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Meet the Fort Wayne office

More than 90% of seniors want to age in their own homes with dignity but getting the right type of care can seem daunting. At Senior Helpers of Fort Wayne, we believe getting the best care for your loved ones should not be complicated. BHI Home Care, Inc. opened the Senior Helpers of Fort Wayne office in 2016 because of their passion for helping others and their interest in the growing need for in-home care services. BHI Home Care, Inc. is committed to delivering the best possible in-home care to seniors in the Fort Wayne community.

We take in-home care very seriously and make it a priority to provide the highest level of client service possible. Over the past 3 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 that most seniors would prefer to age in their own homes 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 Fort Wayne was proud to join the system. 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 Fort Wayne Team

Dorian Fanning

Dorian Fanning

Director of Operations- dfanning@seniorhelpers.com

Dorian is a Fort Wayne native and has been working in the Long-Term Care industry for 10 years! She has a passion for helping seniors and has gained most of her experience in Home Care and Skilled Nursing.  She takes pride in her team to staff, manage and market in the Fort Wayne community to provide the best care possible for our current and future clients. Dorian spends most of her time outside work walking her dogs and spending time with her fiancé!

Whitney Kanjala

Whitney Kanjala

Community Relations Coordinator- wkanjala@seniorhelpers.com

Whitney Kanjala, a Fort Wayne native has been serving her community for the past six years as a direct support professional. Although Whitney started off thinking nursing was the career for her it was not until her work as a Direct Support Professional changed her mind and helped her realize her passion for helping others could be utilized differently. The experience she gained as a care provider made her the perfect match for our Community Relations Coordinator.

 

Olivia Bradley

Olivia Bradley

Care Team Manager- obradley@seniorhelpers.com

Olivia Bradley was born and raised in Fort Wayne and has been serving in the healthcare field for over a decade mostly in the home health and hospice sector. Olivia realized early on that the fast pace of healthcare was for her. She embraces the day-to-day challenges as opportunities for growth and fulfillment. She focuses on making great matches for our clients and caregivers to foster meaningful relationships that make our companion care truly beneficial to both clients and our caregivers. When not working Olivia is a busy mom of 3 but can often be found at community events or supporting local small businesses.

Alisa Shepard

Alisa Shepard

Scheduling Manager- ashepard@seniorhelpers.com

Alisa joined the Senior Helpers team in November 2020. She was born and raised in Fort Wayne, IN and graduated from Leo Jr./Sr. High School. Before joining the Senior Helpers Team, Alisa worked 5 years at Breast Diagnostic Center. There, she learned and gained her experience in clerical work and scheduling. She takes pride in helping others and delights in making others laugh. Alisa’s greatest joy in life is her family. She and her Fiancé share 3 active boys together!

Areas We Serve

Senior Helpers of Fort Wayne 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 Fort Wayne serves the cities and towns of:

  • Arcola
  • Auburn
  • Fort Wayne
  • Garrett
  • Grabill
  • Huntertown
  • Laotto
  • Leo
  • New Haven
  • Woodburn