Austin families struggling to find appropriate senior care options may soon be able to breathe easy. A Place at Home, an Omaha, NE-based senior-focused care company, is opening its first Texas franchise here. Residents of Austin, Round Rock, Cedar Park, Georgetown, Leander, Liberty Hill, and Hutto will be able to request services as early as July 15, 2019.
To make sure he can serve his customers to the utmost, franchise owner Paul Walton is currently scouting a centrally-located office location.
APAH offers a continuum of senior-focused care services. These include in-home companion care, home care, personal care, and medication services. Families may also take advantage of care coordination services such as healthcare advocacy and navigation, transition assistance, and medication management.
When seniors are ready to transition from their home to a senior living community, APAH offers a no- cost consultation service. Our Senior Living Advisors are highly knowledgeable in the senior living landscape and offer personalized service and trusted referrals to families who might otherwise be overwhelmed by the process of finding the next place to call home.
“I decided to team up with A Place at Home because of the growing need for quality senior care,” says Walton.” More people are retiring right now than at any time in our nation’s history, and that means there’s the potential for some serious gaps to form in terms of providing seniors with quality healthcare.”
This is especially prominent in the Austin area. A Place At Home keeps people living at home, wherever their home may be, providing families another option.
Walton says he chose APAH in particular because he resonated with the company values.
A Place at Home’s core values is embodied in the We are CARE philosophy. CARE stands for “Compassionate, Accountable, Respectful, and Ethical.”
“Families are the cornerstone of our communities and my mission is to strengthen our communities by delivering on these core values to families in the Austin area,” says Walton.
He noted that healthcare professionals appreciate the continuum of care the APAH model offers to their patients. “Providers are confident when giving A Place at Home as an option to continue the highest quality care for their patients in their own home.”
Walton brings plenty of experience to his new role. He has a B.S. in Behavioral Neuroscience, as well as a wide range of experience spanning multiple industry verticals. He’s been a firefighter, a lifeguard, and a first responder. He then went on to enter the Enterprise Rent-a-Car management training program. It’s recognized as one of the premier management training programs in the nation.
Walton’s time at Enterprise gave him the foundation he needed to enjoy repeated success in business, a skill that will be of great value when building his new senior-focused care business.
Other industries where Walton has spent time include Pharmaceutical, Finance, I.T., Sales & Marketing Consultancy, and e-Commerce. He has also launched several other ventures.
“A Place At Home is proud to partner with such an experienced professional,” says Jerod Evanich, Co- Founder and Head of Development at APAH’s corporate offices. “But more than that, we’re proud to partner with someone who has dedicated his life to embodying the principles we value.”