Brian and Leslie founded Silver Companions in 2006 after seeing their own families struggle with the heartaches of realizing their aging relatives needed someone to help them with their day to day activities. Brian and Leslie were both living in Georgia and their families were spread out over the United States. At the time, they had no idea where to turn or how to find quality, professional care. They didn’t want their aging loved one to feel like they had a babysitter. They wanted them to feel like they had a friend and a companion to help them to maintain a safe and loving environment.
How We Started
Leslie’s grandmother lived alone in Florida. Her grandmother was caring and overly generous, but too many people knew this and took advantage of it! She would tell Brian and Leslie alarming stories about how the handy man she pre-paid had taken off with her money, or how the man at the grocery store stole her wallet. There were also concerns about her driving because she would drive on the wrong side of the road and was angry with the other drivers who were “swerving” into her lane! This was a dangerous situation! Leslie was trying to hold down a full time job and get to her grandmother in Florida every weekend. The pressure was so overwhelming that Leslie’s job performance and her emotional well-being suffered. Leslie asked Dr.s and social workers for help and no one knew how to help her. She felt lost, but she knew, in the end that family ALWAYS comes first and she was determined to find an answer.
Leslie thought about hiring an independent caregiver, but then came the questions related to training, background checks, taxes, insurance, etc. She wanted assurance that the caregiver was properly trained and was a person she could trust. Leslie looked desperately for help but could not find it. At the time, Leslie and Brian had no idea what to do and realized that not only did Florida residents need help, but there was a need for seniors to be able to find qualified caregivers, right here in their own community! Leslie and Brian knew there had to be people who were just like them and had no clue where to turn or what to do to find quality care. Soon after, Silver Companions was established. We can assure you that we are committed to providing you a trained, reliable and trustworthy caregiver.