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For people of the North Country, United Helpers delivers the specialized medical, physical, and emotional support needed to be connected to life. We've been caring for our neighbors for more than 120 years, and no other provider comes close to the reach of our network, the breadth of our services, or the depth of our commitment. United Helpers is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit.

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Author: Benny Fairchild

Burk Honored For Efforts During Emergency at Kendrew IRA

RENSSELAER FALLS – Imagine sleeping peacefully and being awoken by the sounds of a smoke detector going off in your home. The first thing you would do is rush to get yourself and your family out of the house. That task however is easier said than done when your home is an Individual Residential Alternative (IRA) with six guys with varying degrees of developmental disabilities, including two in wheelchairs. This scenario played out...

‘Booze & Tattoos’ Leads to Plenty of Laugh at United Helpers in Canton

The laughter and cheering could be heard as soon as one walked into United Helpers Rehabilitation and Senior Care on Friday afternoon. The cause for celebration though wasn’t an overly competitive game of bingo or even a concert featuring hits from Elvis or Johnny Cash, rather it was a special event called ‘Booze and Tattoos.’ Activities Director Dawn Kimble said she wasn’t sure what to expect when approached with the idea,...

Leonard Honored With Wayne N. Ladouceur Award

During the course of his more than three decades of volunteer service to United Helpers, Wayne N. Ladouceur acquired many knick-knacks that came as gifts from residents who wanted to say, “thank you,” for all that he had done for them. One of those gifts was a small plaque with the words, “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in...

New Incentives for Employment Seekers/Current UH Staff

United Helpers is currently offering a wide variety of employment incentives both for new hires and its current employees. New hires across several fields including Direct Support Professionals (DSPs), Certified Nursing Aides (CNAs), Home Health Aides, Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), and Registered Nurses (RNs), , can all qualify for a sign-on bonus. Food Service Attendants, and Housekeepers at Rehabilitation and Senior Care in Canton also qualify. Current employees who refer friends, family...

Help for Families When They Need it Most

Tanya Trotter, Admissions Coordinator A social worker with more than 15 years of experience is now serving as the Admissions Coordinator for United Helpers Rehabilitation and Senior Care in Canton. Tanya Trotter came to United Helpers as a Social Worker Assistant after working as a Social Worker for 15 years at a nursing home Massena. In July of 2021 Ms. Trotter left the organization as a result of the pending closure of...

A special gift

LISBON – A Halloween costume crafted from a large cardboard box led to a Christmas to remember for Danny Adams, who resides at the Lisbon IRA, operated by United Helpers Behavioral Health and Life Skills. The costume, a police car, was crafted from the box in order to fit over Mr. Adams’ wheelchair. It was created by Jordan Downing-Duke, who serves as program manager at the IRA. Mrs. Downing-Duke’s father-in-law, Terry Downing...

Scozzafava, right at home at ISL

The decision to move out of one’s family home and into an apartment is never an easy one to make, but for most people, the time comes when it’s a decision that has to be made. Marilyn Scozzafava, of Gouverneur, made that decision earlier this year when she moved into United Helpers Independent Senior Living (ISL) in Canton. She said she has no regrets. Her daughter, Dierdre “Dede” Scozzafava said the...

United Helpers Honors Direct Care Staff

With 20th Annual Spies Awards OGDENSBURG – When United Helpers CEO Todd Amo spoke at the organization’s recent Margaret R. Spies Award presentation, he noted it was a shame that they could only honor three employees with these awards, as the organization is filled with people deserving of the honor. “The award is only given to three employees out of more than 800,” Mr. Amo said. “While there are many more deserving...