Senior Helpers of Tempe was proud to join the exceptional team of Senior Helpers owners in 2020. John Skelton was inspired to start providing quality care to the senior population for two personal reasons. Growing up he witnessed the challenges his family experienced while trying to care for his grandmother- who suffered from Alzheimer’s and his grandfather- who chose to live alone and at-home into his late 80’s. He also recognized the importance of providing personalized care to the senior population during his time as Board Secretary for The Tempe Community Action Agency and volunteering at Senior Congregant Meals.
Senior Helpers was founded in 2002 by Tony Bonacuse with the help of Peter Ross after their firsthand experience in caring for their respective family members. Tony and Peter identified a need that was not being filled properly by the other companies. They realized that most seniors would prefer to age in their own home rather than move into an unfamiliar institution. Unfortunately, the options available to most seniors were very limited. Most seniors did not have access to well-trained, dependable and affordable in-home care. This was the mission-driven spark that started Senior Helpers.