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Meet the Seal Beach, Los Alamitos 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 of Seal Beach, Los Alamitos 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 Cypress 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

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 Seal Beach, Los Alamitos was proud to join the system in 2021.  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 the Seal Beach, Los Alamitos Team

Kimberley Perata

Kimberley Perata

Owner

Kimberley’s parents, who are both in their mid-70’s live independently. Unfortunately, her father suffered two falls in the past year, and the concern has weighed very heavily on Kim and her mother. Although he has fully recovered, the possibility of another incident looms over her head. More importantly, what would she do to provide care for him since he is 6 hours away in Northern California?  “If we are able to help families bring comfort and care to their aging loved ones, we will have succeeded!”  

 

Prior to Senior Helpers, Kim worked 20 years in executive sales in the healthcare/finance space. Kimberley spent numerous years with large corporations like GE, Lending Club, Wells Fargo, and Alphaeon Credit, where she was always a top performer. Realizing every day is a blessing, Kim brings a positive attitude to her Senior Helpers businessHaving lived in Long Beach and surrounding areas for the past 21 years, she knew this is where she wanted to open their Senior Helpers Business and be a part of the community and give back.

Steven Nickens

Steven Nickens

Owner

Steven became involved with Senior Helpers to provide dependable and affordable care for the elderly and, therefore, make a difference in their day-to-day lives. Steven wanted his aging mother to be able to live her life to the fullest. He often asked himself, what are the options that would allow her to do so? "My mother, who is now 80, suffered a stroke and needed rehabilitation and constant care. Fortunately for Steven, his older brother, and aunts, who are also getting up there in age, are around to care for her. "This could all change so quickly, so we needed to have options as not to get caught off guard." 

 

Prior to Senior Helpers, Steven worked 25 years in sales, sales management, executive leadership, and building successful businesses. Most recently, Steven served in various executive leadership roles where he has been instrumental in helping others reach their full potential. Steven spent numerous years with large corporations like Staples, GE, and Empire Today. After facing challenges with his mother, he knew that he wanted to be a part of the senior care industry. After months of research, he knew that Senior Helpers would be the perfect fit. Steven says, "It was less about a business and more about giving back and making a difference in the lives of others who are faced with challenging decisions, such as how to care for their loved ones."


I want to take this opportunity to express our thanks for the superb work Diane did for Dad while he was in the hospital. She was punctual, personable, and dedicated. She helped my Dad immensely during a difficult time for him. Her calm manner and brilliant smile worked magic. My Dad’s attitude changed completely for the better after her first visit. Thank you so much for giving us Diane. She really is a remarkable person and very caring.
 

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Areas We Serve

Senior Helpers of Seal Beach, Los Alamitos provides a full range of senior home care services for you or your loved one—from companionship and light housework help, to more complex care services, including disease management,  and 24-hour care services.

  • Bixby Knolls
  • Cal Heights
  • Cypress
  • Hawaiian Gardens
  • Los Alamitos
  • Seal Beach
  • Long Beach
  • Garden Grove
  • Virginia Country Club
  • Rossmoor