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Senior Helpers of Erie

3104 State St
Erie, PA 16508-2820
(814) 454-9500
Fax: (814) 454-9501
Services Offered:
Home Care
a member of Senior Helpers
Senior Helpers of Erie serves Erie, PA, Erie County, PA, Warren County, PA, Crawford County, PA, Forest County, PA and more...
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    About My Business
    Senior Helpers has become a national leader in providing in home non-medical services for anyone 18 years of age and over. Our services allow clients to remain independent where ever they choose to live (private residence, assisted living facility, nursing home, etc.) and give families peace of mind for their loved ones. Senior Helpers of Erie is a locally owned and operated franchise that has built a reputation of trust and respect throughout Northwestern Pennsylvania. We strive to provide the highest quality support for our clients, their families, our employees, and our community.

    Senior Helpers of Erie is licensed through the state of Pennsylvania and services several areas in the northwest region including Erie, Warren, and Crawford counties, with our office located in the city of Erie. Our employees are experienced, compassionate caregivers who are committed to making a difference in the lives of others. All of our caregivers are employed directly with Senior Helpers and are not subcontracted. This means they have completed a mandatory background check through the state police and have Act 33/34 clearances in place as well as a DMV background check. All of our caregivers have also completed CPR training and have a valid driver’s license and auto insurance.

    Every caregiver at Senior Helpers of Erie has access to the new Senior Helpers Skills Center. The Skills Center is designed as an apartment with a bedroom, bathroom, living, and dining area. The Skills Center was designed so our caregivers may learn and share techniques of transferring, cueing, and personal care. The Skills Center also encourages and teaches safety skills when assisting our clients and ensuring a safe and healthy environment for both client and caregiver. Caregivers, clients, and families also have access to our Lending Library of activities and information related to aging, caregiving, and related issues such as Liza Gibbons’ book Take Your Oxygen First: Protecting Your Health and Happiness While Caring for a Loved One With Memory Loss and the 2015 film Still Alice.
    About My Services
    Senior Helpers of Erie can provide a variety of unique services (listed below). Services are tailored to the needs of each individual client and family whether they need a few hours or round-the-clock care.

    Respite Care – Need a few hours a week or want to visit that new grandchild or attend your high school reunion? Senior Helpers can assist on a one-time or as-needed basis so you can attend events or see family with the peace of mind that your loved one is in trained, capable hands

    Companionship Services – Our caregivers are paired with clients based on mutual interests so spending time together is not only useful, but fun too! Clients and caregivers can go to lunch, work on hobbies or projects, or even attend social events

    Transportation Services – Getting around can be difficult but not with a Senior Helpers caregiver. We can assist with running errands, grocery shopping, going to doctor appointments, or picking up prescriptions

    Medication Reminders – Caregivers may remind clients to take their daily medications to ensure consistency and well-being

    Accompaniment to medical appointments – Senior Helpers caregivers will provide transportation to doctors’ appointments or physical therapy and may sit in appointments if requested. Caregivers will help listen at the appointment and review information with the family (if requested), or go over a list of questions beforehand to ask during the appointment.

    Surgery Assistance – Preparing for surgery can be stressful. Senior Helpers can make the process easier by providing transportation to and from appointments before a procedure, day of surgery, or for follow-up appointments. Caregivers can assist with pre-admission paperwork, provide results to family, and make sure clients are comfortably settled back at home.

    Non-medical assistance with personal care (ADL’s) – Senior Helpers caregivers are trained and qualified to provide non-medical personal care including assistance with bathing, dressing, personal hygiene, and transferring / ambulation. Our caregivers provide safety and peace of mind for clients whether they need hands-on assistance or simply want someone nearby while they are bathing.

    Assistance with housekeeping and homemaker duties (IADL’s) – Sometimes the housework gets away from you. Caregivers will assist with light housecleaning such as vacuuming, dusting, doing laundry, and washing dishes.

    Non-medical hospice care – 24/7 your loved one is never alone. Senior Helpers can work along-side hospice agencies to provide companionship, household assistance, and non-medical personal care for you or your loved one when you need it most.

    Accompaniment to social events and community activities – Senior Helpers caregivers dress to blend in with the occasion in order to assist clients with personal needs in a discrete manner

    Help with activities/hobbies – Getting a little older doesn’t mean you have to stop doing things you love. As part of our goal to improve quality of life, clients can still participate in gardening, scrapbooking, cooking, etc. with a little assistance when necessary from Senior Helpers.

    Alzheimer’s/dementia care – Our dementia care focuses on what people with dementia can do rather than what they cannot while providing a safe and positive environment for clients and families. We provide caregivers with on-site certified training for the Senior GEMS program, designed by dementia expert Teepa Snow in cooperation with Senior Helpers, showcasing the unique characteristics of each stage of dementia/Alzheimer’s and techniques for caregivers and families to use as the disease progresses.

    At no cost or obligation, Senior Helpers of Erie is happy to provide an in-home consultation with potential clients and their families to develop the best care plan for their specific needs. At any point during service, we can also reevaluate and adjust the care plan as needs change.
    Conditions I Am Unable To Treat
    Senior Helpers of Erie can partner with hospice but can only provide nonmedical services. We are unable to treat such things as wound care, injections, etc.
    Experience And Credentials
    We require background checks on all caregivers and encourage continued learning through access to our Skills Center and Lending Library as well as hands-on training and quarterly mailings to all caregivers. All caregivers must have and maintain current automobile insurance, current CPR certification, and current tuberculosis testing. Caregivers also must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent. Caregivers may also become GEMS certified (on-site training for dementia/Alzheimer’s care designed by Teepa Snow).

    Senior Helpers of Erie is a member of and participant in the following: Embracing Our Veterans, Independent Council on Aging (our director, Mike Starocci, is the 2015-2016 council president), Niagara Networking Group, Geriatric Social Workers Association, PA LINK, Walk to End Alzheimer’s (our Office Manager, Amy Schleicher, is the 2014-2015 Walk Erie Area Team Leader)
    Fees And Payment Sources Accepted
    Payment options may include:
    Private Pay
    Long Term Care Insurance (some policies)
    PA Medicaid Waivers
    Languages Spoken by Staff
    Hours of Service
    Office Hours: Monday -Friday 8:30am - 5pm

    On-call service provided outside normal business hours: 5pm-8:30am weekdays, Saturdays and Sundays all day, holidays all day

    Services provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
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    Issued by Pennsylvania Department of Health
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