At Seniors Helping Seniors® Fort Lauderdale, 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) Ed Dunkel, Paul Kaiser firmly believe we can do that through serving seniors in our community, which includes: Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach and Northern Broward County.
Paul and Ed share the unique experience of caring for their elderly parents with the challenge of Alzheimer's and dementia. They not only had to search out care options for their own parents, but have had to evaluate and judge prospective care programs. Both feel that if they can lessen the burden of elder care for other individuals, they will have made a great positive contribution. Allowing an individual to age in home or in place is not only a positive result for the receivers of our services but also is rewarding to us as providers and business owners.
Ed was born in Reading, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Fleetwood Area High School, Fleetwood, PA, from Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA and holds a doctorate from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. He has 1 sister, Elizabeth, 3 children Johanna Weber, Samuel and William Dunkel and 3 grandchildren Nathan and Samuel Weber, and one on the way. He also takes care of his mother Madeline in Palm Aire. Ed worked for numerous years in Academic Medicine specifically in viral diseases and infections of the eye. He has extensive experience in company development, in management and daily corporate operations.
Paul is a native of Minneapolis, Minnesota. He graduated from Jefferson High School and from The University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. He holds a BA degree in Political Science and has extensive experience in business management, company and new product development. He has 4 siblings (John, Peter, Bernie and Molly) and currently takes care of his mother Mary Ellen. His can do work experience in Clothing Wholesale and Management in NYC are invaluable to his role in our Seniors Helping Seniors business.
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® home care 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® 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.