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Meet the York, PA 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 York, PA we believe that getting the best care for your loved ones should not be complicated. Our staff has a passion for helping others and our interest in the growing need for in-home care services.  We are committed to delivering the best possible in-home care to seniors in our community.

We take in-home care seriously and make it a priority to provide the highest level of client service possible.  Over the past 10 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 York, PA was proud to join the system in 2008.  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

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

You can count on the workers to be there....they are helpful and do what they say they will do and their attitudes are always pleasant ... very happy with this service and your workers. Thank you!

Meet the York, PA Team

Scott Gerson

Scott Gerson

Owner

Scott Gerson has owned Senior Helpers of Harrisburg, York, and Sunbury since May 2022.  Scott most recently held the position of SVP and Group President of Harsco Corporation's Industrial Division (2010-2020), and was SVP and Chief Information Officer at Harsco Corporation from 2005-2010.  Prior to Harsco Corporation, he held leadership positions at Kulicke & Soffa, Compaq Computers, and TRW Systems Integration Group.  Scott holds a BS Degree in Aerospace Engineering from Iowa State University.  Scott has lived in Cumberland County since 2005, and is the proud father of two sons.  

Billie Hawkes

Billie Hawkes

Care Manager

Billie Hawkes was raised in Brogue, PA, currently resides in Yorkana. Billie found her love of helping others when she started as a PCA after graduating from Red Lion High School. She later broadened her experience in health care as a Rehab aide where she worked along a team of Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapists. She joined our Senior Helpers team as a caregiver in the winter of 2009. In 2017, she transitioned into the office and is currently the Care Manager in the York office.

Outside of work Billie enjoys spending time outdoors with her Husband Michael and two sons Zachary and Kaleb.

Amanda Viands

Amanda Viands

Community Liaison

Amanda joined Senior Helpers in February of 2020 as Community Liason. Her passion for working with seniors started in high school when she worked a summer job at a personal care community. After studying Neuroscience Research at Temple University she became even more dedicated to the senior population – especially those with neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s Parkinson’s and stroke. After serving in continuing care communities for 7 years, she’s decided to expand her experience and knowledge by working in Home Care. Her position allows her to serve many more families on their journey to find the right care for them as well as connect with businesses and individuals with her same passion for ethical and quality senior care. In addition to her position with Senior Helpers, Amanda volunteers with the Alzheimer’s Association and community theaters, takes boxing classes, and loves to spend time with her fiancé and family anywhere outdoors.

Nicole Wilson

Nicole Wilson

Scheduling Coordinator

Nicole first joined the company as a caregiver back in 2012. She returned to Senior Helpers in 2019 in the office as York's Scheduling Coordinator after getting several years' experience working in a Crisis Nursery. She has a passion for helping people and has worked both in the field and in the administrative side of health care. Nicole grew up in Southern York County in a large family that taught her to love, respect and be empathetic toward everyone she meets. Nicole enjoys spending time with her children and in her spare time enjoys reading and taking her family on camping trips to get back to Nature.
 


Communication is wonderful. Staff are pleasant and easy to work with. Caregivers are knowledgeable and caring.

Areas We Serve

Senior Helpers York, PA 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 York, PA serves the cities and towns of:

  • Dillsburg
  • Dallastown
  • Dover
  • East Berlin
  • Fairfield
  • Gettysburg
  • Glen Rock
  • Hanover
  • Littlestown
  • Manchester
  • New Freedom
  • New Oxford
  • Red Lion
  • Shrewsbury
  • Spring Grove
  • Stewartstown
  • Wrightsville
  • York