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Meet the Hilton Head - Beaufort 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 Hilton Head - Beaufort 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 Hilton Head - Beaufort 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

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 Hilton Head - Beaufort 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

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

Meet the Hilton Head - Beaufort Team

Scott Wellinger

Scott Wellinger

Owner

Scott attended the University of Florida and University of South Florida and, upon graduation, chose to serve his community as a member of law enforcement. After serving 25 years as a law enforcement officer, Scott retired and immediately transitioned to Senior Helpers to satisfy his servant heart. Through his family’s experience with home healthcare for his son, Cole, Scott recognized the value and need for quality care for those requiring service to age in place at home. Having also experienced the effects of Alzheimer’s through his own grandfather, Scott focuses his delivery of personalized care planning to each client and their family.

Christine Wellinger

Christine Wellinger

Co-Owner

As a caregiver herself to their son, Cole, who has special needs, Christine knows first-hand that families and clients who require home care services should expect insights and personalized attention from a trusted advisor. After coming home to care for Cole after 15 years of banking management, Christine found the mission of Senior Helpers to be a natural transition based on her experience and passion for helping others.

Catherine Mitchell

Catherine Mitchell

Operations Manager

With more than ten years of healthcare experience, Catherine has certifications in Dementia, Billing and Coding, and a vast background in client relations, home care scheduling, billing, payroll, recruiting, caregiving and performance benchmarking. Catherine maintains high expectations by always making sure families receive the highest quality of service when Senior Helpers provides care for their loved one. Catherine is a native of South Carolina, a lifelong Hilton Head Island resident and honors graduate of Hilton Head High School. Always reliable for a smile and kind word, Catherine maintains close relationships with those we serve as well as our valued employees. A Certified Nursing Assistant early in her own career, Catherine understands both the needs of our clients and their families, as well as the perspective of our Care Team.

Dawn Polillo

Dawn Polillo

Scheduling Coordinator

With years of Home Care experience, Dawn is the “go to” staff member for all aspects of client care scheduling. A native of Pennsylvania, Dawn relocated to South Carolina after living abroad in England with her family. A quick-wit and strong problem solving skillset make Dawn a clear standout in matchmaking caregivers and clients to build perfect relationships and meaningful plans of care.

Amber Byrd

Amber Byrd

Recruiter

Amber is a committed member of the Senior Helpers team, with years of home care experience to her credit. Amber is the daughter of a veteran of the US Armed Forces, Bluffton resident and is actively pursuing an advanced degree in healthcare. Caring for Lowcountry seniors is Amber’s passion, and she works hard daily with clients and their families to ensure the highest level of service is executed on a daily basis. With a special needs sister and a senior family member currently in Senior Helpers care, Amber knows firsthand the demands and stresses on family caregivers.

Jennifer Chandler

Jennifer Chandler

Family Care Coordinator

Jennifer is a long-time resident of South Carolina and Bluffton resident. A graduate of the University of Tennessee, Jennifer has a deep background in geriatrics and social work. With a resume that includes Home Health, Home Care, Assisted Living and Memory Care facilities, Jennifer takes her experience into our clients’ homes, where she provides assessments and Care Plans aimed at providing the best support possible to allow our clients to age in place. With her compassion, empathy and reassurance, our client families find Jennifer both engaging and focused on their core needs of care.

Areas We Serve

Senior Helpers Hilton Head - Beaufort 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 Hilton Head - Beaufort serves the cities and towns of:

  • Hilton Head Island
  • Bluffton
  • Okatie
  • Beaufort
  • Lady’s Island
  • Daufuskie Island
  • Port Royal
  • John’s Island
  • Wadmalaw Island
  • Seabrook
  • Walterboro
  • Dorchester
  • Green Pond
  • Summerville
  • Estill
  • Garnett
  • Varnville
  • Yemassee
  • Ridgeland
  • Pineland
  • Ravenel
  • Hollywood