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Providing What Families and Their Loved Ones Need Most Since 2002

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Senior Helpers started in 2002 by Tony Bonacuse with the help of Peter Ross. Both had first-hand experience caring for family members and understood the need for senior care that is professional, compassionate, and comprehensive. While investigating the options available in senior care for their own relatives, they found that many caregivers didn’t respond to their inquiries, or seemed to lack professionalism or passion for their work. 

It was clear to both that someone needed to address the deficiencies in this industry and provide a trustworthy and professional level of care to senior citizens. With Peter as his sounding board, Tony set out to create an organization that would fulfill those needs. 

In 2002, Tony opened the first Senior Helpers office in Baltimore, MD. As he suspected, there were many people caring for their loved ones who needed the higher level of service that Senior Helpers provided.

Senior Helpers quickly developed a reputation for excellence, and not long afterward, in 2004, Peter joined Tony full time and opened a second office in Orange County, CA. 

With Senior Helpers thriving on both coasts, Tony and Peter decided to sell Senior Helpers franchises as a way to bring their services to those in need throughout the country. By bringing motivated, passionate franchisees onto the Senior Helpers team, Senior Helpers Franchising, LLC has since continued to build a strong reputation for professional and compassionate senior care throughout the country.

September 14, 2021

Healthy Aging Month: 5 Tips for Staying Healthy While Aging

Every September is recognized as Healthy Aging Month to focus on the health and well-being of older adults with activities to improve their physical, mental, and social health. As we age, it is important to focus on the positives such as more awake time, having grandkids, more wisdom, and…

September 7, 2021

Qualities of a Remarkable Home Care Franchise

What makes a home care franchise successful and stand out from the rest? There are many things that candidates are looking for when they are choosing to open a home care franchise. Senior Helpers is here to help you determine what you should look for in a remarkable home care business. Important…

August 31, 2021

Veteran Opportunities with Senior Helpers

Senior Helpers would like to say a big thank you to each veteran for everything they’ve done to serve and protect our country. We are partnered with VetFran and the Military Spouse Employment Partnership to ensure veterans are receiving the best opportunities they need and deserve. Veterans have…