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Meet the Treasure Coast 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 Treasure Coast we believe that getting the best care for your loved ones should not be complicated. Ronald Radcliffe opened the Senior Helpers of the Treasure Coast office in 2012 because of his passion for helping others and his interest in the growing need for in-home care services. Ron is committed to delivering the best possible in-home care to seniors in the community. 

We take in-home care seriously and make it a priority to provide the highest level of client service possible. Over the past 6 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. 

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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. ony 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 the Treasure Coast was proud to join the system in 2012. 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.  

Our team has grown to 8 team members, and 120 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.

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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 Treasure Coast Team

Ross Goodson

Ross Goodson

Founder and Vice President

Ross has served as Vice President at Senior Helpers of the Treasure Coast since its start in 2012. Ross graduated from Southwestern University in Austin, Texas. In addition to his work in the healthcare field, Ross is also involved in community organizations such as United Way and Caring for Camo. Ross is an avid (and extremely talented) golfer. In 2005, Ross married Renee. They have two young sons, Reece and Rylan. 

Ross became interested in the field of home health care after witnessing first hand his grandmother’s need for in home support and services. Ross recognized the need for compassionate care and has the utmost respect for anyone who provides care to an aging adult. Ross is committed to helping families solve life’s challenges, particularly as they pertain to navigating the healthcare continuum and improving their overall well-being. “Improving the quality of life of our client’s and their family members brings a smile to my face. I look forward to continuing to help the people that need it the most.” 

Ron Radcliffe

Ron Radcliffe

Chief Operating Officer

Ron joined the Senior Helpers team in August, 2012. He currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Senior Helpers of the Treasure Coast and Director of Operations for Senior Helpers of the Palm Beaches. 

Ron has nearly twenty years of experience in providing health care services in a wide variety of settings. Ron serves on the Board of Directors of the Alzheimer’s Associations’ Southeast Florida Chapter and was previously appointed by the Secretary of Florida’s Department of Elder Affairs as a member of Florida’s Silver Alert Support Committee. Ron has also served as a consultant and advisory board member for Pfizer and Jansen Pharmaceuticals Alzheimer’s Immunotherapy Program. 

Ron has advocated on the local and state level on a number of elder issues. Ron authored the Specialized Alzheimer's Services Adult Day Care Act, which was approved by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by the Governor in 2012. 

He graduated from the Florida State University in 1997 with a degree in Music Therapy. Ron and his wife, Brooke, were married in 1998 and are the proud parents of two amazing daughters, Molly and Addison. In his spare time, Ron enjoys spending time with his family, socializing with friends, traveling and, of course, watching FSU football. Ron enjoys conducting educational presentations throughout the local community and is is passionate about ensuring that elders have access to the services and resources needed to remain safely in their home and community.

Debora Thompson

Debora Thompson

Director of Operations

Debora joined Senior Helpers in April of 2016 and serves as Director of Operations for Senior Helpers of the Treasure Coast. With a passion for all things related to elder care, helping those who need extra assistance and attention as they grow older is her favorite part of her job. And all the wonderful stories her clients tell while she is visiting with them.

While Debora gives of her time to several area non-profits and causes, the one that brings her the most joy is volunteering for the Alzheimer’s Association. There she serves on the Board of Directors as Secretary for the SE Florida Chapter and has chaired the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s several times. She has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to find a cure for this horrible, mind-robbing disease.

Debora graduated from Immaculata University with a degree in Hotel /Restaurant Management & Geriatric Nutrition. Debora and her family moved to Florida in 2005 from Trooper, Pennsylvania, a small suburb just west of Philadelphia. Debora and her husband Jim are married 36 years. They have three children and four grandchildren. When not visiting, and enjoying her grandchildren, Debora enjoys gardening, reading and spending time at the beach.

Denise Hartsook, RN

Denise Hartsook, RN

Director of Nursing

Denise earned her nursing degree twenty years ago while living in Maryland. She has been fortunate to have worked in many capacities within the nursing field while traveling/moving frequently during the thirty years her husband, Rod, served in the United States Air Force. After the last ten years working in the pre-operative and post-operative area of nursing, the love of caring for the geriatric population brought her to Senior Helpers of the Treasure Coast. Along with the professional knowledge of Alzheimer's disease, Denise also has personal experience because her mother now suffers from the late stages of the disease. During her spare time, Denise enjoys spending time on the water with her husband and she is an avid tennis fan. Most importantly, she is the proud mother of two grown sons, Dean and Kyle.

Marie Adkin

Marie Adkin

Office Manager

Marie joined Senior Helpers in June 2017 as the Office Manager. Marie moved to Florida in August of 2011 from Connecticut. She attended Western Connecticut State University. Marie has worked in home health since moving to Florida as a scheduling coordinator and recruiter. Marie has been married to her husband, Glen for 32 years and has a son Ryan and daughter Kendall. She is very familiar with Alzheimer's and lost her sister-in-law to the terrible disease at the young age of 63. Marie enjoys volunteering, reading at the beach and watching sports with husband and children.

Melissa Ny, LPN

Melissa Ny, LPN

Client Services Manager

Melissa Ny, LPN joined Senior Helpers of the Treasure Coast in March 2019 as our Client Services Manager. Melissa graduated nursing school in 1996 and has worked in a variety of fields throughout her career including Hospice, Home Health, and Skilled Nursing Facilities but her passion and expertise is caring and advocating with the Alzheimer’s/Dementia population.

Melissa has volunteered with The Walk to End Alzheimer’s for the past seven years and has sat on a board for senior advocacy here in the Treasure Coast.

Melissa and her family moved to Florida in 2009 from the Philadelphia area. She has been married to her husband Christopher for 12 years and have raised four children together and now have one granddaughter. Melissa also loves animals and currently has three dachshunds and four cats. When not working Melissa enjoys working with her husband on the renovation of their home, gardening, reading and surf fishing along the Treasure Coast beaches.

Edna Bloomer

Edna Bloomer

Client Services

Edna was born in Lowell, Massachusetts and moved to Rhinebeck, New York before kindergarten. She moved to Florida in 1998. Edna worked for an Alzheimer’s daycare center from 1998 until she joined Senior Helpers of the Treasure Coast in June of 2014, as the Client Services Coordinator. Edna graduated from the Poughkeepsie School of Practical Nursing in 1966. Edna has worked in Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Geriatrics in New York State. She has especially enjoyed geriatrics, and has a soft spot in her heart for those afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease. She is the proud mother of one daughter, Rebecca and four beautiful grandchildren Blake 12, Aspen 7, Dierks 4, and Drew 2. They love all things Disney!! Edna enjoys time with her daughter and family. She is very creative with arts and crafts and sells her creations at local holiday bazaars.

Loretta Walker

Loretta Walker

Scheduling Case Manager

Loretta D. Walker was born in Palm Beach County, Florida. She has been a Certified Nursing Assistant for 28 years. Loretta became a caregiver for her mother at the age of 22, and cared for her as she suffered from Alzheimer’s for over 20 years. At the age of fifty-five Loretta went back to school. In March of 2017 she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Colorado Technical University. Loretta enjoys working with the elderly and making sure they are provided with the services that are needed daily.

Areas we serve

Senior Helpers of the Treasure Coast 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 Treasure Coast serves the cities and towns of:

  • Salerno
  • Stuart
  • Palm City
  • Jensen Beach
  • Port St. Lucie
  • Fort Pierce
  • Vero Beach
  • Sebastian

As a relatively new employee of Senior Helpers the management staff impressed me with the way everything was handled. From the application process to the training to actually being employed. I was made to feel welcome throughout the entire process.

Barbara S. | Stuart, FL