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Meet the San Leandro - Alameda 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 San Leandro - Alameda 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 San Leandro - Alameda 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 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 accessible 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 San Leandro - Alameda.  Like every other owner, we too are fully-committed to the original goal of providing dependable and accessible 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 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 Our Team

Larry Tonti

Larry Tonti


Larry Tonti, owner of Senior Helpers of Alameda County, is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.  After spending nearly 40 years as a licensed general contractor and custom home builder, a series of life-changing events caused him to move into the field of Senior Care.  

When his mother suffered a massive and debilitating stroke, his father became her principal caregiver. Less than a year later, he passed away.  Larry witnessed firsthand the lack of quality care available to both of his parents when they needed it most.  As a result, he is determined to make a difference in the life of others who might be in a similar situation. After extensive research, he chose to become a Senior Helpers owner in 2018.

Larry has assembled a highly qualified, dedicated management group to provide the absolute best in-home care for your loved ones.  With their new office in San Leandro, Senior Helpers is active in the community and prepared to deliver compassionate care to their clients. ​

Tammy Kimberle

Tammy Kimberle

Client Services Manager, Director of VA Services

Tammy brings her nursing background to Senior Helpers, in addition to her experience as Senior Customer Insight Analyst for a major med supply corporation.  Tammy is a former department supervisor at San Francisco VA Health Care System, and has worked for a plastic surgery practice and several nursing homes.  We welcome Tammy to Senior Helpers.

Katherine C. Davies


Katherine joins our Senior Helpers family as Nurse On Call.  A graduate of Los Medanos College with a major in Registered Nursing, she brings a wealth of experience to our team.  She has worked in many different clinical settings at various local hospitals and skilled nursing facilities.

Katherine is currently a Certified Case Manager, coordinating care between physician, patient, and Health Care providers.  She has also served as Director of Staff Development, Transitions of Care Nurse, and MDS Nurse.  Senior Helpers is pleased to have Katherine on our team.

Jonalinn Kane

Administrative Assistant

We are excited to have Jonalinn join our Senior Helpers office staff. Jonalinn brings years of expertise as a licensed Care Giver and highly experienced in working directly with our Care Givers in training, on-boarding and delivering customer service above and beyond.

Areas We Serve

  • San Leandro
  • Alameda
  • Castro Valley
  • Oakland
  • Bay Farm