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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.

October 30, 2020

Empathy & Shared Experience: A Franchisee’s Key to Success

Joanne Taylor’s journey to ownership of a Senior Helpers franchise began when she lost two family members within six months. She saw how difficult it was to navigate the world of hospitals, senior-care facilities, and in-home care. These experiences proved pivotal as she found herself at a…

September 3, 2020

Senior Helpers Sees Increase in Sales During COVID-19 as an Essential Service

Senior Helpers provides full in-home personal and companion care to seniors, including help with daily tasks, such as light housework, meal preparation, errands, transportation, medicine reminders, meal planning, and Alzheimer’s care. After 15 years of franchising and close to 350 units, Senior…

July 7, 2020

A Recession Resistant Business

Senior Home Care Franchising Continues to Grow … As 2020 began, even the most optimistic of economic sages were predicting that it was time for a downturn in the market – and perhaps even the next recession. A survey conducted by Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in September 2019 revealed…