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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United Helpers Introduces Two New Honors at Summer Awards Ceremony

Each summer since 2021 United Helpers has honored exemplary direct care staff with the presentation of the Margaret R. Spies Award. This year’s summer awards ceremony included the addition of two new awards – one to honor behavioral health staff, and another to honor professional staff. Front row, from left, are winners, MDSP Amanda Bisnett, of Nicholville, Home Health Aide Janice Clough, of Potsdam, CNA Lindsay Weir, of DeKalb Junction, and...

Next Generation of UH Leaders Participate in Special Training

OGDENSBURG - The importance of investing in the future is a philosophy that United Helpers takes very seriously. "We feel it is critical for our new leaders to learn and truly understand the difference between authority and leadership roles," said United Helpers Vice President of Human Resources Michelle Matthews. "Leaders can influence your workforce in both positive and negative ways.  Turnover, employee engagement, these are all things that leaders can...

Past United Helpers Board Member Enjoying Life at Independent Senior Living

Charlie Owens enjoys a cup of coffee during the morning coffee hour at United Helpers Independent Senior Living in Canton. CANTON – Charlie Owens remembers when United Helpers Independent Senior Living (ISL) was nothing more than a set of blueprints laid out on a table before the Management Company Board of Directors. The facility, originally known as Partridge Knoll, was built in 1999 and to this day remains St. Lawrence County’s...

United Helpers Holds Celebration for Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

While not everyone who attended the Developmental Disabilities Awareness Barbecue participated in the walk, a group of nearly 50 hearty souls took off on a walk from the fire hall, across the State Street Bridge, and back topromote developmental disability awareness. The walk and barbecue were organized by United Helpers Behavioral Health and Life Skills Program Leader Whitney Atkins, who oversees the Flackville Road IRA in Heuvelton. HEUVELTON – Holding signs...

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...

2021 Helen S. Randles Scholarship Award Winners

The winners of this year’s Helen S. Randles Scholarships came from Ogdensburg Free Academy, Lisbon Central School, and Madrid-Waddington Central School. Three $750 scholarships are presented by the Society of the United Helpers each year from funds generated by an endowment created by the late Ms. Randles. Seated, from left, Emma Plumley of Waddington, Riley Baxter of Lisbon, and Mackenzie Spicer of Ogdensburg; second row, from left, Scholarship Committee members...

United Way Grant Helps United Helpers

New Certified nursing assistant Dawn Baber helps UH resident Mary Brayton up from her recliner. Baber is one of seven new CNAs at United Helpers Rehabilitation and Senior Care in Canton, who have already completed the training course using materials and supplies that came courtesy of a $7,000 grant from the United Way of Northern New York. OGDENSBURG – A grant from the United Way of Northern New York will...

Paquette chosen as 2021 Frannie Frank Award Winner

CANTON – Longtime United Helpers CNA Helen Paquette was recently honored with of the “Fannie Frank Distinguished CNA Award.” Ms. Paquette, of Hammond, has been a United Helpers employee caring for residents at the company’s facilities in Ogdensburg for more than 30 years. She was nominated for the honor by United Helpers Rehabilitation and Senior Care Vice President of Operations Timothy Parsons. In his nomination Mr. Parsons wrote, “She has stood out to...

Merrifield Honored With Wayne N. Ladouceur Award

OGDENSBURG – One of the highest compliments any nurse or caregiver can receive is, “you’re the kind of person I would want caring for my parents.” That’s a compliment received by this year’s Wayne N. Ladouceur Award winner, Robert “Bob” Merrifield, a long-time LPN at United Helpers Rehabilitation and Senior Care in Ogdensburg. At the close of this year’s presentation, which was held in front of a small audience made up of...