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Meet the Silver Spring 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 Silver Spring we believe that getting the best care for your loved ones should not be complicated.  Wendy and Todd Johnson opened the Senior Helpers Silver Spring office in 2007 because of their passion for helping others and their interest in the growing need for in-home care services. Wendy and Todd are committed to delivering the best possible in-home care to seniors in the Silver Spring community.

We take in-home care seriously and make it a priority to provide the highest level of client service possible. Over the past 11 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.

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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 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 Silver Spring was proud to join the system in 2007. 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.  

Wendy and Todd were drawn to Senior Helpers in order to give back to the community, to be the type of employer they wanted to work for, and to start a family. Wendy often tells people Senior Helpers is her calling.

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 Silver Spring Team

Wendy Johnson

Wendy Johnson


Wendy and Todd Johnson own Senior Helpers of Silver Spring which opened in the Fall of 2007. Prior to Senior Helpers, Wendy spent over a dozen years as a HR manager for Corporate America. Wendy decided to leave the corporate world in order to give back to the community, to be the type of employer she wanted to work for and to start a family. Wendy often tells people, Senior Helpers is her calling.

Besides being a small business owner, the Johnson family is busy in their local church and community. Wendy and Todd married in 2006, after meeting while serving on the Mid-County Recreational Advisory Board. Wendy is also on the board of a 5 Star Summer Camp and is the team manager for the Forcey Christian School Destination Imagination team.

The Johnson’s live in Silver Spring. They are the proud parents of identical twins, Jacqueline and Camille and have been known to take the girls to visit local assisted living facilities. The Johnson’s also have an English Mastiff named Hollywood; a St. Bernard named Benny (who is in training to become a therapy dog); and a cat, Freda.

Wendy has been a sought after speaker to talk with Social Workers as well as general audiences. She has a M.S. degree in Psychology; is a certified Mediator, a member of the Alzheimer’s Association Speaker’s Bureau, and is a Long Term Care Claims Professionals (LTCCP). The Johnson’s are active in the Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce. Wendy is an advocate of hospice services and after the loss of her infant son she became involved with a local charity called Isaiah’s Promise and published a grief book for children. Wendy’s management of Senior Helpers has earned many compliments from Senior Helpers’ clients and family:

“You are so professional and your nature is so suited for this career. We will definitely recommend you and your services to others. You do a great job of matching people.”

Wendy approaches Senior Helpers with the seasoned professionalism that graduating from Corporate America provides. She brings the creativity to provide new solutions that make their agency easier to work with than large institutions. Wendy has the compassion and drive to really help clients, families, employees, and colleagues. Wendy is committed to thinking beyond traditional boundaries to make new programs, which will allow more Seniors to get the home care services they need. Wendy is committed to providing services, which make the lives of her colleagues better.


Areas we serve

Senior Helpers Silver Spring 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 Silver Spring serves the cities and towns of:

  • Silver Spring
  • Chevy Chase
  • Bethesda
  • Kensington
  • Takoma Park