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Meet the Harrisburg 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 Harrisburg we believe getting the best care for your loved ones should not be complicated. We are committed to delivering the best possible in-home care to seniors in the Harrisburg community.

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

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

Bobbi Emanuel

Owner/President

Bobbi Emanuel joined Senior Helpers in 2007 as Director of HR for a previous franchise owner and purchased their 2 territories in 2010.  She is now the owner of 3 Senior Helpers territories in Central and South Central Pennsylvania. Bobbi holds a Master’s Certificate in Human Resources from Villanova University and has more than 40 years in the HR field.

Bobbi is passionate about educating her staff, and the community at large, in order to form a stronger and more knowledgeable advocacy for Seniors.

John Emanuel

Vice President

John purchased Senior Helpers in 2010 along with Bobbi. Previously, John worked for Anderson Logistics for 30 years. Though his role in the home care industry was uncertain in the beginning, John has found his niche diving into the financial reporting side of the business. He also enjoys chatting with our clients during occasional transportation assignments.

John enjoys history, sports-especially Notre Dame football, and spending time at the beach.

Amee Gleim

Operations Manager

Amee joined Senior Helpers in 2011 as a scheduling coordinator and has been grown into her current position as Operations Manager. Amee is well rounded with her knowledge of home care and the people we serve.

She has lived in PA all of her life and is a hard worker. On her days off she enjoys spending time with her family.

Jeannine Banks

Senior Scheduler

Jeannine started working at Senior Helpers Harrisburg as a Scheduling Coordinator in July 2013. She transitioned into Senior Scheduling Coordinator July 2018. Jeannine comes from a 10 year background in Human Services working as a Recruiter and Intake Placement Coordinator for a private, non-profit Medical Foster Care agency.

She supports our caregivers with managing schedules for each caregiver. Paying special attention to detail with clients’ care plan, matching each caregiver’s skills with each clients’ needs to ensure client/ caregiver long term stability.  Jeannine when on call after regular office hours, she provides families and caregivers with additional 24/7 support. In addition to her scheduling coordination, Jeannine is a loving mom to two beautiful boys. Jeannine also enjoys traveling and collecting stamps in her passport when she can in addition to advancing her personal goals and career path growth.

Erin Hess

Client Services Coordinator

Erin was born and raised in PA. Started working in personal care right out of college. Erin lost her grandfather to Alzheimer’s Disease, she decided to dedicate life to working with seniors. After working in secured dementia units, she joined us at Senior Helpers in 2017. She started as Administration and covered multiple positions in the office. She is currently our Client Services Coordinator. She works with our clients and their families to tailor our services to each client. Making sure our Caregivers have the information they need to give the best care.

Outside of the office she is part of the walk to end Alzheimer’s planning committee. Also, a founding member of the Dementia Friendly America Movement in Cumberland County. Her entire family lives in central Pa. She spends her free time spoiling her nieces and nephews. 

Sarah Yerger

Administrative Assistant

Sarah has been working part time with Senior Helpers since 2010. Sarah works behind the scenes handling many administrative duties for the owners and our field staff.

When Sarah is not working, she is busy with her husband and 3 children.  She is president of the PTO and volunteers her time for community projects.

Cindy Wiley

Care Transition Manager

Cindy has been a nurse for approximately 25 years covering Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Alzheimers/Dementia and Oncology.  She has several years experience as a Sales Manager with Xerox Corporation and Software Support Specialist with Wang Laboratories.  Cindy enjoys travelling, baking and her family is the important part of her life other than her religion.  She is the practical joker in her family.  She is active with Dementia Friendly America.  Her job is Care Transition Manager supporting the Sales & Marketing efforts of the business.  She also has a ministry “Caregivers Rock” that meets monthly to discuss issues and concerns of caregivers within the religious sector.

Lorie Hinkle

HR Recruiter

Lorie joined Senior Helpers in 2013. She began as a scheduler then worked her way up to Human Resource Coordinator / Recruiter.  Lorie has 20+ years working in the Administrative field and possesses particular expertise in large-scale of managing and maximizing employee performance, engagement, and the delivery of superior internal customer service.When Lorie isn’t working she enjoys spending time with family and friends.   Whoever Lorie comes in contact with she always makes sure that they know that they matter and are cared about. 

Meet the Harrisburg Team

Areas we serve

Senior Helpers Harrisburg 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 Harrisburg serves the cities and towns of:

  • Harrisburg
  • Mechanicsburg
  • Camp Hill