Career Transitions – Serving Our Seniors

18Jan18

Welcome to my third installment of blog postings where my fellow senior providers share their story of why they are so passionate about being in the senior market.

If you would like to share your story on your career transitioning to serving seniors, contact me at al@ourseniorsguide.com
What you are about to read is not for the faint of heart; a most challenging life story that can only be described as pushing boulders up a hill.
Yesterday I had the sincere pleasure of sitting down with Hans Boehm, owner and agency administrator of  Health Assist, Personal Home Health Care. We previously met last Thursday at Harbor Chase of Mandarin’s grand opening celebration.
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Here are Hans Boehm life’s bullet points he shared with me that have led him to where he is today…
1992  Graduated from Jacksonville University
1996  Graduated from Louisiana State University Law School (LSU)
1996  Admitted to the Florida Bar
1996  Started Career in financial services
2000  Promoted to Senior Vice President
2005  Wife Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis
2007  Wife qualified for Social Security Disability
2013  Labor Day Weekend, 30 year old son passed away (accidental death)
2013  90 days after 1st son died, 32 year old son passed away
2014  Father passed away from Lewy body Dementia (exposed to home health care, hospice, home care)
2017  Moved to Jacksonville in the Fall (sold home in Palm Coast, lived there 15 years)
2018  January, opened new Home Health Care Agency (Health Assist)
Many of us truly believe our experiences, challenges and heartbreaks make us stronger, better and more devoted in helping others.
Today, Hans is on a crusade to help CNAs earn a living wage in health care field and provide 5 star quality home health care to the greater Jacksonville community.
His goal is to expand to 5 locations in the greater Jacksonville area by 2020.
Here’s Han Boehm’s contact information…
Health Assist (Personal Home Health Care)
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Welcome to my second installment of blog postings where my fellow senior providers share their story of why they are so passionate about being in the senior market.

If you would like to share your story on your career transitioning to serving seniors, contact me at al@ourseniorsguide.com

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Meet Julie Combs, RN Administrator of HomeLife Personal Care. A routine medical procedure 40 years ago that left her brother disabled, set the stage for her passion to help others. Julie has had a stellar career as a regional director of a large home care agency 
 
A few years ago, Julie’s husband had a stroke that forced Julie to refocus her career efforts closer to her home front.
 

Here’s Julie Combs in her own words…

“My sisters and I started the company. 40 years ago we had a little brother who became severely disabled following a tonsillectomy at the age of 9. The event changed all our lives in every way a family’s life can possibly be changed.
As we all grew older and left home, care fell to my mother. There weren’t really a lot of options for personal care in those days and really good help was hard to find. We did the best we could to relieve her but we married and moved away as life happened.
We all went into careers that focused on caring for others. Our mother cared for Robbie for 27 years following the incident. He passed away in 2005.
Fast forward to 2015 and my vibrant 61 year young husband had a devastating stroke. 2 years later he has not fully recovered and needs help at home when I am not there. I had a wonderful job that I loved as a Regional Director of a Home Health agency. I was responsible for 16 agencies in 10 counties and often arose at 4:00 am to assist my husband to get dressed and have breakfast so that I could get to my many meetings and agencies on time.
It was a rigorous schedule and it became more and more difficult for me to leave town and leave my husband on a regular basis. I had caregivers to assist us. Some were great and some were not great. The stress level was high. Since my husband and I  had settled in Jacksonville a few years ago after 30 years of traveling with the military, my sisters and I have been reunited. We decided together that now was the time to put all our years of care-giving knowledge and Nursing knowledge together and start our own business.
We seek to hire the best caregivers we can find . We provide ongoing training to ensure that when a client calls HomeLife they receive a caregiver who is highly qualified and able and willing to assist that client to stay safely in their own home. We provide CNA’S and HHA’S for Personal Care,Companions and Homemakers. They can perform light housekeeping,Go on Walks, Run errands,take clients grocery shopping ,cook meals and of course provide personal care such as bathing,dressing and assistance walking. Our tagline is “We take your HomeLife very seriously.”
Here’s Julie’s contact information…
Julie Combs RN Administrator                                                             
HomeLife Personal Care
904-646-8993(P)

 

 

Welcome to my first installment of blog postings where my fellow senior providers share their story of why they are so passionate about being in the senior market.

Meet Leslie Graves, previously a Care Manager and Physical Therapist Assistant at Brookdale. Leslie saw the struggles her patients and family were challenged with and decided to transition to the heart of the matter; the financial side, that for many, is the determinant for quality of care.
If you would like to share your story on your career transitioning to serving seniors, contact me at al@ourseniorsguide.com
Here’s Leslie in her own words…
 “I have recently transitioned to the insurance and financial service industry coming from a healthcare background.
While I am new to the industry, I chose to partner with New York Life because of their long-standing history & financial strength. I have mentorship available unparalleled to others.
After witnessing the impact of healthcare based on finances, I felt restrained how I could truly help people. I became compelled to want to help people from a different angle. I am passionate about helping people and am prepared to protect their financial goals and quality of life moving forward.”
Here’s Leslie’s contact information…

Al Bagocius

OurSeniorsGuide.com
VP of Business Development
Email: Al@OurSeniorsGuide.com
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