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Meet the Greeley office

Senior Helpers Greeley proudly serves all of Larimer and Weld Counties, including Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley, Wellington, Windsor, Estes Park and Longmont. We provide professional and compassionate in-home care so that our seniors can age in place. Whether your family needs us for a few hours or around the clock, we will always provide the kind of quality and responsive care that lets your loved one enjoy living independently at home. From light housekeeping and errands to bathing/showering and other personal care needs, we are there when you need us. We specialize in Alzheimer's and Dementia care, as well as Parkinson's Disease care, and are proud to partner with Teepa Snow, Johns Hopkins University, and the Parkinson’s Foundation in these areas.

See our Google My Business page here: https://g.page/Home-Care-Greeley

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 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 Greeley was proud to join the Senior Helpers business in 2017. Like every other owner, Gil is fully committed to the original goal of providing dependable and affordable in-home care with well-trained caregivers. Nothing is more important to our local team than being the best available resource for seniors and families in our community.  

Gil Atanasoff was drawn to Senior Helpers after working for several years in various roles with GE Healthcare. He was immersed in the world of providing preventative care and was very intrigued when the opportunity to be the Executive Director of a Wisconsin-based Senior Helpers arose. Gil is very compassionate about senior care and he made the decision to open his own franchise. As he was researching location options, he came across Fort Collins, CO and realized immediately that it closely matched the community in Madison, WI. He purchased the franchise in Larimer County in April of 2017 and then purchased Weld County in December of that year.  Gil has since gone the extra mile to provide Senior GEMS training to 100% of our local office and caregiver staff which has earned us the Dementia Friendly Leader recognition from the non-profit organization, Dementia Friendly Communities of Northern Colorado. We partner heavily with the Alzheimer’s Association and the Parkinson’s Support Group locally to connect ourselves personally to our community and involve Senior Helpers in ways to give back locally.

Our team has grown to include 4 office team members, and nearly 40 caregivers. We have been lucky to serve many seniors in our community over the last year, and we are committed to continuing to provide uncompromising levels of care to all our families. Thank you for the honor of allowing us to provide care for your loved one!

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 Greeley Team

Gil Atanasoff

Gil Atanasoff

Owner/Executive Director

As Owner and Executive Director, Gil oversees all activities for Senior Helpers of Northern Colorado. He is dedicated to improving the lives of our clients, and hiring compassionate caregivers that meet their specific needs. Gil most recently led Senior Helpers of Madison, WI, one of the largest offices in the country, utilizing his experience from over 20 years in a number of industries. He is grateful to work for a company that shares his passion for helping seniors live independently. Gil looks forward to helping more people and their families by growing Senior Helpers in Northern Colorado.

Chris Schneider

Chris Schneider

Director, ODAA

As a Director for Senior Helpers of Northern Colorado, Chris utilizes her hometown roots to collaborate with community partners on supporting our local seniors. Chris revels in the opportunity to talk with community members including families of prospective clients to assist them in finding resources within the community that best fit their needs. Chris has worked as a Business Analyst for Harley-Davidson headquarters and Colorado State University. Most recently, Chris taught in a high school work-based learning program teaching career skills while creating community connections to support students with internships, jobs and volunteerism positions. Her desire to impact people in positive ways and experience dealing with the challenges of aging within her own family drew her into working with the senior community. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Business - Management Information Systems from University of Wisconsin and a Master’s in Education and Human Resource Studies from Colorado State University.

Crystal Strasburg

Crystal Strasburg

Caregiver Manager

As Caregiver Manager for Senior Helpers of Northern Colorado, Crystal will ensure the best client/caregiver match and manage everyday office challenges. She has been with Senior Helpers as a caregiver since 2012. Her knowledge and experience in caregiving and family care coordination will enable her to lead our team of compassionate caregivers to long-term success with our clients.

Rae Kirk

Rae Kirk

Lead Scheduler

With years of caregiving under her belt, Rae moved into the Lead Scheduler position in 2021. Most recently, she worked as the Lead Caregiver at Parkwood Estates, an independent living facility in Fort Collins. Rae has two adorable dogs whom she loves to snuggle with. Rae is passionate about helping older adults live their lives to their fullest.
 

Katt Mitchell

Katt Mitchell

Schedule Coordinator

Katt has been a phenomenal caregiver for Senior Helpers and has recently moved into an office position. Katt both goes above and beyond to help fill in shifts and to schedule caregivers for shifts. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering for multiple causes and spending time with her family, which includes her husband, her dogs, and her Dad.

Danette Purdy

Danette Purdy

Director of Operations

Danette has been in the senior care industry for more than a decade to promote safety and security to her clients. She works with agencies to improve operational efficiencies, increase customer satisfaction, and promote a positive work environment. She enjoys supporting caregivers, who are the backbone of the Senior Helpers family. She has operations experience in home care consulting, aging technology, home health, hospice, and senior community living placement.  With Senior Helpers, Danette advocates for her clients and is their guiding resource on aging. A consummate party planner, Danette can be found glamping, hosting events, traveling to new places, and doting on her family in her free time.

Rose Rossi

Rose Rossi

Client Services Manager

Rose is the new Client Services Manager for Senior Helpers of Northern Colorado. As a member of the home health and hospice industry since 2003, Rose is a passionate and strong advocate for seniors in the Northern Colorado community. She loves to hear their stories, and enjoys the rewarding aspects of being a part of their care journey. Rose is so excited to join the Senior Helpers team and to contribute to our seniors' quality of life. She loves spending time with her family and friends, especially her new grandbaby, and enjoys being outdoors in beautiful Colorado.

Darienne Trostel

Darienne Trostel

Office Coordinator

Darienne joined the Senior Helpers family in December of 2020 and has been helping with administrative duties remotely. She has quickly learned many of the backend processes that the company deals with on a daily basis. Darienne is the office’s behind-the-scenes superstar, helping with everything from client check-ins to billing. Darienne is a Colorado native, and has lived in many exciting places over the years. She is a mom of two, and spends most of her free time with her family, enjoying going to parks or walking around the beautiful natural areas of Northern Colorado.

Rhonda Smith

Rhonda Smith

VA Client Services Liaison

Rhonda has over 18 years of experience as a client services manager as well as personal experience as a family caregiver. She has a deep respect for our community’s veterans and is always happy to assist with coordinating their care needs. This background makes her the perfect person to liaise between the VA and our amazing veterans. Since the VA closely monitors authorization for veteran client care, Rhonda ensures the documentation process is current and care is uninterrupted. In her spare time, Rhonda enjoys gardening, camping and cooking, and loves to hang out with her teenage niece and nephew.

100% of our caregivers are Senior Gems® trained

Senior Gems® is a method, exclusive to Senior Helpers, for classifying the characteristics of aging beginning with normal aging carrying through early onset to late-stage dementia which affects many seniors within our community. Our method of training incorporates the common physical, mental and emotional behaviors exhibited by seniors living with this disease and allows quick identification of their gem level.

Our local office goes above and beyond by equipping 100% of our caregivers with the skills to tailor care using the positive approach principles of the system to support seniors at every gem level. Senior Gems® enables us to individualize care plans with a focus on aging in place.

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Areas We Serve

Senior Helpers Northern Colorado 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 Greeley serves the cities and towns of:

  • Fort Collins
  • Loveland
  • Greeley
  • Wellington
  • Windsor
  • Estes Park and Longmont

The management and staff of Senior Helpers are tirelessly hard working, dedicated, responsive, efficient and caring. Their big hearts are evident. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing senior care!