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.
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.
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
Ongoing communication and follow-up plan
Caregiver of the Month! Paea Foliaki
Caregiver of the Month! Paea Foliaki
Paea has worked as a Home Care Aide for more than 20 years and with Senior Helpers since 2014. She has experience with many different conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Dementia, MS, Parkinson’s, ALS and many more. She enjoys working as a caregiver because it gives her the opportunity to meet different people. Paea has always found easy to relate with her elderly clients. She is extremely compassionate and patient.
Paea is a wonderful caregiver and we are so happy she is a member of the Senior Helpers family! We would like to recognize her for the month of October. Thank you Paea for everything you do!
Meet Our Team
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.
Director of Operations
Michelle brings a wealth of knowledge in to Senior Helpers through her various experiences in Home Care. She studied Kinesiology and Gerontology at San Francisco State. She was inspired to work with the elderly by her experience at a young age providing support to her Grandfather who was bed ridden and her Great Aunt who suffered from Schizophrenia and Dementia. She worked for Hospice as well. She has worked for Senior Helpers for 7 plus years. She passes this experience in the form of training and ongoing support for all Senior Helpers staff and holding all to the high standards that Senior Helpers San Francisco and the Peninsula requires for our clients.
Luisa has been working in the industry over 12 years. 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.
Carol discovered her passion for senior’s when she assisted in the development of an online platform for Senior Care. She provided care for her elderly parents while working in high tech. She currently cares for a family member with Dementia. This hands on experience she passes on to our caregivers through coaching and continued education using Senior Helpers Gems training. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, her cats, and doing Jazzercise.
Client Services Manager
Dan has over 25 years of high-level sales & marketing experience, working with clients to formulate solutions that will meet their needs. After helping his parents for several years, Dan has a passion for senior care. A graduate of UC Berkeley, Dan’s other interests include coaching high school basketball, golfing & playing senior softball. Dan is married with one daughter who is a Dr. of Physical Therapy.
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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: