BALTIMORE, May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Senior Helpers, a national franchise of leading in-home senior caregiver services, announced today it has been recognized by Today's Caregiver magazine as a 2013 Caregiver Friendly® Award recipient. The awards recognize products, services, books and media created with the needs of caregivers in mind. Senior Helpers was recognized in the "Media" category for its Senior Gems® training DVD.
Senior Helpers has developed a unique training program called Senior Gems® that helps family members and professional caregivers properly care for their aging loved ones through each stage of dementia and Alzheimer's. Senior Gems takes a positive approach to caregiving by focusing on what your loved one can do, instead of what they can't do.
"Half of all Americans know someone who has Alzheimer's disease," said Peter Ross, CEO of Senior Helpers. "The reality of this disease is that it could more than triple during the next three decades as a result of aging Baby Boomers entering their at-risk years. It's more important now than ever to address the need for Alzheimer's caregiving support programs and services."
Today's Caregiver magazine, part of the Caregiver Media Group, is the first national magazine dedicated entirely to caregivers. Caregiver Media Group is a leading provider of information, support and guidance for families and professional caregivers alike.
"The average caregiver is responsible for over $40,000 in health related expenditures each year, in either personal or directed funds," says Gary Barg, Today's Caregiver magazine's Editor-in-Chief, "This award is designed to help family caregivers recognize and reward those organizations who will care for them in as committed a manner as they care for their loved ones."
Senior Helpers will be formally honored with the award on July 25 at the magazine's Fearless Caregiver Conference in Boca Raton, Fla. For more information about Today's Caregiver, please visit www.caregiver.com. To learn more about Senior Helpers, go to www.seniorhelpers.com.
About Senior Helpers:
Senior Helpers connects professional caregivers with seniors who wish to live at home as opposed to a nursing or assisted living facility. The company has nearly 300 franchises in 40 states and one in Canada offering a wide range of personal and companion care services to assist seniors living independently with a strong focus on quality of life for the client and peace of mind for their families. Senior Helpers strives to be the leading companion and personal care provider that offers dependable, consistent and affordable home care.
For more information, please visit: www.seniorhelpers.com.
About The Caregiver Friendly Awards:
Caregiver Friendly® Awards are presented by Today's Caregiver magazine to celebrate outstanding books, media, products and services designed with the best interest of the family caregiver in mind. Today's Caregiver magazine, launched in 1995, is published by Caregiver Media Group, which also produces the Fearless Caregiver Conferences, www.caregiver.com and The Fearless Caregiver book which teaches caregivers how to become their loved one's fearless advocates within the healthcare system.
SOURCE Senior Helpers