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August 10, 2014

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Review from Guidestar
August 10, 2014

after paying for this service for a family member, he tried to contact 3 volunteers only to be told by one that he had no idea what my family member was talking about when asked if he was a volunteer for elderhelpers .........then tried calling 2 others on the list who never answer the phone!!! what's up with this??????????
shirley

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

be honest

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Was your donation impactful?

No

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Unlikely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Unlikely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

November 14, 2013

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Review from Guidestar
November 14, 2013

I am particularly impressed with Elder Helpers ability to provide an interconnectedness for different facilities. It is great for volunteers to be able to met and serve Elders in the community assigned to them.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

November 14, 2013

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Review from Guidestar
November 14, 2013

I have worked for Elder Helpers for the Elderly for over 2 years, and it is a terrific organization. The staff is totally dedicated to the mission and wonderful to work with.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

October 28, 2013

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October 28, 2013

I was able to locate a helper for my mum through the elderhelpers.org service so I am very grateful to this organization. I live on the other side of the country and it was helpful to be able to find someone through the web and go through the screening and matching at a distance.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

October 28, 2013

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October 28, 2013

I like the multidimensional vision of C.A.R. -
(a) helping elders today,
(b) researching eldercare issues today so that future best practices in eldercare can be improved,
(c) researching today the aging process itself so that knowledge produced today can result in better
understanding of aging and how aging alters human needs for individuals, communities, and populations,
(d) emphasizing the preventive knowledge (keeping your health - keeping the health that one currently has) through the translation of relevant knowledge into improved living practices so that we can live better for longer, and
(e) researching the social implications of longevity (and statistically a progressively more 'aged' population) and how societies, governments, and others can integrate that knowledge into policy formation.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Bring more 'working partners' of knowledge-rich foundations into the deliberation process.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Some

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

September 23, 2013

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Review from Guidestar
September 23, 2013

My experience with Elders Helpers was unbelievably rewarding. I work full-time and so I was seeking a way that I could give back to the community with flexible schedule. Staff find ways to accommodate my request. It gives me an opportunity to served the elders on my own way of helping them, though it's a small gesture from my side but I know I touch someone's lives. I will continue to volunteer my time with them as I learn to love them.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

August 8, 2013

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Review from Guidestar
August 8, 2013

I am proud to have given to this organization as I know that its people work hard and are focused on doing good in this very important focus that is aging.

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Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

April 4, 2013

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Review from Guidestar
April 4, 2013

I really thank Elderhelpers.org for getting volunteers to keep my lonely nana company. She is back to her old cheerful self again. I hope that this will go on for a long time. Thanks again.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

January 22, 2013
1 person found this review helpful

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Review from Guidestar
January 22, 2013
1 person found this review helpful

I signed up to volunteer and donated the required $20. Once I did so, I tried to open the training and next step material only to find out it would not open due to "problem with the content". I tried to reply to the confirmation email only for it to be returned "undeliverable" and indicting there was no such email address. I feel completely scammed and have taken action to make sure this doesn't happen to others.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

No

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

None

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Badly

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

June 4, 2010

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June 4, 2010

My husband and I had 6 special needs children along with my own 2, but an elderly land was moved into a place were my mom lived, her children moved her in took everything of value and left! They never had much contact after that all the holidays, birthdays, mothers day nothing it broke our hearts. This lady was the most loving appreciating person I had ever met! She volunteered 40 hours a week in the community and even got the Governors Award.But after the first year of seeing her always alone, Our entire family took her in and had her start coming to all the special holidays, birthdays, graduations etc... She was so full of life and always happy and smiling she was just an inspiration to be around. I was a nurse and took her to her doctors appointments, her family took her car so I just did it. But one day she asked me if I would help her in a way no one else would, she knew she could talk to me about anything but this was very important, and very hard for her to ask but her falling out with her children was that she wanted to be buried with her husband and they (her family) did not want this because she and her husband was Mormon's and did not approve. Before she said anything else T told her I would grant her, her last wish no matter what it was and her last wish was to be with her husband so the day she turned 80 years old she quit her full time volunteer job and said she was ready to go be with her husband. I called hospice and made all the recommended changes took her to the hospice care facility and stayed there day & night with her. We talked about her last wish and what she all wanted for flowers and music, where she wanted her service to be and I told her not to worry about any of the financial part that I would take care of it, knowing she had no money or anything of value, deep inside I wasn't sure how I was going to pull it off but I didn't let her know that. The first day after we put her in hospice he doctor who had become a friend stopped and checked in on her and she said in a stern voice which was totally out of the ordinary for her she asked why she wasn't dead yet and that she wanted to go dance with her husband and how long was this going to take? She had been off her heart medication now for a few days and see was still alive, this was not what she wanted! She just thought she would be gone , have her wings and be dancing with her husband .. They as husband & wife were very well known, traveled and she was affiliated with Sweet Adaline,The orchestra, just about anything you can think of she did, even hosted dinner for President Roosevelt and his wife and her husband was a wonderful well know musician who played violin and she play piano they were very known is there home town!! They even started the daily new paper in that modest town of Iowa. As the second and third day went by in hospice we talked about all there travels and the so called good old days just to pass time away and to keep her mind on other things because this dieing stuff was taken way to long!!!!! One night another old friend stopped in and I had never left her side we sat up and was telling jokes until around 4am.we where all beat so we decided to get a little sleep but when I woke the next morning around 8am she was very peacefully sleeping so I thought but when I tried to wake her she couldn't talk or say anything just kinda smiled like always and laid her head back down and then I knew her time was limited very little words, just smiles once in a while, later that day I called family and friends and even her children and yes they all come even her children they didn't have much to say and #2 mom is what we called her was now fight to stay and I was not sure why. I'd seen death so many times being a nurse but this was different this loving person who so desperately wanted to die and go dancing with her husband now was fighting. She had a stroke and could not express herself with speech I had to try and figure out what she was holding out for! I asked her if it was something she wanted and yes it was I told her that I loved her she had been in the family for 20+ years but hat wasn't it. I asked about her service nope not that, then I said one of her children s name There, There was that smile bingo she wanted something from her biological children but what? After asking dozens of questions I found the fight one!!!! The one she had waited for, for over 20+ years (I LOVE YOU) that was all she wanted to hear from them and then GOD gave her the wings to fly and sour with the Angels her beloved husband. Her girls didn't offer anything and only asked about a ring she gave me to sell to help with exspences it was 3-4 generations old, but to this day I have never taken it off! I paid the 8,000.+ tab over several years and I have to say I have no regrets this wonderful person God blessed us with thought me a lot about Love , Family, and most of all is that you can always SMILE even if you cannot speech. WITH ALL THE LOVE IN MY HEART THIS ONE IS FOR MOM # 2.........

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promoting cause that are dear to me and to make change and awareness to others!!!

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

promote it more!

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Getting the word out!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

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Ways to make it better...

more people were to join and support the cause!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

asking people to share there personal info.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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