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Meet the Tampa 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 Tampa we believe that getting the best care for your loved ones should not be complicated. Senior Helpers Tampa is committed to delivering the best possible in-home care to seniors in the Tampa community. 

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

Like every other owner, Senior Helpers Tampa is 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.

Scott and Gladis Fox were drawn to Senior Helpers because of the personal approach to seniors and the quality of care they provide. 

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.

In late 2022, Helen Pastrana and Chris Tomko joined Senior Helpers as Co-Owners. 

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 Our Team

Gladis and Scott Fox

Gladis and Scott Fox

Christopher Tomko

Christopher Tomko

Co-Owner since late 2022
Kaelyn Welsh

Kaelyn Welsh

Client Services Manager
Janet Heckinger

Janet Heckinger

Client Services Coordinator
Laura Locklair

Laura Locklair

Caregiver Manager
Diane Marriott

Diane Marriott

Billing Services

Areas We Serve

Senior Helpers Tampa 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 Tampa serves the cities and towns of:

  • Wesley Chapel
  • Tampa
  • Davis Island
  • Hyde Park
  • Harbour Island
  • Dover
  • Carrollwood
  • Town & Country
  • New Tampa
  • Westchase
  • Northdale
  • Citrus Park
  • Seffner
  • Thonotosassa
  • Temple Terrace
  • Riverview
  • Brandon
  • Valrico
  • Lithia
  • FishHawk
  • Plant City
  • Ruskin
  • Apollo Beach
  • Sun City Center
  • and Wimauma