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Meet the San Mateo office

Thanks to our responsiveness, dependability, and personal care, Senior Helpers San Mateo has become one of the most trusted and distinguished providers of in-home senior care services in the nation.

Conveniently located on El Camino Real in San Mateo and in Los Altos, Senior Helpers of the peninsula serves the communities of Alviso, Atherton, Belmont, Burlingame, Daly City, El Granada, Half Moon Bay, Hillsborough, Los Altos, Menlo Park, Millbrae, Mt. View, Montara, Moss Beach, Pacifica, Palo Alto, Portola Valley, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Mateo, South San Francisco, Sunnyvale, and Woodside.

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 San Mateo was proud to join the system in 2007.  Like every other Senior Helpers office, 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.

Nicholas Magnusson was drawn to Senior Helpers because of his background in healthcare both as a nurse and a leader. He saw the need for seniors to not only age well, but to do so in their own homes or with additional assistance in a facility.

Our team has grown to include 4 team members, and 50 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

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

Nicholas Magnusson

Owner

Nicholas has been a Registered Nurse Since 2008 and was most recently a Director at UCSF before purchasing the company from the previous owner. He brings a passion for high quality care and decreasing hospital readmissions through extremely high quality standards for his staff and himself. Nicholas Has worked in both adult care and pediatric care in the hospital environment before starting a leadership role in 2014. He has worked in many different areas and through his training as a Registered Nurse brings a wealth of expertise and passion not seen in most homecare companies. 

Michelle Morgan

Recruiter/Educator

Michelle brings a wealth of knowledge in caregiver recruiting and training and has recently come back to Senior Helpers after working for the organization for 5 years in the Pleasanton office. . Her experience in recruiting top quality caregivers has been paramount in meeting the high standards that Senior Helpers San Francisco and the Peninsula requires for their clients. 

Luisa Sanft

Caregiver Manager

Luisa has been working in the industry over 12 years as a caregiver. Her motivation for working with the elderly is her experience caring for her mother who had a stroke while she was in high school. Luisa enjoys investing in clients lives and learning all the fascinating stories they have to offer. She joined Senior Helpers to continue her love for the elderly and take the next steps to advance her career. Luisa spends her free time with her son going to parks, beaches and enjoying family outings.

Simon Gonzalez

Client Services Director

Simon has been the Director of Client Services for the past 7 years for Senior Helpers of San Francisco and the Peninsula. Originally from Chile, he has worked in assisted livings and home care organizations for the last 20 years since he came to the United States. From running Memory Care units to assisted livings Simon brings a wealth of knowledge about the aging process and managing complex care for our clients. 

Areas we serve

 

Senior Helpers of San Mateo 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 San Mateo serves the cities and towns of:

 

  • Burlingame
  • Los Altos
  • Millbrae
  • Mountain View
  • Palo Alto
  • Redwood City
  • San Mateo