24 hours a day, 7 days a week, our experienced team of professionals provide expert care to you and your loved ones.
SeniorKare professionals provide needed support for seniors, allowing them to remain in the comfort of their own home and maintain their independence. These nurturing and caring companions can be matched to meet the emotional, spiritual and physical needs of the individuals they care for.
Growing old is inevitable… The years have a way of catching up with us—and when they do, we generally share a common wish: to live out our years in our existing homes, safely and comfortably.
But finding a qualified caregiver is easier said than done. Phil Schmidt, owner and founder of SeniorKare, is passionate about providing the best caregiving options for all of his clients.
SeniorKare was born from Phil's inability to find good in-home care for his own mother, who lived in South Arkansas. He was working out of state on a consulting job with his previous business, when his mother, whose husband had died the previous year, had a serious accident in her home. Phil recalls his difficulty:
"So, I went and started looking for good caregiving companies to take care of my mother. I never could find anybody who would send a consistent person more than 2-3 times. Most of these people were just contract labor."
Phil and his family have been in the automotive business since 1969 before selling it to a public company and opening SeniorKare. In the automotive industry, he was used to providing excellent service to his customers but he discovered that the realm of caregiving was quite different:
"It was shocking. We had done a better job orienting people to the auto service department than we were seeing caregiving companies doing with human lives."
To pass the time on airplanes during many of his business trips, he would pick up and read articles about the ongoing need for care in the home and started to realize that he was being called to bring quality service to the caregiving industry.
Phil was well equipped for the challenge as he was not only a seasoned businessman, but also served on medical boards across the state, including Arkansas Children's Hospital from 1996-2011 and, presently, the UAMS Reynolds Institute Center on Aging board.
His company was founded under the name "Homeality" and was changed to SeniorKare in 2018.
Now, SeniorKare employs over 250 caregivers across the state of Arkansas, serving Little Rock and North Little Rock, Maumelle, Jacksonville, Sherwood, Benton, Bryant, Bauxite, Alexander, Pine Bluff, White Hall, Hot Springs, Hot Springs Village, Conway, Morrilton, Russellville, Searcy, Lonoke, El Dorado, Camden, Magnolia, Jonesboro, and Paragould. SeniorKare also has expanded into NWA and the Northern Half of Mississipi.
SeniorKare sets itself apart from other similar companies through its hands-on approach. A lack of engagement by, and accessibility to owners in this industry is commonplace; however, SeniorKare has put an end to that since Phil doesn't believe in "off time." Phil and his staff are readily accessible to all clients and respond quickly. He explains:
"I am available all the time. We're proud to be that company where the owner is right there, upfront, answering the telephone. We are 24/7, and I am accessible and easy to reach. I love talking to my clients and prospective clients, and nobody screens my calls."
He meets and has personally hired every SeniorKare employee to ensure that they know what his level of expectations are. Phil says:
"I want them to know the culture they're getting into with our company. I also want them to know the code of ethics that we have laid out that they have to read, believe in, adhere to, sign for, and understand."
While there are countless agencies across Arkansas that can provide in-home care, hardly any of them offer customization of the process. That's where SeniorKare is different.
SeniorKare provides customized onboarding assessments for clients and their families that are tailored to their specific needs. They sit down with the family members or family representative and have a conversation to find out the specific needs of the client. Then, they examine the personalities and skillsets of their caregivers to determine which caregiver best fits the client's needs.
Services offered through SeniorKare include companionship and 24/7 long-term care, including home or assisted living, basic assistance with personal care and/or daily living assistance, respite care in other care facilities, hospital siting, running errands, shopping, doctor visits, laundry, light housekeeping, meal preparation, monitoring, and assistance with therapy and exercise. SK is also actively engaged in hospice care.
The company also specializes in Alzheimer's and dementia care.
In Phil's words, "Our whole mission is to keep people in their homes for as long as possible - hopefully for the rest of their lives. I'm on a personal mission to make people feel better about the word 'care' in the home."
SeniorKare's Owner takes an active role and total ownership of the recruitment process
SeniorKare utilizes an assessment process to align each client with a caregiver
SeniorKare has developed a proprietary Code of Ethics and Best Practices each employee follows.
SeniorKare provides an initial in-home orientation for each client and their respective family members.
SeniorKare comes highly recommended from clients and their families because of the level of detailed care and professionalism they provide Seniors. They have the rare ability to be responsible, yet caring, so as to feel like a member of the family. SeniorKare is supportive, and even motivational, on those days when our Seniors need may that level of involvement.
Our goal is to provide the utmost in top quality temporary and permanent in-home care to our clients delivered by a well trained, highly motivated and caring staff who exude the values of professionalism, honesty and integrity and who seek to place the needs of our clients first.
SeniorKare provides a level of care that is well-beyond that of the typical in-home provider.
SeniorKare is an Arkansas-based company, and is pleased to serve communities like:
Hi Phil, I love working at SeniorKare. I love my patients, as they treat me like family! Also wanted to let you know my sister has applied to work at SeniorKare and is VERY excited to hear back from you
During the most difficult time in my family’s lives, SeniorKare was recommended to me as a resource. Mr. Schmidt and his team were a beacon of light through waters unchartered from my grandmother being sick in the hospital, through hospice care and until her last breath. We were in a particularly difficult situation with Covid-19 and the restrictions placed on hospitals and Hospice care facilities. With their help my family and I were able to make decisions that were the best for my grandmother, kept her comfortable and let her stay in the arms of her family through it all. They were able to answer questions we didn’t know to ask, provide what we had no idea we needed, and walk with us through the whole process. There are no words that will adequately express how much it means to us that they were able to give us the gift of peace of mind and we will forever be grateful. There’s no trial run or any way to prepare for the end of life for a loved one and we have no regrets with any decision that was made and nothing was left unsaid to my grandmother nor any moment missed and SeniorKare is the only reason for that. My hope is that if anyone is having to go through this difficult time they will know they don’t have to do it alone and ask SeniorKare to guide them through the process.
SeniorKare was there immediately after contact and until we took Mother to her home in Camden. Words cannot express the loving care provided Mother.
SeniorKare provided the BEST of the Best Caregivers for my Momma. They were kind, knowledgeable and a lot more educated in the realm of caregiving than other companies Caregivers I encountered.
Phil is extremely professional and has been responsive to all of our changing care needs. He has also been very good at explaining the way that the caregivers should work with my father and how his condition compares to that of other dementia patients his team has cared for.
It takes & village & SeniorKare is part of our village! Thank you for taking such good care of all of us!
SeniorKare has been a Godsendfor our family. When it became clear that we needed to get home care for my husband's parents we didn't have a clue where to turn. We had several brochures from the rehab center and SeniorKare (then Homeality) immediately stood out. They have provided care for us for the past nine months and we couldn't be happier. Their caregivers have become part of the family. So, yes, we highly recommend them!
Thanks a million! On behalf of my Dad, we really appreciate the outstanding service that SeniorKare is providing to my Mom. SeniorKare has made a very difficult situation doable! God Bless You!
Truly thankful to SeniorKare for providing us with a wonderful employment opportunity that allows us to work with Seniors. Thank you Mr. Phil, Ms. Shemka and Ms. Coretta for all you guys do for us, and I greatly appreciate the Bonus check!