Wendy McHaney, Owner

Prior to working in the senior care industry, Wendy was a litigation attorney in Victoria for 11 years, then a stay-at-home mom for 5 years. Wendy is the past president of the Victoria County Bar Association and the Victoria Ballet Theatre board of directors. She is currently serving as President of the Trinity Episcopal School Board of Trustees, and is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Victoria. Wendy has owned and operated Senior Helpers of Victoria since 2009. Wendy writes a bi-weekly column in the Victoria Advocate about local trends in aging (her columns can be found on this website under the "news" tab), and currently serves on the Senior Helpers Owner's Council representing the MidWest region. Wendy is married to Scott McHaney and has three daughters.


Brandi Ramirez, Community Outreach and Education.

Brandi has over eight years of experience as a supervisor in the senior care industry. She is a Certified Dementia Care Specialist who is available to clients and their families providing support and education. In addition to providing education to local nursing students, she works with the Victoria Police Department in training their officers and providing support when they encounter dementia while on duty. She is a frequent guest on KAVU's Community Crossroads segment providing Alzheimer’s and dementia advice. Brandi is the Sergeant-at-Arms of the Victoria Rotary, Vice President of Crossroads Senior Options and is married to Johnny Ramirez. They have 3 sons.


Shimeca Gould, HR Director

Shimeca has been with Senior Helpers since 2011. She has worked in retail, MHMR, and real estate. Because of her diverse occupational experiences, Shimeca has developed a keen sense for positive work ethic and makes it a goal to try to convey the this to caregivers at Senior Helpers. Shimeca loves spending time with her family and buying Yellow Box flip flops! Shimeca is married to Patrick Gould and has one son, Malachi.


Dwana Ceasar, Client Services Director

Dwana is a CNA / Medication Aide. She has six kids and four grandkids,and in her spare time she is at church singing with the choir, attending bible study, and serving on the board of trustees. Dwana loves to bake and spend time with her grandkids.






Tyesha King, Scheduler/On Call



"Community Dementia Trainings with our Certified Dementia Care Specialist, Brandi Ramirez"

"Senior Helpers' RN performs monthly skills assessments with our caregivers in our medical equipment training room."


Senior Helpers of Victoria hosted its second annual Purple Out The Park fundraiser with the Victoria Generals benefitting the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The fundraiser was a huge success and raised $7000 for the Alzheimer’s Association.



"Senior Helpers honors local Veteran's with our 2nd Annual Veteran's Day Pinning Ceremony"







Senior Helpers, along with Twin Pines Nursing and Rehab and Girling Home Health, granted a dream for local senior Danny Bueno, the winner of the Second Wind Dreams contest. Danny's dream was to see a Dallas Cowboys game, and not only did he get to see a game, he and his family went to Dallas in a chartered bus, spent the night at a hotel near the stadium, and attended a pre-game tailgate party where Danny got to meet some of his favorite Cowboys. Senior Helpers sponsors this annual contest in The Victoria Advocate. Readers submit local seniors and their dream and then vote on the winner. This year so many donations were provided that all of the submitted seniors were granted their dreams.


Another dream granted was a new recliner for a senior who recently had knee surgery and needed a comfortable place to recover.


Senior Helpers has taken a bold step by telling the world that age does not erase hopes and dreams. And by implementing the Virtual Dementia Tour companywide, Senior Helpers has further demonstrated its commitment to those it serves. Senior Helpers is proud to support Second Wind Dreams® on this mission by encouraging donations, raising awareness, and sensitizing the world to dementia as a corporate partner.

What is the Virtual Dementia Tour?

Learning to create a positive environment for those with dementia can only come from attempting to walk in their shoes. Created by P.K. Beville, a specialist in geriatrics, this valuable, easy to follow experiential tour is designed to instill hope in professional and family caregivers, providing them with a tool to move from sympathy to empathy and better understand the behaviors and needs of their loved ones and patients.

Interested in learning how you can bring the Virtual Dementia Tour to you?

Contact us today to help us and you learn more about changing the perspective on aging!

"Until There’s a Cure, Take The Tour!"