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Meet the Tucson East 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 Tucson East 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 Tucson East 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

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. 

The first office opened in Baltimore, Maryland, and quickly developed a reputation for delivering excellent in-home senior care with their well-trained staff of professional caregivers. Based on the success of the Baltimore location, the company began to expand.  Over the past 13 years, the Senior Helpers family has grown to include a network of more than 300 locally owned and operated franchises across the United States. 

Senior Helpers of Tucson East was proud to join the system. Like every other owner, Ed Sommer is fully-committed to the original goal of providing dependable and affordable in-home care with well-trained caregivers. Nothing is more important to us than being the best available resource for seniors and families in our community.  We are lucky to serve hundreds of seniors in our community, and we are committed to continuing to provide uncompromising levels of care to all our families.

I have been a client since June 2nd. My caregivers are reliable and the office always communicates with me. I have built a special relationship with Senior Helpers and I highly recommend them. It’s nice to have people who really care about you. Thanks again!

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 Tucson Staff

Ed Sommer

Ed Sommer


Ed Sommer is the Franchise Owner of Senior Helpers in East Tucson, Arizona. Ed is a big believer in doing what is right. Integrity is everything.

Ed Sommer is a qualified business owner with a business degree from the University of Arizona. He is no stranger to running successful businesses. Having spent 32 years owning and running various businesses over the years, educating, and supporting staff and clients as they prepared for the future.

Ed Sommer is no stranger to the aging process, especially as it relates to Alzheimer’s disease, as his own father is currently living in the late stages of Alzheimer’s. Ed helps the elderly to receive the help they desperately need. Going above and beyond, being flexible and accommodating to ensure that great care is given to those in their time of need.

To contact Ed Sommer please email or call 520-790-5824.

Nicole Giles

Nicole Giles

Office Manager

After earning my Personal, Supervisory and Directed degrees in Caregiving, I entered the healthcare world to explore my passion for the venerable and the elderly. After ten years as a caregiver, I went back to school and earned my Certified Nursing Degree, and Patient Technician Degree, and continued working in the healthcare field for six more years.

For the past three years I have been working as an office manager in the healthcare field.

I am the Office Manager at Senior Helpers in East Tucson, Arizona. In this role, I perform administrative duties, hire, and train caregivers. Assess, and onboard clients, and ensure they are happy and receiving the best care.

You may reach me at, or at 520-349-8329. 

Nicole, I would like to tell you about Jane. Not only is she a good worker, she is also a good person and a good friend for me. Things I value in her: She talks to me about things that matter to me. She is an excellent problem solver. She helped me install my new computer monitor and suggested where I could take my car when a tire went flat. I appreciate her help. More importantly, I appreciate her. I would especially recommend her for folks dealing with depression and anxiety. She would make an excellent therapist.

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