About Seniors Helping Seniors® In Home Care Services
At Seniors Helping Seniors® St. Louis Central and St. Charles County, 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) Mary Kierath, Michael Kierath firmly believe we can do that through serving seniors in our community, which includes: Central St Louis County and St Charles County.
Seniors Helping Seniors® in home care services of Central St Louis and St Charles county (including the vicinities of Florissant, University City, Maryland Heights, Creve Coeur, Ladue, Clayton, Bridgeton, St. Ann, Overland , St Charles, St Peters, Wentzville and surrounding areas) provides non-medical home health care assistance for seniors by seniors. We work with seniors and older adults to reduce their loneliness and ensure their safety while keeping them active and happy. Mary and Michael Kierath, Franchise Owners
Our passion for seniors is what brought us to the Seniors Helping Seniors® family.
Michael Kierath, who works in sales and has management experience, and his wife Mary Kierath, who spent 35 years working in early childhood development, have spent much of their adult lives caring for older members of their families.
While Mary was a stay at home mom, she was the designated person to take care of various relatives. Mike's father lived with them for twelve years. During this time he experienced many health issues. Mary took care of him on a day to day basis. Mary also took care of an aunt who had Parkinson's , an aunt who had Alzheimer's and an uncle who had heart disease.
The Seniors Helping Seniors® in home care business model is different than other companies because senior caregivers and receivers can relate to each other based on similar life experiences, said the Kieraths. They added that there is a shortage of employment for seniors in the area, and this will provide an opportunity for seniors to serve each other and get paid to do so.
“We believe that all seniors have the right to stay in their own homes as long as they can safely do so,” Mike Kierath said. “Seniors Helping Seniors® in home care services will give them the extra help that is needed to avoid entering a nursing home prematurely.”
Nonmedical services provided may include, but are not limited to, cooking, light housekeeping, yard work, pet walking, shopping, transportation, home maintenance, small repairs, grooming, companionship, overnight visits, post-operative assistance and respite care.
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® in home care services 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® 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.