At Seniors Helping Seniors® Greater Lansing, we have a passion for meeting the needs of seniors in a way that provides both dignity and a sense of camaraderie. Our owner(s) Amy Kanouse firmly believe we can do that through serving seniors in our community, which includes: Greater Lansing Area.
"My week is often filled with conversations about how to get parents and other loved ones to accept help. Remaining independent is extremely important to many seniors and they view accepting help as "losing control." Our services are unique and not only addresses the physical assistance needed, but also meets the need for companionship that is so common." One of the ways Amy helps seniors accept the option of exploring assistance is assure them that her goal is to help seniors remain independent--not to take over.
"We never attempt to tell individuals what to do. Our goal is serve them and help them achieve their goals."
One reason that Amy decided to begin this service was the connection she learned about while working and volunteering with seniors. "I feel that seniors need compassionate, caring individuals, who are able to assist them with everyday tasks and help them remain independent and in their homes, for as long as possible."
"I love the fact that when our matched Care Providers and Receivers are out in public together, no one knows that they are anything more than two friends out shopping or playing cards at the senior center. There are no medical scrubs, no name tags--which can be a type of dignity protection for those who are uncomfortable with accepting help."
“Avoiding caregiver burnout is easier said than done. It is amazing how sometimes just the slightest bit of assistance can keep someone from being overwhelmed. Trying to do everything yourself can eventually rob you and your loved one of balance and joy,” says Amy.
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Our Seniors Helping Seniors® Core Values
We match seniors who need a hand with mature, active women and men who have a passion for helping others. Seniors Helping Seniors® in-home services was founded in 1998 with two simple ideas:
- Seniors can help each other age more happily and gracefully.
- Seniors who give, and those who receive, benefit equally.
- An experienced, reliable resource for seniors who want to stay in their own homes.
- In-home care, companionship, and services from seniors who enjoy helping others.
- Reasonable hourly rates for seniors who want care and companionship.
- Reasonable hourly wages to seniors who want to provide these services.
About Our Founders
Seniors Helping Seniors® in-home care service was co-founded by Kiran and Philip Yocom in order to realize Kiran’s personal mission of providing care for those who can’t care for themselves. Before coming to the United States from India, Kiran worked with Mother Teresa for 14 years.
How We've Grown
From our roots in Pennsylvania, and our first match in 1998, Seniors Helping Seniors® in-home services has grown to include hundreds of locations in the US and Internationally. We continue to grow and evolve, adding new services to better assist seniors and refining our caregiver training as new industry best practices come to light.
To keep pace with a rapidly growing senior population, we’re actively seeking Seniors Helping Seniors® franchise partners in open markets.