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Home Care Solutions is a company that was destined to be founded. Tamara Sullivan was an empty nester in January of 1996 when she decided it was time to make a difference. Having worked in the medical field caring for seniors for most of her adult life, Sullivan had a great awareness of the need for quality care for the elderly. Most recently working for a durable medical equipment company, she was given the opportunity to gain experience in many areas of business. “The gentleman that I worked for was a unique entrepreneur and a seasoned businessman. When I expressed interest in owning my own company someday, he took his time and effort to teach me the things I would need to know in order to run a business,” Sullivan said.

With a desire to “do it better than anyone else”, Sullivan started Home Care Solutions with a partner but eventually bought him out as he pursued other ventures. It was with her partner of 20 years, the late George Zirnhelt, that the company was able to take off. With his astute knowledge of business, a keen foresight for future trends and a passion to succeed, the partnership flourished and Home Care Solutions was on a path to achieve its goals.

Sullivan sold the Home Care Solutions to Steve Warner in January, 2020.  Warner continues to operate Choices Home Care, Inc., a Personal Care Assistant (PCA) agency in Alexandria, MN, in addition to Home Care Solutions.  The objective is to “continue Tammy Sullivan and the staff’s history of excellent caregiving”, said Warner.

Warner operates Home Care Solutions with a core of seven management staff and a team of over 50 certified Home Health Aides. The company provides live-in Home Health Aide assistance to the elderly in their homes within the metro Twin Cities area. “Our goal is to help seniors ‘age in place’,” Warner explains. “It is important that seniors have a choice — an option to remain at home as clients and their families consider professional care; options are not limited to an assisted living facility or nursing home.”

Home Care Solutions is unique in home care — specializing in providing live-in care, positioned as the premier provider of live-in care for the seniors. Founders Sullivan and Zirnhelt felt strongly that a higher level of expert care can be provided with a niche approach to home care, “We want decision-makers / families to rest easy knowing their parent, family member, or loved one is always in good hands when they depend on our agency for care 24 hours a day,” said Sullivan.

Specifically, Home Care Solutions provides the following services to our live-in: assistance with all personal cares, meal preparation, medication reminders, light housekeeping, laundry, companionship and support — doing whatever it takes to keep Clients safe and comfortable in their own home. Services are provided to Clients needing custodial (ongoing) care, acute care after an accident or illness to aid in their recovery, respite care for families that need a temporary caregiver, as well as end-of-life (Hospice) care.

Home Care Solutions offers an initial assessment by a Registered Nurse at no charge. In addition, a nurse visit is made every two weeks to set up medications for each live-in client as part of the services. Special attention is paid to quality assurance and the development of customized care plan when services begin. “In the many years focused on providing exclusively live-in home care, we have identified the areas that need the time, attention and follow-up of the management staff”, Sullivan shared. “Close attention is paid to each new case to ensure that within the first critical weeks of services potential issues are identified so that they may be managed or resolved by our staff.”

Home Care Solutions employs only Home Health Aides that have experience, and completes background checks on all of our employees. The objective is to place suitable caregivers that improve clients daily experience — caregivers “we would place in the home of our own parents”. Home Care Solutions is fully licensed, bonded and insured as required by the State of Minnesota. Careful consideration is given when assigning caregivers to each Client. Every effort is made to choose truly compatible caregivers so that a bond can be formed with the Client.

Home Care Solutions has experienced marked success in the many years since its inception and plans continued growth resulting from expert delivery of home care.

Our office is conveniently located at 3390 Annapolis Lane, Suite A, Plymouth, MN 55447.

We would love to hear from you, please call us at 763-231-9000. Our fax number is 763-231-9004.

You may also contact us via E-mail: steve@homecaresolutionsmn.com; or, feel free to ask questions or send a message in our Contact us page.

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