At Seniors Helping Seniors® Seacoast of NH & ME, 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) Randy Loubier, Judy Loubier firmly believe we can do that through serving seniors in our community, which includes: Manchester, Nashua, Concord, and surrounding communities.
Only a senior understands the needs of another senior. Seniors Helping Seniors of Seacoast and Southern New Hampshire is licensed directly with the State of New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services and dedicated to serving the needs of our seniors each and every day.
It was personal experience with their own parents...
...that led friends and business partners, Judy & Randy Loubier and Ben & Nancy Paquin to start Seniors Helping Seniors in-home services, serving the Seacoast and Southern New Hampshire.
“My mother, who lives in Florida, underwent surgery to remove half of her right lung. Three weeks after her recovery she suffered a stroke,” shared Judy. “I was on the airplane heading home from Florida praying, ‘God, how am I going to care for my aging parents?’ That is when I opened the airplane magazine and saw an advertisement for Seniors Helping Seniors services. It felt like my prayers had been answered in more ways than one.”
“Between the four of us we have been through almost every major situation you can face when caring for a parent,” said Ben. He recounted the times that he and his business partners have cared for their parents long distance, set up hospice, used assisted living, long-term care and set up their parents’ homes to meet their special needs. “All through those experiences,” he added, “we wanted to support our parents in their independence and dignity and to optimize their quality of life.”
Through it all, they experienced the full range of emotions from fear and guilt, to concern and joy, he added. “We were the adult child, the caregiver, the senior, the son or daughter and the decisionmaker.” These experiences, together with a common bond in faith and careers in helping others, brought the partners close together and resulted in a commitment to starting Seniors Helping Seniors of Seacoast and Southern New Hampshire.
“We truly believe that the best caregivers are those with a lifetime of their own tragedy, struggles and joys,” said Randy. “The best person to care for a senior is a senior. When we share our vulnerabilities, our aches and pains, our disappointments in not being able to do the same things as when we were young, we need genuine empathy not just a sympathetic nod. Likewise when we share stories of our youth, former careers and grandchildren, we want to talk with someone who understands, because they, too, have their own lifetime of victories and defeats.”
“We chose to start Seniors Helping Seniors of Seacoast & Southern New Hampshire in-home care because of the emphasis on finding loving, caring, compassionate providers. Anything less is not what we want for our parents, and not what we want for ourselves,” he added.
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® 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.