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 Southwest Pittsburgh 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 theSouthwest Pittsburghcommunity.
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.
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 Southwest Pittsburgh was proud to join the system in 2020. 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
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
Ongoing communication and follow-up plan
Meet the Southwest Pittsburgh Team
Jeff opened the Senior Helpers of Southwest Pittsburgh, PA office in 2020. Jeff is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Upon graduating, he fulfilled a lifegoal of working in the pharmaceuticals segment of healthcare and served in multiple roles spanning numerous years. In reflecting on those years, Jeff realized that the most rewarding times were those when patients told him that what he was doing, and the therapies that he represented, made a difference in their quality of life. It was this sense of desiring to give back to society and to help others that led Jeff to Senior Helpers and the decision to open this office location. Helping the growing population of seniors made sense, and given time, we will all be a part of this group.
Jeff spends his free time working towards ongoing fitness. He is a science enthusiast, a sports memorabilia collector, and an advocate for animals.
Deborah Weaver RN, MSN is an experienced clinician and educator. She has a BSN from Duquesne University and a MSN from The University of Pittsburgh where she was educated as a clinical specialist in adult medical-surgical nursing. She has a wide range of clinical and educational experiences which include medical surgical, intensive care, emergency, long term home health and as a college educator to name some of her past positions. She has accepted scholastic and clinical awards for nursing and research excellence and is a published author. Hands on nursing is her first love, and she enjoys her family and various hobbies and associations in her free time. She describes herself as "A veteran nurse and life learner" and is a Best Writer for Quora.com. She currently holds positions with Senior Helpers and VNC Nursing Services.
Cyra has a goal to further her education and become a Registered Nurse in the future. She has begun her course work in this endeavor and hopes to continue this career focused on patient service to others. Cyra has a vast experience in the medical field having worked for many years prior as a medical secretary for a primary care doctor, who was well known in the South Hills / Mt Lebanon area. Her passion for seniors has grown as a result of assisting with her grandmother’s and then mother’s medical needs and she is continuing this journey at Senior Helpers of Southwest Pittsburgh. In her leisure, Cyra enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with her family in Chicago where she was born and raised before moving to Pittsburgh in her early life. As a Client Specialist, Cyra handles client needs such as scheduling and covering care shifts. Her duties also require her to act as a manager, mentor, and liaison to other caregivers.