News and Media - 2021
Senior Helpers of Frederick celebrates introduction into the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce
(November 2021) Senior Helpers of Frederick recently celebrated its introduction into the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Click here to read more.
Octogenarian Army veteran still answering call to service
(November 2021) The octogenarian began volunteering with Senior Helpers, an in-home senior care service in Bethel Park, in March. Every day on the job has been a gift. Click here to read more.
Scottsdale Caregivers Now Train Others in Senior Care
(October 2021) Tiffany Phelan has been in the senior care industry for 19 years. After seeing how challenging it was for her grandparents to deal with her grandfather’s battle with Huntington’s Disease – her grandmother was his primary caregiver – she realized she could help and was ready to make a difference in people’s lives. Click here to read more.
Wellspring Capital Management Acquires Interim HealthCare Parent Company Caring Brands International
(October 2021) Private equity firm Wellspring Capital Management has reached a deal to acquire Caring Brands International, the parent company of Sunrise, Florida-based Interim HealthCare. Click here to read more.
9 Tips For Keeping Your Mind And Body Sharp After You Retire
(October 2021) You work hard all your life and the day you say goodbye to the 9-5 finally arrives. Exhale. Let the next chapter begin. One thing that surely should top your agenda is keeping your mind and body in tip-top shape. Click here to read more.
Senior Helpers® Opens Doors in Savannah
(October 2021) Senior Helpers®, one of the nation’s premier providers of personalized in-home senior care, recently announced the official opening of its Savannah location, to be managed and operated by Kimbra Waters. Click here to read more.
Caregiver Training Site Opens in Scottsdale
(Octoeber 2021) The new Senior Helpers Center of Excellence in Caregiving has opened in Scottsdale as a comprehensive training facility for certified caregivers and community members who assist the elderly. Click here to read more.
Senior Helpers Opens Cypress location
(October 2021) Senior Helpers®, one of the nation’s premier providers of personalized in-home senior care, today announced the official opening of its Seal Beach/Los Alamitos location, to be managed and operated by Steven Nickens and Kimberley Perata. Click here to read more.
Senior Helpers Franchise Now Offers Free Caregiver Training for Community, Staff
(September 2021) A Senior Helpers franchise is opening a state-of-the-art training center in Scottsdale, AZ, to better prepare the local community of caregivers and its own staff for the rigors of in-home care. Click here to read more.
Transactions: LHC Group Expands Footprint; Senior Helpers Acquires New Corporate Store
(September 2021) The Lafayette, Louisiana-based company recently announced agreements to acquire Generations Home Health along with Freda H. Gordon Hospice and Palliative Care, both in Virginia Beach, Virginia. LHC Group expects $7 million in annual revenue from the deals. Click here to read more.
How Seniors Helpers, ComForCare and 24 Hour Home Care Are Building Great Places to Work
(September 2021) At a time when the home care industry is plagued with workforce shortages, Senior Helpers, 24 Hour Home Care and ComForCare have made a name for themselves as best-in-class employers. Click here to read more.
Senior Helpers Opens Doors in Orange County
(September 2021) Senior Helpers®, one of the nation’s premier providers of personalized in-home senior care, announced the official opening of its Seal Beach Los Alamitos location, to be managed and operated by Steven Nickens and Kimberley Perata. Click here to read more.
Senior Helpers® Spotlights Silent Warning Signs of Alzheimer's
(September 2021) In honor of World Alzheimer's Month, Senior Helpers®, the nation's premier provider of in-home senior care, shares four telltale signs a loved one may be living with Alzheimer's disease—a progressive and degenerative brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, and, eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. Click here to read more.
Advocate Aurora's Senior Helpers Acquires Milwaukee-area Franchisee
(September 2021) Senior Helpers, an in-home senior-care company owned by Advocate Aurora Enterprises, said it acquired Miller Home Care LLC of Milwaukee. Click here to read more.
What Honor’s Home Instead Deal Reveals About Looming Senior Living Disruption
(September 2021) In 2019, Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian told me that he expects senior living to be disrupted within 10 years. Here’s how I summed up his thinking: Click here to read more.
Senior Helpers’ Latest Buy Could Be Incubator for New Home Care Services
(September 2021) Senior Helpers CEO Peter Ross told McKnight’s Home Care Daily Miller Home Care’s Milwaukee location is just blocks from Advocate Aurora Health’s St. Luke’s Medical Center. The location makes it an ideal laboratory to develop programs and services to guide patients along from the hospital to home. Click here to read more.
Status Update: Casa Del Sol Cocina, Sal’s pizza, hot pots, Korean barbecue opening at District at Tustin Legacy
(August 2021) Senior Helpers, a provider of in-home senior care, has opened a Cypress location. The franchise will serve senior citizens and their families in Cypress, Los Alamitos and Seal Beach, and is looking to hire 150 positions. Click here to read more.
Home care agencies ranked on lists of ‘Best Workplaces,’ fastest-growing companies
(August 2021) Fortune magazine recently recognized home care companies of various sizes and types on its list of the “Best Workplaces in Aging Services.” Among those on the list are Senior Helpers, SCAN Health Plan and the Visiting Nurse Association Health Group. Click here to read more.
Exercises You Should Never Skip After 60, Say Experts
(August 2021) When we reach our 60s, it's more important than ever to modify our training in order to accommodate our aging bodies. Click here to read more.
ComForCare, 24 Hour Home Care Among 2021’s ‘Best Workplaces in Aging Services’
(August 2021) Several of home care’s biggest names made it on to Fortune’s “Best Workplaces in Aging Services” list for 2021, including several that have earned the recognition in the past. Click here to read more.
White House Takes on Non-Compete Agreements, Potentially Hurting Home-Based Care Employers
(August 2021) President Joe Biden’s recent executive order on “Promoting Competition in the American Economy” has, overall, 72 separate initiatives that it is looking to push forward. Click here to read more.
Mari Baxter of Senior Helpers: “Don’t be afraid of pushback”
(August 2021) As a part of our interview series called “Women Of The C-Suite,” we had the pleasure of interviewing Mari Baxter, COO of Senior Helpers. Mari Baxter has worked within the franchising industry for 17 years and before that was a private business owner for nearly 15 years. Click here to read more.
Home Care Companies to Watch in the Final Months of 2021
(August 2021) Non-medical home care was on the rise prior to 2020, as Medicare Advantage plans and health systems began investing more heavily around social determinants of health and activities of daily living. Click here to read more.
Health Plan Investment in Social Determinants of Health Likely to Accelerate
(August 2021) In recent years, Medicare Advantage (MA) plans have increasingly turned their attention to addressing members’ social determinants of health (SDoH), with the home playing a crucial role. Click here to read more.
Senior Helpers Names New COO; SCAN Group Hires First Chief Innovation Officer
(July 2021) Senior Helpers has promoted Mari Baxter to the role of chief operations officer. Baxter first joined Senior Helpers as a field operations manager in 2008, back when the home care franchise company only had 40 locations. Click here to read more.
Senior Helpers Opens in Rockledge
(July 2021) Aging residents in Brevard have a new in-home care provider with Senior Helpers of Rockledge (SHR). Click here to read more.
As Pandemic Eases, Home Care Providers Discover Some Costs Stick
(July 2021) While the COVID-19 crisis’ primary effect on the home care industry may have been temporary, its secondary effects could be more long-lasting. The same idea holds true for other aging services providers as well. Click here to read more.
Senior Care in Wisconsin is Not What it Should Be, Data Shows. This CEO is Trying to Change That.
(June 2021) Senior Helpers Community Resource Coordinator Erin Brannan believes they are helping to close the gap in older adult care by being a source of both care and information. Click here to read more.
Fastest-Growing NoCo Companies Credit P’s for Success During Pandemic
(June 2021) For companies in Northern Colorado that not only survived but thrived during a year of pandemic-related restrictions, the watchwords were pluck, pivoting, preparation, partnership and perseverance. Click here to read more.
Senior Helpers® Northern Colorado Named to BizWest's Mercury 100 List
(June 2021) Senior Helpers®, the nation's premier provider of in-home senior care, today announced its Northern Colorado location was named to BizWest's Mercury 100 List of fastest growing private companies in Boulder County and Northern Colorado. Click here to read more.
Strength in Numbers: Home Care Executives Reveal 2021’s Most Important Partnerships
(June 2021) The old adage “there is strength in numbers” has stood the test of time because it’s largely true. To remain competitive and gain an edge over competitors, home care operators must form strategic partnerships with a wide variety of organizations. Click here to read more.
BizWest 500 – Peak performers’ Pandemic Panacea: Give Ps a Chance
(May 2021) For companies in the Boulder Valley and Northern Colorado that not only survived but thrived during a year of pandemic-related restrictions, the watchwords were pluck, pivoting, preparation, partnership and perseverance. Click here to read more.
Senior Helpers Earns 2021 Great Place to Work Certification for Third Consecutive Year
(May 2021) Senior Helpers®, the nation’s premier provider of in-home senior care, today announced it has achieved the prestigious, Great Place to Work® certification for the third consecutive year. Click here to read more.
Advocate Aurora Health Reports $352M Gain for Q1 2021 Even Without COVID Relief Funds
(May 2021) Advocate Aurora Health has started its fiscal year in the black, reporting this week nearly $352 million in earnings for the quarter ending March 31 despite receiving no financial support from the government’s COVID-19 relief efforts during that time. Click here to read more.
Senior Helpers Open Frederick Location
(May 2021) In-home senior care specialists Senior Helpers has officially launched its Frederick location, company officials announced. The local franchise is owned by Sudhir Verma and offers care in Frederick, Washington and Montgomery counties, according to a news release. Click here to read more.
Senior Helpers Names Strategy Leader; Griswold Home Care Appoints CFO
(May 2021) Senior Helpers has named David Chandler its senior director of strategic programs. Maryland-based Senior Helpers is a home care franchise organization that operates across 44 states. Click here to read more.
David Chandler Joins Senior Helpers as Senior Director of Strategic Programs
(May 2021) Senior Helpers®, the nation's premier provider of in-home senior care today announced the appointment of David Chandler to Senior Director of Strategic Programs. In this role, Chandler will be responsible for building partnerships across the continuum of care for seniors and supporting Senior Helpers' proprietary LIFE Profile, a data-driven assessment tool that provides a holistic view of over 140 risks and factors that influence a loved one's ability to age in their home. Click here to read more.
Senior Living On Notice As Capital Pours Into Home Care
Senior living executives routinely tell me that the sector’s biggest competitive threat is at-home care, which enables older adults to avoid moves into communal settings. Click here to read more.
HealthcareDive: Advocate Aurora Health’s New Investment Unit is on the Hunt for Deals
(April 2021) Advocate Aurora Health is expanding its reach beyond its traditional hospital business with the launch of an investment group on the hunt for organizations it can either acquire or fund in the consumer and wellness sectors. Click here to read more.
(April 2021) Here is where we stood as of late March: Just over 40% of Americans 65 and older are fully vaccinated, and close to 70% have had at least one shot.
Senior Helpers, an in-home provider, released findings that showed that more than half of seniors reported they still hadn’t received the vaccine. Click here to read more.
Altaris Capital Partners’ Sale of Senior Helpers
(April 2021) Altaris Capital Partners, LLC announced the sale of Senior Helpers, an owner and franchisor of professional home care services designed to allow elderly individuals to stay in their homes as long as possible. Click here to read more.
Thinking of Growing or Starting a Home Care Business? Here Are The Tools
(April 2021) While the past year has brought serious challenges to the senior care industry, several factors have also created a surge in demand for home care services. Population numbers certainly work in favor of this business, with more and more baby boomers turning 65 and older every day and increased numbers of people living with chronic illnesses. Click here to read more.
Waxahachie is Now Home of a 'Senior Helpers' Facility
(April 2021) On March 29, a new facility of ‘Senior Helpers’ opened in Waxahachie, with local Red Oak residents Leo and Jas Williams leading the business. Senior Helpers is one of the nation’s premier providers of personalized in-home senior care, according to a news release. Click here to read more.
To Attract Home Care Employees, Treat Them Like Healthcare Workers, Expert Says
(March 2021) The pandemic highlighted the numerous challenges the home care industry faces as the U.S. population ages, Robert Espinoza, PHI vice president of policy for the nonprofit PHI, which tracks the direct care market, said Tuesday. Click here to read more.
Spotlighting the Direct Care Workforce
(March 2021) “I can’t pay enough for this.” Clare McHugh shared her experiences in receiving long-term in-home care for her mother in a recent panel discussion from Kaiser Health News. McHugh shared how caregiver Karen Gilmore put her own life on pause when the pandemic hit in order to care for McHugh’s mother. Click here to read more.
80 Quotes That Will Resonate With Anyone Who Has Ever Loved Someone With Alzheimer's
(March 2021) The number of people living with Alzheimer’s doubles every five years beyond age 65, and this number is expected triple to 14 million people by 2060. These statistics aren’t exactly fun—but knowing them can not only help you prepare, but realize you’re not alone. Click here to read more.
Senior Helpers Trying to Stay Ahead of the Senior Care Curve
(March 2021) The COVID-19 pandemic has passed the one-year mark. And since last spring, seniors have had to navigate a number of challenges. That’s according to a recent survey from home care franchise company Senior Helpers. Click here to read more.
More Than Half of Seniors Haven’t Been Vaccinated, Home Care Survey Finds
(March 2021) Some 56% of seniors say they still haven’t received the COVID-19 vaccine, according to a new survey about the pandemic. It is a finding that both surprises and disappoints the CEO of Towson, MD-based Senior Helpers, a national home care company that conducted the survey. Click here to read more.
Senior Helpers Surveys Seniors One Year After COVID
(March 2021) One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, Senior Helpers, a provider of in-home senior care, released findings of its “Seniors: One Year in Quarantine” survey, which explores attitudes and behaviors of adults aged 65+ since March 2020, along with their feelings toward the future. Click here to read more.
Tips for Seniors to Spring Clean for a Stress-Free Home
(March 2021) In a study on stress hormones by the University of California, those who described their house as messy or chaotic showed increased levels of cortisol, a steroid hormone produced in response to stress. So what better way to combat stress than with an annual ritual – the spring cleaning. Click here to read more.
Financial Preparedness for Franchisees: From PPP Loads to the Unknown
(March 2021) Reflecting on the past year in which one in five small businesses permanently closed, financial preparedness was a key factor in what helped keep many brands afloat. Specifically, for franchisors like Subway, Senior Helpers, and Meineke, securing millions of dollars in PPP loans for hundreds of franchisees as quickly as possible provided the foundation for recovery. Click here to read more.
National Senior Care Company Opens in Lehighton
(February 2021) Senior Helpers, one of the nation’s premier providers of personalized in-home senior care, today announced the official opening of its Lehighton location, to be managed and operated by Carly Keck. The new franchise will serve senior citizens and their families throughout Carbon and Monroe counties. Click here to read more.
Healthcare Leadership Council: 100 Leading Healthcare Organizations Release Disaster Preparedness Recommendations
(February 2021) Experts from across healthcare have identified specific policy and regulatory recommendations to improve the nation's ability to prepare for and respond to future health crises. Click here to read more.
87% of Seniors Take Prescription Drugs, How to Master Medication Management
(February 2021) Most seniors take multiple medications throughout the day and it can be easy for a mix-up to happen. Studies show that 87% of seniors take one prescription drug, 36% take 5 or more, and 38% use over-the-counter medications. Click here to read more.
Senior Helpers Ranks #135 Entrepreneur's 2021 Franchise 500 List, Up 114 Spots from 2020
(February 2021) Senior Helpers®, the nation's premier provider of in-home senior care, has been ranked #135 on Entrepreneur's 2021 Franchise 500 list. This is the tenth consecutive year the company has been recognized, jumping 114 spots from last year. Of the 500 companies listed, Senior Helpers was named among the top-ranked national homecare providers, taking the second spot in the at-home care category. Click here to read more.
Home Care Operators Prepare for Year 2 of COVID-19
(January 2021) At the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, Senior Helpers CEO Peter Ross couldn’t tell the difference between Tuesday and Saturday. When you’re on the phone with China and India, doing whatever you can to find personal protective equipment (PPE), days of the week go by the wayside. Click here to read more.
How Much Do You Think You Love Your Seniors?
(January 2021) The happiness, safety and care for our loved ones is a priority for us as individuals. So, many people find ways of catering for their loved ones most especially the old relatives. Thus, Senior Helpers Jacksonville is a company that gives the peace of mind you want when deciding to honour your relatives’ wish to remain in their home. Click here to read more.
(January 2021) As people are living longer and desire to stay in their own homes, there is a greater need for home care to help with daily needs. On average, seven out of 10 people over 65 will require long term care (LTC) services as they age.1 If your loved one is having difficulty living independently at home, home care services can help them stay in their home longer, reduce the risk of falls, and improve quality of life. Click here to read more.
LHC Group Finalizes Three Acquisitions; A-1 Preferred Sources Buys On The Mark Services
(January 2021) LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG) has finalized acquisition agreements in Arizona and Oklahoma. By doing so, the Lafayette, Louisiana-based home health, hospice and personal care services giant expands its scope of services in the Phoenix area while entering the Oklahoma hospice market for the first time. Click here to read more.