“We were very quickly outgrowing our 1,900 square foot office space and I started looking for an office building to acquire that would fit our needs and allow us to have space to lease, as well” noted Tamera Riggs, Visiting Angels owner. “A Realtor® friend, Daryl Smith, of Re/Max Central, referred John Aubry of InvesTec to help with the search. John was wonderful to work with and helped us tremendously. He showed this building at 7110 West Central Ave. to me and my husband, Jonathan, which we both thought would be perfect for Visiting Angels and his New York Life Insurance office.” Aubry helped the Riggs negotiate the sale of the building. Nelson Shaffer of Citizens National Bank and Jeannie Baker of Huntington Bank helped with the financing for the project.
According to Riggs, Visiting Angels moved into 3,900 square feet of space in the 13,000- square-foot building. “We have several great tenants in the building and have noticed a lot of interest in the building if extra space becomes available for lease. This is a highly visible location in front of Lowe’s on the very busy Central Avenue between McCord and King roads,” Riggs said.
“Our new office space is ideal for Visiting Angels and for Jon’s office,” she said. “We have 14 offices and a great layout, which really meets our needs. We have a kitchen, an eating area, a training room and a room for office equipment. This just works so well for us.”
The company, which opened in 2009 with a handful of clients and caregivers, has grown to over 100 clients and 124 caregivers who provide a variety of private-pay, non-medical services, helps older adults to have a positive experience while remaining independent and in their own homes. Those services include meal preparation, light housekeeping, personal hygiene, medication reminders, shopping, companionship, and respite care for family caregivers.
“We are dedicated to working with clients and their families to ensure the best possible non-medical homecare. Nothing is better than providing the quality care that allows our loved ones to stay in their own home. We meet withfamilies, healthcare providers and others to develop individualized programs to meet the needs of each client. Our care coordinator also matches a client’s individualized needs with the most suitable caregivers,” Riggs stated.
“Today’s seniors wish to maintain their independence and quality of life as long as possible,” she added. “At the same time, their adult children are often pulled between taking care of their own children and helping their elderly parent, who may live hours away.”
“Building lasting relationships is what Visiting Angels is really all about. Not just providing care, but truly caring,” Riggs said. “Our caregivers are carefully screened, well-paid, well-trained, insured and bonded. We work with the schedules of our clients to ensure that they are comfortable in their own homes. We also work along with any home health or nursing agency that may be assisting a client with medical concerns.”