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Meet the Chestnut Hill - Philadelphia 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 Chestnut Hill - Philadelphia we believe that getting the best care for your loved one should not be complicated. Darlene Murphy opened the Senior Helpers of Chestnut Hill - Philadelphia office in 2011 because of her passion for helping others and her interest in the growing need for in-home care services. Darlene is committed to delivering the best possible in-home care to seniors in the Philadelphia, Montgomery and Delaware counties community.

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 past 8 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

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 Chestnut Hill - Philadelphia was proud to join the system in 2011 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. 

Darlene Murphy was drawn to Senior Helpers because of a personal tragedy with her mom and experience with home care agencies.

Our team has grown to a strong office team of 7 people with experience in Client Scheduling, Client Services, and Human Resources. We have a vast number of caregivers on staff. We have been lucky to serve hundreds of seniors in our community over the years, and are committed to continuing to provide uncompromising levels of care to all our families.

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

Areas We Serve

Senior Helpers of Chestnut Hill - Philadelphia 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 Chestnut Hill - Philadelphia serves the cities and towns of:

  • Bala Cynwyd
  • Gladwyne
  • Merion Station
  • Narberth
  • Wyncote
  • Chestnut Hill
  • Mt Airy West
  • West/East Oak Lane
  • Mt. Airy East
  • Manayunk
  • Roxborough
  • East Falls
  • Germantown Area
  • North Philly
  • Logan/Ogontz/Fern Rock
  • Germantown Area
  • Woodland Avenue Area
  • Kingsessing Area
  • South West Philadelphia