"Do small things with great love" - Mother Theresa
"With my mom falling and breaking her leg this morning in Lombard, thank God that Darlene had her weekly visit today, and that she was able to stay and assist mom until the evening. Thank God for Seniors Helping Seniors." - Patricia H. - Chicago
Dan and Valerie Rattary, owners and operators of Seniors Helping Seniors in-home services throughout DuPage County are driven to provide meaningful care and companionship to older adults.
By facilitating matches between seniors who want to help and seniors who need a little help the Rattarys are able to aid seniors in their own community to live healthy, independent lifestyles while remaining comfortable in their own homes.
“I have been drawn to caring for seniors since reconnecting with my grandmother and her friends when I relocated back to Illinois about 15 years ago. Providing her the help she needed opened my eyes to the need for the services that Seniors Helping Seniors in-home care can provide,” said Dan. Peer-to-peer care enables seniors who need help to get the care they deserve, while living independently in their own home. It promotes better communication and socialization with their caregiver, who is also a senior. Seniors Helping Seniors in-home services in DuPage County stands as a tribute to my grandmother’s vitality and independent spirit, providing the kind of loving care that she deserved."
Dan and Valerie are active parents and contributors to the DuPage county community, local parish and fundraisers. Dan is an active member of the Westmont Chamber Board, as well as his children's school board. Dan has a degree in psychology from the University of California, Irvine. Prior to Seniors Helping Seniors, he was a national account manager and team leader in the computer industry for nearly two decades. He is an avid runner, basketball player and is an active coach for the Park District youth baseball league. Valerie has a teaching degree in bilingual studies from Northern University and has ten years experience teaching elementary and Spanish students. She is active in the Westmont Park District, her parish and her community.
Dan and Valerie’s goal is to help seniors in their community maintain their dignity and happiness as they age. Both senior providers and senior receivers have so much to offer and Dan and Valerie want to nourish those gifts in the best way they know how. “By partnering senior caregivers from our area who are dedicated and compassionate, we are able to put smiles on our clients’ faces and provide services that make daily activities a little easier,” says Valerie. Seniors Helping Seniors in-home services offer the best way to let seniors both give and receive help.
Some of the services that Seniors Helping Seniors caregivers offer are personal care, transportation/errands, shopping, pet care, light housekeeping and maintenance, cooking, reading, bill paying, medication reminders, light yard work, morning wakeup care, evening turndown care, non-medical accident recovery, 24/7 care, and help in preparing for a move to an assisted care facility.
Seniors Helping Seniors in-home services has over 200 locations throughout the country. The organization was founded over 14 years ago by Kiran Yocum, who has a mission and a passion to help seniors live independently. Kiran’s personal interest in seniors grew out of her work with Mother Teresa. She leads the organization through compassion and caring for all.