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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

Franchise Owner

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

Operations Officer

Wendy joined Senior Helpers in November of 2016, since then she has worn many hats: Administrative Assistant to Director of Care Management to Operations Officer. Wendy works with her Senior Helpers team to put goals into place and making sure all her co-works have the tools they need to make their jobs go smoothly.  Wendy is a mom to 5 and a grandma to 3. She enjoys family time and her pups.  Call Wendy with any needs you may have for a family member or friend. 

Tracy Anderson

Tracy Anderson

Community Relations Director

Meet Tracy Anderson. Tracy joined our Senior Helpers team in early November 2020. Before joining Senior Helpers, Tracy spent the last 15 years as the Owner of From Head 2 Toe Boutiques based in Corona CA. She was hired at Senior Helpers Orange County as the Community Relations Manager but has recently been promoted to Community Relations Director.  her job description includes generating new client leads, public-relations, social media and business development, amongst other duties. Tracy believes that this new position will fulfill her deep desire to help people and make a positive impact in their lives. She is learning very quickly that working in the senior care industry can be extremely emotional, but very rewarding. She is a proud mother of 2 beautiful grown children and a wife to her amazing husband Pat Anderson. Outside of work Tracy enjoys a very active lifestyle.  Her favorite activities include, Mountain bike riding, hiking, camping and yoga.  
Tracy looks forward to a bright career with Senior Helpers and feels so blessed to be part of such a great team!

Hannah Dyas

Hannah Dyas

Director of Care Management

Hannah joined our Senior Helpers team as a caregiver, she now has her Bachelor’s in Nursing and is the Director of Care Management. She is responsible for the overall experience of our clients and brings a clinical eye to assess how we can best help our clients. She also manages our caregivers and schedules them to find a perfect match for our clients. Hannah ensures our client's relationship is enriching through client courtesy visits to confirm our superior service and care. All our caregivers report to Hannah as she is also in charge of all our yearly mandatory trainings. If you have any questions about care management or scheduling, please contact Hannah. 

Brenna Rodieck

Administrative Assistant

Brenna joined Senior Helpers in November, of 2021, and reports directly to the Operations Officer. Brenna works with the entire Senior Helpers team to support all sorts of goals and activities.  She is currently training to be able to assist in training new caregiver, schedule caregivers, do assessments and aid in general office duties.  She is currently seeking her degree at the Fashion Institute of Merchandise and Marketing in LA. Aside from school and work, Brenna enjoys music, family, and fashion.

Wendy 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."