Senior Helpers® Opens First Doors in Canada

In-home Senior Care Company Expands Franchising Opportunities with First Location in the Durham Region, East of the Greater Toronto Area, on Sept. 15   

DURHAM REGION, Ontario, Sept. 15, 2016 /CNW/ -- Today, Senior Helpers®, one of the premier providers of personalized in-home senior care, announced the company's expansion into Canada. Stonewood Equity Partners, operating one of its fund companies (Stonewood Equity Fund I), will serve as the master franchise in Canada and will open its first location today, Sept. 15, in the Durham Region. Senior Helpers of Canada will serve senior citizens and their families throughout the Durham Region, and eventually the greater Toronto area. Senior Helpers' professionally trained caregivers will help local seniors continue to enjoy the comfort of their own home despite age-related illnesses and mobility challenges.

"We were drawn to Senior Helpers by the quality services it offers, and the potential to be a part of a company that is known as the first in the industry to provide specialized caregiver training in Alzheimer's, Dementia, and now, Parkinson's disease care," said Tennille Kerrigan, President of Stonewood Equity Fund I. "We are proud to provide a valuable resource to our community by helping to alleviate the stress associated with caregiving and ensure a better quality of life for families through personalized in-home senior care."

Founded in 2001, Senior Helpers operates with a vision to be the leading home care company in each community it serves. Its caregivers in Durham Region are fully trained and certified to offer the highest level of care possible based on the company's Senior Gems® Alzheimer's and Dementia care program. As the gold standard for excellence in personalized in-home senior care, the program is based on Gems® techniques, strategies, and overall approach to care and was created and developed in conjunction with nationally recognized dementia care expert Teepa Snow and is endorsed by the Alzheimer's Foundation of America and the American Society on Aging.

Local residents will also benefit from the company's new Parkinson's Care Program, a specialized training and certification program created in conjunction with leading experts from the National Parkinson Foundation's Center of Excellence.

"We're pleased to welcome Tennille and the Stonewood Equity Partners team to our company as the newest Senior Helpers franchise owners," said Craig Leonard, Senior Helpers president. "This amazing group brings a passion for their community and an understanding of the importance of in-home senior care to their new roles. This will serve them well and also will be rewarding for seniors and families living in Canada."

The company plans to expand to more than 60 locations over the next 10 years.

Senior Helpers first Canadian franchise office is located at 1945 7th Concession, Pickering, Ontario. For more information, please visit For inquiries, please call Sean McEnaney at (905) 426-7200 or email   

For more information about Senior Helpers and its service offerings, please visit

About Senior Helpers
Senior Helpers is a premier in-home senior care provider in the U.S. with over 270 franchised businesses operating across the country. 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

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