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Meet the Rhode Island Office

At Senior Helpers of Rhode Island our main goal is to keep our seniors happy and safe in the comfort of their homes by providing professional, dependable and compassionate home care services.

“I am proud to lead a highly skilled, compassionate and committed team that truly understands each family’s individual needs, so we can make a real difference in our clients lives.” - Soraya Neighbors, Owner

We are licensed by the Rhode Island Department of Health and CHAP accredited, meeting the highest standards of care.

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 Rhode Island has been a part of the SH Franchising team since 2006. Our local agency is fully-committed to the original goal of providing dependable and affordable in-home care by leading a professional, dedicated team of well-trained compassionate caregivers. “At Senior Helpers of Rhode Island we truly care about the well-being of our clients and their families. Our main goal is to enable our seniors to remain happy and safe in the comfort of their homes by meeting each of their individual needs.” (Soraya Neighbors, Owner).

Our team is presently composed of 8 staff members and 50+ caregivers. We are grateful to have served hundreds of seniors in our community over the years, and we are committed to continue providing the highest levels of care to all of our families for years to come.

Our process

Reaching out for help for yourself or a loved one can be overwhelming.  At Senior Helpers of Rhode Island, we understand. A caring staff member is always available to walk you thru every step of the way.  In some cases, a senior family member might be reluctant to accept assistance. Our experienced and professional staff members create a safe space where you or your loved one can comfortably discuss yours or their needs.

The first step in the process is a complimentary, initial in-home care assessment with one of our Registered Nurses. This assessment can help you understand your options. Together, we can determine what is best for you and your family from the ideal schedule to the most suitable caregiver.  We will help you to create a caregiving situation where both you and your loved one are comfortable.

“I am dedicated to developing a personalized care plan to ensure each client’s needs are met.  I believe clients and family members deserve to be treated with respect, compassion and dignity.” (Emily Halla, RN, Director of Nursing).

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 Rhode Island provides a full range of senior home care services for you or your loved one from 3 hours a day, two times a week, up to 24/7 care.

  • All of Rhode Island