Seniors Helping Seniors
Seniors Helping Seniors is an at-home care service providing support for older people and people living with Dementia. Delivering same person care, all our carers are seniors and will have much in common with our clients. Hourly-paid services with outstanding client reviews.
- 26 July 2016
- South East
- Local DAA Members
- Local Alliances:
- Ashford (Kent) Dementia Action Alliance, Canterbury Dementia Action Alliance, Kent Dementia Action Alliance
1. Action Plan
1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?
Seniors Helping Seniors® is a unique service providing care for the elderly who need help to live at home. Care is provided exclusively by experienced people. Utilising local knowledge and experts by experience, excellent care is provided by Providers who understand what it’s like to age. Providers get to know the person and the home they work in. Services bridge the gap between family, state provided or charity care on a ‘what matters’ basis. Providing outstanding, award winning care with a lightness of touch suitable for people with an independent outlook. …it’s like getting a little help from a friend™
Seniors Helping Seniors® is a social venture. A company limited by shares, it is privately owned and funded by Christian and Sally Wilse. The mission is to offer support and opportunity to everyone as they age. Providing flexible fulfilling and well-paid work to carefully selected people as long as they are able and want to work. Seniors Helping Seniors® has a strong social impact because it tackles loneliness and wellbeing and because it reduces future problems by keeping people who are able to work engaged, doing good and topping up their incomes * 1
Seniors Helping Seniors’ growth provides profitable and exciting franchise opportunities that do good and are personally rewarding. Opportunities that are uniquely suited to entrepreneurs utilising a range of business skills and local expertise. Franchisees get a tried and tested formula and full support from a successful and passionate team.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
The challenge is community acceptance of people being slower and confused which leads to exclusion and isolation and families who struggle to juggle the practicalities of their own busy lives and caring, often from a distance.
Help build Dementia Friendly communities
Teach greater understanding of Dementia everyday to clients and the public through social media, blogging, face to face meetings and networking. Promoting living well with Dementia and reducing stigma and fear. Facilitating the full integration of families living with dementia into communities.
Happy to Share my table scheme. The idea is to approach public places and give them cards that will be placed on tables so people declare that they are ‘happy to share their table’ ( if they are not they turn down the card) Hopefully makes it easier for people to approach others. Publicise venues who are Happy to share on Social media
Working towards Integrated Care
Pioneering integrated service delivery. Sharing the details of as many relevant services as possible during client assessments and social media and our website. Collaborating with service providers in every way.