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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

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

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

James

James

Branch Administrator

Brook, aka “James”, joined our team in January 2020 as the Murfreesboro Branch Administrator.  She is native to Tennessee, residing in Rutherford County since 2006.  James has a varied background of 20 years in healthcare administration, home health, medical staffing, project management and marketing.  For the past 9 years, James traveled nationwide to meet with clients while working with a corporation that specialized in preventative healthcare.  As a motivational leader, James works with her staff to encourage and inspire them to be their best selves and provide outstanding care for our clients.  She uses her leadership skills to build successful teams using a similar philosophy as explained by Saint Francis of Assisi, “start by doing what is necessary, then do what’s possible, and suddenly we are doing the impossible.”  James plans to use her skills in mentorship to teach her team to believe in and let their love for what they do spread warmth and care to Senior Helpers clients and families.  In her leisure, James supports kids within DCS, remodeling houses, and in the gym kickboxing.  James believes that quality is the heart of our business and is dedicated to doing whatever it takes to ensure Senior Helpers caregivers deliver the absolute best in quality care.  James will be one of the many friendly voices ready to greet you when you call the Senior Helpers Murfreesboro office!

Chelsea Fancher

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! 

Azalia Worden

Azalia Worden

HR Manager

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!

Angela Terwilliger

Angela Terwilliger

Scheduling Coordinator

Angela was born and raised in Nashville, TN.  She graduated from Nashville Christian High School in 1999.  She then proceeded attending Tennessee Tech in Cookeville, TN for nursing.  In 2002 Angela became a mother to a beautiful daughter who now is a college student, studying psychology.  In 2003 Angela fulfilled one of her dreams and became a certified patient care technician where she took care of all ages in Renal failure.  During that time, she discovered her passion for caring for the elderly or people in need.  Angela has spent the last 19 years working in the Medical field.  She has been with Senior Helpers for 15 months and during that time she started as a caregiver/weekend runner.  Now she is the lead scheduler.  Both of Angela’s parents are Nurse Practitioners and her twin sister is a certified Medical Assistant.   Angela was raised surrounded by medical professionals with the passion for caring for others. Angela loves being a mother, she also enjoys reading and running when she is not working. Angela’s passion is to help anyone in need and will do her best to provide the care needed for you or your loved one.    

Teddy Jones

Teddy Jones

Scheduling Coordinator

Teddy Jones joined our Murfreesboro team as a Scheduler in April 2021. He is from Chattanooga, TN where he has lived most of his life. He graduated from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2015 with a Bachelor's in Communications and a minor in Business Administration. During and after graduation, he worked for a local delivery company as a logistics manager and dispatcher for several years before moving to Murfreesboro in October 2020 to be closer to family. No matter where he has worked, he's had a passion for helping people. This has persisted in his personal life as well as his professional life. In his downtime, he is often gaming online with his friends or binge-watching Survivor. Teddy works on the scheduling team and looks forward to speaking with you!

Kelly Alvarez

Kelly Alvarez

Residential Services 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.

Jessica Hunter

Jessica Hunter

Residential Services Manager

Jessica is a TN native, with roots in South Carolina.  After graduating high school, she begun college undecided in what major, when her nephew had to have a pacemaker replacement surgery. Through this event her passion for healthcare grew.  Jessica spent the entire summer at the University of Charleston- Medical University, in the Pediatric Cardiology unit with her nephew. There her love for medicine and Healthcare blossomed.  Jessica has worked in many different parts of healthcare.  Starting out in the dietary department, to moving into an assistant activity’s director at different assisted living and long-term care facilities in South Carolina.  At the age of 19 Jessica moved back to TN and started working with people with developmental and mental disabilities.  Starting out as a caregiver in a group home setting, to advancing into a Home Manager for several independent home living clients. After working in Mental Health, attending and graduating with her A.A.S Medical Assistant-Clinical, she decided to take a break and focus on her 2 children.  That is when she went into a Program Scheduler position, offering schools a way to offer a program that keeps children safe.  After being in this position for over 3 years, Covid-19 changed the world for everyone, including Jessica.  That is when Jessica decided she was ready to return to her first true passion in healthcare.  Jessica started by attending Nursing Assistant classes, graduated, and has been working back in Long Term Care as a Nursing Assistant.  From here is where she found Senior Helpers.  Utilizing her skills from college, field knowledge, and the skills gained as a program scheduler opened the opportunity here with Senior Helpers.  Jessica is looking forward to growing with Senior Helpers, as well as the clients we serve.  Jessica lives by the Yoda saying, “Do. Or Do Not. There is No Try.”

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