Seniors Helping Seniors® Celebrates 10 Years! Empowering Seniors to Age Independently

As we journey through life, aging gracefully is a goal we all share. However, for many seniors, even the simplest of tasks can become a challenge. While they may require assistance with daily activities, the thought of relocating to live with their children or entering an assisted living facility may not be appealing. 

Fortunately, Seniors Helping Seniors® has been a beacon of support for these individuals for the past 25 years. We sat down with Diana Marrero Cabassi, the Franchise Owner of Seniors Helping Seniors, to learn more about this unique service and how it can benefit seniors and their families.

Tell us about Seniors Helping Seniors.

Seniors Helping Seniors® is a licensed agency dedicated to providing homemaker and companionship services to seniors who need a helping hand to maintain their independence at home.

What sets your business apart from other caregiver agencies?

What truly differentiates us is the quality of our caregivers. We take pride in being the only agency that predominantly employs active seniors as caregivers. Our approach is founded on the belief that the best person to care for a senior is someone who can genuinely understand and relate to their needs.

How do you match caregivers with seniors in need of assistance?

We make matches based on shared interests and values. Our caregivers are compassionate individuals with a genuine desire to help others. We like to say, it’s…  Like getting a little help from your friends®.

Who typically seeks your services as clients?

Our typical clients are seniors who require assistance with daily tasks around the house or simply seek companionship. As people are living longer, but not necessarily healthier lives, loneliness can affect many seniors. Our service provides not only practical support but also valuable friendship to those who may be feeling isolated or depressed.

Tell us about your caregivers.

While our caregivers each have their unique qualities, they all share a common thread of love, care, and compassion. Their backgrounds are as diverse as the seniors they assist. We seek individuals with a volunteer spirit who don’t mind being compensated for their services.

How do you ensure the safety and security of your clients?

Personally, I interview all potential caregivers and thoroughly check their references. Additionally, we require everyone to undergo a Level 2 FBI background screening at the national level.

What services does Seniors Helping Seniors provide?

Our caregivers can assist with a wide range of tasks, from meal preparation to providing transportation to medical appointments. We handle light housekeeping, laundry, grocery shopping, errands, and even pet care. We also offer services such as safety and fall prevention, medication reminders, memory loss support, relief for family members, overnight supervision, and 24-hour care. In essence, we provide as much or as little support as our clients require.

How did Seniors Helping Seniors Start?

Seniors Helping Seniors® was founded over 25 years ago by Kiran and Philip Yocom. It was initially a non-profit organization that provided relief to members of their community in Pennsylvania. Prior to starting the company, Kiran had worked in India with Mother Teresa. I joined Seniors Helping Seniors® 10 years ago after moving to Florida to help care for my mother when she was diagnosed with dementia. After learning how they placed such a high priority on helping seniors maintain their independence and dignity, I decided to open a local office and I’m very fortunate that we have been providing service in the area since 2014! 

Could you tell us more about the personalized service you provide?

In our Seniors Helping Seniors® community, this isn’t just a job, and you’re not just a client. We are genuinely interested in who you are, what you need, and what you can share with us. Our primary goal is to deliver loving and compassionate care. Most importantly, we aim to ensure that seniors, often overlooked and disrespected, are treated with the dignity and respect they deserve.

Anything else you would like to add?

Our rates are competitive, and we can tailor a plan of care to fit within any budget.
I encourage you to call and schedule a free in-home consultation.

To learn more about Seniors Helping Seniors® call 954-202-5200 or visit The office is located at 9680 Pines Boulevard in Pembroke Pines.