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Meet the Triangle 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 Triangle 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 Cary 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

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 Triangle was proud to join the system in 2022.  Like every other owner, we too are fully-committed to the original goal of providing dependable and accessible 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.  We are lucky to serve hundreds of seniors in our community, and we are committed to continuing to provide uncompromising levels of care to all our families.

We never send a stranger. Based upon our experience of working with caregivers, one of the most difficult aspects of being the client was having the caregiver show up at our door without being properly introduced or prepared. Or in the case of having a substitute, not getting any advance notification of a change — then dealing with substitutes who were poorly prepared to provide appropriate care for our son's needs. With Senior Helpers, this will not happen. A proper introduction will be made.

Caregivers are supervised employees, not independent contractors. We are not a referral service or “nurse registry,” where workers are assigned to cases, leaving families to sort through the fine points themselves — whether taxes get paid, whether background checks have been performed, whether they’re bonded and insured. We do all these things in advance, along with testing skills, verifying credentials, speaking with families they’ve worked with before.

Nurse support is available 24/7. Few things are as traumatic as being rushed to a hospital on a stretcher, but when a caregiver cannot call a nurse for advice about how to deal with medical situations, the only option may be calling 911. Barring a life-threatening emergency, this should not be the first phone call a caregiver makes. Most private-duty home care companies offer little or no nurse support.

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 Triangle Team

Ryan Murray

Ryan Murray

Owner

Ryan received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Palm Beach Atlantic University where he was the awarded Outstanding Graduate by the faculty of the School of Ministry. Prior to opening his own Senior Helpers’ office, Ryan was the Director of Human Resources at Senior Helpers of the Palm Beaches in Palm Beach County, Florida. During his time there, Ryan set company records for caregiver recruitment and employee engagement.

Despite working in the home care industry for several years, it wasn’t until his own grandfather required in-home care that he truly understood the way in which a caregiver can ease burden of family caregivers, provide peace of mind, and help to improve quality of life. Having gone through the process of navigating VA benefits, having family members resistant to care, and finding the right caregiver, Ryan is able to work with families on a personal level to ensure that their loved one gets the best possible care.

Ryan has been involved in various volunteer capacities with the Salvation Army and has served on the board of his local church as well as a member of the Ministerial Education and Guidance Committee and the Superintendent Search Committee for the South Atlantic Conference of the Free Methodist Church. On the weekends, you’ll find Ryan at a Durham Bulls’ baseball game, hiking at William B. Umstead State Park, or (re)reading a novel by Graham Greene.

Hannah Murray, RN, BSN

Hannah Murray, RN, BSN

Owner

Hannah graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University where she was a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the National Honor Society for Nursing. Hannah has worked as a Registered Nurse at several major hospitals including Baptist Health South Florida (Boca Raton, FL) and Duke Cancer Center (Durham, NC). Hannah has experience as a Direct Care Worker at an Adult Day Center, working with adults with developmental disabilities and as a Patient Care Technician at an inpatient hospital.

Having worked extensively in the caring profession, she understands how stressful a hospital visit can be and works diligently with families and caregivers to ensure all parties have the proper education, training, and resources to allow clients to reduce the risk of hospitalization, improve quality of life, and support successful aging at home. Whether it is an impending hospital discharge, a concern about an abnormal behavior, or a question about proper transfer techniques, Hannah is always available to caregivers, clients, and family members for consultation.

In her free time, Hannah enjoys kayaking, hiking and taking her dog, Abbey, swimming. She is also a big fan of the Durham Bulls and enjoys seeing performances at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC).

Michelle Greer

Michelle Greer

Community Care Specialist

Michelle has worked as a PCA for 2 years in Charlotte, Wilmington and now Raleigh. She has experience in assisted living, independent living, memory care unit, rehabilitation center, dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s care. She first got into caregiving because she used to take care of her grandparents who will always be a big part of her life. 

In her spare time Michelle likes to play softball for adult leagues, volleyball & ride horses. She also enjoys learning new things such as snowboarding and surfing. Just about any sport she has played or will take a go at! Anything outdoorsy Michelle is up for! When she wants to escape she also likes to read & paint. 

Senior Helpers of the Triangle featured on WRAL News!

Ryan Murry, the owner of Senior Helpers of the Triangle, speaks on the dangers that come with the combination of heat and medication for seniors.



I want to take this opportunity to express our thanks for the superb work Diane did for Dad while he was in the hospital. She was punctual, personable, and dedicated. She helped my Dad immensely during a difficult time for him. Her calm manner and brilliant smile worked magic. My Dad’s attitude changed completely for the better after her first visit. Thank you so much for giving us Diane. She really is a remarkable person and very caring.
 

Areas We Serve

Senior Helpers of the Triangle 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.