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 Southeastern Massachusetts was proud to join the system in 2015. 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.
Prior to opening his first Senior Helpers office in Massachusetts in 2008, Merritt worked for nearly twenty years in leadership roles at various non-profits. His entire career has been dedicated to human services and improving the quality of life of those with whom he works. He holds an undergraduate degree from Harvard University with a Masters Degree from UNC Chapel Hill. While he loves running the business, what Merritt really enjoys most is working directly with elders and their families. If you ever have any questions, Merritt is always just a phone call away and ready to help.