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Meet the North-Central Orange County office

More than 90% of seniors want to age in their own home with dignity but getting the right type of care can seem daunting. At Senior Helpers North-Central Orange County we believe that getting the best care for your loved ones should not be complicated. Our Senior Helpers office was opened in 2006 because of the need for respectable in-home care services. Our office is committed to delivering the best possible in-home care to seniors in the Orange County community.

We take in-home care seriously and make it a priority to provide the highest level of client service possible. Over the past 12 years 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.

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 was not being filled properly by the other companies. They realized 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, 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 North-Central Orange County was proud to join the system in 2006. 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.  

Brian Nakamura is the owner of Senior Helpers North-Central Orange County. His journey with in-home care started when he witnessed first hand how a family member was treated by their in-home caregivers. He knew he could make a difference, so he began his journey of researching in-home care companies. That’s how he found Senior Helpers. He knew that this was the right company for him as their dedication to seniors was top-notch. Brian purchased his Senior Helpers franchise in 2015.

Our team has 5 office team members and close to 100 caregivers. We have been lucky to serve hundreds of seniors in our community over the years, 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

Senior Helpers Orange County Management Team

Brian Nakamura

Brian Nakamura


Brian is our owner and is responsible for ensuring the management team does their best job, enrich our client’s lives, and our client’s families are reassured about the care of their loved one. Brian has over 25 years of leadership to share with us. He is committed to be sure our team is setting the standard for home care in Orange County.

Wendy Summa

Wendy Summa

Care Manager

Wendy is responsible for the overall experience of our clients and also manages our caregivers. She schedules our caregivers to find a perfect match for our clients. Wendy ensures our client's relationship is enriching through client courtesy visits to confirm our superior service and care. All our caregivers report to Wendy. If you have any questions about care management or scheduling, please contact Wendy.

Melissa Haines

Melissa Haines

Recruiting/Compliance Manager

Melissa does our hiring and training, she also makes sure all of our caregivers are up to date with CA state compliance.  Melissa came to our office from another Senior Helpers office, and we are so happy to have her!  If you are looking for a caregiving job, Melissa is your girl, give her a call. 

Vicki and the staff were awesome! My dad receives caregiver services through the VA & Senior Helpers was the agency they sent. Too bad the VA is so behind on their bills they had to terminate the contract. I was so disappointed and if we could have afforded it, we would have hired Senior Helpers outright. Now we have a different service and can't seem to get a consistent caregiver which is very disappointing.

Areas We Serve

Senior Helpers North-Central Orange County provides a full range of senior home care services for you or your loved one—from companionship and housework help, to more complex care services, including disease management, Live-In and 24-hour care services.

Senior Helpers North-Central Orange County serves the cities and towns of:

  • Yorba Linda
  • Fullerton
  • Anaheim
  • Anaheim Hills
  • Brea
  • Placentia
  • La Habra

The people — and the follow through — and the service. The extra work that might be needed and the helpers who get it done with a smile on their faces."