When co-founder Joan Ingwerson’s aging mother needed at-home care, it became clear that a suitable in home senior care solution that met her high standards and expectations was unavailable. As a result, Joan and her husband Denny opened the doors to At-Home Care Company in 2005, with the resolve to enable other older adults to experience exceptional care at home.
Today, our executive director, Evan Herlocker, ensures that those in need of care and their loved ones can experience peace of mind and confidence in knowing that the care provided will be of the highest quality – the same level of care given to our co-founder’s own loved one.
At-Home Care Company in Ames, is an award-winning, locally founded and operated at-home care agency that is committed to instilling confidence in each person served, as well as the community as a whole, as a trusted resource on aging care and in home senior care.
We are proud members of the Home Care Association of America, the National Association for Home Care and Hospice, the Iowa Alliance in Home Care, the Ankeny and Ames Chambers of Commerce, and the Better Business Bureau, with an A+ rating.
Our mission at At-Home Care Company in Ames is to provide excellent and caring service to senior adults and those who are home-bound, so they maintain an independent and dignified lifestyle.
Our vision is to offer the professional, personalized care support that empowers older adults to achieve their goal of maintaining an independent lifestyle in the familiarity of home.
Evan Herlocker, Executive Director
Evan Herlocker, the executive director of At-Home Care Company, has caregiving in his blood. In high school he worked as a caregiver in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, and while attending college at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington, he worked as an on-call or substitute caregiver. After college, Evan continued his commitment to help older adults and their families by working in various administrative roles for a Des Moines home care agency.
Evan’s experiences as a caregiver and in the management of an at home care agency provide him with a unique perspective, bringing an appreciation not only for the needs of clients and families, but also for the opportunities caregivers have in promoting safety and independence for older adults in their home. Evan’s nuanced understanding of home care helps ensure clients’ needs are met and exceeded, and that caregivers are trained to provide the highest quality care.
The Briggs Advantage
As a proud member of the Briggs Home Care family of agencies since 2018, At Home Care Company is uniquely qualified to meet the diverse and evolving care needs of our clients. From cold and flu to chronic and emerging health issues, and everything in between, our team of professional caregivers is supported by proactive leadership that is committed to providing superior home care solutions.
With a commitment to continuous caregiver training and education in both standard and universal precautions to help keep our clients and our care team protected, our family of locally-founded and operated in-home care agencies delivers the highest levels of care and customer satisfaction for clients and families. In additi on, through our parent company, Briggs Healthcare, an industry leader for more than 75 years, we have use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other supplies, including gloves, masks, hand sanitizer and more, so you can feel confident entrusting the care of your family member to us.
The Briggs Home Care family of agencies offers the finest quality care, training and professionalism in the industry, leading to reduced hospitalizations and emergency room visits, and improved health and wellness outcomes for clients everywhere.
Best of Story County
At Home Care Company is pleased to have been honored with the Best of Story County award for seven years running. Held annually, the Best of Story County gives community members an opportunity to vote for the businesses they feel provide exceptional service in a variety of categories. We are grateful to have been named one of the top in-home care companies in Story County for our dedication to providing outstanding care at home for seniors.
Advanced Caregiver Training and Certification
At At-Home Care Company, we adhere to the highest standards in equipping our caregivers with an extensive level of training as well as certification, empowering them to feel confident in their roles and in their ability to provide an unparalleled level of care. While typical at home care agencies offer an average of 10 hours of general training to their caregivers, we provide over 120 hours of highly specialized in-home caregiver training.
To fulfill this commitment, we have partnered with the Institute for Professional Care Education (now Relias Learning), a nationally renowned training and certification agency for caregiving professionals, to offer custom training programs to all our caregivers.
Our custom program provides three levels of training for our care staff:
- Level 1, “Certified Caregiver”, incorporates a variety of caregiver training tools to ensure skills stay sharp.
- Level 2, “Specialized Caregiver”, incorporates training in Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, and end of life care.
- Level 3, “Master Caregiver”, incorporates training in Parkinson’s disease, first aid, leadership, and more.
Better Business Bureau A+ Rated
We are proud to have achieved an A+ rating – the highest rating a company can receive with the BBB, indicating that At-Home Care Company has received few (if any) complaints, and has maintained exceptional standing in terms of licensing, advertising, and honoring commitments. We take pride in our stellar reputation, in providing the highest quality at home care, and are honored to know that we are serving our clients and community with only the best care.
Partnering with At-Home Care Company means that your senior loved one can live a more independent, fulfilling life, in the familiarity and comfort of home. Contact us at 515-292-2650 to request a complimentary in-home consultation and to learn more about the most trusted option for Des Moines elder care and the the surrounding areas we serve.