“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.