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Meet the Senior Helpers of The Villages 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 The Villages we believe getting the best care for your loved ones should not be complicated. Bette and Bernie Fitzgerald opened the Senior Helpers of The Villages office in 2013 because of their passion for helping others and interest in the growing need for in-home care services. Senior Helpers of The Villages is committed to delivering the best possible in-home care to seniors in the Leesburg, Villages and Ocala area.. 

We take in-home care very seriously and make it a priority to provide the highest level of client service possible. Over the past 5 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

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 of The Villages joined the system in 2013. We are are fully-committed to providing dependable and affordable in-home care with well-trained caregivers. Nothing is more important to us than delivering the best available resources for seniors and families in our community.  

Our team has grown to include 9 office team members, and more than 80 caregivers. We are fortunate to have served hundreds of seniors in our community over the years and are committed to continuing to provide uncompromising levels of care for all families that entrust us with their loved ones.

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

Bernie Fitzgerald


Bette Fitzgerald


Great coordination between client, client’s family and staff.

Mitzi T. | The Villages, FL

Areas we serve

Senior Helpers of The Villages 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 The Villages serves the cities and towns of:

  • Belleview
  • Clermont
  • Eustis
  • Fruitland Park
  • Gainesville
  • Lady Lake
  • Leesburg
  • Mt. Dora
  • Tavares
  • The Villages
  • Ocala