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Meet the Bakersfield 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 Bakersfield, 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 Bakersfield 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 accessible 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 Bakersfield was proud to join the system. Like every other owner, we too are fully-committed to the original goal of providing dependable and accessible 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

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 Bakersfield Team

Michelle Taylor


Michelle and her husband, Eddie, opened Senior Helpers of Bakersfield, CA in early 2020. Michelle was born and raised in central California. She was an early childhood education teacher and later moved into the cosmetic industry as an esthetician.

Michelle moved to her childhood home in 2013 to care for her father. Later, she cared for her husband's father. She is very passionate about senior care and serving her community. One of the organizations that Senior Helpers of Bakersfield is partnered with is the Partners in Care Foundation, a community-based care and self-management for diverse populations with chronic conditions.

Areas We Serve

  • Bakersfield
  • Buttonwillow
  • Delano
  • Fellows
  • Frazier Park
  • Glennville
  • Lamont
  • Lebec
  • Mc Farland
  • Mc Kittrick
  • Pine Mountain
  • Shafter
  • Taft
  • Tupman
  • Wasco
  • Wofford Heights
  • Woody