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Meet the Broward County 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 Broward County we believe getting the best care for your loved ones should not be complicated, Annette Wellington, who is a Registered Nurse  opened the Senior Helpers Broward County office in 2008 because of her passion for helping others and her interest in the growing need for in-home care services. Annette Wellington  is committed to delivering the best possible in-home care to seniors in the Hollywood / South Broward, FL community.

We take in-home care very 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 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 Broward County was proud to join the system in 2008. 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.

Annette Wellington  was drawn to Senior Helpers because of her passion for caring for others and the level of professionalism of the corporate office.

Our team has grown to 4 team members, and almost 50 caregivers. 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 Broward County Office

Annette Wellington, MBA, MSN, RN.

Annette Wellington, MBA, MSN, RN.

CEO & Owner

Born in Jamaica where she learned the values of hard work from a loving family. Eventually she moved to the United States with a dream and a challenge to prove she could not only compete but excel in the job market. She started in Accounting then moved into Mortgage Banking where her natural skills as a business person would lead her to success and eventually to Senior Helpers in 2008, Senior Helpers has become a staple in the Broward area. Recently (early  2019) Annette expanded her wings as the sole office for all of Broward County territories (3) and now controls one of the largest markets in Senior Helpers. As the past president of the Broward Coalition on Aging, ADRC Broward Advisory Committee Member and FADONA, Florida Career College Advisory Committee and Broward Technical Schools Advisory Committee Annette truly understands the needs of the community and is very involved. She is a source of information and is available to assist in  any capacity to improve the quality of life for our clients, caregivers and the community.

Pamela Mitchell

Pamela Mitchell

HR Director

Pamela is our HR Manager. She has worked in numerous capacities within the home care industry for more than 10 years. Pamela is a New York transplant and has lived in Florida for about 20 years. She is responsible for all caregiver hiring and ensure compliance with state requirements.

 

 

 

Holly Johnstone

Holly Johnstone

Accounting Manager

Holly comes to Senior Helpers with a wealth of knowledge (over 20 years of home care experience). She currently manages various office activities in addition to accounting and payroll activities. She understands our client’s needs and the community in which we serve and is a valuable asset to our team

Donna Julius

Donna Julius

Scheduler

Originally from Jamaica, Donna was an apt and talented student who followed a college career as a Business Major. Spending many years In the Hospitality field she proved to be an important part of the companies she worked with. Eventually, she worked in the medical field as a private duty caregiver. She then used this valued customer service and hospitality experience to work as a Scheduling Coordinator for us here at Senior Helpers Broward since  February  2018.

Pauline Parker

Pauline Parker

Scheduling Coordinator

Pauline come to Senior Helpers as a previous CNA. She has worked both in the field as as an aide as well as in other scheduling department in other health care corporations. Pauline understand the need of the client as well as the caregivers and thus is able for effectively relate to their needs.

Issa Gonzalez

Issa Gonzalez

Community Relations/Marketing Representative

Meet our new Community Relations/Marketing Representative Issa. She comes to us with many years of customer service experience and worked prior with companies such as Easter Seals – Michigan and Bank of America. Issa enjoys working with the elderly.

Issa is originally from El Salvador and is very fluent in English and Spanish.

Joyeta E Anderson

Joyeta E Anderson

DON

Ms. Joyeta (Joy) is registered to practice nursing in Florida and NY. She has been with Senior Helpers since 2013. Joy was trained in England and has over 50 years of experience – home health, psychiatric, midwifery, community/public health and epidemiology. She currently volunteers in her community reading to the legally blind, and participates in various charities such as St Jude’s (annual fundraising), Easter Seals, Breast Cancer Research, Archewell, and St Joseph Native American Schools. Her philosophy is to strive each day to be excellent and hope never to be mediocre even on her worst day.

Areas We Serve

Senior Helpers Broward County provides a full range of 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 Broward County serves the cities and towns of:

  • Hollywood
  • Pembroke pines
  • Miramar
  • Davie
  • Weston
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Lighthouse Point
  • Coral Springs
  • Pompano
  • Sunrise
  • Hallandale
  • Cooper City
  • Wilton Manor
  • Parkland
  • Oakland Park
  • Deerfield Beach