Pappy’s Home Care: In the business of compassion - Ahwatukee Foothills News: Business

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Pappy’s Home Care: In the business of compassion

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Monday, October 19, 2009 11:00 pm

When loved ones reach an age where they can no longer care for themselves family members want to know that they are in good hands, and local business Pappy’s Home Care provides its clients with compassion that is not easy to come by in the senior care business.

Jennifer Foster, founder and owner of Pappy’s Home Care, is a certified nurse assistant who has specialized in geriatric care for the past four years. She was inspired to start her own business after caring for her father-in-law Pappy, who passed away in April.

“Pappy inspired me to start a company that would meet seniors’ needs so that they could remain independent while still living out their dreams,” Foster said. 

Her business offers meal preparation, hair care, dressing and shower assistance, laundry, pet care, light housekeeping and errands. The focus of the business for Foster, however, has more to do with compassion.

“We want to bring compassion into every client’s home,” she said. “I only hire experienced health care professionals who are family minded. I want to start a new trend of compassion in the geriatrics industry.”

According to Foster, bringing someone into the home to care for seniors in their own comfortable environment is beneficial.

“People are typically happier in their own homes because there aren’t as many upsetting factors as there would be when they are uprooted from their homes,” she said. “They also have more control over their environment, as opposed to being on a set schedule in a nursing home.”

Foster has built some unique elements into her business to encourage people to give Pappy’s a try.

“Normally services like mine cost $19 to $48 per hour, with a four hour minimum,” she said. “I charge $15 per hour and have a two hour minimum.”

Pappy’s Home Care is also offering coupons for new clients, and there is no contract to sign.

“We want people to see what we do and what we’re all about,” Foster said.

As a member of the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce, Foster has been able to connect with other businesses that can provide benefits to her clients.

“I’m working with a company that offers computer classes for seniors, another with really cheap travel, which is good for seniors, as well as a business that provides healthy in-home meals,” she said. “I realized that partnering with them would make sense for my clients.”

To find out more about Pappy’s Home Care, call (877) 890-0037.

More about

More about

More about

  • Discuss

Coast Guard: 46 people rescued from sinking boat off Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two Good Samaritan vessels rescued 46 people Tuesday night who abandoned their sinking fishing boat in the Bering Sea…

Published: July 26, 2016 - 11:39 pm @ http://bigstory.ap.org/article/861b103674974d3db63…

UPDATE: Weekend ramp closures scheduled at I-19 and Ajo Way in Tucson in August

UPDATE: Weekend ramp closures scheduled at I-19 and Ajo Way in Tucson in August Motorists traveling on Interstate 19 in Tucson can expect ramp…

Published: July 26, 2016 - 11:18 pm @ https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/AZDOT/bul…

Why an outdoor group’s work is ‘more relevant than ever’

Info In 2011, Rue Mapp turned a blog about her experiences as a black woman in nature into an online platform that connects African-Americans …

Published: July 26, 2016 - 10:39 pm @ https://www.hcn.org/articles/as-violence-persists-…

Monsoon storms hit southern AZ

A man who won $3 million in the Georgia Lottery 18 months ago, is headed to a possible life stretch in a federal penitentiary. Ronnie Music, J…

Published: July 26, 2016 - 10:08 pm @ http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/story/32547433/monsoo…

Climate Change Issue Shows Rifts Between, Within Parties

Print WMO: Climate Change Causing More Intense, Frequent Heat Waves Democratic Issues Platform Reflects Obama, Clinton China Court Imposes Unp…

Published: July 26, 2016 - 9:47 pm @ http://www.voanews.com/content/climate-change-issu…

How air-conditioning made America

Summers in the South are difficult. It’s often beautiful outside, with bright, blue skies and plenty of lush, green vegetation. But it’s also …

Published: July 26, 2016 - 9:40 pm @ http://grist.org/food/how-air-conditioning-made-am…

State roll calls: What RNC, DNC delegates what you to know

Updated 12:09 AM ET, Wed July 27, 2016 State roll calls at conventions are colorful Convention-goers brag about their region "The place where …

Published: July 26, 2016 - 9:37 pm @ http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/26/politics/state-roll-…

Peoria Police Department - Arizona - Timeline

@PeoriaPoliceDepartmentArizonaPublicSee more of Peoria Police Department - Arizona by logging into FacebookMessage this Page, learn about upco…

Published: July 26, 2016 - 9:12 pm @ https://www.facebook.com/PeoriaPoliceDepartmentAri…

Silent Witness explaining how to claim the Phoenix serial killer reward money

PHOENIX - As a serial shooter’s crime spree has grown in Phoenix, so has the reward for catching him, which is now up to $30,000 for tips lead…

Published: July 26, 2016 - 8:47 pm @ http://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoenix-metro/wes…

Outdoor outfitters can’t stay quiet on climate change

Info I’ve worked in outdoor tourism for a quarter-century, as a guide or through a permitting agency, mostly in Alaska. I’ve worked with kayak…

Published: July 26, 2016 - 8:38 pm @ http://www.hcn.org/articles/the-wrong-quiet-in-the…

Facebook

ahwatukee.com on Facebook

Twitter

ahwatukee.com on Twitter

RSS

Subscribe to ahwatukee.com via RSS

RSS Feeds

Spacer4px

Most Popular

Online poll

Loading…