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, a trusted provider of senior care for nearly 30 years has added a new home care division – offering non-medical, in-home care to Sioux Falls area seniors who want to remain in their homes as they age.
“We have strong roots in the community, and we’re passionate about providing exceptional care to our residents,” said Jeff Hongslo, Chief Executive Officer of Trail Ridge’s parent company American Baptist Homes of the Midwest. “We look forward to extending the same compassion and care we show our residents beyond the walls of the Trail Ridge community and into the homes of area seniors.”
Trail Ridge Senior Living Community is owned and operated by (ABHM), a nonprofit organization that currently provides care to more than 1,300 residents in seven Midwestern senior living communities. Through its new home care division, Trail Ridge’s highly trained, professional caregivers will provide companionship, personal care, Alzheimer’s and dementia care and other services designed to help seniors age safely in their homes.
“More than 10,000 people turn 65 every day in the United States, and an overwhelming majority of them say they want to grow older in their homes,” Hongslo said. “Our goal is to help them live safely and independently for as long as possible, while giving their families much needed peace of mind.”
The Trail Ridge Home Care Division is supported by the HomeCare Advocacy Network (HCAN), a home care franchisor based in Omaha, Nebraska. As a franchise partner, HCAN experts will provide structure, system support and ongoing training for the Trail Ridge Home Care team.
Over the next 12 – 18 months, Hongslo expects Trail Ridge Home Care to add nearly 20 new jobs. Team members are currently actively recruiting and interviewing people interested in professional in-home caregiving career.
“As we learned during the pandemic, caregivers provide an essential service, so our team is devoting a lot of time an energy into finding the right caregivers for the job,” he said. “It’s the perfect career for people who are looking for positions that offer flexible hours and an opportunity to give back to their community.”
For more information about services or career opportunities at Trail Ridge Home Care, call 605-231-8141 or visit Trailridgehomecare.com.