As seen in: Our City Pembroke Pines Magazine
By: Debby Teich
Seniors Helping Seniors® in-home services matches seniors who need help with seniors who want to help. Helpers work with seniors to provide companionship, ensure their safety, and to encourage their participation in life. It's a unique relationship built between people who understand the ups and downs of life.
Diana Marrero Cabassi, Certified Senior Advisor and Franchise owner, answered some commonly asked questions about the business.
What type of services do you provide?
Seniors Helping Seniors® provides in-home, non-medical, homemaker, companionship and transportation services. Our mission is to provide seniors with the ability to maintain their independent lifestyle at home for as long as possible with the dignity and respect they deserve.
When did you open?
Seniors Helping Seniors® was established in 1998 and we currently have 250 franchises in 40 states, the United Kingdom and Malta. I opened the Central and South West Broward County franchise is March 2014.
What services do you provide?
Non-medical services may include, but are not limited to, companionship, light housekeeping, meal preparation, transportation, handyman services, pet care, and yard work.
Is there a minimum requirement?
We work with you to find a senior who can help meet you personal needs, schedule, and personality. We can help out as much or as little as you like.
What distinguishes you from your competition?
We hire loving, caring, compassionate seniors who truly care for the well-being of their clients. We like to say, it is "Like getting a little help from your friends.®"
Describe the helpers.
We know that for the right people being a senior helping other seniors is really a very rewarding position. Each of our helpers works as many hours a week as he or she wants. Most of the people who work with us were looking for volunteer jobs, seeking activities that would add meaning to their lives. Working as a senior helping other seniors allows them to make an important contribution. It also provides them with an hourly wage that can help cover the extras.
Is experience necessary for helpers?
Although no specific experience is necessary, helpers must come to work full of heart and enjoy caring for other seniors.
What cities do you serve?
We serve Miramar, Pembroke Pines, Southwest Ranches, Cooper City, Sunrise, Davie and Weston.
For information on Seniors Helping Seniors®, send and email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (754) 202-5200
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