Why Choose Grace Home Care?
The transitions of aging can sometimes feel like a storm at sea – the waters are rough, and it can be hard to know where to turn. The Topeka dementia care experts at Grace Home Care understand this on a personal level, and we’ve designed our senior care services to be a beacon for our clients and their family members. We provide at home care Topeka families want and need. We’re here to help you navigate care arrangements whenever the need arises, and to make sure you have a trusted guide to help you weather any storm so that you and your loved ones can envision a brighter future. To provide this dedicated senior and dementia support, we’ve created a culture of learning for our caregivers, so they are always keeping up with best care practices and improving the way we understand and serve our clients’ needs. Contact us today if you’d like to learn more about how we can serve you!
Founded in 2011 as Blassingame Home Care by local community leader Bev Blassingame, Grace Home Care has evolved to become the premier in-home care provider for seniors and families in Topeka and the surrounding area. Our rebranding as Grace Home Care is a tribute to Bev, now retired, who provided grace under pressure for clients and families through the transitions of later life. That grace guides our services today under new leadership from our highly experienced Executive Director Kate Clemmons and our parent company, Briggs Healthcare.
At Grace Home Care, our mission is to provide the highest level of service, expertise, and attentiveness to the Topeka area older adults, families, and community we serve through personalized, compassionate, and responsive in-home care.
Kate Clemmons, Executive Director
Kate Clemmons brings a wealth of business and senior care experience to her role as Executive Director of Grace Home Care. Kate holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Kansas, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Washburn University.
After several years in the business world, Kate pursued a career in senior care because she wanted to be part of offering a service that made a difference in people’s lives. Her mother was a nursing facility activities director, and her mother-in-law was a nursing facility surveyor, which gave Kate a unique insight into the long-term care industry. After working on the senior living facility side of the industry, Kate was approached by Bev Blassingame to take over Blassingame Home Care upon her retirement. Kate has enjoyed transitioning Blassingame Home Care to Grace Home Care and looks forward to serving clients throughout the Topeka area.
Topeka Caregiver Training with Your Needs in Mind
Each of our clients has unique care needs that require unique understanding and assistance. That’s why all our caregivers receive ongoing training to help them provide better care. At Grace Home Care, we strive to ensure that our Topeka caregivers are extensively trained, certified, and confident in their role so that we consistently provide exceptional Topeka dementia care and senior care services. On average, most home care agencies provide their caregivers with about 10 hours of general training. At Grace Home Care, however, we provide over 120 hours of highly specialized in-home caregiver training to ensure our caregivers are confident in their work.
To fulfill this commitment to both our clients and our caregivers, we have recently partnered with the Institute for Professional Care Education, a nationally renowned training and certification agency for caregiving professionals, and offer custom training programs to all our caregivers, because better training leads to better care.
Only the Highest Quality Topeka Home Care for Our Clients!
Grace Home Care’s professional Topeka home care team is dedicated to offering only the highest quality home care services to our clients, and your insight and opinions matter. We work with Home Care Pulse, an independent client satisfaction firm, to collect feedback from our clients so we can better evaluate and improve our home care services and processes, and we are thrilled to have received their Provider of Choice award two years in a row. Home care agencies who have won this prestigious award have received the highest customer satisfaction scores from their clients, based on live phone interviews conducted by Home Care Pulse over at least a six-month time period. This recognition reassures our clients that Grace Home Care is dedicated to their satisfaction.
Our Topeka in-home care agency has also been named a Best of Home Care Employer of Choice for two years running! The Employer of Choice distinction is awarded by Home Care Pulse and is based on our client and caregiver satisfaction scores from several categories, including Compassion, Work Ethic, Communication, and Training. Agencies who receive the Employer of Choice recognition maintain employee satisfaction scores that rank in the top percentile nationally.
We are equally honored to have been named a 2019 Home Care Pulse Leader in Excellence. The Best of Home Care Leader in Excellence award is the highest achievement a home care agency can receive from Home Care Pulse. This annual award is based on the results of our client and caregiver satisfaction interviews. We feel that this recognition is a testament to our dedication to ensuring that our clients’ and our employees’ needs aren’t just met, but exceeded.
You Help Make Us a Better Topeka Home Care Agency
At Grace Home Care, we’ve designed all our services with you in mind, and you are an important part of our growth as Topeka’s top senior care agency. The insight and opinions of our clients are extremely important to us as we continue to learn, grow, and improve our services. That’s why we work with Home Care Pulse, an independent customer satisfaction firm, to continually collect feedback from our clients in order to analyze and improve our services and processes so that we can continue to provide you with the highest quality care.
The Briggs Advantage
Grace Home Care is a proud member of the Briggs Healthcare family. Briggs, a trusted partner to the healthcare industry for over 65 years, serves more than 50,000 customers in the senior home care, acute care, physician and retail markets, and is dedicated to advancing premium services and products to support the aging population. We share Briggs Healthcare’s vision for creating impactful solutions to meet the care needs of our clients. Backed by Briggs and their extensive clinical experience and regulatory knowledge, our team can expand upon our already exceptional care services, offer more in-depth training to our caregivers, and provide an improved care experience to our clients.