In-Home Care and Assisted Living for Seniors
Seniorcorp, one of the leading home health agencies in Virginia Beach and the surrounding area, was established in 2003 to address the need in the community for compassionate, quality in-home care services for the aging population. Dedicated to “Changing the Way America Ages,” Seniorcorp offers seniors the ability to remain in their homes as they age, where they can still feel comfortable, safe, and happy. Seniorcorp caregivers are well-trained to provide assisted living services at home such as light housekeeping, laundry, organizing mail, entertainment, transportation, personal care, pet care, meal planning, and more—all done with a smile, love, and support.
Seniorcorp was established in 2003 to address the need in the community for compassionate, quality in-home care services for the aging population. T he Founder Tom Knox recognized that a gap in care services for the elderly existed after his experience with his own aging grandparents. His paternal grandmother, Edith, suffered from Alzheimer’s disease and was in and out of assisted living, forcing his grandparents to spend all of their resources to qualify for Medicaid. Tom’s maternal grandmother, Mae, was neglected in a convalescent center, left alone after a fall that caused a minor heart attack. She had been pushing her call button to get assistance, and when no one responded, she tried to get up herself and fell to the floor. Tom’s aunt happened to find her on the floor during a random visit. The family brought Mae home, but she was never the same, leaving Tom’s mother in the extremely stressful position of moving from New Jersey to Florida to care for Mae, unassisted, 24 hours a day for four months. The stress of managing Mae’s round the clock care, multiple physicians, and financial matters nearly led her to an emotional breakdown.
Tom began researching the needs of the booming senior population and realized that, like his family, many, in spite of their financial resources, could not get anyone to answer their questions, provide timely or coordinated medical services, give clarity on insurance and legal issues, fight for their rights, or even protect themselves from negligence and fraud. His experience living for three years in Japan where elders continued to remain at home with the support of family convinced Tom that there was a better way. The idea of a revolutionary, compassionate business to change the way America ages—Seniorcorp – was born.
Seniorcorp has brought fresh solutions to boomers, seniors, and their families. Seniorcorp has been an answer to handling the coming “Agewave”. Our solution for Assisted Living At Home and consumer-directed care has helped well over 3,000 families across our region over the years.
In 2007, Seniorcorp started its own training school and scholarship program, helping many talented individuals learn to be caregivers and achieve certification as Personal Care Attendants (PCAs). It has graduated hundreds of great caregivers, many of whom still work for the company.
Seniorcorp currently has over 400 employees in Southeastern Virginia.
We believe in recognizing our employees for their dedication and hard work they provide to our seniors and their families. That is why Seniorcorp has established great benefit programs, a matching 401K plan, OT pay, and other programs that reward excellence and promote employee retention and continued success. These programs have helped to build a stable workforce with turnover much lower than the national average.
Seniorcorp has been featured numerous times on local and national television, including the major networks and the Fox Family Channel. Tom has also co-hosted a radio show about caring for seniors on talk radio stations in Virginia.
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From the experience of watching his beloved grandparents suffer needlessly in their senior years, Tom vowed to “change the way America ages,” and helping seniors became his life mission.
The owner of two successful healthcare service providers, Tom and his organizations have helped thousands of families. His extensive experience, both as a business leader and political activist, includes testimony before the Government Reform Committee of the U.S. Congress. He was also appointed by the Virginia Governor to serve on the Commonwealth of Virginia Council on Human Rights, which protects citizens against age and race based discrimination, and has served as a board member for two prominent senior advocacy groups – the Alzheimer’s Association and Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia. Tom previously served as Chairman of We Care America, a Washington D.C.-based non-profit organization providing funding and resources to faith based organizations helping families and seniors nationwide.
Tom attended Allegheny College, George Mason University, and did coursework at Oxford University in England. Upon graduation, Tom worked in the Japanese school system and then joined an international Real Estate Company in Tokyo, Japan. Before entering the healthcare field, Tom served as the Director of Sales and Operations for DISHNETWORK and then as the Senior Vice President for the Christian Broadcasting Network. Tom and his wife have five children and reside in Virginia Beach.
Created by a local owner who vowed to “do it differently” because his grandparents received poor care, Seniorcorp distinguishes itself among other in-home care services.
We are committed to hiring only the best people to serve as companions and caregivers for our clients.
Seniorcorp only hires employees who love working with seniors and who we would be proud to send to our own families.
We do a thorough screening of potential employees, which includes five background checks, three reference checks, a personality test, drug test, and two interviews.
All of our employees are licensed, bonded, and insured.
Seniorcorp invests in its employees by offering a Pay for Performance bonus program to recognize outstanding performance. Our comprehensive performance evaluations make certain employees constantly receive feedback to ensure the best care is provided.
Seniorcorp provides its employees opportunities for continued education with a 40-hour training program.
• 24-hour client assistance line.
• Experts on call to assist with any long-term care question.
• Trained, compassionate Seniorcorp caregivers provide quality services, leading to peace of mind for the entire family.
• Seniorcorp is committed to helping you with planning and providing clear solutions to complex problems.
• Seniorcorp takes advocacy seriously, both in helping you to make the best decisions for your senior loved one and continuously following up to ensure the best care is provided.
• Seniorcorp clients receive the care and service that they should legally and ethically expect.
• Seniorcorp clients receive the advantages of facility living while maintaining an independent lifestyle in the comfort of their own home.
• Seniorcorp clients and family members have access to a 24-hour customer service line and can call with any question, medical or non-medical, at any time.
• Seniorcorp caregivers treat clients with respect and compassion, emphasizing lifestyle enhancements.
At Seniorcorp we believe dignity and respect are two of the most valuable commodities in the world. There is no higher praise for us than the smile of a happy patient, the thanks of a relieved client, or the revitalized embrace of an engaged resident.
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As your senior loved one experiences physical decline and becomes less independent, there are some tough decisions on your plate. As one of the top home health agencies in Virginia Beach and the surrounding area, Seniorcorp can help you to evaluate your options with an in-home assessment at no cost to you.