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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, 2022

A Guide to Senior Helpers’ Franchise Disclosure Document (2022)

Senior Helpers® published the most recent edition of our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) on April 26, 2022. If you’re considering buying a franchise, the FDD is an essential document and a critical part of your purchase decision. In the Senior Helpers FDD for 2022, you’ll find information about…

July 12, 2022

Are Senior Care Franchises Worth It for Investors?

When you buy a senior care franchise, you’re making a big commitment. Purchasing a franchise is not only a major financial decision — it’s a choice about how you’ll spend the next five, ten, or twenty years of your career. At Senior Helpers®, we know that strong revenue potential, affordable costs…

July 5, 2022

Home Care Franchise Profit Margins & Earnings

At Senior Helpers®, two of the most frequent questions we hear are, “How much can I earn with a Senior Helpers franchise?” and, “How profitable are home care franchises?”  … While earnings aren’t the only reason to invest in a home care franchise, they play a significant role in the equation. It…