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Meet the Cameron Park - El Dorado County 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 Cameron Park - El Dorado County 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 Cameron Park 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.

We proudly offer a 10% discount on care to families of First Responders and Military to thank them for their protection and service.

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 Cameron Park - El Dorado County was proud to join the system.  Like every other owner, we too are 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.

Our mission is to be a trusted advisor to our seniors and their family. We strive to alleviate the stress of life by being a family’s liaison to aging care. We at Senior Helpers of Cameron Park work every day to be the respected organization of our area – the organization that clients trust.

We at Senior Helpers provide knowledgeable in-home senior care with a variety of services to help our clients stay independent by assisting them with all aspects of daily activities.  Our highly trained caregivers are knowledgeable with Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care and Parkinson’s Disease Care. The Senior Gems® created by Senior Helpers®, is based on the Gems™, techniques, strategies, and overall approach to Alzheimer’s and Dementia care which was created and developed by Teepa Snow, Positive Approach, LLC. The Senior Gems® is one way Senior Helpers ensures your loved one is in good hands. We send our skilled and professional caregivers out of our office – located at 3440 Palmer Dr. Suite 8H , right in the Goldorado Shopping Center.  We serve El Dorado Hills, Cameron Park, Placerville, Camino, South Lake Tahoe, Ione, Jackson as well as parts of Elk Grove and Sacramento and many more.


Senior Helpers is a great home care agency and business because the staff runs smoothly and always gives their support on a new assignment and with current clients. They are professional and extremely supportive.

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 Cameron Park Team

Desiree Trunzo

Desiree Trunzo

President and Community Relations Coordinator

Desiree, co-owner, works daily utilizing her previous leadership and management experience as the company’s Community Relations Coordinator and President. Having worked nearly 15 years in the medical field she made the decision to transition from veterinary medicine to home care. She is passionate about building a dynamic team and is committed to ensuring Caregivers have opportunities for training, development and advancement. After an accident with her own father, she realized just how important trusted care was, especially in a moment’s notice. It was really difficult for her and her young family to balance everyday life and now care for her father and her aging grandfather. Having a growing love for the aging population, Desiree worked towards finding a profession where she could utilize both her passions of geriatric care, office operations, and becoming a trusted partner in the community. This is when Desiree and her husband decided they need to make life easier for others in this situation. Everything fell together with the opportunity to grow with Senior Helpers to El Dorado County.

Nick Trunzo

Nick Trunzo

Co-Owner and Operations Director

Nick, co-owner works as Senior Helpers’ Operations Director.  Nick grew up in Shingle Springs so this area is very close to his heart. He has been in the medical field for nearly 20 years working in veterinary medicine. Nick has lead and developed many teams and is passionate about providing services that improve the quality of life for individuals and families. Nick is dedicated to helping our seniors and knows that being able to provided care that enriches a senior’s life is a need in our community.  Nick serves the community not only with Senior Helpers, but also by volunteering as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff.


The Senior Helpers Team is simply the BEST! Desiree and her Team have been very responsive and kind. When one of my family members got sick and was not able to help my Mom, Senior Helpers had someone there within an hour! My Mom can be difficult at times especially regarding accepting help. Each time Senior Helpers have won her over and in turn provided me much needed peace of mind. Thank you Senior Helpers! Your help has literally given life!

Areas We Serve

  • Cameron Park
  • Shingle Springs
  • El Dorado Hills
  • Placerville
  • Camino
  • South Lake Tahoe
  • Georgetown
  • Plymouth
  • Ione
  • Sutter Creek
  • Sloughouse
  • Elk Grove
  • Wilton
  • Sacramento