News and Media - 2017
Adult Children Tell-All: We Want Our Parents to Age In the Comfort of Their Own Home
(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 Wins 2017 Caregiver Friendly Award® from Today's Caregiver
(May 2017) - 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.
This ‘Home Improvement’ Character Tops List of Hypothetical Caregivers
(May 2017) - Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor may not have been a good handyman, but his wife, Jill, would have made a great senior caregiver. That’s according to a new survey from Senior Helpers, one of the nation’s 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.
Survey: ‘Home Improvement’ Character Tops List of Fictional Caregivers
(May 2017) - Jill Taylor, Tim Taylor’s affable wife from the ABC sitcom “Home Improvement,” would make a great home health worker. That’s according to a new survey from Senior Helpers, one of the nation’s 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.
Senior Helpers® Survey Finds Baby Boomers and Gen Xers Favor In-Home Care for Aging Loved Ones
(May 2017) - With nearly 75 million Americans ages 51-69, Baby Boomers are currently the second largest living generation in 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.
Senior Helpers to Open First Company-Owned Location
(May 2017) - Senior Helpers, the premier provider of in-home senior care with more than 298 franchised businesses across the globe, today announced it will open its first-ever company-owned location in Baltimore. The global franchisor purchased the new facility near its Timonium, Maryland-based headquarters to serve as a training ground for new franchisees and an important venue for testing new programs and concepts.
New Survey Finds Adult Children Want Their Parents To Age At Home
(April 2017) - Adult children want their parents to age at home. They worry about it. And they want to talk about it.Those were the conclusions of a recent national survey conducted by Senior Helpers—a worldwide provider of in-home senior care—to gather attitudes on aging parents and their eventual need for care.
The Caregiver's Voice: Want to Remember? Break Your Routine
(April 2017) - It happens to the best of us – you drive home from work and don’t even remember making the trip. You leave home and forget if you locked the door. It’s human nature to go on autopilot. You fall into a daily routine and follow the same steps when performing everyday activities, such as driving to work or making breakfast.
11 Daily Habits That Can Increase Your Risk Of Dementia Down The Line
(February 2017) - As you age, you might start to experience cognitive decline. Unfortunately, the process is pretty inevitable. However, there's no need to speed things up when you don't have to. There are certain daily habits that increase risk of dementiathat you can easily break out of and replace with healthier habits that will keep your noggin' strong and well. By acting at a young age, you'll set yourself up for greater longevity and brain function.
Senior Helpers CEO ‘Bullish’ on Opportunities in 2017
(January 2017) - With a new private equity partner on board, Senior Helpers is looking forward to a growth year in 2017. New programs and entry into new markets should give Timonium, Maryland-based Senior Helpers, one of the nation’s largest home care franchise companies, an even larger footprint and more sway across the health care continuum, co-founder and CEO Peter Ross told Home Health Care News.
TIP SHEET Assistive Devices & Home Health
(January 2017) - There are many techniques and assistive devices that can make activities of daily living easier and help you maintain indpedence for longer. Parkinson's progresses differently in every person, so eventually there might come a time when you could benefit from getting outside help in the home.
Senior Helpers Caregiver Wins Service Award
(January 2017) - It was after her mother suffered a stroke that Laura Harpster realized she had the skills and innate desire to care for others. Patience, empathy and helping patients adjust to their new lifestyle came easily to her. After her father‘s health declined, Harpster became his primary caregiver, finding it most rewarding when she saw how her efforts helped him be more independent, self-sufficient and happier overall. In 2010, when the manufacturing recession hit, and Harpster lost her job, she knew it was time to put her newfound passion to good use and became a full-time caregiver at Senior Helpers, an organization providing dependable care to improve the quality of life of elderly clients and their families
How to Select a Home Care Aide for an Aging Loved One
(January 2017) - A few months ago my real estate agent, Collette Fultz, called me because her parents needed someone to help them out at home. Her mother was recovering from a serious illness and her father, who had significant mobility problems, couldn’t take care of her. Collette asked me for advice about how to find a home care aide. I wished I had an article about it to send her. But I didn’t, so I decided to research and write this one. (January 2017) - Senior Helpers, the nation's premier provider of in-home senior care, today announced that America's oldest veteran, Mr. Richard Overton, has selected the company to provide in-home care. Overton, a 110-year-old World War II veteran, resides in Austin, Texas, and is currently in need of full-time care. In an effort to help pay for the expense, his cousin, Volma Overton, has set up a GoFundMe page, where supporters can donate to the cause.