National Caregivers Day: Seniors Helping Seniors® In-Home Services Offers Advice for Keeping Caregivers Healthy

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Seniors Helping Seniors® owner Sue Erskine is placing a spotlight on advice and insights for keeping caregivers healthy for National Caregivers Day this February.

Seniors Helping Seniors® in-home care services, a franchise with over 100 franchise partners across more than 30 states and international markets, has grown rapidly in recent years by building a workforce of talented caregivers who create meaningful relationships with their senior care receivers. In celebration of National Caregivers Day on February 17, Seniors Helping Seniors® services is honoring those caregivers, whose tireless work has made the franchise a leading in-home care brand.

“Caregivers are at the core of what we do, and their work is essential to the health and happiness of so many people around the world,” said Seniors Helping Seniors® in-home care President Namrata Yocom-Jan.

Celebrated nationally every third Friday in February, National Caregivers Day was established in 2015 by Providers Association for Home Health & Hospice Agencies (PAHHHA).

Family members are the primary caregivers for the vast majority of older adults and people with disabilities in the U.S. As Seniors Helping Seniors® franchise has expanded into markets across the country, the brand has provided opportunities for those caregivers to turn their hard work and passion into lucrative career opportunities while also offering a source of relief to family caregivers experiencing burnout.

“Our senior caregivers are essential to what we do and are so valued at our franchise location,” said Erskine, owner of Seniors Helping Seniors® San Diego. “They brighten the lives of seniors by providing compassionate care with a helping hand and supporting seniors to continue to live independent lives by taking care of day-to-day tasks that become more challenging with age. We prioritize caring for our caregivers just like our senior receivers.”

Nearly half of all caregivers in the U.S. are over the age of 50 and are themselves vulnerable to declining health, which is why Seniors Helping Seniors® services, which prioritizes hiring seniors (people over the age of 65) as caregivers, provides a wealth of supports to ensure the mental, physical and emotional health of its caregivers.

“We’ve put a lot of work into ensuring that Seniors Helping Seniors® in-home care is not only the best option for our receivers but also for caregivers across the country,” she said. “That’s something we are extremely proud of, but it’s not something we take for granted. We will continue to make sure anyone who has the passion and skills to be a great caregiver will find a great opportunity to grow and make an impact with Seniors Helping Seniors® services. Our caregivers truly have a way to give and receive®.”

Seniors Helping Seniors® franchise system was founded by husband-and-wife duo Kiran and Philip Yocom. Kiran, who grew up in India, later worked to advance humanitarian efforts alongside Mother Teresa. After moving to the U.S. in 1995 and marrying her husband Philip, the Yocoms felt called to provide loving care to seniors and to cultivate an exchange of gifts at every generational level. Together, the Yocoms founded Seniors Helping Seniors® in-home services in 1998, opening the brand up to franchising in 2006. With a mission to be the most respected and rewarding homecare provider in the U.S., Seniors Helping Seniors® locations stands apart from competitors as the only company that prioritizes hiring active seniors to provide care services to their less-active counterparts. Seniors Helping Seniors® service aligns caregivers and care recipients based on the abilities and needs of both by offering a wide range of care services. Seniors Helping Seniors® network has grown to has grown to 200-plus locations, 125 franchise partners in 30-plus states and international markets. For more information on Seniors Helping Seniors® in-home care, visit                            

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