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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.

November 23, 2021

New Franchisee in Dana Point/San Clemente, CA

We are excited to announce that we recently placed a franchisee that will be opening their location in Dana Point/San Clemente, California. This new franchisee has his BA in economics and MBA in marketing. He has over 20 years’ experience in executive roles, such as Managing Director of Business…

November 16, 2021

Guidelines to Keeping Your Franchise Skills Sharp

When owning your first franchise or becoming your own boss, it can be intimidating if you’re not sure where to start. There are important measures to be taken before you even step foot in your own franchise, and Senior Helpers is here to guide you with tips on building your franchise skills.

November 9, 2021

It's National Home Care and Hospice Month!

Did you know that November is National Home Care and Hospice Month? This month we want to recognize the dedication and revolution of providers of home care and hospice. Today, more people plan to stay at home for as long as possible instead of going to a nursing facility, despite changes in health…