When Daryl Addison needed help taking care of two loved ones, it sparked a passion for providing customized home care services in the East Central Indiana area. He worked to launch A & P Quality Home Care Services, which recently changed its name to Guardian Home Care.
“The new name better reflects who we are,” noted Addison. “While we can never replace family, we are there to be a guardian and to help those who may just need a little assistance.”
Meet the Guardian Home Care staff during an open house from 1 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at the main office: 27 E Main Street in Hagerstown.
Guardian is based in Hagerstown, Indiana, and serves the Muncie-Richmond corridor, north and south of State Road 35 including the communities of New Castle and Winchester. Caregivers provide clients with a variety of personal services including bathing, transferring, meal preparation, medication reminders, housekeeping, exercise, transportation, and errand assistance. Guardian is planning to expand into other home care services and is in the process of applying for a Medicaid waiver.
Families who contact Guardian for home care services begin with a needs assessment. The staff gets to know the client and family and learns about the medical and personal needs. The team works with the client and family to prepare a service plan and match the client with caregivers.
This personalized approach has translated into progressive growth. The company went from one to 20 caregivers in 10 months, and most of the clients added are through referrals from other client families and caregiver relationships. Guardian’s growth recently landed the organization an Edge Award in the Emerging Business category from the Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC).
“Guardian Home Care really started from a passion to serve my community with high quality home care and a desire to increase employment for this area,” Addison expressed. “I understand what it’s like when your family needs a caregiver. For me it’s not a job, it’s a life vocation.”
37 East Main Street
Hagerstown, IN 47346
Phone: (765) 530-8011