at the Lake and Granite State Hospitality (Meredith)
To learn more about the 2018 recipients, visit www.nhbr.com/Business-Excellence-Awards.
NH Business Review launched the Business Excellence Awards in 2002 to recognize New Hampshire’s business leaders who work tirelessly to cultivate and grow the local and statewide economy. Profiles on the 2018 recipients will be featured in the November 9, 2018 issue of NH Business Review.
Senior Helpers is a premier in-home senior care provider with 311 franchised businesses operating across the globe. 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 and those who need assistance who wish to live independently. Senior Helpers is proud to be the recipient of the 2018 Exeter Area Chamber Healthcare Business of the Year and the 2018 Best of the Seacoast Home Health Care Company by Seacoast Media Group.
Learn more by visiting https://www.seniorhelpers.com/greaterseacoast-nh.
The third overall selection in the 1972 NBA Draft, ‘Double D’ partners with his wife to transition from blocking shots in the NBA to helping seniors rebound, following the trend of former professional athletes finding success in franchising.
Dwight Davis played for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors.
Former NBA and University of Houston Cougars player Dwight Davis may best be known for his professional basketball career, having played for both the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors, and being inducted into the university’s “Hall of Honor” in 2006, while still holding many of the school’s records for rebounding, shot blocking and scoring. These days, the 6-foot-8 Davis — nicknamed “Double D” — has also achieved success as a businessman and example of the power of the franchise business model. The Senior Helpers franchisee for the Greater Seacoast told @OurFranchise about his life and career both on and off the court, and the current challenges he tackles head on as a businessman.
Davis knew early on that he wanted to own a business, and he made sure that while he was focusing on his basketball career, that he could also learn lessons to eventually transition to a second career. “I knew when I was in middle school that I eventually wanted to own my business,” he said. “By the time I entered college in the late 60s, the term ‘entrepreneur’ was commonly used to describe a businessperson who could think outside the box and was willing to take on an extraordinary challenge,” Davis said. The term entrepreneur “perfectly describes an athlete, and basketball players in particular,” he added.
Dwight Davis and his wife, Gayle, are Senior Helpers franchisees.
There are differences as well, Davis noted. In basketball, there’s a direct and tangible set of opponents on the teams you play against, while in business you must deal with the complexities of the marketplace, he explained. Describing himself as “very fortunate” to have his wife as a business partner in the couple’s Senior Helpers franchise, Davis said she has “an incredible resume with a personality to match.”
Davis has applied many skills from his basketball days toward his success as a Senior Helpers franchisee. “There are so many skills that are transferable from the NBA to running a business similar to Senior Helpers, but a few that come to mind include discipline, preparation, anticipation, long-term and short-term goal orientation, leadership and learning how to play to win when the scoreboard says you’re losing.”
When Davis and his wife Gayle grew older, after very successful careers, they had to take care of their aging parents and realized that this was something many families go through. With the experiences of looking after their own parents in mind, this inspired Davis and Gayle to consider Senior Helpers. “When we decided that we were going to take our experience and look to start a business, we began looking at the franchise route with Senior Helpers,” Davis said.
Dwight during his days at the University of Houston.
The franchise business model made a lot of sense to Davis due to the similarities in the relationship between a “coach” in Senior Helpers and a “player” as a franchisee. “Senior Helpers gives you the playbook,” he said. “However, it is up to each franchisee to learn the plays (become a student of the industry and your business), execute and strive for continuous improvement.” Ultimately, Davis is enthusiastic in his belief that at the core of the franchise business model is “for all to succeed!” The lessons learned from the basketball court paired with his wife’s business acumen have translated into a basket-ball-sounding award at the franchise brand—the couple won Senior Helpers’ Rookie of the Year Award in 2016.
Below image please add,"Senior Helpers began providing services for Karen in October 2015 following a cerebral hemorrhage which caused paralysis of her right side. With her husband Howard by her side, she has fought her way back - she can now stand, make cookies and play the piano. Karen is avid sports enthusiast, a "Tough Mudder" and Celtics fan, she told Dwight Davis, owner of Senior Helpers of the Greater Seacoast upon meeting him, "You are ok, but you are NO Dave Cowens." Cowens a former center with the Boston Celtics, NBA head coach, and member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame - was excited to meet Karen, who incidentally can recite his college stats and pro!
On Saturday, October 14, 2017 Davis made Karen's dream of meeting Dave Cowens come true. She was scheduled to meet Gayle Davis with her husband Howard over coffee. The staff at the CountryView Restaurant in Greenland, NH was on board to make this happen. They had a table ready and 5 minutes later in comes two very tall men. Cowens came around the table and said, "Good Morning Karen!" It was a beautiful moment.
They chatted about Dave's history, the Celtics and her injury while the entire restaurant watched in amazement.
Karen has given permission to share her picture and these words in hopes that it inspires someone else to never give up!"
In September 2017 Senior Helpers of the Greater Seacoast were proud recipients of a 2017 KIA Soul as a result of a promotion held by Senior Helpers Corporate. Dwight and Gayle Davis owners, referred a new franchisee from Houston, Texas. New Senior Helpers owner David Lattin and Davis both grew up in Houston and played in the NBA.
Senior Helpers of the Greater Seacoast is based in Stratham, New Hampshire and provides in-home non-medical care in Rockingham,Strafford, Hillsborough and Merrimack Counties. They were voted "Provider of Choice" for in-home care in 2015, 2016, and 2017."
(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:
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.
(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
(May 2019) Senior Helpers CEO and Co-Founder, Peter Ross, discusses some astounding outcomes from integrating home care into acute and chronic care delivery.
Listen to the full podcast here.
(May 2019) Senior Helpers CEO and Co-Founder, Peter Ross, discusses how integrating home care into the larger healthy care delivery system will solve many problems including improved outcomes and lower costs.
Listen to the full podcast here.
(March 2019) Great Place to Work® Institute has recognized Senior Helpers® as the first national in-home care company to achieve certification as a Great Place to Work. Senior Helpers' rapidly growing business is laser-focused on helping older adults age with dignity, and the company cares for tens of thousands of seniors across the globe.
(June 2018) Baltimore-based in-home care provider Senior Helpers has hired Chuck Sullivan to fill its chief marketing officer position. Senior Helpers is a provider of in-home senior services ranging from specialized care for individuals with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s, to personal and companion care to help with activities of daily living. Founded in 2011, Senior Helpers has 311 franchised businesses that provide care for tens of thousands of seniors across the United States. As chief marketing officer, Sullivan will lead Senior Helpers’ growth efforts by focusing on the company’s branding, while also driving innovation in terms of client experience and ensuring strong financial results.
(April 2018) Alzheimer’s and Dementia affect 47 million people worldwide and that number is expected to explode to 75 million by 2030. But a new treatment center that’s just opening near San Diego, California may help both patients and families deal with the devastating disease in a very unique way. Peter Ross, CEO and Co-founder of Senior Helpers says “We do think this model plays well in any country and especially when you’re looking at the Asian market you have 350 million seniors in China. That’s more than the total population of the U.S. So I’ve had conversations on the home care side in China. I think this is an even better model to bring to China, to Japan, to any part of the Asian marketplace, along with the rest of the world.”
(March 2018) A major national home care franchisor has to been tapped to staff the first U.S. version of a “dementia village.” Pioneered in the Netherlands, the concept involves the re-creation of a community from the 1950s. Senior Helpers, an in-home care franchise provider with 311 locations, has partnered with George G. Glenner Alzheimer’s Family Centers, Inc., to bring a unique experience to local seniors in the Chula Vista, California, area. Senior Helpers will be providing caregivers to an adult day care center called Town Square.
(March 2018) George G. Glenner Alzheimer’s Family Centers, Inc.®, a San Diego non-profit with over three decades of knowledge and expertise in offering dementia-related adult care centers, today announced a strategic alliance with Senior Helpers®, the nation’s premier provider of in-home senior care, to debut Town Square®, A George G. Glenner Alzheimer’s Family Center, powered by Senior Helpers®. Town Square continues Glenner’s innovative approach to Alzheimer’s and dementia care by providing a unique, interactive adult day care experience and support services program for individuals and families impacted by the disease.
(March 2018) Senior Helpers, one of the nation’s largest home care franchise companies, has joined the Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC), a coalition of chief executives from all health care disciplines that develops policies, plans and programs to achieve a greater system for quality, affordable care. The addition marks the first private duty provider on the HLC and comes at a time when private duty may be on the cusp of being included as a supplemental benefit with Medicare Advantage plans. HLC’s members include major health care players, including Aetna, Pfizer, Mayo Clinic and many more.
(February 2018) Senior Helpers, the nation's premier provider of in-home senior care, has announced that the company was recently appointed to the Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC), an exclusive alliance of leading healthcare companies from all health sectors committed to advancing the American healthcare system. As the HLC's first member specializing in in-home senior care, Senior Helpers aims to share valuable insights and ultimately help to provide improvements in the quality of care to the elderly and work in tandem with HLC to elevate care options to seniors across the U.S.
(January 2018) The technology divide between older and younger generations may not be as wide as you think. According to a recent survey of 1,000 seniors issued by Senior Helpers, the nation's premier provider of in-home senior care, more than 68 percent of people ages 65+ rate their technology skills either average or above average. The survey, which examined seniors' attitudes on everything from apps and internet usage to social media habits, also found that while most would not consider themselves "tech-savvy" (71 percent), nearly 60 percent of seniors think younger generations underestimate their knowledge and aptitude for technology.
(November 2017) - In honor of National Sleep Comfort Month in November, Senior Helpers, the nation's premier provider of in-home senior care, is offering sleep tips to promote the importance of healthy sleep habits for seniors. According to a recent survey of 1,000 senior citizens ages 65+ issued by the brand, nearly 70 percent of seniors do not meet the National Sleep Foundation's sleep duration recommendation of 7-8 hours per night for older adults.
(August 2017) - When the kids start to fly the coop, the next family members to focus your energy on are typically your aging parents. Senior Helpers—one of the largest providers of in-home senior care—conducted a national survey to gauge Baby Boomer attitudes on their aging parents. As it turns out, the kind of care our aging parents will receive is something Generation Xers and Baby Boomers are already worrying over and want to talk about.Senior Helpers, the nation's premier provider of in-home senior care, today announced it has been selected to receive the 2017 Caregiver Friendly® Award by Today's Caregiver, the first national magazine for all family and professional caregivers, and caregiver.com. The Caregiver Friendly® Awards are designed to celebrate products, services, books and media created with the needs of caregivers in mind. largest home care franchises with 298 locations across the U.S. and over a dozen more abroad. The survey tracked responses from 1,000 adult children between the ages of 45 and 64. largest home care franchises, with 298 locations across the U.S. and over a dozen more abroad. The surveytracked responses from 1,000 adult children between the ages of 45 and 64, asking various questions on the duties of elderly care. the United States. According to a recent survey of 1,000 adult children ages 45-64 issued by Senior Helpers, the nation's premier provider of in-home senior care, nearly 60 percent of Baby Boomers and Gen Xers are concerned about juggling the responsibility of caring for their families alongside of also providing for the wellbeing of their aging parents.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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."
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.