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Meet the Thousand Oaks 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 of Thousand Oaks we believe that getting the best care for your loved ones should not be complicated. We are committed to delivering the best possible in-home care to seniors in Ventura County and surrounding areas. 

We take in-home care 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.

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 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. 

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.  

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

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 Thousand Oaks Team

Ann-Renee Arp

Ann-Renee Arp

As Director of Client Services & Field Operations, Ann-Renee's responsibility is to manage and develop care services. She has regular communication with caregivers & clients and helps process new and existing clients. She does the first day of service calls, assessments, routine client visits, develops care plans, and more. Ann Renee joined Senior Helpers Thousand Oaks in 2013 and has worn every hat in the office, from scheduling to marketing. She believes that everyone deserves quality care & treats everyone she encounters with kindness and respect.

Before arriving at Senior Helpers, Ann worked for a Medical Facility, and her goal is to continue serving seniors and spending quality time with her two children, family, and friends.

Jamie Harding

Jamie Harding

As Director of Operations, Jamie’s role is to oversee our organization and make sure we are delivering on our goals & vision- To take care of our clients by providing high-quality service. Jamie has been with the company since 2017 and is the Director of Operations. She focuses on developing best practices, training, and coaching the caregivers and staff in the Senior Helpers family. Jamie’s goal is to build rapport with all the clients & caregivers and always treat everyone she talks to with compassion & careful regard.

Jamie is pursuing a BS in Applied Psychology and a certification in Society for Human Resource Management certification. She loves spending time with her family, especially her five nieces & nephews. 

Paul Gutzmann

Paul Gutzmann

Paul's role is to make sure our clients have a high level of satisfaction with their caregivers, and that our caregivers have a high level of satisfaction with their schedule. He has great attention to detail and takes pride in collaborating with the clients & caregivers. He looks at the schedule as one big puzzle! He is also certified to train our caregivers in the Senior Gems program.

Paul has a great passion for communicating with those around him and has 8 years of field experience in caregiving. He is a new addition to our Senior Helpers family and joined in July of 2021.

Danielle Keyser

Danielle Keyser

On-Call Weekend Scheduler

Danielle Keyser has been with Senior Helpers Thousand Oaks since 2017 and as the On-Call weekend scheduler, she is responsible for answering and handling all incoming calls from caregivers, clients, and potential clients. Danielle has been in the healthcare field for many years and currently works full-time at a children’s hospital in addition to her work with us.

Areas We Serve

Senior Helpers of Thousand Oaks 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 Thousand Oaks serves the cities and towns of:

  • Agoura Hills
  • Calabasas
  • Camarillo
  • Canoga Park
  • Chatsworth
  • Fillmore
  • Malibu
  • Moorpark
  • Newbury Park
  • Oak Park
  • Oxnard
  • Point Mugu Nawc
  • Port Hueneme
  • Santa Paula
  • Simi Valley
  • Somis
  • Stevenson Ranch
  • Thousand Oaks
  • Topanga
  • Valencia
  • Ventura
  • West Hills
  • Westlake Village
  • Winnetka
  • Woodland Hills