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Meet the Senior Helpers of Orland Park Office

More than 90% of seniors want to be able to age in their own home with dignity but getting the right type of care can seem daunting.  At Senior Helpers of Orland Parkwe believe that getting the best care for your loved ones should not be complicated.  We recognize the growing need for in-home care services, and with our passion for helping others, we are committed to delivering the best possible care to seniors in the Orland Park community. 

We take the opportunity to provide care in your home 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. You can feel confident that your loved one is in good hands with Senior Helpers.

About the Owner: Chris Dexter

Chris has always had a passion for helping others. When he was young he saw his father go through a great deal of stress when trying to take care of Chris' grandmother. He is dedicated to making sure others do not have to go through this experience. Senior Helpers Orland Park allows Chris to help families care for their loved ones in the best way possible, so they may have a great quality of life. 

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 accessible in-home care. This was the mission-driven spark that started Senior Helpers. 

The first office opened in Baltimore, Maryland, 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 Orland Park was proud to join the system in 2021.  Like every other owner, we too are fully-committed to the original goal of providing dependable and accessible 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 are lucky to serve hundreds of seniors in our community, 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 Orland Park Team

Chris Dexter

Chris Dexter


One of the biggest reasons Chris opened Senior Helpers of Orland Park was to make a difference in the lives of veterans. Chris, a veteran himself, served 8 years in the Army. Senior Helpers provides him the opportunity to give back to those who served in the Orland Park community; whether it is hiring veterans or providing the resources for them to understand the programs out there that will give them help. 

Doug Vogler

Doug Vogler

Director of Sales and Marketing

Doug has a devoted passion for helping those around him. That passion stems from his core family values taught to him by his parents that “Family always comes first” and “If you are in a position to help somebody else, you help them.” Those values translated well into different roles in the fitness industry and now most recently and most applicably into a career within the Senior Care community and with Senior Helpers of Orland Park. He, and Owner Christopher Dexter, have not only a strong working relationship, but a strong friendship as well, both of which have been built around the values of helping those around them. Doug and Christopher will work relentlessly to ensure that your loved ones are cared for as if they were their very own family.

I want to take this opportunity to express our thanks for the superb work Diane did for Dad while he was in the hospital. She was punctual, personable, and dedicated. She helped my Dad immensely during a difficult time for him. Her calm manner and brilliant smile worked magic. My Dad’s attitude changed completely for the better after her first visit. Thank you so much for giving us Diane. She really is a remarkable person and very caring.

Areas We Serve

Senior Helpers of Orland Park provides a full range of senior home care services for you or your loved one—from companionship and light housework help, to more complex care services, including disease management,  and 24-hour care services.

  • Homer Glen
  • Joliet
  • Lemont
  • Mokena
  • New Lenox
  • Orland Park
  • Tinley Park