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 professional home 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 the best care practices and improving the way we understand and serve our clients’ needs.
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, Kansas. Our renaming 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.
Debbie Holroyd, Executive Director
Having provided care for her own father, Debbie understands firsthand how home care services make a profound difference in the lives of older adults and their families, helping them navigate challenging situations and providing respite, when necessary, from caregiving responsibilities.
Debbie’s professional experience includes working for the Alzheimer’s Association, where she developed and taught educational programs, conducted one-on-one coaching, and facilitated support groups. After that, she worked for a senior living facility where she loved interacting with “her residents” providing case management and resident services. Debbie also has experience working in the mental health field. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Washburn University and continues to be fascinated by the human brain. Debbie finds deep satisfaction in helping others and her dream is for everyone who needs support in the home to have access to care.
Outside of work, she enjoys practicing yoga and meditation, spending time with her family and friends, and has recently taken up the hobby of rockhounding.
The Briggs Advantage
As a proud member of the Briggs Home Care family of agencies since 2016, Grace Home Care is uniquely able to satisfy the diverse and evolving care needs of clients. From cold and flu to chronic and emerging health conditions, and everything in between, our team of professional caregivers is backed by proactive leadership that is driven to provide premier home care solutions.
With a commitment to continuous caregiver training and education in both standard and universal precautions in order to keep our clients and our care team safe, our family of locally-founded and operated in-home care agencies provides the highest levels of care and customer service for clients and families. What’s more, through our parent company, Briggs Healthcare, an industry leader for over 75 years, we have access to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as well as other supplies, including gloves, masks, hand sanitizer and more, so you can feel comfortable trusting the care of your loved one to us.
The Briggs Home Care family of agencies provides the finest quality care, training and professionalism in the industry, leading to fewer hospitalizations and emergency room visits, and improved health and wellness outcomes for clients everywhere.
Topeka Caregiver Training with Your Needs in Mind
Each of our clients has unique care needs that require special 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 our clients and caregivers, we partner with the Institute for Professional Care Education (now Relias Learning), a nationally renowned training and certification agency for caregiving professionals, and we 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!
We are honored to have been named as a Best of Home Care Leader in Excellence for three years running – 2021, 2020, and 2019. This designation is the highest award a home care agency can achieve and is based on client and caregiver satisfaction ratings collected in interviews by Home Care Pulse, an independent satisfaction firm. We were also named as a Best of Home Care Provider of Choice, an honor we’ve received for four consecutive years. This award is based on client feedback and demonstrates our commitment to customer service and the highest quality care. Additionally, we earned a Best of Home Care Employer of Choice by Home Care Pulse, an honor we’ve received for four years in a row. This award is based on caregiver satisfaction scores in several categories, including work ethic, compassion, communication, and training. These awards place Grace Home Care in the top percentile nationally and speak to our dedication to ensure that the needs of our clients and team members aren’t just met, but exceeded.
You Help Make Us a Better Topeka Home Care Agency
We’ve designed all our home care services with our clients in mind, and they are an important part of our growth as Topeka’s top senior care agency. The insight and opinions of clients are extremely important to us as we continue to learn, grow, and improve. 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 professional home care services.