In 2008 Dave and Jennifer Parke found themselves in the same place
as millions of Americans, adult children concerned for aging parents.
Jennifer’s father had been struggling with the effects of Parkinson’s
Dementia for over 10 years and he needed more and more care. Siblings
pulled together to help their father, and to provide support and respite
for their mother.
In 2010, Dave and Jennifer made a bold decision. Dave decided to
leave his career as a corporate executive and get into the senior care
industry. After a very exhaustive search and in-depth analysis, Dave
decided Home Instead was the only organization that, at its core,
shared their passion and concern for seniors. They partnered with the
already established SLC Home Instead office and opened an office in West
Jordan to support the West side of the Valley and expand service to
Tooele and Utah Counties.
Dave’s experience in setting up and running business operations, and
his love for seniors along with Jennifer’s compassion and personal quest
to help seniors age safely, and happily, have proven to be a perfect
combination. Entering the world of senior care seemed to be an
opportunity that was tailor made for the Parkes.
"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.