At Seniors Helping Seniors® Eastern Dallas and Rockwall Counties, we have a passion for meeting the needs of seniors in a way that provides both dignity and a sense of camaraderie. Our owner Tammy Dana-Bashian firmly believes we can do that through serving seniors in our community, which includes: Eastern Dallas and Rockwall Counties including the cities of: Rowlett, Garland, Rockwall, and surrounding areas.

Seniors Helping Seniors® in-home care services are also available for those living in Mesquite, Sachse, Royse City, Heath, Fate and Sunnyvale.

Seniors Helping Seniors® in-home care services foster relationships between seniors seeking employment and seniors who desire companionship and need assistance with activities and household tasks to maintain their independence.  Our mission is to improve the dignity and quality of life of seniors by matching those that need help with those that want to help.

Franchise Owner

Tammy Dana-Bashian of Rowlett, Texas

Tammy Dana-Bashian has lived in the Dallas area for over 35 years, including in the cities of Dallas, Mesquite, Garland and Rowlett.  Tammy and her husband Barry currently live in Rowlett with their two children, Mitchell and Clayton.   Tammy will operate as the sole business owner, and has the support of Barry and their children behind her as she provides a much needed service to the community.

Most seniors prefer to age in their home and Tammy’s family is no different.  Tammy feels blessed to have firsthand experience with caring for several senior family members throughout her life.  Tammy was raised in a household with her grandmother who required substantial care in her later years.  Tammy believes her family would have benefited greatly from in-home assistance from seniors with similar life experiences which would have provided social benefits to her grandmother.

Seniors Helping Seniors® in-home care matches those in need with loving, caring, active seniors who have the heart of a volunteer and a sincere desire to help others.  “In-home care allows seniors to maintain a certain desired lifestyle and in many cases prevents deteriorating health,” said Tammy.  "It's not just about prolonging life, it's also about the quality of life."

In recent years, Tammy provided significant care for her father-in-law and father, both who lived many years progressing through the stages of Parkinson’s Disease.  Tammy is currently assisting in the care of her mother who has challenges with activities of daily life as a result of suffering a stroke.

“Like many people, I have felt the pressure of supporting aging parents while raising growing children,” Tammy said.  “Seniors Helping Seniors in-home services provide family members of seniors needing support a reliable and trustworthy alternative when their own family and work situation does not give them the ability to provide the assistance needed by their loved ones.”

Seniors Helping Seniors® in-home care program is also designed to help seniors who are retired stay active, as well as provide them with supplemental income. “We look for mature individuals who have a passion for giving back,” Tammy said.  “Seniors who stay active are happier and more productive in their personal life.  This is a win-win scenario.”

Tammy’s Background

Tammy is a Certified Public Accountant, and has spent 30 years working in the Dallas business community. Tammy’s professional career includes serving as an auditor with a national public accounting firm, a Director of Finance and Director of Operations of senior care facilities, and various financial and operational management positions with a software services company.

Over the last several years Tammy has focused on raising her sons and caring for her family members. During this time, she became immersed in meaningful activities within her community – discovering an intense personal satisfaction that drives her passion to share her experiences.

Tammy has served on the Rowlett City Council since 2013 and currently is Mayor Pro Tem of Rowlett.  She serves as the Council liaison on the City of Rowlett Senior Advisory Board, Vice Chair of the Economic Development Advisory Board, and Vice Chair of the City of Rowlett Tax-Increment Financing District Board.  An active volunteer in the community, Tammy spends her spare time with the First Rowlett United Methodist Church, Boy Scouts of America, and various civic activities.

Services Provided

Seniors Helping Seniors® franchises strive to set reasonable fees for clients while also providing competitive wages to employees within each geographic market. Services provided may include, but are not limited to, companionship, social interaction, light housekeeping, meal preparation, transportation, shopping and errands, laundry, light yard work, home maintenance and small repairs, and pet care.


For information about services or employment call 469-264-5526 or email

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® 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.

We Provide:

  • 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.

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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.

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