About Seniors Helping Seniors
Only a senior understands the needs of another senior. Seniors Helping Seniors of Southern New Hampshire and Maine is licensed directly with both the State of New Hampshire and the State of Maine Departments of Health and Human Services. We are 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 Southern New Hampshire & Maine.
“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 Southern New Hampshire & Maine.
“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 Southern New Hampshire & Maine. 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.
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