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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.

July 19, 2021

Staying Safe While Enjoying Activities in the Sun

July is UV Safety Month which means it’s time to watch out for UV rays and take precautionary measures to protect your skin. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. and should be considered all year long. When the UV index hits 3 or above, this is when you should protect your skin…

July 12, 2021

The Importance of Social Wellness and How Senior Helpers Can Help

Social Wellness Month is the time to remember that healthy relationships are a vital component of our physical, emotional, and mental well-being. During Social Wellness Month in July, it is important to focus on those close to you and continue making meaningful connections. Social Wellness can be…

July 6, 2021

Get Out of Corporate America!

There are many advantages of being in the world of corporate America. Some of these include high-paying jobs, decent benefits, and getting the opportunity to do whatever you want during an hour’s lunch break. There are also some negative attributes which make individuals despise the workplace.