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Meet the Fargo 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 Eastern North Dakota, we believe that getting the best care for your loved ones should not be complicated. Jeff and Tanya Ferber opened the Senior Helpers Eastern North Dakota office in 2020 because of their passion for helping others and their interest in the growing need for in-home care services. We are committed to delivering the best possible in-home care to seniors in our community.

We take in-home care seriously and make it a priority to provide the highest level of client service possible. Since opening, 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.

The Ferber Family

Our History

Senior Helpers Eastern North Dakota was proud to join the system in 2020. Like every other owner, we too are fully committed to the original goal of providing dependable and affordable in-home care with well-trained caregivers. Nothing is more important to us than being a trusted advisor and resource for seniors and families in our community. We are committed to providing uncompromising levels of care to all our families.

We never send a stranger. We believe one of the most difficult aspects of being the client of a home care agency is having caregivers show up at the door without being properly introduced or prepared. With Senior Helpers, this will not happen. A proper introduction will be made. 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. Nurse support is available 24/7. 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.

Why work with us at Senior Helpers?

We are hands-on owners that are here for you 24/7, 365 days a year

We become part of your family and you become part of ours

We pride ourselves on creating a strong, service-minded, hard-working and efficient team.  We believe that a happy, respected, well taken care of team will go above and beyond for clients, our community and each other

We perform extensive background checks on both the State and Federal Level and all of our caregivers are bonded and insured

We train our caregivers in many areas, and we are especially proud of the training for Dementia & Alzheimer’s through our exclusive Senior Gems program based on the Gems™, techniques, strategies, and overall approach to care which was created and developed by Teepa Snow, Positive Approach, LLC.

Most importantly, we communicate with our caregivers daily and treat them with utmost respect as they are the heart of our business.

As owners, we are reachable far beyond just normal business hours as we know emergency situations often arise.

Trusting the care of a loved one is a leap of faith and we understand and empathize.  Call us and let’s get started.

Caregiver pouring water

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 Fargo Team

Tanya Ferber

Tanya Ferber

Owner

As owner, Tanya coordinates the business operations of Senior Helpers. Growing up in Fargo, Tanya watched as her Mother worked tirelessly to care for her Grandfather with Parkinson’s while balancing her career and family.  In later years, her Mother provided care to her Father when he was terminally ill with cancer.  Although, it was important to her to be his caregiver, it was difficult as she was dealing with her own health issues, making it not only emotionally challenging but physically challenging on her as well.  Tanya knows firsthand the challenges of living at a distance and making sure that your loved ones have the care and support that they need during these difficult times.  She recently moved back to her hometown to be closer to her aging Mother who is now a widow and to be an advocate for her healthcare and make sure she remains safe at home for as long as possible.  Tanya has spent over 20 years in leadership, operations and performance improvement positions in the healthcare space.  She was moved to make a career change when she and her family returned to Fargo allowing her to provide a valuable service to others in her hometown, working collaboratively with families to determine personalized care plans to keep loved ones safe and happy at home, reducing hospital admissions and the need for higher cost care.  She and her staff also provide advice to clients and their families at a time when choices become difficult. She holds a B.S. in Nursing from North Dakota State University and a M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix.  

Jeff Ferber

Jeff Ferber

Owner

Jeff was raised in West Fargo and initially obtained a college degree in the engineering field but felt unfulfilled in his career.  It was at that point he decided to pursue a career helping others in the healthcare field.  He graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from North Dakota State University in 2006.  Since then he has worked at various hospitals in leadership and operations positions.  The last 5 years he has specialized in the field of medication safety, working to make healthcare systems safer for their patients.  Like his wife, Jeff endured the loss of his father from cancer while living from a distance.  It was, and still is, the most difficult time that his family has ever experienced.  Through it all, his mother took a leave of absence from her job and worked hard to care for his father at home until his passing.  It was very important to the family that his father remained in a loving, comforting surrounding.  Knowing his own family’s personal struggles with care and working firsthand as a member of the healthcare community, he realized the need others have for emotional and physical support of their loved ones. When Tanya and he decided to move back to the area, the decision to help seniors, terminally ill, and those with disabilities stay in their homes was a natural fit. 

Areas we serve

  • Fargo
  • West Fargo
  • Grand Forks
  • Jamestown
  • Valley City
  • Wahpeton