At Seniors Helping Seniors® for southwest Chicago, 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) Surya K. Ghosh, Deepa Rawat firmly believe we can do that through serving seniors in our community, which includes: Plainfield, Joliet, Crest Hill, and surrounding areas.
Growing up in Calcutta India, Surya Kamal Ghosh and Deepa Rawat have a deeply engrained sense of how to care for aging loved ones. Both were raised with the strong family values that you care for those who cared for you. “We were fortunate to have grown up living with grandparents, uncles and aunts,” shared Deepa. “We were both taught to care for our elders, help around the house and to be there if someone was ill. We are passing the same values of caring onto our daughters,” continued Surya.
Surya and Deepa wanted to take that sense of responsibility for seniors and be a support for aging community members and their families in the southwest Chicago area. “Seniors Helping Seniors in-home care allows us to help active seniors who want to help others and to give back to their community, while also providing compassionate, loving, quality care to seniors who may need an extra hand around the house,” said Surya.
Seniors Helping Seniors in-home care matches seniors who want to help with seniors who need a little help. Both provider and receiver gain so much from the experience of peer-to-peer assistance. “Matching caregivers who are close in age to seniors who need help forms a unique bond,” shared Deepa. “Often times our providers and receivers form such strong relationships that they do become friends.”
The senior providers who work with Surya and Deepa offer many non-medical, in-home services including:
Surya and Deepa truly understand the unique needs of families who want to be there for their aging loved ones but cannot be there around the clock. “We can support families in our community, so they know their aging loved one is being cared for in a loving, compassionate way, and can remain independent in his or her own home longer,” shared Surya.
Prior to opening Seniors Helping Seniors home care, Surya and Deepa were both software professionals. Surya has a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Deepa has a Master’s degree in Information Systems Management. They have both worked in multinational consulting companies throughout their careers. In 2003 they moved to the United States and lived in several places before making Illinois their home, with their two daughters Sneha and Roma. “We love our community and are very active in it,” said Deepa. “Our hope is to have Seniors Helping Seniors home care be a fixture for our older community members, and a source of respite for their families.”
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® 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.