IN THE SPOTLIGHT ~ Home Care Assistance

We are pleased to announce our newest advertiser
Home Care Assistance
in the Northern Arizona SPOTLIGHT Senior Services
& Living Options Guide

Carol White
CEO, Owner
377 N. Montezuma St. Suite 110
Prescott, AZ  86301
Changing the Way the World Ages
Home Care Assistance is the leading provider of home care for seniors across the United States, Canada and Australia. Our mission is to change the way the world ages. We provide older adults with quality care that enables them to live happier, healthier lives at home. Our services are distinguished by the caliber of our caregivers, the responsiveness of our staff and our expertise in Live-In care. We embrace a positive, balanced approach to aging centered on the evolving needs of older adults.

Home Care Assistance of Prescott is celebrating its first anniversary of providing service to the seniors of Prescott, Sedona and surrounding communities. The office is located at 377 N. Montezuma St., Ste. 110, in Prescott, Arizona. 

“I am excited to share the unique and innovative capabilities offered by Home Care Assistance as a resource for the communities in the greater Prescott area,” said Carol White, CEO and owner of Home Care Assistance of Northern Arizona. “At Home Care Assistance, our mission is to change the way the world ages through innovative and unique offerings such as our proprietary Balanced Care MethodTMbased on the scientifically studied lifestyles of the longest living people on earth and our Cognitive Therapeutics MethodTM, an activities-based program designed to delay the onset or slow the progression of cognitive decline.”
In addition, Home Care Assistance hires only the most qualified and competent individuals as caregivers. Applicants undergo thorough screening including background checks, reference checks and work authorization. A proprietary Caregiver Personality Screening test assesses each applicant’s traits, such as kindness, honesty and conscientiousness, and matches caregivers with the needs and preferences of each individual client.  Caregivers are fully trained, bonded and insured and we treat every client as though he or she were a part of our own family.  Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed.

Nine out of ten seniors prefer to age in the comfort of their own home, yet thousands of seniors still move to facilities every year. A professionally trained and compassionate caregiver can provide the support to help each senior age safely and independently for as long as possible where they prefer……at home. Home Care Assistance caregivers provide services to help seniors live well at home including hourly and live-in care for activities of daily living such as meal preparation, transportation, walking/transferring assistance, medication reminders, companionship as well as more advanced services.

To learn more about Home Care Assistance’s unique offering or to schedule a free in-home assessment, please visit, www.HomeCareAssistancePrescott.comor call 928-771-0105 today. Home Care Assistance of Northern Arizona is located at 377 N. Montezuma St., Ste 110 in Prescott, AZ 86301.

About Our Staff

Carol White – CEO
Carol earned her B.A. at the University of New Hampshire and began her career in education as a teacher. After 5 years, she left teaching to work for the next 35 years as a sales and marketing professional in the high tech industry. During that time, she went on to earn a Masters in Business Administration and advanced certification as a Project Management Professional.
In 2011, Carol and her husband moved from Massachusetts to Prescott, Arizona, but continued to work in their jobs as telecommuters. Soon thereafter they became involved in the community as volunteers with the Yavapai County Search & Rescue Team as part of the Search Dog Unit, training their dogs to be ready for a “call out” from the sheriff’s office to find a lost or missing person. About 50% of the “search missions” involve a senior citizen, who, often times, has dementia.
Carol left Hewlett-Packard in 2015 to open Home Care Assistance in her beloved Prescott, Arizona. She is excited to offer innovative in-home care to seniors in Prescott and Yavapai County. Her passion is derived from her own life experience. After her father passed away in 2010, her mother lived with her and her husband. It was clear that something was very wrong, and she was later diagnosed with vascular dementia. Carol was able to keep her mother at home with her for two years until she passed away in 2012.
From that experience she learned the stress of being a caregiver, the tragedy of dementia, and the importance of finding trained and skilled caregivers who are competent and compassionate. Her business and teaching experience, her personal history, and her passion for contributing to her community in a positive way form the foundation of the Home Care Assistance of Prescott business, for which Carol is the CEO and owner.

Chris Knack – Director of Community Relations
We are happy to announce that Chris Knack has joined Home Care Assistance of Northern Arizona as Director of Community Relations and “subject matter expert” in the Cognitive Therapeutics Method approach to care. Chris received his Baccalaureate degree in Psychology from the University of Memphis, and elected to continue his education there. He received his first Master of Science in Community Agency Counseling, and a second Master’s in School Counseling. Chris has spent time working in both inpatient and outpatient settings as well as residential and group homes as a therapist for children, adults, and seniors. As a manager, Chris has run multiple outpatient sites, and was the CEO for a Private Psychiatric Facility in Prescott Valley, Arizona. Chris has nearly twenty years experience as a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist.
In addition to his work with Home Care Assistance Chris dedicates his spare time to the community giving back to both children and adults. He is a coach with the Prescott Valley Junior Bowler’s Association, works with law enforcement on the Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board, and volunteers with the Yavapai County Coordinated Community Resource Team. Chris enjoys time with his family, loves sports, the outdoors, and doing things he loves with those he loves. We are delighted to have someone with Chris’ passion, depth and breadth of experience on the HCA Prescott team.

April Knack – Director of Human Resources and Training
We are happy to announce that April Knack has expanded her role at Home Care Assistance of Northern Arizona to Director of Human Resources and Business Development, adding a new focus on building new business pipeline via acquisition targets and referral sources. April began her career in sales and training in a Fortune 500 consumer products company, progressing quickly into management roles in training and marketing where she coached and trained both management and staff.  Subsequently she shifted her career to behavioral health where she became Training and Compliance Administrator for northern Arizona’s largest behavioral health provider forming a bridge between Human Resources, Training, Compliance, and Clinical departments from both intra-agency and extra-agency perspectives.  Her focus at Home Care Assistance is to hire, train and manage the highest quality care givers in the industry, manage cross functional integration across the staff and expand revenue through growing new clients and referral sources.
In addition to her work at Home Care Assistance, April is the loving mother of two and enjoys travel and experiencing the world.  Both children are active in school and extracurricular activities, so you can often find April enjoying volleyball and football games, band performances and track and field activities at both high school and middle school levels.  We are delighted to have someone with April’s energy, competence and commitment as part of the Home Care Assistance Prescott team.

Heather Kennedy – Client Care Associate
Home Care Assistance of Northern Arizona is happy to announce that Heather Kennedy has accepted a new role as Client Care Associate. Heather is moving from her previous role as the lead caregiver on our in-home staff to a new position supporting April Knack, Director of HR and Business Development. Her focus will be managing the intake calls, interviewing, organizing and scheduling care caregivers, facilitating AP/AR workflow and other tasks essential to running the office.  We are delighted to have someone with Heather’s energy and commitment, as well as her essential “hands on experience” as part of the Home Care Assistance Prescott team, and always appreciate her constant “can-do” attitude.
Heather is a 2010 graduate of Bradshaw Mountain High School and subsequently attended Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, CO where she studied Sociology and Business. Heather’s professional career includes various positions in the care giving industry in group homes and companies focused on adults and children at risk and often with cognitive or developmental disabilities including Alzheimer’s, autism, cerebral palsy and epilepsy.
Over several years and in many ways, Heather has demonstrated a dedicated, passionate focus on caring for others. Her efforts include volunteerism at Good Samaritan’s Alzheimer’s unit, Homeward Bound in Grand Valley, CO and Midnight Mission homeless shelter and various day care and half-way houses on Skid Row in Los Angeles, CA. In addition, Heather has committed herself to elder and hospice care for many relatives including aunts, uncles, grandparents and great grandparents ill with cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. Consistent with her passion to give to others, she spent two years coaching within the Yavapai Recreation Soccer League. In so many ways, Heather personifies the mission and spirit of the Home Care Assistance of Northern Arizona organization……. and as the new Client Care Associate is our “diamond in the rough”.