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Meet the Sheboygan office

More than 90% of seniors want to be able to age in their own home with dignity but getting the right type of care can seem daunting.  At Senior Helpers of Sheboygan we believe that getting the best care for your loved ones should not be complicated.  We recognize the growing need for in-home care services, and with our passion for helping others, we are committed to delivering the best possible care to seniors in the Plymouth community. 

We take the opportunity to provide care in your home seriously and make it a priority to provide the highest level of client service possible.  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. You can feel confident that your loved one is in good hands with Senior Helpers.

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 accessible in-home care. This was the mission-driven spark that started Senior Helpers. 

The first office opened in Baltimore, Maryland, 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 Sheboygan was proud to join the system in 2022.  Like every other owner, we too are fully-committed to the original goal of providing dependable and accessible 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 are lucky to serve hundreds of seniors in our community, 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 Sheboygan Team

Sara Kregel

Sara Kregel


Senior Helpers of Sheboygan is owned and operated by Sara Kregel, who advocates for high-quality senior care. Sara has a background in Occupational Therapy and practiced for several years in a Skilled Nursing Facility working with Seniors whose goal was to return home to live as independently as possible.

Melissa Parra

Melissa Parra

Community Resource Coordinator

Melissa has always had a passion for making a difference in her community. From a very young age she knew that her purpose was to help others see and be part of that ongoing mission. She believes that when you put good out into the world,: overtime good has a way of multiplying and touching so many people's lives. 

Melissa has been involved in many of the non profit organizations within Sheboygan County over the last ten years. Some of her favorites include Project Angel Hugs, Sheboygan Humane Society, Tilly’s Pit Crew, and RCS Empowers. She enjoys connecting with others and being a community builder. That is at her heart what she enjoys most.

Melissa's interest in this field was from personal experiences. The saying “Home is where the heart is,” is a statement she believes in. She is  inspired to help find and make the resources Senior Helpers offers available . Thus, allowing loved ones to live at home as long as possible.

Emily King

Emily King


Emily is a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor’s from University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh. She was born and raised in Sheboygan County and currently lives in Sheboygan Falls. Emily has been married to her husband, Mike, since August of 2020. They have two dogs, Nala and Odin, that are more like kids! Emily loves to travel, weight lift and spend time with friends and family. She has been working with the senior population since 2012. Seniors are her absolute favorite patients because they are full of wisdom. Emily is excited to be part of Senior Helpers and give back to the seniors in her area!


I want to take this opportunity to express our thanks for the superb work Diane did for Dad while he was in the hospital. She was punctual, personable, and dedicated. She helped my Dad immensely during a difficult time for him. Her calm manner and brilliant smile worked magic. My Dad’s attitude changed completely for the better after her first visit. Thank you so much for giving us Diane. She really is a remarkable person and very caring.

Areas We Serve

Senior Helpers of Sheboygan provides a full range of senior home care services for you or your loved one—from companionship and light housework help, to more complex care services, including disease management,  and 24-hour care services.

  • Sheboygan
  • Plymouth
  • Cedar Grove
  • Port Washington
  • Saukville
  • Kewaskum
  • Chilton
  • Kiel
  • New Holstein
  • Mount Calvary