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Meet the Bryan / College Station 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 Bryan / College Station we believe getting the best care for your loved ones should not be complicated. Laurie and Ray Griggs opened the Senior Helpers Bryan / College Station office in 2018 because of their passion for helping others and their interest in the growing need for in-home care services.  Senior Helpers is committed to delivering the best possible in-home care to seniors in the Bryan / College Station and surrounding communities.

We take in-home care very seriously and make it a priority to provide the highest level of client service possible.  Over the past year 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 that 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 16 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 Bryan / College Station was proud to join the system in 2018.  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.  

Laurie and Ray Griggs were drawn to Senior Helpers because of the experience they had caring for Ray’s mother and the fact that Senior Helpers continuing education is second to none as part of their taking care of their caregivers.

Our team has grown to include 24 caregivers plus office staff. We have served many seniors in our community over the year, 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 Bryan/College Station Team

Ray Griggs/Laurie Griggs

Ray Griggs was born in Albuquerque, NM, raised in Temple, TX, and graduated from Temple High School.  He graduated from Texas A&M University with BS (class of ’81) and ME degrees in Agricultural Engineering.  Ray has worked in the oil field with Halliburton, in natural resource protection with Texas A&M, alternative energy with BP and new startup businesses.  Most recently he has worked in Health, Safety and Environmental Protection with energy and transportation companies. Ray enjoys gardening, hunting, fishing, and traveling.

Laurie is a native Texan.  She was born and raised in northwest Houston and graduated from Spring Woods High School.  After graduating from Texas A&M University (class of ’85) with a degree in Health Education, she worked 20+ years as a Patient Educator with Baylor Scott & White Clinic.  Laurie loves to do yard work, abstract painting, calligraphy, and travel.

Ray and Laurie know firsthand how difficult it can be to juggle caring for a loved one, working full time and raising a family.  After Ray’s mother had a stroke, they were her primary caregivers with Ray’s brother for over 6 years.

Ray and Laurie have two children:  Zachary, age 23, and Meghan, age 21.   The whole family served as missionaries on the east coast of Honduras for over eight years.  They lived and worked with the local communities, developing relationships, and teaching / practicing self-sustainability.  All four are bilingual English and Spanish.

Ray and Laurie have a passion for serving others and want to make a difference locally. They are committed to the Senior Helpers mission of ensuring a better quality of life for the senior community and peace of mind for their families by providing dependable and affordable in-home care.  One of our company’s goals is to raise awareness in and around the community about the home care options for seniors to age at home, strategically complimenting other existing parts of senior health care.

Areas We Serve

Senior Helpers Bryan / College Station 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 Bryan / College Station serves the cities and towns of:

  • Bryan
  • College Station
  • Conroe
  • Navasota
  • Bedias
  • North Zulch
  • Benchley
  • Anderson
  • Roans Prairie
  • Iola
  • Millican
  • Wixon Valley
  • Kurten
  • Shiro
  • Plantersville
  • Singleton
  • Reliance
  • Steep Hollow
  • Tabor
  • Wheelock
  • Normangee

“I like the fact that The Agency and the Owners are nice, honest and understanding people, you Don't find that in many companies... They want the best Not only for their company, but for their employees and clients as well... They are flexible and do there best to make sure everyone is ok and is treated fairly..They don't just treat you as and employee they treat you as family and I appreciate the above and beyond help that they give.. I would recommend them to anyone and I plan on being a part of their Senior Helpers family for yrs to come…”