Senior Helpers® Expands in Chicago

Leading Senior Care Provider Opens Second Company-Owned Franchise, Located in Elmhurst, Illinois

BALTIMORE - Aug. 11, 2017 // PRNewswire // - Senior Helpers®, one of the nation's premier providers of in-home senior care, today announced it has acquired Handle with Care in Elmhurst, Ill. Handle with Care has served the Windy City and surrounding areas for over eight years. As part of Senior Helpers continuing expansion, the new acquisition marks the second location to be corporate-owned and operated by Senior Helpers, its 12th location in the Greater Chicago area, and joins more than 311 franchised Senior Helpers businesses worldwide.

"Our strategic acquisition of Handle with Care builds upon our already strong market presence in Greater Chicago," said Peter Ross, CEO and co-founder of Senior Helpers. "We're proud to have the opportunity to serve even more people throughout the region and to help ensure that local families have access to trusted senior care for their loved ones."

Handle with Care, a well-known senior care business which opened in 2009, will continue being managed by the previous owners under the Handle with Care brand, but will leverage Senior Helpers' expertise, national resources and legacy of excellent client service.

"After eight years of providing Elmhurst-area residents with dignified, trusted care, we are so excited to begin a new chapter under the Senior Helpers umbrella," said Julie Kastholm, co-founder of Handle with Care. "We're looking forward to staying on as managers and will remain close to our clients who have brought us so much joy through the years."

Based in Towson, Maryland, Senior Helpers was purchased by Altaris Capital Partners, LLC in late 2016, enabling the organization to expand into new territories, including Fountain Valley, CA; Franklin, OH; New City, NY; Fairfield, CT and more. The company currently operates more than 300 franchises worldwide. Its first company-owned franchise opened in Baltimore in April 2017.

Founded in 2001 with a vision to help seniors who wish to remain in their homes - despite age-related illnesses and mobility challenges - Senior Helpers serves elderly individuals and their families around the world. Senior Helpers differentiates itself with its proprietary, specialized programs that have been developed in collaboration with leading medical experts. The company was the first provider in the industry to offer specialized care services for individuals with Alzheimer's, dementia and Parkinson's disease. Senior Helpers also added a new Parkinson's Care Program in 2016, a specialized training and certification program created in conjunction with leading experts from the National Parkinson Foundation's Center of Excellence.

For more information about the company, visit To learn more about franchising opportunities, visit or call Amy Petersen-Smith at (443) 921-1783.

About Senior Helpers

Senior Helpers is a premier in-home senior care provider in the U.S. with 311 franchised businesses operating across the globe. Founded in 2001 with a vision to help seniors who wish to remain in their homes despite age-related illnesses and mobility challenges, Senior Helpers has now cared for tens of thousands of seniors with a pledge to provide "care and comfort at a moment's notice." Senior Helpers offers a wide range of personal care and companion services, including trained Alzheimer's, dementia and Parkinson's care, to assist seniors who wish to live independently. Learn more by visiting


Lindsay Anthony
Havas Formula
(619) 234-0345

SOURCE Senior Helpers



comments powered by Disqus

Franchise News Room »

News By Industry »

Featured Opportunities

Denny's is America's largest full-service family restaurant chain, consisting of 168 company-owned units and 1,692 franchised units, with operations...
California Tortilla
Food that's built to impress. For a restaurant that's built to perform. For a franchise that's built to grow. The California Tortilla concept is...
Profitable. Unique. Different. Wienerschnitzel wants you to join our franchise family. Why? As a prominent franchise of over 50 years we OWN the...
Saladworks leads the exploding fast-casual salad space, with nine consecutive quarters of positive same-store sales growth through 2017. America's...
Sunny Street Cafe
A bright spot in your neighborhood for breakfast, brunch, and lunch. Discover the freedom and balance of owning your own Sunny Street Café: we've...
Share This Page

Subscribe to Express

A Franchise Update Media Production
Franchise Update Media
P.O. Box 20547
San Jose, CA 95160
PH. (408) 402-5681
In Loving Memory Of Timothy Gardner (1987-2014)

Copyright © 2001 - 2018.
All Rights Reserved.