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Meet the Senior Helpers of Blue Ridge 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 Blue Ridge we believe getting the best care for your loved ones should not be complicated.  Fred Haar opened the Senior Helpers of Blue Ridge office because of his passion for helping others and his interest in the growing need for in-home care services.  Fred is committed to delivering the best possible in-home care to seniors in our community.

We take in-home care very seriously and make it a priority to provide the highest level of client service possible.  Over the past 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 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 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 Blue Ridge was proud to join the system.  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.  

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 of our clients and their 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 Charlottesville Team

Fred Haar

Fred Haar

Senior Administrator

Senior Helpers of Blue Ridge is built on Fred's compassion and desire to help seniors in their homes. He is deeply dedicated to his community and knows that Senior Helpers works in a meaningful way to help seniors retain their independence in their homes. Fred ensures that you and your family will have the highest level of quality home care by providing care that emphasizes dignity, compassion, and respect. Fred works hard to serve each client in this way.

Deborah Bennett Jones, RN

Areas We Serve

Senior Helpers of Blue Ridge 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 Blue Ridge serves the cities and towns of:

  • Charlottesville
  • Winchester
  • Warrenton