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Providing services for seniors
<![CDATA[Name of Business: Assisting Aging Parents Years in business: Parent company, Senior Recruiters, Inc. established in 1996. Assisting Aging Parents division started in 2005. Boyd and Cathi Manning have owned the business since 2010. Owners: Boyd and Cathi Manning Services: Assisting Aging Parents is an in-home, non-medical companion care service, primarily for seniors wishing to age in place. We provide services from four hours to 24 hours a day, one to seven days per week. Live-in companions, respite care and our new "Personal Concierge Service" for outpatient surgery or procedure clients. Under the concierge service, a qualified caregiver will accompany a client to and from an outpatient procedure, take the client to a pharmacy, help the client settle in at home and communicate with the family and doctor's office if necessary. Address: 2854 N. Biagio, Ozark, Mo. 65721, 417-581-1780, www.assistingagingparents.com and on Facebook, Assisting Aging Parents. We serve a 50-mile radius of Springfield. How did you get started in this business? Eric Naegler, the founder of Assisting Aging Parents, was a former client of Cathi's and a long time friend of the family. Eric was ready to retire and wanted to find the right person, "with a big heart" to take over the business for him. After being downsized, Cathi sent out job search emails and Eric called and asked her to come talk to him. After training with Eric for five months, we acquired the business. Boyd joined the office staff in June of 2012, after retiring from the car business after 38 years. What is your favorite thing about running this business? Helping seniors stay in their homes safely and comfortably for as long as they choose. Also, being able to create new jobs for mature adults as the business grows. What do you see in the future of your business? Expansion! With the senior population ready to explode, our services are going to be called on more and more often. Also, seniors want the option to stay in their home! We make that possible for them. What is the most challenging thing about running this business? Getting the word out that our business exists as an alternative to the nursing home. Also, that adult children of aging parents need to look to the future now, before their parent takes a fall, breaks a bone or wanders off. Having a qualified caregiver in place can prevent a lot of accidents. What changes have you had to make to remain competitive? Expanding our social media use. We have also increased usage of technology in background verification. AAP was one of the test sites for E-Verify. How many employees do you have? We started out with five and currently have 22 full- and part-time employees.