At Seniors Helping Seniors® SE MI -, we have a passion for meeting the needs of seniors in a way that provides both dignity and a sense of camaraderie. Our owner Carmo Ribeiro Ph.D firmly believe we can do that through serving seniors in our community, which includes: Westland, Wayne, Plymouth, and surrounding areas.

Compassion and caring are the driving forces behind Seniors Helping Seniors® services of Eastern Washtenaw and Western Wayne Counties. “We want to know the seniors in our community are being well-cared for by compassionate, caring, loving, understanding, and joyful people,” said Carmo. “By matching seniors who truly want to help with seniors who need assistance, we are confident in the care that is being provided.”

The peer-to-peer care offered by Seniors Helping Seniors® in-home services allows seniors the opportunity to give back to their community. Often, long- lasting relationships are formed with the seniors for whom they care. At the same time, seniors who need a little help receive that care from someone whom they can trust and with whom they feel comfortable. Family members are able to spend quality time with their loved ones, knowing that their day-to-day needs are being met in a compassionate, caring and loving way.

The senior providers offer many non-medical in-home services including:

Joyful, positive and happy companion care
Light housekeeping
Meal preparation
Personal grooming and dressing
Doctor visits
Yard work
Mobility assistance
House maintenance and small repairs
24-hour/overnight stays
Respite Care
Alzheimer/Dementia Care
Medication reminders
Dog walking/pet care
Grocery shopping
Grocery Pick-up

Carmo is originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil and moved to Michigan 25 years ago as part of a job transfer opportunity. He earned his PhD in Technology Management from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, had a long career in corporations and now is full time dedicated in helping Seniors in SE MI. Carmo is an active member of Grace.  "I feel so blessed to be part of something that brings people together in such a loving way,” said Carmo. “Seniors Helping Seniors® in-home care allows us to give back, expand our circle of friends, provide care and support for those who need us and serve the senior community as a whole.”

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 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.

We Provide:

  • 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.

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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.

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