Lisa Fausey Launches Home Helpers to Help Older Adults Age at Home
Home Helpers of the Panhandle serves Martinsburg and Charles Town as well as all of Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties in West Virginia and Winchester, Frederick County and Clarke County in Virginia.
Now, Fausey is proud to announce she's putting her experience to a new use and opening her own in-home care business, Home Helpers and Direct Link of the Panhandle.
Home Helpers is the nation's leading franchise specializing in comprehensive home care for seniors, new mothers and individuals needing recuperative and continuing assistance. Direct Link is its proprietary line of 24/7 medical alert systems, including a fall sensor and an automated medication dispenser. Home Helpers of the Panhandle serves Martinsburg and Charles Town as well as all of Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties in West Virginia and Winchester, Frederick County and Clarke County in Virginia.
"Our vision at Home Helpers is to be the extended family when the family can't be there and our goal is to make life easier by delivering the same exceptional care we would expect for ourselves and our families. We will provide services to support any individual wherever they call home," Fausey said. "Home is where the heart is and, no matter where you travel, you always want your own home to come back to. I think that's especially important for our seniors. I am looking forward to providing services that allow our community's older adults to enjoy more time in the comfort of their own homes."
Home Helpers of the Panhandle offers free in-home consultations and works with each client to create a flexible, affordable care plan based on a person's individual needs. Services offered include personal care such as grooming, bathing, ambulation, medication management and care management as well as respite care, meal preparation, laundry, light housekeeping, companionship and transportation.
"I have two parents and two step-parents that I know, at some point, I will need to provide care for and I'm going to need help. I have a full-time job – I own a business – have a family - and I know I won't be able to be there every minute, even though I would love to. I think it's extremely important for families in this community to understand that in-home, non-medical care is an option. Even if you just need someone to come over and play cards and do laundry, Home Helpers is here," Fausey said.
With Home Helpers, each individual client receives services tailored to meet their specific needs by caregivers who become an extension of their family. Home Helpers' full-range of home care services empower clients to live healthier and more rewarding lives in the privacy, safety and comfort of their own homes.
Prior to opening her Home Helpers business, Fausey, who is originally from the Eastern Panhandle, spent 20 years in the healthcare industry, working in nursing homes, the local Veterans Administration Medical Center, at the local hospice organization and as the manager of a doctor's office. Her most recent career was with MedPro Staffing, where she opened and ran the Baltimore, MD office and helped hospitals in her region and across the nation find and manage quality healthcare employees for per diem, temporary and permanent placement. She left that job when she declined to relocate to the company's main office in Fort Lauderdale. She also worked as a digital marketing executive for hibu, the publisher of Yellowbook, where she was routinely recognized for her work with small businesses.
"My passion has always been in healthcare, so I've been looking for ways to get back to working with seniors. I think my time with hospice inspired me to look into in-home care services and ultimately open Home Helpers because I got a first-hand look at the positive impact aging at home can have on people. The difference is, with Home Helpers, we can give people the opportunity to remain safely at home throughout their golden years, whether they need just a few hours of help a week or full-time care," Fausey said. "And, if you need it later in life, we are happy to partner with hospice organizations to make you as comfortable as possible."
"I've been working to help small to medium-sized businesses be successful for a long-time and my husband Brian, who is a retired Army First Sergeant from the 82nd airborne and a part-owner of Home Helpers, also owns his own business – American Pest Control – so now it's my turn. I'm looking forward to using my business and healthcare experience to make Home Helpers a fantastic organization to work with and to work for," she added.
For more information about how Home Helpers and Direct Link can serve you and your family, call (304)433-8000, email LFausey@HomeHelpersHomeCare.com or visit http://www.homehelpershomecare.com/
About Home Helpers
Founded in 1997, Cincinnati-based Home Helpers is one of the nation's leading home care franchises. With an ongoing commitment to helping people live healthier, more independent lives in the comfort of their own homes, Home Helpers works with seniors, new and expectant mothers, those recovering from illness or injury, and individuals facing lifelong challenges. Home Helpers is affiliated with Direct Link, a national provider of 24/7 emergency response systems and vital signs monitoring units. For more information about the company or about how you can open your own Home Helpers franchise, visit www.HomeHelpersHomeCare.com.