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Meet the Dayton 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 Dayton we believe getting the best care for your loved ones should not be complicated. While the Dayton office has been in place since 2009, Keith Gabbard and Nicci Henry purchased the Senior Helpers Dayton office in 2016 because of their passion for helping others and their interest in the growing need for in-home care services. Keith and Nicci are committed to delivering the best possible in-home care to seniors in the Dayton 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.

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 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 Dayton was proud to join the system in 2009. 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.

Keith Gabbard and Nicci Henry were drawn to Senior Helpers because each had personal family experiences which left them looking for better alternatives to caring for loved ones.

Our team has grown to 7 team members and 70 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, 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 Dayton Team

Keith Gabbard

Owner/Director of Operations

Keith has served as the Director of Operations at Senior Helpers of Dayton since January 2016. which was the time he purchased a share in the franchise.  Senior Helpers of Dayton has been established and providing elderly care service in Dayton OH since 2009.  Keith He graduated magna cum laude from Wright State University located in Dayton, Ohio, where he obtained degrees in Accounting, as well as Finance.  and He was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, an international, academic honor society recognizing the top 10% of students in business school.  Keith has experienced the dignity of elderly in-home care first hand when he helped care for his wife’s grandparents.  This included He often did the light housework, cleaning, yard work, and painting.  and his wife Jamie would meal prep, clean dishes and go shopping for the grandparents.  Afterwards, He and his wife also they made time in the day to sit and play Euchre with grandma and grandpa, which providing them with time for companionship. they so often desired.  Both grandparents passed away within 60 days of one another at the ages of 83 and 92 and they were blessed to be at home during their time of passing.  During this time, until  both grandparents passed, Keith immediately recognized the importance of at-home senior care and the dignity it brings to people in need of care, compassion and companionship.

His goal for Senior Helpers of Dayton is to provide the best possible in-home elderly care, dementia care, and Alzheimer’s care for seniors in the Dayton, Ohio area. Stop in and see Keith on 7045 Corporate Way, Dayton, OH 45459.

Nicci Henry

Owner/Director of Business Development

Nicci Henry grew up in Waynesville, OH and is a cum laude graduate of Wright State University.  Before deciding to pursue her passion for the senior population in Dayton, OH and be closer to her own family, Nicci spent thirteen years in the intellectual property licensing realm of consumer products.  It was wonderful to have the opportunity to travel to various cities, but it definitely left Nicci with the desire to work in her Dayton community and be close to her own family.  Nicci has been fortunate to have an extended elderly family who achieved productive and long lives with the support of family.  Nicci understands the challenges that people face when raising their own families while balancing the responsibilities of elderly relatives along with a career.  Nicci saw this opportunity with Senior Helpers of Dayton as a way to impact her own community and a path of possibility for seniors to maintain grace and dignity by being able to age at home with the proper support from Senior Helpers. Elderly in-home care is not only a comfortable choice for senior care but is also an affordable choice.  In January 2016, Nicci purchased a share in Senior Helpers Dayton and became Director of Business Development and her goal is to bring awareness to the community of our Senior Gems program for Alzheimer’s and dementia care and be the number one resource for elder care service in Dayton, Ohio.  Nicci and her two children, Rachel and Samuel, currently reside two blocks away from her own parents in Vandalia, Ohio.

Stephanie Moore

Client Services ManagerCaregiver

Stephanie joined Senior Helpers in 2018.  Stephanie’s personal experience of being the caregiver for her own Mother provides a solid basis of understanding of how caring for a loved one is the most important part of giving families “Peace of Mind”. Stephanie has completed Senior Gems and Dementia “Train the Trainer” programs with Senior Helpers.  She enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends. Stephanie feels as if working with our senior population has really been more of a calling and she absolutely loves and is thriving in this profession.  Please give her a call if you are in need of services with your own family or friends 937-424-2280.  

Aimee Minton

Caregiver Manager

Aimee joined Senior Helpers Dayton in January 2018. Aimee provided home care to her own great-grandparents when she was 15.  Caring for them made her realize that caring for seniors is what she wanted to do as a career. She is a graduate of MVCTC with her STNA and has worked in long term facilities in the Dayton area for 12 years. While working in facilities as a caregiver, Aimee came to believe some things needed to change in long term facilities and as a STNA, she did not have the authority to implement those needed changes.  Aimee became passionate about helping seniors to stay in their own homes rather than have to go to a facility to live. Aimee loves Senior Helpers! Caring for seniors is so rewarding and is her passion.

Tonya Jordan


Tonya has been with Senior Helpers of Dayton for 8 years and has been in the home-care field for 20+years. Tonya is an Alzheimer’s and dementia specialist who is a Senior Gems trainer with Senior Helpers. Tonya has experienced both sides of in-home care as each of her parents had caregivers assist them with companionship, personal care and household chores. It is important to her that Senior Helpers keep the elderly client’s dignity and respect as top priority.  She has worked as an in-home caregiver and loves the one-on-one care that Senior Helpers of Dayton provides.

Amber Howett


Amber began her career with Senior Helpers as a caregiver. She loves providing quality care to our Senior community. Caring for them allows them to stay in the comfort of their own homes. She enjoyed sharing stories as well as providing them peace of mind. Amber’s background was restaurant management and she always felt there was more that she was meant to do. When her grandmother had a stroke, she stepped up and helped care for her and her home. The reward of knowing she had peace of mind made it all clear it was time to make a change. Amber believes that working with Senior Helpers has given her a chance to find her true calling: Helping seniors remain in their home  - there truly is No Place Like Home! She loves working for Senior Helpers and and working side by side with amazing clients and great caregivers.

Crystal Lamb


Crystal became a member of the Seniors Helpers Dayton in July, 2017. Her previous experiences in banking make her a wonderful asset to us in her role of accounts receivable/payable. Crystal acted as a caregiver not only for her own family via homecare but also worked with seniors for 11.5 years in a long-term care facility.  Activities that she has enjoyed doing with Seniors have included sitting with them, writing letters for them, grooming their hair, housekeeping and laundry as well as personal care. Crystal’s favorite thing to do is go to her Grandpa’s and listen to stories that he tells of his childhood. She loves to serve the elderly and she has great compassion for them. It’s Crystals desire to make life as easy and enjoyable as she can for seniors. Crystal supports Senior Helpers of Dayton in the Accounting and Finance Department.(already said above)

Caregivers are attentive, patient and so compassionate."

Harold S.

Areas we serve

Senior Helpers Dayton 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 Dayton serves the cities and towns of:

  • Beavercreek
  • Bellbrook
  • Cedarville
  • Centerville
  • Dayton
  • Fairborn
  • Huber Heights
  • Miamisburg
  • New Carlisle
  • Springboro
  • Springfield
  • Waynesville
  • West Carrollton
  • Xenia
  • Yellow Springs
  • Kettering