Local couple launches Seniors Helping Seniors® franchise
~ New Business Hiring Senior Caregivers, Providing Them with Extra Income by Helping Senior Care Receivers Live Independently in Their Own Homes ~
Denver, Colo. — A local couple who set out to seek quality in-home care options in the Denver area for a senior loved one have launched their own nonmedical in-home care service matching loving, caring senior caregivers with senior care receivers who want to remain living independently in their own homes.
Daryl and Laura Isgitt opened their Seniors Helping Seniors® franchise to serve residents in Denver and surrounding areas including: Littleton, Englewood, Centennial, Greenwood Village, Denver Tech Center (DTC), Cherry Hills Village, Bow Mar, and Aurora.
Seniors Helping Seniors in-home services, headquartered in Wyomissing, Pa., has opened more than 250 franchises in 42 states since 1998 following a unique, peer-to-peer business model that provides seniors with “a way to give and to receive®” by engaging seniors to provide nonmedical services to other seniors.
“The demand for this service is rapidly growing as our population continues to age,” Seniors Helping Seniors co-founder Kiran Yocom said. “We accepted Daryl and Laura Isgitt into our family of franchise owners because they truly understand the needs of this population – not only on a professional level, but also on a personal level.”
Daryl, who opened his Medicare Insurance and Safe Money Solutions Company in 2008, and his wife Laura, who worked as a corporate accountant prior to the birth of their two children, were inspired to open their Seniors Helping Seniors franchise after witnessing the substandard care Laura’s grandmother, Geneva, received.
“Geneva began showing signs of dementia and did not have the option of in-home care in her hometown,” Laura said. “It was a heartbreaking decision to sell her home and move her to the Denver area so that she could receive care while striving to live independently.”
After Geneva’s passing in 2012, coupled with disappointing experiences of substandard care Geneva received, Daryl and Laura began to explore the in-home care options available to area seniors. Determined to provide better care than what Geneva received, Daryl and Laura have been working tirelessly launching what they believe is Denver’s premier provider of senior in-home care: Seniors Helping Seniors franchise- Denver.
“I believe we have found the ‘secret sauce’ for providing in-home senior care by matching loving, caring, able-bodied seniors with seniors who need and want help maintaining their independent lifestyle,” Daryl said. “We’ve experienced the struggle and frustrations with trying to find that perfect care provider and we understand clients’ needs.”
With seven Colorado locations, Seniors Helping Seniors franchises are limited to geographical territories, but there are no limitations or restrictions on the number of clients or caregivers. Franchises strive to set reasonable fees for clients while also providing fair compensation to caregivers within their own demographic market.
Nonmedical services provided may include, but are not limited to: companionship, personal grooming and dressing, transportation, doctors’ appointments, mobility assistance, Dementia and Alzheimer’s care, overnight stays, meal preparation, light housekeeping and laundry, shopping, yard work and home maintenance.
For information about services or employment, please call 303-881-3281.
About Seniors Helping Seniors® in-home services
Kiran and Philip Yocom started Seniors Helping Seniors in-home services in Berks County, Pa., initially as a nonprofit organization to provide a much-needed and appreciated service in their community. The Seniors Helping Seniors organization was incorporated in 1998 as a way to spread the philosophy across the country through franchise owners. Prior to launching Seniors Helping Seniors in-home services, Kiran Yocom served with Mother Teresa in India for 14 years.