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Meet the South Bend 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 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. 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. 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 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 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 4 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.

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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 South Bend Team



Director of Operations

Lindsay joined the Senior Helpers team in 2017 bringing with her 10 years of leadership experience in various roles. Lindsay oversees the day to day operations of the South Bend office and makes sure that clients and their families receive the highest level of care. Lindsay is passionate about educating caregivers and providing them with the tools and experience needed to better care for our clients and families. In her spare time Lindsay enjoys spending time with her family and her two dogs Walter and Titus.​



Client Services Manager

Alison is a South Bend native and joined Senior Helpers in 2016.  She came with many years of caregiving and scheduling experience.  Alison is passionate about connecting with our clients and their families to make sure they receive exceptional care and service.  Alison provides client assessments, care plan reviews and also teaches our GEMS training program.  Outside of the office Alison enjoys her time with her three daughters and husband and also runs a successful part-time photography business!



Community Relations Coordinator

With a degree in Business Management, Jill brings over 30 years of administrative experience to the Senior Helpers team. Jill has an admiration for the elderly and first-hand experience with dementia when a loved one fell ill. She feels that we could all live better lives by listening to the wisdom of the elderly. ​



Care Team Manager

Kim serves the South Bend office as the Care Team Manager. She brings years of experience in team management, hiring and training caregivers in ways to best support clients. She believes our well trained caregivers can truly enhance the quality of life for our seniors. Kim enjoys spending time outdoors camping and hiking in her spare time. She looks forward to vacationing on the Texas gulf coast every spring but the  joy of her life was when her first grandchild arrived early 2020.​




Makenna came to Senior Helpers as part of our Care team.  From the start, Makenna realized how important our Seniors are, and her passion is what moved her into being our Scheduling Coordinator.  Makenna is very compassionate in both her professional life as well as her home life.  Her priority is family, and she loves being a part of the Senior Helpers family.

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:

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