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Home Helpers and Direct Link
Home Helpers and Direct Link
Home Helpers' president, John Squires, and his wife.
Location: Media, Penn.
Employees hired in last year: 50 caregivers, 3 managers
Total Employees: 175 caregivers, 12 managers

Aging baby boomers have become a booming business for John Squires. In his area of Pennsylvania, more than 20% of the population is over 65. "The growth of our business really comes from a reputation, but it also comes from the fact that people don't know where to turn," Squires said. He has 175 non-medical, companion caregivers working for him, and a staff of 12 to manage employee and client schedules. He is hiring and looking to open a second office.

While aging boomers don't necessarily need -- or want -- to move into assisted living centers, many need help getting to the doctor's office, making dinner and remembering to take medications. And the "sandwich generation" -- those adults taking care of both their parents and their children -- can't do it alone. Home Helpers also accommodates in-home care of people with Alzheimer's and dementia.

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