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Home Helpers/Direct Link of the Western Suburbs of Chicago Honored with 2010 Adam Brown Spirit of Home Helpers Award

CINCINNATI – Mike and Mary Doepke, owners of the Home Helpers and Direct Link of the Western Suburbs of Chicago, located in Hinsdale, Ill., were recently honored as the recipients of the 2010 Adam Brown Spirit of Home Helpers Award for Home Helpers, the nation’s leading senior care franchise specializing in non-medical and personal care and companionship for seniors. The Doepke’s were presented with the honor at the company’s annual national conference in Phoenix, Ariz., on September 22, 2010.

The Home Helpers and Direct Link “Adam Brown Spirit of Home Helpers Award” was established to recognize the franchisee who has exhibited the Home Helpers and Direct Link spirit while continuing to grow their business, achieving significant milestones and contributing to the system as a whole.

“It is an honor to be presented this award,” Mike Doepke said. “As local business owners, to receive an award from such a tight-knit community of our peers is truly a thrill. Being a part of the Home Helpers/Direct Link family has enabled us to provide quality services to families in the community, and I feel privileged to have this opportunity to help families in need of home care services.”
Home Helpers offers free in-home consultations and works with individual clients and their families to tailor flexible care plans to meet their specific needs and budgets. Services offered may include companionship, grocery shopping, meal preparation, transportation, assistance bathing and dressing, medication reminders and light housekeeping.

Direct Link® Help At The Touch Of A Button℠ is a national provider of medical alert units, including a 24-hour personal emergency response system and an automated medication dispenser that enable seniors to feel safer and live independently in the comfort of their own home longer than might otherwise be possible.

“The Doepke’s are both energetic and enthusiastic, making them role models for our entire franchise system,” Emma Dickison, president of Home Helpers, said. “They operate a highly successful business, while always maintaining a reputation of integrity and reliability. In addition to their business success, they continually give back to the Home Helpers community by generously contributing time and talent. We are honored to have them as part of our franchise family.”

For more information on Home Helpers and Direct Link of the Western Suburbs of Chicago, please visitwww.HomeHelpers.CC/lagrange57960 or call (630) 323-7231.

About Home Helpers

Founded in 1997, Cincinnati-based Home Helpers is the nation’s leading senior care franchise specializing in non-medical and personal care and companionship for seniors, new mothers, those recovering from illness or injury and individuals facing lifelong challenges. Home Helpers currently has a presence in more than 500 markets across North America and is seeking qualified franchise candidates in strategic markets throughout the country. Home Helpers was recently ranked the #1 Senior Care Franchise and “Best of the Best” by Entrepreneur magazine for the fifth straight year and continues to lead the way in the senior care industry. Home Helpers is affiliated with Direct Link® Help At The Touch Of A Button, a national provider of medical alert units, including a 24-hour personal emergency response system and an automated medication dispenser that enable seniors to feel safer and live independently at home for longer than might otherwise be possible. Home Helpersdoes not discriminate against anyone on the basis of religion, race, sex, color, national origin, ethnicity, disability, age or sexual preference in connection with employment or acceptance, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities. For more information on Home Helpers and franchising opportunities, visit the company’s Web site at www.HomeHelpers.CC.