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Meet the Greater Atlanta 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 Greater Atlanta area  we believe getting the best care for your loved ones should not be complicated. 

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

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 Greater Atlanta Team

Pam Hodgson


Pam has vast experience in business as she has always owned her own businesses, including a large metropolitan plumbing company based in Alpharetta, GA (which she sold in 2004), a construction business and a consulting business. The consulting business focused on streamlining internal operations and addressing senior care issues. Pam and her husband Hutch Hodgson love to travel and spend quality time with their eleven grandchildren.

Matthew Fredenberg

Matthew Fredenberg

Director of Marketing

Matt graduated from Milton High School and then the University of Georgia. He lives with his wife and children in Roswell. Matt and his family love to travel, hike, play by the river and spend time at church.

Elizabeth Jackson

Elizabeth Jackson

Director of Finance

Elizabeth grew up in Alpharetta and has been working at Senior Helpers since its inception in 2006.  Her responsibilities include the financial aspects of the operation as well as client care and speaking to potential clients to explain Senior Helpers’ services and schedule initial assessments. Elizabeth is a devoted mother of two beautiful girls and enjoys spending time with them at sporting events, school, and church activities.

Christi Greene

Christi Greene

Medicaid Specialist & Client Care

Christi, a native Georgian, received a degree in IT and spent the majority of her professional career in IT consulting. Christi currently heads up the Medicaid Client Care Team and also is instrumental in training caregivers. Christi is certified in GEMS dementia training and embraces her role as a dementia educator. Christi enjoys spending time with her nieces and aging parents.

Carl Harpes

Scheduling & Client Care

Carl was born and raised in St. Louis and proudly served as a medic in the Air Force. Following the Air Force, Carl became an EMT and worked in that capacity for a number of years. Carl is responsible for caregiver scheduling and client care. Carl has 5 children and enjoys spending free time traveling with his family. 

Hutch Hodgson

Director of Finance

Hutch Hodgson received a degree in Economics from Kenyon College and an MBA at the Harvard Business School. He was an executive with The Coca-Cola Company and worked all over the world.  After his time with Coke he returned to the Atlanta area and pursued an entrepreneurial interest.  As the president and CEO of the Heavenly Ham Company, he helped build the company up to 216 franchised stores before selling the company to Honey Baked Hams in 2002.  In 2006, he started Hodgson Caregivers (Senior Helpers North Atlanta) with his wife Pam and has been consulting on marketing, finance and sales since that time.

Areas We Serve

Senior Helpers of the Greater Atlanta area 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 Greater Atlanta area  serves the cities and towns of:

  • Greater Atlanta
  • Sandy Springs
  • Woodstock
  • Stone Mountain
  • Canton
  • Buckhead