At Seniors Helping Seniors® Raleigh, we have a passion for meeting the needs of seniors in a way that provides both dignity and a sense of camaraderie. Our owners Kathy Uveges and Rich Uveges firmly believe we can do that through serving seniors in our community, which includes: Wake Forest, Rolesville, Raleigh, and surrounding areas.
Kathy and Rich Uveges live in Wake Forest, NC with two of their four children, and two dogs. They traveled extensively, living in northern Virginia, southern California, central Virginia and Zagreb, Croatia before making Wake Forest their home in 2009.
Rich was born and raised in Binghamton, New York and graduated from the State University of New York at Brockport with a Chemistry degree. His background includes owning and operating the family dry cleaning business, senior management roles in the Pharmaceutical industry, and as an outside consultant to standardize and improve Pharmaceutical quality control processes which are regulated by the FDA.
Kathy was born and raised in Roanoke, Virginia and received a degree from Radford University. She worked as a Chemist and in management roles in the Quality departments of various Pharmaceutical companies. She was the caregiver of her four children and worked three years as a teacher's assistant while also finding time to volunteer as Vice President of Fund Raising, President of the PTA and the Teacher’s Assistant representative for Rolesville Elementary School. In 2008 Kathy’s mother lost her long battle with cancer in which Kathy had been by her side as a caregiver, a daughter and a friend. Misfortune struck again in 2009 when Kathy’s father was diagnosed with a kidney disease spiraling him into kidney failure. Later that same year Kathy was confirmed as a match and donated the kidney to her father who has lived a full and healthy life ever since. This event started Kathy’s interest in health and fitness where she is an avid amateur athlete and has completed triathlons, marathons, and half-marathons.
Kathy and Rich's interest in the senior care area is a direct result of participating in the care of their elderly relatives. Kathy's maternal grandmother, "Memaw", lived to age 98 and in her own home until she was 94. Kathy was directly involved in the decision to move her to an assisted living situation and if at home care services were available the move would have been postponed longer. Kathy's paternal grandmother passed away at age 95 and Kathy, along with other family members, were able to fulfill her desire to age in place until the end. Rich's dad is 90, lives independently nearby, participated in the establishment of the franchise, and is now transitioning to a care recipient.
Cherie Hylton, RN, Client Services Specialist, who's motto is “the little things ARE the big thing” moved to Raleigh from Syracuse NY in 2017. Cherie has worked in elder care as Primary Instructor for Nurse Aide 1 Program, Community Educator for the Alzheimer’s Association, Caregiver Conference speaker, and Day Program volunteer.
She works as RN Trainer and Client Services Specialist for Seniors Helping Seniors® Raleigh.
“I chose Seniors Helping Seniors® because I love the concept. Once I met Kathy Uveges, I realized how seamlessly she takes this concept and makes it work. I know we have kept many people out of hospitals and next level of care.”
Yasmin Espinal, Scheduling Coordinator, was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New York City. She has dedicated her entire adult working life to helping others in the health care industry. Yasmin's credentials are extensive and cover everything from assessing the needs of every new client to determining the proper team member to support their specific needs.
Yasmin’s primary role here as the scheduling coordinator is to oversee and assure that every client’s needs are properly met at any predetermined date and time. With her loving and warm personality Yasmin understands how important it is that all our clients’ needs are met and works vigorously to accommodate and assure a great experience.
Seniors Helping Seniors® in-home services matches seniors who want to provide help with seniors who are looking for help. We started in 1998 with a simple concept that seniors can help each other age better and that those who give and those who receive benefit equally. Since 1998, we have grown from our first match to working with hundreds of helpers and clients. We've continued to grow geographically. We continue to expand the training for our helpers. And we've added services in response to the needs of our clients.
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® in-home 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.