Kimberly Timm-McQuarrie, Director
I started this business many years ago with my oldest daughter. It is important to me to give our client’s and their families a trusted option to stay in their home. While family helped both day and night for many years, their needs became too much to manage. We needed help for our grandparents while the family was at work and school. Home care wasn’t available.
My grandparents were hardworking and generous. Their 180 acres in Northern Michigan was their labor of love. No one left their home empty handed. We left each Sunday with baked goods, vegetables, eggs and flowers in warm months.
It was no surprise they wanted to stay in their home, and it was important to their children to support their decision. As years passed, they leased the land to neighboring farms, and the family helped with the garden, house, errands, appointments, and finances. As a young adult, my grandparent’s suffered from dementia. As my grandpa’s disease progressed, my grandma needed help caring for him overnight because he was up so much. Family took shifts. Eventually, they needed day time care as grandma’s mental and physical state drastically declined.
Grandpa moved to a nursing home where he lived the next 7 years without my grandma. In retrospect, home care would have allowed my grandparents to stay together, and home care would have been a wonderful support to us.
I started Choice Senior HomeCare to offer senior’s great in home care. I want your family to have a trusted, compassionate option my family did not.
Stacey Frisinger, MSW, Clinical Director
I first began working in the home health field while in graduate school at University of Michigan School of Social Work. I am a former Clinical Director of a 400 bed residential facility. As Clinical Director, I supervised a staff of psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, internist, dentist and hygienist.
I also worked as an outpatient therapist and researcher for University of Michigan Departments of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Social Work. I now enjoy working with clients and their families. I find it so enriching to learn about each client’s unique experiences and history.
My graduate school mentor told me, “You don’t have to do something different to be successful, you just have to do it better.” Better is what I strive to do each day. I want to provide better home care to care to seniors. I want to hire and train better staff. I want to provide better supervision and brainstorming to our staff. I want to offer better support to family members.
When I had my first interview with you, I felt that your heart was beautiful and I felt very blessed to be able to meet all wonderful souls along the way at Choice Senior Home Care. Thank you for being a very kind, strong, determined person, and great communicator. I wish the company and you and yours all the best!Emily Graff, former Choice caregiver