About Senior Friends and Services, Inc: Senior Care, Respite Care and more.
When we’re given the choice, most of us wish to stay in our homes. Sometimes, our elders need help to remain at home, and that is where Senior Friends and Services excels. If you wish to remain at home and age in place, but you or your loved one may have trouble providing care. Perhaps your spouse is aging, too, and you both need help around the house. More and more seniors are opting to live independent lives outside of institutions and rest homes, and in-home, non-medical care, like the superior care Senior Friends provides, is a safe and effective way to fulfill those wishes – to stay in the comfort of one’s own home.
Since 1997, Senior Friends and Services has been providing non-medical in-home care for seniors and others when they need it most. Our goal is to help our senior clients to maintain their dignity and self-respect by fulfilling their wishes to stay in their own homes as they age. Our rigorous and high standards are some of the most stringent in the industry – your Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Atlantic county neighbors trust us to come into their homes to care for their loved ones, and you can too. It feels great to us to be included in your life as your companion and helper, where we show kindness and sympathy, and help you endure challenging moments. We’re not just your helpers, we’re your friends, family, neighbors. We promise to exceed your expectations, and to treat your loved one with the care and attention they deserve.
Senior Friends offer a wide range of home health care services including companionship, transportation, shopping and errands, chores around the house, preparing meals, home health aides, bathing, dressing, and other personal care, and other daily living activities. We provide referral services for physical and occupational therapy.
Meet The Staff
Meet Linda Conklin Lovell CHHA:
Linda has been in the Healthcare profession since 1982. Originally from upstate New York she now makes her home here in South Jersey. She is a kind, caring and valuable member of our Home Care Team. Linda enjoys dancing and can often be seen in the summer months “strutting” on Powell Ave. with visiting string bands from Philly. Linda is an avid gardener and loves to share her flowers with our senior clients. Linda will go the extra mile to help anyone. Linda has two sons Mike and Jim and one grandson Aaron.
Meet Nancy Godfrey:
We have been fortunate to have Nancy Godfrey as a member of our team since 1999. She first worked in the field as a Companion Aide and quickly established herself as a valuable team member. She subsequently moved into the office and once again proved herself. Nancy is our go to person for billing, payroll, and scheduling needs. In her spare time Nancy volunteers at her local food pantry and loves to spend time with friends and family. Nancy has been married for 26 years to her Husband Glenn and has a 21 year old son Kyle.
Meet Mary Wright RN, BSN, CCM
Mary has been co-owner of Senior Friends & Services, Inc. since 1997. What started out as a way to help family, neighbors, & friends has now grown into one of the most respected Home Agency’s in the area. Mary has been married to her husband Bob since 1987 and has a son Andrew and daughter Amy. In her spare time Mary loves to ski, read, and spend time with family and friends.
Meet Nancy Macbride CHHA:
Nancy has been co owner of Senior Friends & Services, Inc. since 1997. She has always been a caretaker to her family and would often be found helping a neigh bor. Nancy has been married to her husband Mike for 35 years and has 5 children; Amy, Katie, Colleen, Danny & Matthew. She is also blessed with 5 beautiful grandchildren. In her spare time she loves to cook and spend time with her grandchildren.
Our registered nurses oversee the care by making regular visits to monitor the status of all our clients.
They are on call 24 hours to answer any questions.
Senior Friends & Services, Inc. can help and is often a solution for Seniors and their families. Call for more information or for FREE consultation. Our coordinators are available to answer your questions and discuss how Senior Friends & Services can help.
Questions to Ask a Home Care Company
Q: Are the caregivers your employee or mine?
A: Senior Friends & Services, Inc is licensed by the State of New Jersey, Division of Consumer Affairs as a Health Care Service Firm. Our caregivers are employees of Senior Friends & Services. In the State of New Jersey it is illegal to have personal caregivers that are not employees. That means caregivers that are paid directly by you and do not receive a paycheck by us. SF&S bills the client and pays the caregiver.
Q: Who is responsible for payroll taxes (State, Federal, and Social Security) for the caregivers?
A: As required by law, Senior Friends & Services, Inc pays all the payroll taxes and insurance. An important point to remember is that whoever writes the check to the employee is the responsible party for taxes & insurance.
Q: Are the caregivers certified Home Health Aides?
A: All of our personal caregivers are CHHA, certified by the State of New Jersey and supervised by a Registered Nurse.
Q: Are the caregivers bonded and insured?
A: Yes all of our caregivers are bonded, and covered by workers compensation insurance.
Q: Do all caregivers have criminal background checks?
A: Yes all caregivers have criminal background checks and complete reference checks prior to employment.
These questions are very important to ask prior to receiving care.