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. They 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 Arlington/Alexandria was proud to join the system in 2018. Like every other owner, we are fully-committed to 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 their families in our community.
Bella Desai, owner of Senior Helpers Arlington/Alexandria, was drawn to this company because of its focus on providing each and every caregiver the tools and knowledge to succeed when working with a senior. Bella’s own experience with the variety of caregivers during her grandmother’s final years only highlighted the crucial role caregivers play in a senior and their family’s life. In our office caregivers are able to learn and share with each other, further complementing formal training.
Our team has grown to 35 caregivers over the past year. We have been lucky to serve seniors in our community, and we are committed to continuing to provide uncompromising levels of care to all our families.