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Meet the Overland Park 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 Overland Park, we believe that getting the best care for your loved ones should not be complicated. We have been serving the Overland Park community since 2010 and are committed to delivering the best possible in-home care to seniors.

We take in-home care seriously and make it a priority to provide the highest level of client service possible. Since 2010 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 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 Overland Park was proud to join the system in 2010.  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.

Jeff Rigler became the owner and operator in 2021 and is proud to be associated with Senior Helpers, a national leader in non-medical “in-home” care offering loved ones personalized service as an alternative to facility living, if desired. Jeff has spent most of his career in strategic human resources, but he has also served a director of a non-profit short-term missions program and a U.S. diplomat in Zagreb, Croatia and Belgrade, Serbia. He is passionate about serving and caring for others.

Our process

Our process

As is the case with other Senior Helpers® locations, we at Senior Helpers conduct a detailed evaluation of every new client’s situation which helps determine the level of individualized care required. The appropriate team member is then selected based upon the evaluation. All caregivers go through a rigorous interview process, including detailed reference and background checks. All our caregivers are Senior Helpers® employees, meaning they are fully insured and bonded. Our caregivers come with skills acquired over years of experience in caring for others.  We supplement those skills with training in dementia through the Senior Gems® program, Parkinson’s, and other skill modules available from within our Senior Helpers® University (SHU) library.

Our mission, simply, is to provide the best service we can to our clients and offer positive educational exposure for our caregivers, who have chosen Senior Helpers® to continue their career, while sharing their experience and skill with us along the way.

As our team continues to grow, we have been fortunate to serve hundreds of seniors in our community over the years, and we are committed to continue providing uncompromising levels of care to all our families.

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for the support you’ve given our family in our time of need. The companionship alone has been amazing. My dad looks forward to his visits, and your associates sure make a difference in his life. I can’t tell you how my worries have gone away since contacting your company. With working full time, and my siblings living out of state, this service is above and beyond my expectations. From companionship, to doctor’s visits, and all in between, we can’t ask for a more reputable company to provide for our loved one. As dad ages, and he is able to do less and less, he still looks forward to his visits. I can always count you all! Thank you so much. Our family has been so blessed. I would urge anyone seeking this service, to make this company their first inquiry!

Areas We Serve

Senior Helpers Overland Park 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 Overland Park serves the areas and cities of:

  • Johnson County
  • Overland Park
  • Leawood
  • Prairie Village
  • Mission
  • Mission Hills
  • Westwood
  • Shawnee
  • Olathe
  • Lenexa
  • Gardner/Edgerton
  • Kansas City
  • Bonner Springs
  • Edwardsville
  • Leavenworth
  • Lansing
  • Basehor
  • Tonganoxie
  • Lawrence
  • Louisburg
  • Paola
  • Osawatomie
  • Ottawa
  • Wellsville