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Meet the Murfreesboro 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 Murfreesboro we believe that 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 Murfreesboro community.

We take in-home care seriously and make it a priority to provide the highest level of client service possible.  Over the 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

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 Murfreesboro, like every other location, is 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.

We currently serve the Middle Tennessee community from our multiple locations:

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

Is Home Care the Answer?

Due to our responsiveness, dependability and personalized care, Senior Helpers has become one of the most trusted providers of senior assistance services in Middle Tennessee.

Meet the Murfreesboro Team

Courtney Crittendon

Branch Administrator

Courtney is a Licensed Master Social  Worker.  She received her Bachelor and Master’s degrees from MTSU. She has lived in Middle Tennessee for over 31 years and is proud to call Murfreesboro her home. Courtney has two beautiful girls, who mean the world to her. Courtney’s background in managing memory care centers, along with her social worker experience in rehab and skilled care facilities, has prepared her for this unique opportunity. She looks forward to supporting our community by assisting seniors and their families with care solutions that work for everyone. She has a passion for those suffering from dementia and their families and will provide her support and guidance to help them navigate this painful journey. Caring for an aging loved one can seem overwhelming at times, she is always available to our clients and their families when they need to talk.

Chelsea Fancher

Care Manager

Chelsea graduated from MTSU with a degree in Social Work.  Her passion for seniors began over ten years ago when her grandmother was diagnosed with Dementia and Alzheimer’s.  After her families’ fight with this disease Chelsea served in numerous roles, including chair person, for the Rutherford County Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s.  She also serves as a facilitator for an Alzheimer’s support group that meets once a month. At Senior Helpers, Chelsea can help people as a client advocate and educate the community and families about Dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and other chronic conditions. Chelsea looks forward to working with you! 

Kelly Alvarez

HR Manager

Kelly Alvarez was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN. She attended high school in Middle Tennessee and later she finished her higher-level education at MTSU, receiving her bachelor’s in Social Work with a minor in Secondary Education. Right out of school Kelly worked for Residential Services Inc., a non-profit foster care agency that was contracted by DCS. In this role she became a case manager for 6 years assisting children reunify with their families. This is where her lifelong journey for helping others began. Kelly was married in 2003 and had two beautiful children…Lanie and Addison. She felt blessed to be able to stay home with her children for several years. In 2013 she reentered the workforce, working part time for Life Care where she was case manager.  Kelly also was a substitute teacher for Rutherford County Schools. In addition to those positions, Kelly was a caregiver with Senior Helpers. It didn’t take long for Kelly to really stand out amongst her peers and she earned a position in the office. She started as a runner, and again quickly moved up to a HR Manager role in our Murfreesboro office. She never imagined herself in this role. Kelly loves working with team of caregivers and co-workers. She is proud to call them friends.

Kelly loves football, soccer, and hockey. She is a big fan of our TN Titans, as well as the MN Vikings. She also enjoys watching the Preds! Her biggest love is watching her favorite player, Lanie, on the soccer field most weekends. Kelly believes in living life to the fullest and knowing when to take it slow. She has a deep love for animals. Kelly has 3 cats that are like her children. She dreams of living on a farm and have a rescue/rehab for mistreated animals.

Charles Brown

Lead Scheduler - CSM

Charles grew up in a small town in northeast Tennessee. He started his health care career in 2014 working with adults with mentally handicapped disabilities. Charles then put his love of healthcare aside to storm chase and travel. He has lived and worked in Charleston, SC, New Orleans, LA, and Tampa, Florida while working for a hurricane relief company. Charles then returned to Middle Tennessee where he came to work with Senior Helper as a caregiver in early 2017. He became our Murfreesboro Scheduler/Office Support Personnel where he quickly showed his talents. Not long after, Charles was promoted into the role of Murfreesboro CSM - Lead Scheduler. Charles enjoys assisting our clients with the right caregiver. Charles still enjoys storm chasing in his free time, along with home projects and spending time with family.

Elizabeth “Lizy” Wade

Manager of Residential Services

Lizy is a Nashville native growing up in a suburb of the central Tennessee city. She started her health care career in 2012 working in an assisted living facility through her senior year of college as a certified nursing technician and a medication technician serving the residents there in memory care and skilled units. From her first job in geriatrics, Lizy never left the field, she had found her niche! Graduating with a degree in health science from Brigham Young University in 2013. She worked another year in the Salt Lake City area before finding her career home at Senior Helpers in back in her home state in August of 2014.

Lizy has been with Senior Helpers close to five years and has held many different positions in the organization. She now permanently resides in her favorite position Facility Care Manager at AdamsPlace. Lizy loves working with staff and family to help all residents maintain their safety and independence. In her free time Lizy plays competitive soccer for a local adult soccer club and loves to read books of all kinds. Personal health and wellness is very important to her as it helps her fulfill her role in caring for our seniors!

Kasheena Alsup

Field Coordinator

Kasheena was born and raised in Murfreesboro, TN. As a college student, she lived in Gadsden, AL for a couple of years after receiving a volleyball scholarship. Kasheena returned to Murfreesboro in 2005 and started school at The Art Institute of TN-Nashville. She received an Associate Degree in Culinary Arts with a concentration in Baking and Pastry. She worked at NHC – Murfreesboro in the Dietary Department and became the Assistant Dietary Manger. Kasheena then had the chance to move to Anniston, AL to run their Dietary Department. Kasheena moved back to Murfreesboro after 4 years to follow her passion in the home health field. Over the years she worked for different agencies and fell in love with being able to bring a smile to a person face. Kasheena has an adoptive daughter and 3 grandsons. She loves baking, catering and event planning. She loves watching volleyball and just relaxing on a nice Fall and Spring day. She loves waterfalls and spending time with family. 

Azalia Worden

Weekend Field Coordinator

Azalia graduated from Cannon County High School. Soon after graduating she spent time taking care of her mother as she went through round after round of chemo and eventually entered the local Hospice program. Eventually, she went back to school and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. The education proved useful in understanding how to raise 2 children with invisible disabilities as a single mom. Azalia worked for almost 2 years in Manchester, Tennessee as an Interim Eligibility Clerk with the Department of Human Services - Division of Rehabilitation Services, where she worked helping people with disabilities learn job skills. From there, she worked at a position with Families First. At this position she was able to help low-income single parents find and keep jobs to help stabilize their situation. She found her calling as a caregiver with Senior Helpers. After just a short time as a caregiver Azalia was promoted to Weekend Office Manager and Runner. She enjoys hiking, fishing and swimming with her family and listening to podcasts and music. Azalia understands the needs of an ailing loved one, and she is ready to help find the best person to help your loved one thrive!

Caring for a Loved One with Dementia or Alzheimer's

Caring for a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer's is difficult. At Senior Helpers we have trained specialists in the area of dementia care. If you need immediate care we are on our way.

I received an emotional call from (a family member) this morning just absolutely thankful and praising the services she got from you guys over the last couple of days. She said that our team helped her more than she could have ever imagined or expected and she is beyond thankful. She is so grateful to whoever answered the phone the other day at 5am and had a caregiver there to help within hours and she couldn’t believe how much you guys cared about getting someone there. She said she couldn’t have dealt with the passing of (client) without your help and the amazing caregivers that were sent. You really really, REALLY helped someone who needed it and that’s what this is all about.


Dr. Laura Endorses Senior Helpers

Senior Helpers Provides Many services in the Nashville, Tennessee area. We provide a full array of Home Care services for seniors and the elderly living in this beautiful area. Our Home Care Services are provided by bonded and insured employees and all employees pass a National Background check.

Areas we serve

Senior Helpers Murfreesboro 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 Murfreesboro serves the cities and towns of:

  • Beechgrove
  • Bell Buckle
  • Bradyville
  • Chapel Hill
  • Christiana
  • College Grove
  • Dowelltown
  • Eagleville
  • Lascassas
  • La Vergne
  • Lebanon
  • Lebanon
  • Liberty
  • McMinnville
  • Milton
  • Murfreesboro
  • Petersburg
  • Readyville
  • Rockvale
  • Shelbyville
  • Smithville
  • Smyrna
  • Unionville
  • Wartrace
  • Woodbury
  • Manchester
  • Morrison
  • Normandy
  • Tullahoma
  • Rock Island