HomeCourt Home Care is Home
The Wells County Chamber of Commerce staff and Ambassadors welcomed HomeCourt Home Care to their new location at 124 Oak Forest Drive in Bluffton with a Ribbon Cutting celebration. Owners, Heath and Lindsay Gentis opened the business in 2017 and continues to grow primarily focusing on Wells, Adams, and Huntington counties.
Much has changed in the three years since the business opened in 2017. HomeCourt Home Care, a family-owned, family-run business, started in a 700 square foot space employing 15 Caregivers. As the need started to rise in offering high-quality care for aging people in the community, the company grew.
Space became available offering 1,800 square feet, 5 offices, a conference room, and a kitchen. “We slightly renovated the space by painting, adding a reception area, new flooring, and lighting upgrades,” explained Lindsay. “We wanted the front area to be welcoming and inviting for individuals walking in. We now employ 75 Caregivers and have 5 office staff and continue to double each year in the hours of care we provide to clients.”
HomeCourt Home Care offers non-medical services, personal care assistance for seniors in their home which would include: bathing, grooming, medication reminders, transportation, meal preparation, light housekeeping, companionship, and running errands, to name a few. “Respite care (or relief) for families can be straining and tiring; therefore, our goal is to help provide relief and give family a break from the care they are providing,” said Lindsay.
Laura Gentis, Community Liaison, said that many seniors want to stay home and there are options to bring the care to them. “Our Caregivers are wonderful and make it possible for what we do; we are constantly hiring as the demand increases. HomeCourt Home Care is able to accept Long Term Care Insurance, Veteran’s Benefits, Medicaid Waiver, and Private Pay.”
Heath stated, “our goal this year is to increase our name recognition, be the preferred employer to serve seniors, and for people to understand who we are. Many individuals do not think of home care as an option until they need it. The balance is supporting people’s needs while maintaining the quality of the program.”
Heath and Lindsay said their goal and vision was to be self-employed and provide a service they could give back to the community. “Our standards are very high in the business and that is how we differentiate ourselves. We meet with the clients, understand their needs, then match a Caregiver with similar personalities and interests. It is a process, but one that is important to the success of the client. We go above and beyond, are very diligent in hiring individuals, and communicating to everyone involved,” said Lindsay.
Pictured in front left to right:
Rick Johnloz, Halderman Farm Management, Chamber Board Member
Natalie Todd, HomeCourt Home Care
Vicki Andrews, City Council, Chamber Board Member
Joy Haight, HomeCourt Home Care
Jean Bordner, News-Banner, Chamber Ambassador
Jama Gillum, HomeCourt Home Care
Heather Morgan, National Oil, Chamber Ambassador
Laura Gentis, HomeCourt Home Care
Stephanie Hiday, Magical Vacations by Stephanie Hiday, Chamber Ambassador
Lori Brubaker, Wells County Land Title, Chamber Ambassador
Lindsay Gentis, HomeCourt Home Care
Mary Ferrick, Markle Health & Rehabilitation, Chamber Ambassador
Heath Gentis, HomeCourt Home Care
Rick Gentis, First Bank of Berne, Chamber Board President
Kody Kumfer, First Bank of Berne, Chamber Ambassador
Haley Neuenschwander, HomeCourt Home Care
Nick Huffman, Steffen Group, Chamber Ambassador
Jamie Haight, HomeCourt Home Care
Kevin Sills, Ossian State Bank, Chamber Ambassador
Erin Prible, Wells County Chamber of Commerce, Executive Director
Doug Brown, News Banner, Chamber Ambassador