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Meet the Rockland/South Orange County 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 of Rockland and South Orange Counties we believe that getting the best care for your loved ones should not be complicated. Brian Donohue opened the Senior Helpers Rockland and South Orange Counties office because of his passion for helping others and his interest in the growing need for in-home care services. Brian is committed to delivering the best possible in-home care to seniors in the Rockland and South Orange Counties communities.

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

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 Rockland and South Orange Counties, like every other location, is 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.

Brian Donohue was drawn to Senior Helpers because he recognized the need for compassionate and reliable caregivers.

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.

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 Rockland/South Orange County Team

Brian Donohue

Owner

Following a 20 year career in the financial services industry, Brian decided to pursue his passion and open his own business. Years of personal experience dealing with sick parents who required around-the-clock care led Brian to pursue a career in home care services. He recognized the need for compassionate and reliable caregivers and has found it rewarding to provide the services of Senior Helpers to Rockland and Orange counties. Having spent his entire career in a service-oriented industry Brian brings his passion for superior customer service and client relations to Senior Helpers. Brian uses his business and personal experience to ensure that Senior Helpers is doing all they can to take care of their clients. Brian and his experienced staff are looking forward to making a difference in families day to day lives. Brian received his Bachelor’s degree from The University of Scranton. He currently resides in Rockland County with his wife Colleen and three children.

Colleen Donohue

Nurse Coordinator

Colleen Donohue has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry and has worked as an RN in multiple NYC hospitals. She started her career in nursing at Lenox Hill Hospital in 1996 on a medical surgical floor managing the care for 8-10 patients a day. She then moved to the cardiac care unit where she spent five years perfecting her cardiac assessment skills and managed care for critically ill patients. She has vast experience and has worked as a nurse at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s outpatient cancer clinic, and in the cath lab and coronary care unit at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern NY. She has gained expert knowledge in a variety of acute and chronic medical conditions including lung cancer, CHF, CAD, COPD pulmonary HTN and many others. Colleen found her true passion in working with the elderly at home. She was CHF clinician for Valley Home Care in NJ and currently works as a community health nurse in Rockland County. She uses her extensive background and experience to manage the care of patients in the home environment and is an asset to us at senior helpers. Colleen has a Bachelor of Science degree from Mount Saint Vincent College.

Angela Accardi-Kelly

Client Care Coordinator

Angela brings 12 years of home care experience to her new position at Senior Helpers. As Client Care Coordinator, she is responsible for hiring, retaining, and recruiting caregivers. Angela screens each caregiver and is excellent at assigning them clients based on their specific skill set and personalities. Prior to venturing into home care, Angela spent 25 years in the hospitality field, managing a number of upscale restaurants in the NY Hudson Valley. Her vast experience managing different personalities in a variety of settings has perfected her ability to screen and hire qualified caregivers. Her background in the hospitality field transitions nicely in the home care setting where she uses her unique skill set to ensure customer satisfaction and maintain client and employee relationships.

Tricia O'Grady

Community Relations Coordinator

Tricia graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and has over 18 years of small business management experience. Her management skills and nursing background have provided her with excellent people and communication skills necessary for interaction with our clients.

Areas we serve

 

Senior Helpers of Rockland and South Orange Counties 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 of Rockland and South Orange Counties serves the cities and towns of: