Meet Our Owner, Lisa Fausey
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. Home is where the heart is and, no matter where you travel, you always want your own home to come back to. I’m Lisa Fausey, the local owner of Home Helpers of the Panhandle, and I opened this business because I wanted to help seniors and those needing additional care live safe, comfortable, happy lives in the comfort of their own homes.
At Home Helpers, we offer free in-home consultations and we work with our clients 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.
Prior to opening Home Helpers of the Panhandle, Lisa had worked in a variety of healthcare settings beginning in 1985 when she first became a Certified Nursing Assistant. That career path took Lisa on a journey working in nursing homes, home health, hospice, hospitals, physician offices and ultimately to manage a large staffing agency in Baltimore.
When Lisa and her husband Brian chose to move back to WV from MD, her employer chose to part ways and this left an employment void. The opportunity to work for advertising giant, Yellowbook was presented and for 10 years, Lisa worked for this company as it transitioned from a yellow page giant to the top Premier Partner with Google. After selling online advertising and website development and marketing, Lisa felt it was time to find a business opportunity that would allow her to use her business degree and acumen.
After investigating several different opportunities, Lisa gravitated back to health care and in particular home care. Lisa has a love for seniors and recognizes their contributions to society are far from over as they age. She also wanted to provide an employment opportunity for those who are working as a nursing assistant or caregiver where they can feel appreciated for the hard work they perform every day. So, when she found the opportunity to open a Home Helpers franchise, she thought this may be the best avenue for her to help employee local caregivers and also help local seniors who need care. Home Helpers opened the door to reach both goals and so much more.
As a person who was born in Martinsburg and who grew up in Charles Town, Lisa sees Home Helpers as a great way to serve the people of her community. Extending the services into Virginia was a natural extension as she has family roots in Virginia as well. One day, Lisa hopes to extend the services to the Hagerstown area as well.