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Meet the Riverside 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 Riverside we believe that getting the best care for your loved ones should not be complicated.

Dr. Ramtin Yazdi, clinical pharmacist, owns Senior Helpers Riverside. The office is operated by his mother, Dr. Ellie Yazdi, with great passion for helping people and specifically the elderly. Ramtin and Ellie Yazdi, with their strong background in medical and clinical pharmacy, are committed to delivering the best possible in-home- care to seniors throughout the Riverside County. Both Dr Ellie and Ramtin Yazdi have been taking the quality care for the elderly personally and seriously.

At Senior Helpers of Riverside, we make quality in-home -care a priority and provide the highest level of client service possible.   The compassion and care for the patients has been the outcome of their upbringing in a family of all doctors.  Over the past several 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
Dr. Ramtin Yazdi- Owner of Senior Helpers Riverside, CA

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 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 Riverside, like every other location, is 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 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.


The 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 Riverside Team

Dr. Ramtin Yazdi

Dr. Ramtin Yazdi


Ramtin graduated from UCLA in Biochemistry and continued his education at Chapman University to become a clinical pharmacist.  Ramtin’s mother, father, grandparents and six uncles are all doctors in medical field. What drew Ramtin to Senior Helpers was his desire to help people age with dignity and enjoy life in their home. He proudly and tirelessly cares for his patients and of the elderly who need extra support and care at home.

Dr. Ellie Yazdi

Dr. Ellie Yazdi

Chief Client Coordinator

Ellie finished her two bachelor’s degrees in biology and chemistry at the university of Santa Barbara. She then pursued her passion in clinical pharmacy at the USC, University of Southern California. She was a medical student at the University of Vienna before migrating to the USA. She grew up in a family of five, consisting of all medical doctors.

Caring for elderly has been Ellies passion forever. In her previous pharmacy businesses, Ellie was not only the operating owner and compounding pharmacist but a true friend and loyal consultant to her patients.

Christina Garcia

Christina Garcia

Client and Staff Coordinator

Christina has been in senior care industry for the last 15 years as caregiver, activity lead for memory care facilities, and customer service lead at nursing homes in Inland Empire. Christina's background in and long experience with senior care has been admired by Senior Helpers clients as she has always been genuinely kind and caring while providing information to our clients as well as scheduling in all emergency conditions.
Christina has also had 17 years of medical billing experience in a couple of medical clinics in Inland Empire. Working in medical clinics for years definitely taught Christina how patients can be fragile and the need for the care providers to go beyond and above to ensure the older people's safety and wellbeing.

Marlina Dawson

Marlina Dawson

Center of Excellence Trainer

Marlina Dawson is our designated Center of Excellence trainer. She has been a caregiver for over 15 years. She has been getting the best reviews from all our clients with various health and medical conditions such as hospice, cancer, tube feeding, Alzheimer’s, dementia, and Parkinson’s. She has been also recognized and awarded as employee of the month on numerous occasions. Marlina has extensive experience with older population as she used to work at some large facilities in Inland Empire before joining our Senior Helpers in Riverside. Marlina won also the awards of “Pursuits of Excellence” in the Senior Facility in Inland Empire. While Marlina has been working as one of our excellent caregiver for the last three years, we chose her to be our dedicated trainer for our new caregivers in our Center of Excellence training room. In the training room, Marlina will teach our new caregivers the correct way of transfer the patient along all the safety matters.

Areas We Serve


Senior Helpers Riverside 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 of Northern Riverside County serves the cities and towns of Riverside and surrounding Inland Empire including:


  • Beaumont
  • Calimesa
  • Corona
  • Hemet
  • Jurupa Valley
  • March Air Force Base
  • Moreno Valley
  • Norco
  • Riverside
  • San Jacinto
  • Winchester