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Meet the Victoria 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 of Victoria and San Marcos, we believe that getting the best care for your loved ones should not be complicated.  Wendy McHaney opened the Senior Helpers Victoria office in 2009 because of her passion for helping others and her interest in the growing need for in-home care services.  Wendy McHaney is committed to delivering the best possible in-home care to seniors in the South Texas community. 

We take in-home care seriously and make it a priority to provide the highest level of client service possible.  Over the past 9 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 Victoria and San Marcos was proud to join the system in 2009.  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.  

Wendy McHaney was drawn to Senior Helpers because of her own experiences with caring for the elderly in her family.

Our team has grown to include 4 team members, and 45 caregivers. 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

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 Victoria Team

Wendy McHaney


Prior to working in the senior care industry, Wendy was a litigation attorney in Victoria for 11 years, then a stay-at-home mom for 5 years. Wendy is the past president of the Victoria County Bar Association and the Victoria Ballet Theatre board of directors. She is currently serving as President of the Trinity Episcopal School Board of Trustees, and is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Victoria. Wendy has owned and operated Senior Helpers of Victoria since 2009. She writes a bi-weekly column in the Victoria Advocate about local trends in aging (her columns can be found on this website under the "news" tab), and currently serves on the Senior Helpers Owner's Council representing the MidWest region. Wendy is married to Scott McHaney and has three daughters.

Shimeca Gould

HR Director

Shimeca has been with Senior Helpers since 2011. She has worked in retail, MHMR, and real estate. Because of her diverse occupational experiences, Shimeca has developed a keen sense for positive work ethic and makes it a goal to try to convey this to caregivers at Senior Helpers. In June 2018 Shimeca completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a Concentration in Human Resources. Shimeca enjoys learning about different cultures and spending time with her son Malachi.

Debra Bastian, RN

Client Services Manager

Debra has been in nursing since 1999, with the majority of the years in a hospital setting. She started her career caring for newborn and pediatric patients. However, with the rise in the geriatric population, she has set her focus to caring and working with the elderly. Debra is ready to use her nursing and clinical experience to assist with the client’s home needs and medical management. Debra enjoys spending time at home with her family and attending her children’s activities. Debra is married to Brian Bastian and has three children, Emily, Ella, and Luke.

Feather Diebel, LVN

Community Relations Coordinator

Feather is a Licensed Vocational Nurse. She graduated from the Victoria College in 2005. Feather has worked in healthcare for 15 years. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys being active in the community. She is married to Brian Diebel and has 2 children.

Tyesha King, CNA

Scheduler/On Call

Tyesha “Ty” King has worked with Senior Helpers since May 2014. Tyesha is a Certified Nurse’s Aide (CNA), working in the Home Care for over 9 years. Tyesha has been married to Roderick King for 8 years. Ty has 2 stepdaughters and one puppy, Queeny. In her spare time, Ty loves to spend time with her family and spoiling Queeny!


Official Greeter

Abel is the official greeter and all around smile-bringer to every staff member and visitor to our Victoria Office!

Senior Helpers of Victoria Community Testimonials

Have you heard what people are saying about Senior Helpers of Victoria?

Areas we serve

Senior Helpers of Victoria and San Marcos 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 of Victoria and San Marcos serves the cities and towns of :

  • Brenham
  • Hallettsville
  • Lockhart
  • San Marcos
  • Victoria

The caregivers are all very compassionate. They pay close attention to my parents and interact with them. They are polite and they do things to keep my parents busy and engaged. I can call the agency anytime and expect to get in touch with someone. I would highly recommend Senior Helpers, and I would tell others how dependable the services are. They are always very accommodating and responsive, and they were very efficient at getting the services that we needed as well. When I called they had caregivers coordinated within the same day!

Carol S., Yorktown, TX