Compassionate Senior Companions is a family run agency founded by identical twins, Ceil Harkness and Kate Somers, who have spent their lives helping others through work in the nonprofit field and volunteer activities. The company is based on one very simple idea: our clients are like family to us. We treat them the way we treat family and we care for them like we would for our own loved ones. Our phone lines are answered live twenty four hours a day.
We started the company with one goal in mind; to provide dignity and independence to our clients. We do this by always displaying compassion, empathy, patience, and kindness with each and every client we serve.
Our social service backgrounds helps us to support our clients. We assist them to access resources and obtain services that they might be eligible for. Our holistic approach helps our clients to have the best life possible.
Thank you for trusting us to take care of your family.
Ceil was impassioned to start the company based on her experiences with her dad, who passed away at age 90 in a nursing home. She left her job in 2013 and started Compassionate Senior Companions. She holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from West Chester University and a PC from Duquesne University. She has lived in Chester County for 35 years, and has worked in the nonprofit sector for most of her career, serving and helping individuals in need.
Kate (Ceil’s twin sister), realized the need to help individuals remain at home as they age as she watched her dad’s quality of life suffer in a nursing home. She joined forces with Ceil to make the company a reality. Her work in nonprofit included training individuals to become certified nursing assistants and helping them find employment. She holds a Master’s degree from Kansas State University in nutrition. She has lived in Chester County for 35 years, and most of her career has been spent in nonprofit, helping individuals.
Audrey joined Compassionate Senior Companions in 2014, after she decided to re-enter healthcare field and move into a job that she dreamed of, Nurse Aide. She completed a Certified Nursing Assistant training program and joined the company immediately upon graduation. She brings a passion for helping seniors. She has lived in Chester County for 30 years.