Siblings debut in-home care conceptWith 76 million baby boomers fueling the aging population, the Bureau of Labor and Statistics reports that the home health care industry is expected to increase by more than 55 percent between 2002 and 2012.
By: Special to the Bulletin, Woodbury Bulletin
With 76 million baby boomers fueling the aging population, the Bureau of Labor and Statistics reports that the home health care industry is expected to increase by more than 55 percent between 2002 and 2012.
This is why Maplewood and Woodbury residents Percy Nelson and Angela Nelson, a brother and sister team, opened Synergy HomeCare — the first in Minnesota — at 7616 Currell Blvd. in Woodbury on Feb 2.
Percy Nelson has had a career in higher education for the past 20 years, most recently as the associate vice president of undergraduate enrollment management for Hamline University.
Angela Nelson has been a nurse in area hospitals for the past 11 years.
The pair had discussed opening a business together and decided to look to their past for inspiration. Before their mother passed away in 2006, Percy utilized a local home care agency to assist in her care and was impressed with the level of service the company provided.
That experience prompted the Nelsons to focus on home care concepts. They found Synergy to be the opportunity they wanted to pursue.
“People want to remain independent for as long as possible and Synergy HomeCare can play an integral role in helping these individuals through the important transitions in their lives,” Percy Nelson said.
Though their current territory — which includes the entire Twin Cities metropolitan area — is sizable, the Nelsons hope to become regional developers for Synergy.
Founded in 2002 by Peter Tourian, the Gilbert, Ariz.-based Synergy HomeCare provides non-medical care to people in their homes.
Potential clients can call any time of the day or night to request a caregiver.
Synergy HomeCare does not limit its services to seniors. It provides non-medical home care to people of all ages in the comfort of their homes.
Caregivers are available on an hourly, daily, weekly or 24/7 basis, 365 days per year to seniors, the convalescing, adults injured on the job, those recovering from injuries, the disabled and anyone who needs help with daily activities.
For more information, call (651) 398-1215.