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Meet the Northern Delaware 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 Northern Delaware we believe that getting the best care for your loved ones should not be complicated. In 2017 the office was relocated to Christiana where the owners remain committed to delivering the best possible in-home care to seniors in northern Delaware.

We take in-home care seriously and make it a priority to provide the highest level of client service possible. Over the past 11 years 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.

Senior Helpers of northern Delaware was proud to join the system in 2007. Like every other owner, 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 Christiana Team

Robert Cieselka

Robert Cieselka

Human Resources

Robert handles the hiring, administration and training of our caregivers.

 

 

 

 

Michele Holdsworth

Michele Holdsworth

Marketing/Office Manager

Michele Holdsworth has over 30 years’ experience in healthcare management as a Director of Sales and Marketing. Her passion for serving seniors has motivated her to take on a different role other than serving at a community level. Home health is a very valuable and needed service to allow seniors to age in place. She joined Senior Helpers on November 15, 2021 as a Marketing/Office Manager. She has 2 children and 4 grandchildren. She spends most of her free time with family and enjoys cooking and entertaining.

Joanne Triance

Joanne Triance

Care Coordinator/Scheduler

Joanne Triance has lived and worked in Delaware all her life. She graduated from Goldey-Beacom College with an Associates in Sciences Degree for Administrative Secretary. She has worked for various companies including BP Oil Corporation, E.I duPont de Nemours, Christiana Care, Siemens and Chemours. She joined our Senior Helpers Newark office in May of 2021 as the Care Coordinator/Scheduler. In her spare time, Joanne is the Vice President of Wilmingtion Manor Fire Company’s Ladies Auxiliary as well as a Sunday School. She is widowed and has one daughter and two granddaughters.

Justin Hazewski

Justin Hazewski

Bookkeeper/Accounting Manager

Justin Hazewski is the Bookkeeper/Accounting Manager for our Senior Helpers office located in Newark, Delaware. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from the University of Delaware and a Bachelor of Sciences Degree in Accounting from Wilmington University. Previously Justin has worked as an office clerk, a warehouse employee, a caregiver, and a server. He joined us in October of 2021. In his spare time Justin likes to spend time with friends, go to the movies and play video games.

Jenifer Bailey, CNA

Jenifer Bailey, CNA

Assistant Director of Caregivers

Jenifer Bailey is the Assistant Director of Caregivers for the Newark, Delaware office. Jenifer has been a certified nursing assistant since 2016 but has been caregiving for most of her life. Her experience includes working in skilled nursing facilities, providing care to seniors in their homes, taking care of family members and volunteering at Wilmington Manor Fire Company where she holds the office of Assistant Secretary with the Ladies Auxiliary. Jenifer attended University of Delaware in 2012 and received her Associates Degree in Arts and Sciences and Dawn Career Institute where she received her CNA certification. She enjoys spending time with her family and being outdoors. Some of her interests include reading, racing RC cars, fishing, and creative outlets such as painting, drawing, and doing crafts with her 2 daughters.

Areas We Serve

Senior Helpers of northern Delaware 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 northern Delaware serves the cities and towns of:

  • Newark
  • Hockessin
  • Edgemoor
  • Bear
  • Claymont
  • Delaware City
  • New Castle
  • Rockland
  • Saint Georges
  • Yorkyln
  • Wilmington

“Lisa is the best thing that has happened to us in years. Senior Helpers is golden in our book.”