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Meet the Frederick office

More than 90% of seniors want to be able to age in their own home with dignity but getting the right type of care can seem daunting.  At Senior Helpers of Frederick we believe that getting the best care for your loved ones should not be complicated.  We recognize the growing need for in-home care services, and with our passion for helping others, we are committed to delivering the best possible care to seniors in the Frederick community. 

We take the opportunity to provide care in your home 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. You can feel confident that your loved one is in good hands with Senior Helpers.

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 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 accessible in-home care. This was the mission-driven spark that started Senior Helpers. 

The first office opened in Baltimore, Maryland, 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 Frederick is proud to join the community. Like every other office, we are fully committed to 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 their families in our community. We are committed to continuing to provide uncompromising levels of care to all our families in our community.

Sudhir Verma, the owner of Senior Helpers of Frederick, was drawn to Senior Helpers because of its focus on providing every caregiver the tools and knowledge to succeed when working with our clients. Sudhir’s own experience with the variety of caregivers for his mom while she was suffering from multiple ailments and being very limited in her mobility only highlighted the crucial role caregivers play in a senior and their family’s life. 

Caregivers are a unique and elite group. Their selfless dedication to caring for our elderly and others in the community is a testament to the values we at Senior Helpers strive to live by.

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 Frederick Team

Sudhir Verma

Sudhir Verma


Sudhir moved to Frederick County, MD, almost 20 years ago from Michigan. He immediately fell in love with everything the area has to offer. Sudhir said, "The community has been so welcoming, and it became my home where I can raise my family. I also came to appreciate the density, diversity, and endless opportunities that stem from living so close to our nation's capital." 

The reason for opening the Frederick Senior Helpers office came to him after his father passed away. Sudhir's father was his mother's caregiver, and he felt that he had to get immediate help for his mom.  I have seen firsthand what a difference having caregivers have made with my mom's quality of life. Little things like medication reminders and having someone there to assist her in her daily activities, such as going to the bathroom, makes a huge impact. "I know how difficult it can be to juggle caring for a loved one, working full time, and raising a family. Luckily there is help available." Sudhir said. 

Another factor in opening the Senior Helpers of Frederick office comes from Sudhir's family values. It includes the importance of caring, respecting, and giving back to elders as a natural way of life. Sudhir wants to make a difference and contribute to the community where he is raising his children. 

In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his children, playing golf, hiking, exploring everything Frederick County offers, and cooking for friends and family.

Sangeeta Verma

Vice President – Clinical Services - MD

Dr. Verma is a Psychiatrist specializing in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry who brings her passion, expertise, and experience to our team at SH Frederick.

She moved from Michigan in 2002 to pursue a Fellowship at John's Hopkins University, fell in love with Maryland, and has grown roots in Fredrick county. Her son graduated from Linganore High School and graduated from the University of MD, College Park.

Dr. Verma worked at the Carroll Counselling Center in Mount Airy, Behavioral Health Partners, and the Mental Health Association in Frederick. She currently practices at Advanced Behavioral Health. Her passion for caring for others led her to Medical School. She has aging parents who have seamlessly transitioned to aging in place with family and community support. 

She brings the same sensibility of caring and compassionate care infused with understanding aging seniors' psychological and medical needs to our team. Dr. Verma is a strong advocate for aging in place to help seniors maintain their independence and quality of life. 

She loves to hike on the Appalachian trail near Fredrick, MD, with her son and dog. She loves yoga and gardening.

Robert Fouche

Robert Fouche

Director of Clinical Services - RN

Rob brings his energy, passion, and experience to help carry on the mission of Senior Helpers. He is committed to helping clients maintain quality of life and independence.

Rob is dedicated to his patients' safety and comfort delivered professionally and compassionately. He considers every individual and family situation unique and knows that listening to their wishes is paramount in providing top-notch care, especially in the home.
Rob has served as an RN at various assisted living facilities and nursing homes in the area, focusing on psychiatric care and dementia care. He is a National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners Trainer. In these roles, he has gained a great deal of experience in caring for seniors and understanding their unique needs.

Rob was born and raised in the Frederick area and has great love and respect for Frederick and surrounding communities. He enjoys watching sports and comedies, reading, and spending time with family and friends in his spare time. Rob obtained an Associate's Degree in Nursing in 2000 from Frederick Community College and later received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Phoenix.

Shandell Reynolds

Shandell Reynolds

Care Manager

Shandell Reynolds manages overall care for our clients. In her role she ensures our clients are getting the best care they deserve based on the service plan. In addition, she also oversees hiring, training, development, retention and scheduling of our caregivers.

Shandell continues to grow our team of highly professional, trained, certified caregivers who are passionate about the care they provide

She has over 15 years of healthcare experience, including direct in home care for seniors. Shandell understands what a day in the life of a caregiver can be like.

Her compassion for our caregivers and our clients is highly visible in how she operates in her role. She takes great pride in matching the right caregiver with the right client based on the clients’ requirements beyond just a level of care.

She believes matching the right personality types is just as important as the level of care.

Shandell grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania. and has been in Frederick County for the last t years.  She is a devoted wife and a mom of 2 girls.

Areas We Serve

Senior Helpers of Frederick provides a full range of senior home care services for you or your loved one—from companionship and light housework help, to more complex care services, including disease management,  and 24-hour care services.

  • Poolesville
  • Barnesville
  • Boyds
  • Dickerson
  • Clarksburg
  • Damascus
  • Frederick
  • Adamstown
  • Boonsboro
  • Brunswick
  • Burkittsville
  • Cascade
  • Emmitsburg
  • Hagerstown
  • Ijamsville
  • Jefferson
  • Keedysville
  • Knoxville
  • Maugansville
  • Middletown
  • Monrovia
  • Myersville
  • Point Of Rocks
  • Rocky Ridge
  • Rohrersville
  • Sabillasville
  • Smithsburg
  • Thurmont
  • Tuscarora
  • Walkersville
  • Woodsboro