Writer / Julie Young
Photographer / Erin Feldmeyer
Corey Chriswell knows that his company’s reputation is on the line with every patient they take on. As the director of operations for Select Home Health Services, Inc., his mission is to build trusting relationships with his clients, their families, physicians and everyone devoted to patient care in the home.
“We collaborate as a team to help our patients reach their maximum potential as quickly as possible,” he says. “We know that they have a choice when it comes to their care, and we want them to be happy that they chose us.”
Founded in 2011 by Tim Leonard, Michael Shide and Michelle Porter, Select Home Services, Inc. is a locally owned and operated home health care agency that provides skilled nursing and rehabilitation services to those who want to convalesce and recover in a familiar environment. Their clinicians, which include physical, occupational and speech therapists, are highly-trained professionals who are committed to their patients’ positive outcomes. Select Home Health also offers a social worker and home health aide.
“When we meet with a patient, we conduct a basic health assessment and then work with your physicians and other caregivers to formulate a customized treatment plan that will help you reach your goals,” Chriswell says.
With a background in respiratory therapy and medical sales, Chriswell joined the agency in 2012, and in the past few years, the firm grew so much that they had to open up a branch in Greenwood to complement their Westfield office. As a Center Grove resident, Chriswell was only too happy to take the new endeavor on.
The result was Select Senior Care, an extension of the original agency that enables clients to receive non-medical care inside the home. Chriswell’s wife Amanda, a Greenwood native now residing in Center Grove, is the executive director of this arm of the agency and says that this service allows clients to live safely in their home, provide them with the assistance that they need and give families the peace of mind they need knowing that their loved ones are being properly cared for. Some of the services that they provide include feeding, bathing, dressing, medication reminders, meal prep, transportation and housekeeping.
“We do not use a staffing agency to hire our caregivers,” Amanda says. “We hire our own employees, give them a national background check, screen them for drugs, run a motor vehicle check and make sure that they have a valid driver’s license and car insurance.”
They also endure an intense, hands-on training program to make sure that they adhere to company procedures and are comfortable with the moral and ethical values that the company holds dear.
“Unlike a lot of in-home care companies, we have a minimum of one hour and can provide care around the clock if you need it,” Amanda says. “We also have someone on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week so you know that if you call, you will speak with a live person.”
With both skilled and non-medical services, Select Home Health Care and Select Senior Care providers are able to collaborate with one another and coordinate schedules in order to give their patients and clients the biggest benefit for their buck while respecting all applicable privacy laws.
“Our goal is to get everyone back on their feet as quickly as possible,” Corey says.
“It’s important to remember that you have a right to choose your own home care team,” Amanda adds. “While your doctor may recommend an agency in their own network, you do have options. Why not choose one that offers the best of both worlds?”
Select Senior Care is located at 1459 E Brunswick Ave in Indianapolis. They can be reached at 317-804-7115 or online at selecthhs.com.