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Meet the Central Minnesota 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 Central Minnesota we believe getting the best care for your loved ones should not be complicated. Mike Kelley opened the Senior Helpers Central Minnesota office because of his passion for helping others and his interest in the growing need for in-home care services. Mike Kelley is committed to delivering the best possible in-home care to seniors in the Central Minnesota 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.

Our History

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.

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 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 Central Minnesota was proud to join the system. 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 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, review 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 Central Minnesota Team

Mike Kelley


Judy Tauer, RN

Registered Nurse

Meg Sharp

Director of Operations

Shari Howland

Community Relations Coordinator

My caregiver is always sweet and kind. She’s respectful of me, my home, and my health. It’s nice to know that someone is coming to help me with things I can’t do as well myself.

Karen C.

Areas we serve

Senior Helpers Central Minnesota 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 Central Minnesota serves the cities and towns of:

  • Albertville
  • Becker
  • Clear Lake
  • Clearwater
  • Elk River
  • Monticello
  • Otsego
  • Rogers
  • Saint Michael
  • Big Lake