Home Helpers and Direct Link co-owner with his wife Jeanene, Tony Chieffo commented that, “The health, financial and social needs of senior citizens are different and more complicated than those of any other age group. SCSA keeps professionals from a wide variety of fields current with all of these issues by providing education, training, support and communication resources to professionals nationwide who are dedicated to serving seniors.”
The explosion in growth of the senior population is one of the most important demographic developments of the 21st century. In the United States alone, seniors (age 65 and older) number 35 million and will continue to increase, leading an unprecedented shift in the age of our population. By 2030, the U.S. Bureau of Census predicts there will be about 70 million people age 65 and older, one in five Americans will be seniors.
This demographic shift requires an educated response in how professionals work with seniors and the challenges and opportunities they face. “With more people living longer,” stated Chieffo, “we are already beginning to see changes in how seniors function in our society, from retirees who choose to start a second or third career, to various forms of in-home care, alternative senior housing and new approaches to diet, exercise and overall health care for seniors”.
As a CSA, Tony Chieffo dedicates himself in participating in continuing education that emphasizes ethical selling and business practices along with volunteer services specific to seniors.
Tony and Jeanene Chieffo became franchisees co-owners of Home Helpers & Direct Link in April 2009. Home Helpers provides personalized non-medical assistance to seniors, individuals recuperating from illness or injury, those facing lifelong living challenges such as dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, or new and expecting moms experiencing high risk pregnancies. All of their services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week providing clients the independence to maintain normal daily activities in the comforts of their own home.
Founded in 1997, The Society of Certified Senior Advisors (SCSA) is a national organization that educates professionals to work more effectively with their senior clients. SCSA teaches an integrated approach to the health, financial, and social aspects of aging. Professionals who obtain the designation as Certified Senior Advisors (CSA's) are able to integrate this knowledge into their professional practices. They've learned how gratifying it is to help seniors achieve their goals, and the seniors they've worked with have learned how important it is to work with someone who truly understands their age-related circumstances.
Tony and Jeanene Chieffo’s Home Helpers services are offered throughout northern Fairfield County and western New Haven County in Connecticut. They can be reached at 203-364-1160, or via email to tony.chieffo@