Welcome to... Peace of Mind

a Senior Care Resource Guide

sponsored by Seniors Helping Seniors

Seniors Helping Seniors, Seacoast and Southern New Hampshire

 
 
Chester, Senior Care, Senior Services, Elder Care, Elderly Care, Care for Elderly, Elderly Services
 
 

Senior Care

Resource Guide

of Seacoast & Southern NH


Chester, NH


We all need a little help now and then.  Do you need In Home senior care, such as respite, companionship, personal care, meal preparation?  Do you need Home Modifications, such as showers bars, hand rails, wheelchair ramps?  Do you need to find a Senior Day Program?  Do you need help with doctor appointments?  Do you need transportation to get there?  Do you need medical equipment? 

All of us naturally want to remain independent as long as possible. A senior's life can be vibrant, exciting and loving up to the moment that God calls them home. We want you to have the resources at your fingertips, so that you and your loved ones may keep that independence.

Senior Care Chester NH and Town Hall


Non Medical Services (in-home), Chester, NH:   Seniors Helping Seniors  603-801-1936


Medical Services (in-home), Chester, NH:   Call For Referral 603-801-1936


Nearest Senior Centers, Chester, NH:

John O'Leary Adult Center, Merrimack, 603-424-2100
William B Cashin Senior Center, Manchester, 603-624-6536
Nashua Senior Activity Center, Nashua, 603-889-6155
Merrimac Senior Center, Merrimac, MA, 978-346-9549
Ingram Senior Center, Salem, 603-890-2190
Exeter Senior Center, 30 Court St, Exeter, NH 03833, 603-778-7706
Senior Services Coordinator, City of Portsmouth, 603-610-4433

 

Nearest Senior Day Programs, Chester, NH:

TLC Medical Day Care For Adults, Concord, 603-224-8171
Vintage Grace, Derry, 603-425-6339
St. John Neuman Day Away Program, Merrimack, 603-880-4689
 Easter Seals Adult Day Program, Manchester, 603-621-3558
Milford United Methodist Church Afternoon Off Program, Milford, 603-673-2669
Gateways Community Services-Adult Day Program, Hudson, 603-883-0994
Rockingham County Adult Medical Day Program, Brentwood, 603-679-9317
Silverthorne Adult Day Center, Salem, 603-893-4799
Sarah Care Adult Day Services, Hampstead, 603-329-4401
Mark Wentworth Adult Day Program, Portsmouth, 603-430-0070

 

 

Nearest Alzheimer's Association, Chester, NH:   MA/NH Chapter,  800-272-3900

 

Nearest Service Link Office, Chester, NH: 

Manchester, 603-644-2240
Nashua, 603-598-4709

 

Assisted Living Placement Services, Chester, NH:   Opening New Doors, 603-303-1436

 

 


National Info/Services on Senior Care, In Home Care

General information

 

AgeVenture: Reporting lifestyle trends of babyboomers and retirees.
American Bar Association-Commission on Law and Aging: Elder law resources in your area.
American Society on Aging: Advocates for those who are aging and their caregivers.
Brookdale Center on Aging: The Largest Multidisciplinary Gerontology Center in the Northeast.
ElderNet: A seniors' guide to health, housing, legal, financial, retirement, lifestyles, news and entertainment information on the World Wide Web.
ElderWeb: Virtual community of computer-using older adults.
Eldercare Locator: A national directory of community services.
Older Americans: Get the retirement benefits you deserve: Social Security, Medicare, and pensions.
Senior Center, The: Information on travel bargains, free books, and health news.
Senior Circle: Interactive community of active senior citizens with discussion groups, travel opportunities, health information, and more.
Senior Com: SeniorCom's Online Community provides products, services, information and entertainment to the 50-Plus market.
SeniorLink: Access to eldercare professionals, programs, helpers, facilities and agencies.
Senior Resource: Housing and lifestyle choices and how to plan and pay for them.
Senior Resource Guide: National resources for health and wellness, entertainment, care giving, housing, financing, travel and much more.
National Council on Aging: Is the nation’s leading nonprofit service and advocacy organization representing older adults and the community organizations that serve them.
Third Age:Topic areas include health care, computers, retirement, investing, caregiving, travel, news, grand-parenting, and much more.
Wire Seniors: Over 5,000 links to sites of interest.
 

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Federal, State and Local Government

Administration on Aging: Information designed for Older Americans, their families and those concerned about providing the opportunities and services to enrich the lives of older persons and support their independence.
Healthy Aging for Older Adults: Critical knowledge gaps exist for responding to the health needs of older adults.
NIHSeniorHealth Home Page: Older adults and the diverse activities they enjoy.
Senior Citizen’s Resources: US governments site for general Seniors Citizen resources
Social Security Online: The official Web site of the Social Security Administration.

Health & Medical

Alzheimer's Association: The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research.
Healthfinder: This directory has links to more than 1,250 Web sites, including more than 250 federal sites and 1,000 state, local, not- for-profit, university and other consumer health resources. Topics are organized in a subject index.
Medline: The world's most extensive collection of published medical information, coordinated by the National Library of Medicine. Originally designed primarily for health professionals and researchers, MEDLINE is also valuable for students and for those seeking more specific information about health conditions, research and treatment.
NIH Health Information Page: Provides a single access point to the consumer health information resources of the National Institutes of Health, including the NIH Health Information Index, NIH publications and clearinghouses and the Combined Health Information Database.

Caregiving

Caregivers Resources: The National Caregivers Library is one of the most extensive online libraries for caregivers that exist today. It consists of hundreds of articles and forms.
Caregiver Action Network:  is a non-profit organization providing education, peer support, and resources to family caregivers across the country free of charge.
Caregiving: WebMD- National Caregiving Organizations: Caregiving can bring challenges, as well as rewards. Here’s how to tend to others while also nurturing yourself.
Family Caregiver Alliance/ National Center on Caregiving:
Serves as a public voice for caregivers, illuminating the daily challenges they face, championing their cause through education, services, research and advocacy.
National Alliance for Caregiving: National support, information and resources.
National Caregiving Foundation: Caregiving can be very rewarding. It can also become very exhausting and even distressing.
Caregiver Action Network:  is a non-profit organization providing education, peer support, and resources to family caregivers across the country free of charge.
Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving: Overall goal is to support caregivers – both family and professional- through efforts of advocacy, education, research, and service.

Assistive Technology

Assis-TECH: Assistive technology products.
Deafworks: Products for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing.
National directory of Home Modification and Repair Resources: clearinghouse on home modification to equip professionals and consumers with a comprehensive inventory of resources.

Just for fun

The Cool Grandma: Fun on-line community for the aging population. This site has discussion boards, crafting, cooking and other hobby ideas, in addition to fun educational resources.

Great Clean Jokes: Hilarious jokes – clean enough to tell your grandmother, funny enough to tell your friends!
Merriment, Humor and Fun: On this page You'll find clean jokes and cartoons about senior citizens.

 

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We all need a little help from time to time.

We know it’s hard to ask for help. But, getting senior services from a loving, caring, compassionate senior who really understands what life is about is the best of both worlds.

Our senior helpers can assist with all the things you need – light housekeeping, cooking, shopping, mowing the lawn, getting you to the doctor, or even just changing a light bulb — and they provide at home senior care with love. That’s why we say it’s just like getting a little help from your friends.™

We personally match you with elder care companions who will fit your personality and needs. And, we work the way it works best for you. Our senior home care services are available for you every day, any hour of the week and even overnight.

What we have discovered is that the people who use our in home senior care services come to love the people who provide our elder care. It’s about getting the help and so much more – it’s about adding joy and companionship back into life. We hear over and over again from those who receive our senior in home care services that: we change people’s lives.™

 


 

 


We exclusively hire seniors.

When you search for senior care, you want to find someone who is truly going to care from their heart.  Our elder care helpers get paid, but they are not providing senior care for the income.  Many of our home helpers were looking for volunteer opportunities when they found Seniors Helping Seniors.  Most of our home care seniors provided senior home care for their own parents and saw them through all of the stages of later life, including Alzheimer's care, incontinence, wandering, elderly transportation, etc.  They learned elder care first hand, in their parent's home, in their own homes, at the assisted living center, at the memory care unit, and at the hospital, at the hospice center and then back home for the last several months of life.  They understand the need for respite care, because they used respite services themselves. And they understand the emotion involved in choosing to hire senior home care, knowing they couldn't provide all the home elder care themselves.



Our senior helpers know senior care--but more than that--they know how to give of their heart.  Geriatric care is not a job for our seniors--it is a way to give.  To give something a younger person cannot: a lifetime of experience in understanding others.  Our senior helpers know what you are going through as a daughter or son.  They know what your parent is going through, and they want to spend their retirement years being a joy to others.  For them it is a way of giving and receiving. 


Can a senior handle the rigors of senior home care services?

One of our elderly care providers is 82 and is more fit than most 40 year olds.  Being retired doesn't make you unfit.  In fact, it means you have more time for your health, more time for active sports and pursuits.  We have a gentleman who provides elderly services including yard care and can rake leaves faster than you can blow them.  Keep in mind as well, our senior assistance experts do not provide medical care, so tasks such as lifting are left to the medical teams or medical facilities.  Therefore, regardless of how difficult your task is, we will fit the right senior care provider with your situation.





Seniors are the best caregivers for Alzheimer’s care

Some of our senior caregivers have extensive backgrounds in Alzheimer’s care and dementia care, a common reason to ask for senior care.  Their background often doesn’t come from a textbook or a classroom—it comes from direct care to their own parents, friends and volunteer experiences.  Seniors are uniquely qualified to care for Alzheimer’s and dementia clients—they have a lifetime of practicing patience, and they have no other pressing concerns to run away to after “work.”  For our senior caregivers, this isn’t a job, they are there because they truly want to give of their heart. 

In one such case, we provided dementia care in Amherst, NH.  The senior helper was a 78 year old who has a wealth of experience in Alzheimers care.  The Alzheimers caregiver never expected to start a new career in his 70’s, but he has huge heart and has a knack for listening and redirecting—a critical skill in dementia care.  The fact that just one year in age separates the senior caregiver from the receiver, was a significant source of success with the client.  Dementia care clients typically retain long term memory far better than short term—so our Alzheimers caregiver was uniquely qualified to communicate with the client--they could talk about the same era growing up!  Seniors are an extraordinary resource in providing home dementia care.

Senior Assisted Living or Senior Home Care?  Our experienced dementia care providers make that difficult decision easier.  Under many circumstances, dementia clients are stronger candidates for senior home care.  The familiarity of their home can be a steady calming influence.  Take them out of their home and agitation or wandering may start or increase.  Let us help you make a decision that is best for you and your loved one.


Senior services by seniors, the only way to receive senior care

Do you need help? Answer these questions to find out.

  • Do you have low motivation, a lack of energy, and/or physical problems?
  • Do you have difficulty keeping up with the daily chores around your home? House cleaning? Cooking? Changing linens?
  • Could you use assistance getting to the doctor? Or to the store?
  • Would you welcome help with care of outside of your home such as gardening, shoveling, maintenance?

If you’ve answered “yes” to any of these questions, it is worth talking to someone from Seniors Helping Seniors in-home services.

  • Amherst
  • Atkinson
  • Auburn
  • Bedford
  • Brookline
  • Candia
  • Chester
  • Danville
  • Derry
  • East Hampstead
  • East Kingston
  • Epping
  • Exeter
  • Fremont
  • Goffstown
  • Greenland
  • Hampstead
  • Hampton
  • Hampton Falls
  • Hollis
  • Hooksett
  • Hudson
  • Kingston
  • Litchfield
  • Londonderry
  • Manchester
  • Merrimack
  • Milford
  • Mont Vernon
  • Nashua
  • North Hampton
  • New Boston
  • Newfields
  • Newmarket
  • Newton
  • North Hampton
  • Pelham
  • Plaistow
  • Portsmouth
  • Raymond
  • Rye Beach
  • Rye
  • Salem
  • Sandown
  • Seabrook
  • Stratham
  • Windham

 

Call us: 603-801-1936

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“Between the four of us we have been through almost every major situation you can face in caring for a parent,” said Ben. It was personal experience with their own parents that led friends and business partners, Judy and Randy Loubier and Ben and Nancy Paquin to start Seniors Helping Seniors senior care services, serving the Seacoast and Southern New Hampshire.  “My mother was living in Florida and 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 in caring for a parent,” said Ben. He recounted the times that he and his business partners have provided or found senior care for their parents: from close and long distance, set up hospice, used assisted living, long-term care, set up their parents’ homes to meet their special needs and made their own home a senior care home. “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 decision-maker.” 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 senior 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 senior care caregivers have extensive backgrounds in Alzheimer's care and dementia care.

 

 

As the name implies, Seniors Helping Seniors exclusively hires seniors as senior caregivers to provide care for elderly clients.  Some have extensive backgrounds in Alzheimer’s care and dementia care, a common reason to ask for senior care.  Their background often doesn’t come from a textbook or a classroom—it comes from direct senior care to their own parents, friends and volunteer experiences.  Seniors are uniquely qualified to care for Alzheimer’s and dementia clients—they have a lifetime of practicing patience, and they have no other pressing concerns to run away to after “work.”  For our senior caregivers, this isn’t a job (they do get paid) but they are there because they truly want to give of their heart. 


 

 

 

Seniors Helping Seniors offers non-medical home care for senior clients, including but not limited to:

 

  • Cooking
  • Light housekeeping
  • Companionship
  • Personal grooming and dressing
  • Shopping
  • Doctor visits
  • Transportation
  • Yard work
  • Mobility assistance
  • House maintenance and small repairs
  • Overnight stays (24-hour care) 
  • Long-distance check-ins
  • Respite care
  • Alzheimer/Dementia care 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seniors Helping Seniors is a senior care company licensed through the Department of Health and Human Services with the State of NH. 


They can be reached at 603-801-1936, judy@shs-nh.com, or www.seniorshelpingseniorsnh.com


603-801-1936

judy@shs-nh.com

 

 

Friendships develop that go far beyond the physical care.  Seniors Helping Seniors is a senior care company that hires the most extraordinary hearts.  Your parent deserves the very best.