Seniors Helping Seniors® Lorain County In-home Services is excited to announce the transfer of ownership to husband-and-wife Roderick Bowdle and Moriah Umbs and Veteran Nehemiah Sparling. With hard work and dedication, they will continue to sustain and grow the quality-of-service Seniors Helping Seniors® Lorain County has provided throughout the years.
“It is a blessing to help seniors and make a positive impact in their life in such an exciting way,” says new owner Roderick Bowdle. “I love being a part of the connections that are made for those who need care. Seniors Helping Seniors® Lorain County provides us an opportunity to modify the business to fit our client's needs and expand our business to assist individuals in rural Lorain county and the surrounding area.”
New owner Moriah Umbs's driving force is her passion for improving people’s lives and being able to provide support to empower the community. Her experience in customer and client relationship management, office administration, and marketing design have provided her with a wealth of knowledge in the business industry.
"It is a privilege to be able to provide a foundation for others to grow and thrive in their everyday life. When looking into the process of purchasing a business with Roderick, we appreciated how dedicated Seniors Helping Seniors® in-home services is to the community. The model of seniors helping others to age with dignity and move into a different chapter of life easily and gracefully was an inspiration for us" says Moriah.
Roderick has a background in accounting and finance and has overseen teams and departments in multiple industries. He is looking forward to making a positive impact on the lives of people in the senior community and will continually strive to do the right thing for his clients and employees.
New owner Nehemiah Sparling says "When I see a need, I try to fill it and I saw a need for America’s seniors. I want to be a part of something greater than myself and contribute to the defense of our great democracy. Senior veterans hold a special place in my heart. I can relate to many of their experiences, and I feel it is extremely important that their sacrifice (whether big or small) not be forgotten and we care for every senior veteran, always."
"I have seen the incredible impact that Seniors Helping Seniors® Lorain County has made in the lives of countless seniors. Connecting loving and supporting caregivers to seniors allows for greater independence which unlocks the key to thriving and living life to the fullest throughout the aging process" according to Nehemiah.
Nehemiah joined the Air Force in 2015 working in the areas of military logistics, readiness management, and deployment operations. He served seven and a half years on active duty and three deployments to the Republic of Korea, the United Arab Emirates, and Kuwait during his time in the Air Force.
During the transitional period, there will be adjustments made in the best interest of their clients, caregivers, and the community. The new owners plan to be involved with implementing the changes to ensure a smooth transition for their receivers and caregivers.
One area of focus will be on training. Caregivers will receive ongoing training through CareAcademy and new caregivers will receive one-on-one training in the home of their receiver. CareAcademy is an online platform that provides training to keep caregivers in compliance with Ohio’s requirements and enables learners to build functional skills and improve proficiency.
“It is a privilege for us to be able to provide supportive and compassionate care and give the reassurance that your loved one is in good hands,” says Moriah. Hiring qualified caregivers is a high priority for the new owners and they are exploring new ways to find caregivers and ensure they are skilled and provide expert care for the seniors they help. Bringing Love into the Lives of Seniors with Dignity and Respect®
Our Seniors Helping Seniors® Core Values
Seniors Helping Seniors® Lorain Count 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.
- 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® 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.