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Meet the Long Beach Office

June 2019

Located directly across the street from the back of the Long Beach Airport we reside at 3450 E. Spring Street in Suite 112 between Redondo Avenue and Temple Avenue Long Beach, CA 90806



  • Julia LaPlount, Owner/Community Relations
  • Jennifer Rodrigues, Director of Operations
  • Christopher Rodrigues, Office Manager

Meet the Long Beach Team

Julia LaPlount

Julia LaPlount

Owner/Community Relations

Julia has lived in Long Beach for 56 years.  She and her husband raised their two children in Long Beach.  In the past she has been a volunteer for the Friendly Visitors program for Seniors in Long Beach and has also been a Hospice Volunteer.

Julia worked for a non-profit for 38 years.  Their mission was research and education for the elderly and disabled.  As CEO she was directly involved in their Adult Daycare Center for Alzheimer's and Dementia and in developing a Wellness Center specifically designed for the needs of the elderly and disabled.

When her mother suffered a stroke, she became her caregiver. For years she had witnessed the frustration of families looking for help for their loved ones.  She experienced this first hand with her own mother when employing caregivers through agencies. Julia was fortunate to work with the Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center where they specialize in rehab for Spinal Cord Injury, Post Stroke, Brain Injury and Diabetes. She received training and advice from Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists and a Geriatric Physician, whose specialty was gerontology research and education.  These relationships were invaluable in enabling her to provide the best care for her mom.

Her desire is to provide the best care to her clients and to provide support to the families, comes from her own personal experiences. She is very familiar with working with the different public agencies and feels she can make an important contribution to the well- being of their clients and families.

Jennifer Rodrigues

Jennifer Rodrigues

Director of Operations

Jennifer was born and raised in Long Beach, where she attended grade school, middle school and Millikan High school.  She has been a Customer Service Specialist and Supervisor for over 20 years and has one grown son CJ, who goes to Columbia College in Chicago, IL.
In the past Jennifer assisted her Mother in caring for her Grandmother and Father. She witnessed the struggle and frustration her mother went through in finding quality care. The last several years, she has shared a home with someone who has developed Dementia and has experienced the struggles of finding quality care.
Jennifer feels Quality of Service and Customer Service go hand in hand. Having been in customer service for so long, she has watched the quality of customer service drastically decline over the years (in all industries) and feels that is mostly due to the lack of training. Jennifer’s goal is to provide the training and continued education to her caregivers that will enable them to give the best Quality Care possible. She wants families to rest easy knowing their loved one is being cared for by a Caring and Truly Qualified Caregiver. 


Christopher (C.J.) Rodrigues

Christopher (C.J.) Rodrigues

Office Manager

Christopher was born in Bellflower California and grew up in the Garden Grove and Long Beach areas. He spent time in high school caring for seniors at Brookdale Assisted Living in Garden Grove. After graduating high school he attended Santa Fe University of Art and Design in Santa Fe, New Mexico and later Columbia College in Chicago. During school in Chicago he worked closely with children in after school enrichment programs and summer camps.

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 other companies. They realized that most seniors would prefer to age in their own home rather than move into an unfamiliar institution.  Unfortunately, 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.

Like all of the other owners, we too are fully committed to the original goal of providing dependable and affordable in-home care with well-trained caregivers. What is most important to us is being the best available resource for seniors and families in our community.

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 in Long Beach, California 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 Long Beach 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 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

Our Beliefs

We believe that knowledge is power and when our clients and families are empowered, it will benefit all. We want each to be informed to decide what is best in their situations. 

We intend to provide our families with the resources they need to make these informed decisions. Are we providing to them the care that we ourselves would expect for us and our family members?

Because we are members of a premier care giving entity, we have continuous support as well as constant research and development of learning about the elderly, what works best for them and their families and the latest care giving improvements being developed for each major aging diagnosis

Our caregivers are compassionate, professionally trained with California State mandated training and have successfully completed an extensive background check and live scan.

Our services will give family members peace of mind when they must be away from their loved ones and will also allow our clients to enjoy their everyday lives to the fullest, knowing they have someone they can always count on. They deserve to be provided a positive environment and know that they are valued. These in- home care services will improve their quality of life.

Areas We Serve

  • Long Beach
  • Park Estates
  • Belmont Shores
  • Belmont Heights
  • Signal Hill
  • Carson
  • Avalon