At Seniors Helping Seniors® Baton Rouge, 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) Garry Furlough, Melanie Furlough firmly believe we can do that through serving seniors in our community, which includes: Baton Rouge, Denham Springs, Gonzales, and surrounding areas.
About Seniors Helping Seniors in-home services, Metro Baton Rouge, Louisiana Seniors Helping Seniors in-home services in Metro Baton Rouge and vicinities (Gonzales, Denham Springs, and Prairieville) provides non-medical assistance for seniors by seniors. We work with receivers to ensure their safety, reduce loneliness, and to encourage their participation in life.
Garry and Melanie Furlough, Franchise Owners
After decades of marriage, Garry and Melanie Furlough have launched a business that will further strengthen their bond by fostering relationships between seniors seeking employment and seniors who need help to continue living in their own homes.
Garry Furlough, an Air Force veteran and recently-retired Postal Service worker, and Dr. Melanie Furlough, a certified gerontologist employed by Siemens Medical Solutions, have launched the first Seniors Helping Seniors franchise to serve seniors in Metro Baton Rouge, Gonzales, Denham Springs, and Prairieville.
Like many Seniors Helping Seniors franchise owners, the Furloughs have had personal experience caring for aging family members.
“Each member of our families plays a part in caring for our parents,” said Melanie, who has an MBA and a doctorate in public policy. “Whoever is the best to handle the need at the moment takes the lead. This is the same model we plan to use with our Seniors Helping Seniors franchise.”
Although there are other businesses providing non-medical caregiving services to seniors in the Baton Rouge area, Seniors Helping Seniors in-home services is unique because of the relationships the business model cultivates and nurtures between the providers and receivers, Garry said.
“The code of ‘getting a little help from my friends’ will be used, but without the guilt of imposing on friends,” Garry said. “The senior providers and the senior receivers will be extensions of the loving, caring and compassionate relationships fostered in our family. Supporting our elders in the best way possible with dignity and respect is part of our Southern culture.”
Non-medical services provided may include, but are not limited to, light housekeeping, meal preparation, handyman services, transportation and companionship.
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.