"I am continually struck by the professionalism, high level of caring and exemplary caregivers that I have met from Home Instead. My mom couldn't live without them, and neither could I.
The establishment of a Home Instead Senior Care franchise in Northeast Arkansas began as a dream from my wife. She has always been involved in senior care as her mother has now lived in our house for over twenty years. Linda saw a need for a business that provides non-medical support services so that seniors may remain at home for longer periods of time. I retired from an active Ob/Gyn practice so that I could have the pleasure of working with my wife.
I am a board certified physician that practiced Obstetrics and Gynecology for over twenty years in Jonesboro. I didn't totally stay away from medicine as I am now employed by the state of Arkansas in the Health Department. I deliver prenatal care to women that have no "payer base" two days a week. I also devote free time to the local church health clinic. I have found that being a physician has been a big help in this business. I am frequently asked by families to go to the house of a client to make a sight visit. Because of my training I can evaluate the client and contact the appropriate family member should treatment be necessary. I am also able to assist families and clients negotiate the medical network.
My major responsibility at Home Instead Senior Care is marketing and assisting in the day to day management of our business. I am no happier than when i am out in the community discussing Home Instead Senior Care.
Linda and I have two children. Our oldest son, Matthew, is a lawyer in Jonesboro. Our youngest son, Adam, works at the local glass factory in the maintenance department. We have been blessed to not only have the boys and their wives here in town, but we also have three grandchildren. Adam has two boys, Aiden age 2 and Asher age 6 weeks. Matthew ha one daughter Elizabeth that will be 2 in late June. I have come to be called Grampy by the kids and the grandkids.
In my spare time I enjoy playing golf, reading, playing the piano, and most of all being with the grandkids. I shoot in the low 80's and have been fortunate to have four holes in one. My latest venture is to return to college at Arkansas State University. We are both taking courses as we are of the age that we don't have to pay tuition. THrough the sociology department classes are offered that will give the student a certificate on aging. I thought that this would be beneficial in our business and I am taking the Sociology of Aging and Death and Dying. I can assure you that things have changed dramatically since I was last in school.
My goal and passion got this business is to be known as the leader in non-medical care in the Northeast Arkansas region. We have assembled a marvelous staff that is totally dedicated to our clients and their families. All of the staff has personal experience with the care for loved one. We truly believe in and live the slogan- It's a passion for us and not a job.
I have been working with the Elderly for the past 20 years. I started out as a CNA working in a nursing home when I was 16. Over the years I have worked in all facets of Senior Care including home health, an Alzheimer's and Dementia treatment facility, End Care, nursing home care, and as a CAREGiver for Home Instead. I also worked in the emergency medical field as an EMT.
I live in Harrisburg with my husband Vance. We have 6 children ages 13-23, and 6 grandchildren. Outside of work I am an active member of Cornerstone Baptist Church as well as the Northeast Arkansas Autism Association.
Here at Home Instead I take care of Training for CAREgivers. I am the advocate for the CAREGivers and work diligently to make sure that they are happy with their careers.
I am so blessed to be able to have a job where I feel I can make a difference. Seniors deserve dignity, respect, and to be able to live out their days knowing that someone cares about their wants and needs. Here at Home Instead we put the "Personal" in personal care and know that our CAREGivers are making a difference each day in someone's life.
Before I came to Home Instead as a CAREGiver in March 2010, I was a family CAREGiver. I took care of my mother for 8 years and my father in law after his health declined. I am orignally from Lousianna and my husband Todd and I moved to Arkansas 21 years ago. We live in Monette with our daughter Janna who is a senior at Buffalo Island High School. I started working in the office as the Staffing Coordinator in September 2010. I had recieved experience in an office setting working for MJB Production Company for almost 5 years. The thing I love best about working for Home Instead is making sure our clients are taken care of. By being able to staff our clients, I know without a doubt that the right person for the job is alway on hand. Because to me, Its Personal.
I started working for Home Instead Senior Care in January 2010 as Billing and Accounting Coordinator. Prior to working here I worked as a supervisor in a factory for many years, in billing for Emerson Ambulance, and a court clerk in Poinsett County for 9 years.
I live in Harrisburg with my husband Larry who is Sheriff for Poinsett County and our four legged child Chaunu. We have 5 grandchildren.
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