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Meet the South Bend 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 South Bend we believe that getting the best care for your loved ones should not be complicated. We are committed to delivering the best possible in-home care to seniors in the South Bend community. 

We take in-home care seriously and make it a priority to provide the highest level of client service possible. Over the past 10 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 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 South Bend was proud to join the system in 2008. 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 5 team members, and over 50 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.

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 South Bend Team

Lindsay Stover

Director of Operations

Lindsay has a passion for the elderly and a commitment to quality care. Before joining Senior Helpers in 2017, Lindsay had worked for many years in the business of group homes in Michigan. Starting out in a direct care position, Lindsay worked her way into higher levels of responsibility and management. At Senior Helpers, Lindsay’s shares a breadth of experiences and can-do attitude.

Laurie Mabry

Community Marketing

Laurie is a South Bend native and has been with Senior Helpers since 2011. A marketing graduate of Ball State University, Laurie had 20 years of marketing experience at the Madison Center before joining Senior Helpers. Laurie’s experience has proven valuable while explaining all that Senior Helpers has to offer. Laurie enjoys meeting our senior citizens and their families and helping our seniors get the services they need.

Alison Treder

Client Services Manager

Alison joined us in 2016, and she came with many years of caregiving and home care scheduling experience. Alison is also a professional photographer. Alison enjoys chatting with our clients and caregivers, and she makes the most difficult job of scheduling seem easy. Eventually, nearly all of our clients or their families will know Alison.

Tyrae’ Williams


Tyrae’ is the newest member of our office team. Tyrae’ is a student at Ferris State University where she is studying Human Resource Management. Tyrae’ was hoping to get some valuable hands-on experience, and she certainly is learning all about recruiting, hiring, and human nature. Tyrae’ hopes to become a professional recruiter, once she has finished her education. Meanwhile, Tyrae’ enjoys working out and singing in her church choir.

Areas we serve

Senior Helpers South Bend 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 South Bend serves the cities and towns of:

  • Bristol
  • Elkhart
  • Goahen
  • Granger
  • Lakeville
  • Mishawaka
  • Nappanee
  • New Carlisle
  • New Paris
  • North Liberty
  • Notre Dame
  • Osceola
  • South Bend
  • Wakarusa
  • Bremen