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Meet the Kenai Peninsula office

More than 90% of seniors want to be able to age in their own home with dignity but getting the right type of care can seem daunting.  At Senior Helpers of the Kenai Peninsula we believe that getting the best care for your loved ones should not be complicated.  We recognize the growing need for in-home care services, and with our passion for helping others, we are committed to delivering the best possible care to seniors in the Kenai Peninsula community. 

We take the opportunity to provide care in your home seriously and make it a priority to provide the highest level of client service possible.  We have built an exceptional team of care professionals, each committed to remaining at the forefront of the in-home care industry through our proprietary ongoing training and education programs. You can feel confident that your loved one is in good hands with Senior Helpers.

Our History

Our History

Lance and Taryn were happy to join the nation’s premier in-home senior care company, Senior Helpers, in 2020. Lance brings over 40 years’ experience in the Healthcare Administration field, his most recent being his role as Chief Financial Officer for our community’s Central Peninsula Hospital. It was in his capacity as a healthcare administrator that he became aware of the need for this service in our community. He was seeing patients, especially seniors, discharged from the hospital without the support needed at home. In most cases, these individuals returned to the hospital days or weeks later more sick than the first time they were admitted. Being able to come home to a safe, secure and supportive environment with people to depend on that are dedicated to making you better is something our community has a desperate need for. In his own life, he saw all of the struggles his mother had to deal with after the death of his father. Taryn became one of her caregivers in the last few years of her life. They both understand and sympathize with the burden and responsibility families can feel when caring for an aging loved one.

Senior Helpers was founded in 2002 by Tony Bonacuse with the help of Peter Ross. They both had first-hand experience caring for their own family members and understood the need for professional, compassionate and comprehensive care in home for seniors. They knew there had to be something better, so they created it! Like Tony, Peter and other owners nationwide we feel we can be a trusted advisor in guiding seniors and families in our community through all the different levels of care. We will be creating a plan that is customized for your specific needs. 

Our process

Our process

The first step in the process is a complimentary, initial in-home care assessment with a Senior Helpers consultant.  This assessment can help you understand the true needs of your loved one, and your options. Together we can discuss their needs, our senior care services and determine what’s best for your entire family.

We will cover:

  • Your family's specific goals
  • Your loved one's daily plan design and schedule
  • Pricing and payment methods
  • Implementation process
  • Ongoing communication and follow-up plan

Meet the Kenai Peninsula Team

Lance and Taryn Spindler

Owner and Administrator

Lance and Taryn have lived on the Kenai Peninsula in Soldotna since 2014. They both grew up in military families, but met and married in Las Vegas, NV. After he retired from the hospital, Lance knew he wanted to do something meaningful and make an impact in the community. His and Taryn’s experience taking care of their own parents as their care needs changed through the years gives them such a unique and personal insight into all the hard work and compassion it takes to be responsible for a loved one as they age.

One of Lance’s dreams has always been to build a family run business and when the opportunity with Senior Helpers crossed his path, he knew this was exactly what he was looking for. He and his wife Taryn are excited to get to work along with their daughter Rachel in this organization. Family is so important to the Spindlers, between them, they have 11 children, 26 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild so far. Alaska has been so good to our family and we would love to be able to care for you and your loved one and make you feel like part of ours.

Rachel Moore

Office Manager

Rachel followed her parents up to Soldotna in 2016 and has also worked in the healthcare field in IT Support positions. She most recently worked for Central Peninsula Hospital as well and is happy to be able to continue to work closely with them and build new relationships with all the other providers and services available to our seniors.

Rachel has felt so welcomed and supported in this community and proud to say she is surviving the snow after being raised in Las Vegas. This is a wonderful place and is happy to be able to raise her 3 boys here. 

Areas We Serve

  • Anchorage
  • Anchor Point
  • Clam Gulch
  • Cooper Landing
  • Homer
  • Hope
  • Kaslof
  • Kenai
  • Moose Pass
  • Ninilchik
  • Seldovia
  • Seward
  • Soldotna
  • Sterling

Senior Helpers has provided a great experience for my father. My dad's caregiver shows good work ethic by always being on time and sticking to the required schedule. The office staff at Senior Helpers has gone out of their way to get to know about our family. Senior helper's has been amazing!