History of Seniorcorp
Seniorcorp was established in 2003 to address the need in the community for compassionate, quality in-home care services for the aging population. Founder Tom Knox recognized that a gap in care services for the elderly existed after his experience with his own aging grandparents. His paternal grandmother, Edith, suffered from Alzheimer’s disease and was in and out of assisting living, forcing his grandparents to spend all of their resources to qualify for Medicaid. Tom's maternal grandmother, Mae, was neglected in a convalescent center, left alone after a fall that caused a minor heart attack. She had been pushing her call button to get assistance, and when no one responded, she tried to get up herself and fell to the floor. Tom's aunt happened to find her on the floor during a random visit. The family brought Mae home, but she was never the same, leaving Tom's mother in the extremely stressful position of moving from New Jersey to Florida to care for Mae, unassisted, 24 hours a day for four months. The stress of managing Mae's round the clock care, multiple physicians, and financial matters nearly led her to an emotional breakdown.
Tom began researching the needs of the booming senior population and realized that, like his family, many, in spite of their and their family's financial resources, could not get anyone to answer their questions, provide timely or coordinated medical services, give clarity on insurance and legal issues, fight for their rights, or even protect themselves from negligence and fraud. His experience living for three years in Japan where elders continued to remain at home with the support of family convinced Tom that there was a better way. The idea of a revolutionary, compassionate business to change the way America ages – Seniorcorp – was born.
Seniorcorp has brought fresh solutions to boomers, seniors, and their families. Seniorcorp has been an answer to handling the coming “Agewave.” It is the new solution for Assisted Living At Home and consumer-directed care that thousands of families can depend on both now and in the future.
In 2007, Seniorcorp started its own training school and scholarship program, helping many talented individuals learn to be caregivers and achieve certification as Personal Care Attendants (PCAs).
Seniorcorp currently has over 300 employees in Southeastern Virginia and is in the process of developing new services and technologies that will help families nationwide. Seniorcorp believes in recognizing its employees for the dedication and hard work they provide to our seniors and their families. That is why Seniorcorp has established a Pay for Performance bonus program that rewards excellence and promotes continued success. Our employees also benefit from 100% company-paid life insurance. These benefits have helped to build an incredibly stable workforce with turnover of less than a third of the national average.
Seniorcorp has been featured numerous times on local and national television, including the major networks and the Fox Family Channel. Tom has also co-hosted a radio show about caring for seniors on talk radio stations in Virginia.