When I am talking to potential caregivers, I tell them that, for me, Home Helpers is not just a company providing a service – it’s my opportunity to make a difference. I’m Petrenia Rice, the owner of Home Helpers and Direct Link of Murfreesboro, and I want to make this a better place to live by working with families to create care plans that allow our seniors and others needing recuperative care to stay in the community they love.
If you’re thinking about working with Home Helpers and Direct Link, chances are that you’re facing a set of challenging decisions about a loved one. I understand what you’re going through. My grandmother had terminal cancer and my mother, an only child who lived 30 minutes away and worked second shift, had to put my grandmother in a nursing home. There are great nursing care facilities out there, but it’s not the same as being at home and, since my mother couldn’t visit every day, it just never sat well. I know, if my mother knew about services like Home Helpers, she would have kept my grandmother in her home and hired a caregiver.
Prior to launching this business, I spent almost 20 years with a major communications company. When I found out that my department was being downsized, I decided it was time to follow my own entrepreneurial dreams. Home Helpers was a great fit because it gives me the opportunity to make a positive impact on people’s lives each and every day.