Nothing inspires passion like a moving personal experience. That’s what drove Lisa Vogel to start her company, The Lisa Vogel Agency.
Lisa’s only memories of her grandmother are in a nursing home, where she lived for 14 years battling chronic heart disease and rheumatoid arthritis. During that time, Lisa’s grandfather was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s at a point when few places were prepared to treat patients with the disease. For nearly a decade, she watched him move from one facility to the next.
Witnessing the indignities her grandparents endured in nursing homes and hospitals led Lisa to create her own agency, one that allows the elderly to stay in their homes as long as possible and gives the kind of care she would have wanted for her grandparents.
“When I am interviewing and screening an employee for hire, I ask myself, ‘Would I want this person helping my grandparents or parents?’ I treat the families that we help, as if they are my own family members.”
Today, The Lisa Vogel Agency, employs nearly 100 trained health care professionals who espouse the values she considers imperative to quality at-home elder care: compassion, kindness, understanding, and above all, an appreciation of family.
That’s sure to inspire confidence in the many baby boomers who find themselves in the sandwich generation, caring for parents while juggling work and child rearing responsibilities. Lisa gets it, and from the moment you contact the agency, she and her staff begin listening and learning about you and your family.