In-Home Care for Your Loved One
Home Helpers of Conway is a quality provider of home care assistance for seniors living in Vilonia, Arkansas. As we all know, seniors experience a number of difficulties in their old age. It can get very challenging and frustrating to meet these needs, especially for family members whose sole concern is to provide the best quality of life for their aging parents. Considering the services of a professional caregiver can assist in creating a relaxed atmosphere for those going through the changes and struggles brought about by old age. A reliable in-home care service can give family members have peace of mind knowing that their senior loved ones are being given the best home health care in all of Vilonia. The welcoming and accommodating caregivers from Home Helpers are the best in providing top-notch assistance and elderly care.
Home Care: Professionally Trained, Trustworthy and Compassionate Caregivers
Home Helpers of Conway is dedicated to creating a safe and encouraging atmosphere for the elderly members of the Vilonia community. We strive hard to train our staff, so they can give our clients the high quality of life they deserve. We focus on the importance of our seniors’ physical and emotional well-being, and so we only employ care providers who value and enjoy spending time with the elderly.
For family members searching for the best people in the field, we guarantee caregivers who will be able to prioritize your loved ones’ needs and those who will be able to sustain meaningful relationships with them. At Home Helpers, we see to it that every caregiver is flexible enough to cater to the unique needs of all of our elderly clients in Vilonia. Before hiring them, our employees undergo strict screening procedures to test their skills and expertise when it comes to dealing with the demands of elderly home care.
Home Helpers Home Care: Making Life Easier
At Home Helpers of Conway, all our employees are passionate about what they do. They are genuinely inclined to help elderly clients in the best way they can. As employers, we see to it that they undergo all the necessary training to effectively respond to every possible situation. We train them to properly assess the needs of a client no matter how taxing or challenging their predicament might be. We know that the lives of our senior clients can be greatly affected by the quality of care we provide; this is why we continuously strive to give exceptional home care services in Vilonia, AR.
For more information on how Home Helpers of Conway can be of help to you or your elderly family member, give us a call to discuss your requirements.
Vilonia was originally known as Vilsonia, the “land of two valleys,” by the pioneers who settled the valleys near the forks of Cypress Creek in the early 1860s. The name was given to the community by members of Masonic Lodge No. 324, which was established early in the town’s history. Members of this lodge originally hailed from North Carolina, Mississippi, and Tennessee and came to the area now known as Vilonia in search of fertile land. When they applied for a post office, the approval came back misspelled Vilonia, but they let it stand. Vilonia is located thirteen miles east of Conway (Faulkner County) on U.S. Highway 64.
After the Civil War, families of English, Irish, German, and Scottish descent searched for fertile land to grow cotton, grains, vegetables, and fruits and moved into the settlement. Among the first to arrive was the family of Mary Downs (a Confederate soldier’s widow) from Mississippi with five daughters and a son, William James Downs. He was later the father of Dr. Joseph Henry Downs, who practiced medicine in Vilonia for fifty-four years and served on the school board for fifty years. Dr. Jessie B. Munn, the uncle of Downs, came from North Carolina. Munn contributed to the community as a physician and a school leader.
Businesses were established to serve the farmers. George W. Harris erected a cotton gin powered by steam and a gristmill to grind corn into meal. Oscar Simpson owned the first drugstore. R. B. Evans was Vilonia’s dentist, and one Mr. Davis was the town’s miller. A Dr. Carr served as the community’s first medical doctor. The 1870s saw the emergence of the first mercantile businesses in town.
The first school was established in 1874. It was a private school, taught by William T. Suttle, on the ground floor of a log cabin used by the Masons. It became a public school in 1880.
In 1899, Noah Simpson and Reverend W. F. Dallas organized the Arkansas Holiness College, known originally as the Holiness Academy. It operated until 1931 when it consolidated with the Nazarene College in Bethany, Oklahoma, where it was relocated. Baptist, Methodist, and Nazarene churches were established in the community by 1900.
About 1900, a two-story frame school building was built on the north campus of the public school. In 1928, Fred Monroe Bollen became its superintendent. Not long before, a brick school building was built on the school’s main campus. All twelve grades were taught, and the school consistently won high points in countywide academic competitions.
Vilonia was incorporated on August 23, 1938, with Thomas Henry Hill as mayor.
The Great Depression, which drastically lowered the price of cotton, combined with several drought seasons greatly impacted Vilonia, as approximately eighty to ninety percent of the residents were cotton farmers. However, the population of Vilonia managed to remain steady, given the self-employed nature of farm work and the lack of jobs elsewhere.
On January 8, 1942, the brick school building burned. Classes finished the term in other buildings. One month into World War II, all resources were going to the war effort. But Vilonia citizens donated labor, money, and materials to rebuild the school. The new building was finished by the next school year. By this time, many Vilonia citizens had found employment at the Arkansas Ordnance Plant in Jacksonville (Pulaski County), which operated three daily shifts. Buses, which were granted extra gasoline during this time of rationing, transported workers to the plant for two of the three shifts.
Modern-day Vilonia has a city hall, a fire department, a police department, a park director, a city court clerk, banks, restaurants, stores, and other services.
There is no industry in Vilonia and only minimal agriculture; most citizens now travel to the nearby cities of Conway and Little Rock (Pulaski County) for employment. However, Vilonia still boasts a noted educational system, and the school continues to be the center of the community. In 1997, its elementary school was chosen by Redbook magazine as one of the 177 outstanding schools in the nation.
On April 25, 2011, a tornado swept through Vilonia, killing five people and damaging structures. Another tornado on April 27, 2014, killed eight people, flattened homes, and businesses, and destroyed the new Vilonia Intermediate School, which had been set to open in the fall. In response to the latter disaster, President Barack Obama conducted his first official visit to the state in order to survey the damage and visit with Vilonia residents on May 7, 2014.