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Meet the Southeast Michigan 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 of Southeast Michigan we believe that getting the best care for your loved ones should not be complicated. Barbara Roden opened the Senior Helpers Southeast Michigan office in 2007 because of her passion for helping others and her interest in the growing need for in-home care services. Barbara is committed to delivering the best possible in-home care to seniors in the Southeast Michigan 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 13 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 of Southeast Michigan started to provide care in 2007. We are fully-committed to providing dependable and affordable in-home care with well-trained caregivers. Sixty five percent of our care givers are GEM’s trained to assist with Dementia and Alzheimer’s care.  Nothing is more important to us than being the best available resource for seniors and families in our community.

Barbara Roden was drawn to Senior Helpers after her own father’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis. She and her family found little help at that time for her father and decided there was a need in the community. She has opened 4 locations in Michigan, helping many families provide better quality of life for their aging loved ones.

Our team has grown over the years and we have 12 team members and over 200 caregivers. We have been lucky to serve hundreds of seniors in our community over the years, and we are committed to continuing to provide uncompromising levels of care to all our families.

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, review 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
Barbara Roden

Barbara Roden


Barbara Roden was drawn to finding great home care options after her father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and the family had very few options.  Barbara opened the Senior Helpers Southeast Michigan office in 2007, because of her passion for helping others to find a better solution to the growing need for in home care.  Since that time, she has opened offices in Auburn Hills, Grand Rapids and Lansing, Michigan.  

An active member of her community, Barbara is fre­quently requested to speak on senior housing, options for aging loved ones and Alzheimer’s related topics. She is a member of the Michigan Home Health Association, past President of the Junior League Sustainers of Ann Arbor and is a past official of the Senior Helpers’ Owners Council. She was the recipient of the International Franchisee of the Year Award in 2011. Barbara was a part of a film that was released in 2018 on PBS called “Those on the Front Lines of Alzheimer’s and Dementia”. 

Laura L. Fuller

Laura L. Fuller

Regional Director of Operations

Laura currently manages the Grand Rapids and Okemos offices. She has more than 25 years’ experience working in various areas of the aging services industry. Her professional involvement spans from healthcare management and operations, education and professional development, association management, membership development, and event planning and management. Laura developed and implemented a Leadership Academy for LeadingAge Michigan. She is passionate about caring for our seniors and elderly population. Laura enjoys coaching, teaching and sharing resources with aging services healthcare professionals, families and communities.

Meet the Southeast Michigan Team

Melissa Darby

Melissa Darby

Community Relations Manager
Carrie Fikel

Carrie Fikel

Office Manager
Peggy Winokur

Peggy Winokur

Service Inquiry
Kevin Synerski

Kevin Synerski

Teepa Gem’s Positive Approach Certified for Dementia Training
Sharee Jordan

Sharee Jordan

Scheduler Coordinator
Paige Strehl

Paige Strehl

Billing and Payroll Coordinator

I wanted to thank you for your assistance since mom left the hospital. We weren’t sure what we were going to do because we didn’t want her to stay by herself. I can’t say enough about Angela and mom really liked her. She was very professional and friendly. If we are in need of your services again, we will definitely give you a call. Thank you!"

Areas We Serve

Senior Helpers of Southeast Michigan 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 of Southeast Michigan serves the cities and towns of:

  • Auburn Hills
  • Belleville
  • Berkley
  • Birmingham
  • Bloomfield Hills
  • Canton
  • Clarkston
  • Clawson
  • Commerce Twp.
  • Davisburg
  • Farmington
  • Fenton
  • Ferndale
  • Franklin
  • Garden City
  • Hazel Park
  • Highland
  • Holly
  • Huntngton Woods
  • Keego Harbor
  • Lake Orion
  • Livonia
  • Madison
  • Heights
  • Milford
  • New Hudson Northville
  • Novi
  • Oak Park
  • Oakland
  • Pleasant Ridge
  • Plymouth
  • Pontac
  • Redford
  • Rochester
  • Royal Oak
  • South Lyon
  • Southfield
  • Troy
  • Walled
  • Lake
  • Waterford
  • West Bloomfield
  • Westland
  • White Lake
  • Wixom