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Denise Lehman, Owner of Senior Helpers of Central Fairfield County

Meet the Central Fairfield County 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 Central Fairfield County 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 Central Fairfield County, CT 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.

Meet the Central Fairfield County Team

Denise Lehman


I opened Senior Helpers of Central Fairfield County CT in April 2020. I am a graduate of Pace University with a long successful career in the investment banking industry.  After a divorce and the closure of the firm I worked for it was time to reflect and make some life changes which brought me to Danbury, CT and Senior Helpers. 

As I grew up, I watched my mother and aunt struggle to take care of my grandmother through her later years. When my mother and I were faced with my father needing care it was that experience that brought me to want to pay it forward and make a difference for others.  When my mother was caring for my grandmother she did not have the options available for her to get care for my grandmother while continuing to care for her own life and family.  The caregivers we had with my father became a part of our family and made a major life difference for us as a family. I am a strong advocate and passionate about this business with a goal of enhancing the life of every one of my clients even as we face the most challenging of times.  I look forward to having you and your family be a part of our Senior Helpers family.

Two hands holding each other.

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 Central Fairfield County was proud to join the system in 2020. 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

Caregiver pouring water

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

I am fortunate at this time to have two very good caregivers and have had a number of very good ones in the past. For my needs, the fact that I can have somebody for one hour is not only beneficial but essential.

Betty | Central Fairfield County, CT

Areas we serve

  • Danbury
  • Bethel
  • Brookfield
  • Ridgefield
  • New Fairfield
  • Southbury
  • Newtown
  • Redding
  • Sandy Hook
  • New Milford
  • Bethlehem
  • Bridgewater
  • Woodbury
  • Roxbury
  • Sherman
  • Gaylordsville
  • Kent
  • Lakeside
  • New Preston MarbleDale
  • South Kent
  • Washington
  • Washington Depot