Care Consultants for the Aging was started in Omaha, Nebraska in 1991 by Virginia Williams and Rose Ann Opperman. As both women were caring for elderly parents, they realized the difficulty in finding services for them. This gave them the idea to create the ElderCare Resource Handbook, a listing of services for seniors in the community.
“..forever grateful...”Can't thank you enough for all the help and support you provided mom over the last 12 1/2 years. You facilitated and allowed my mom to remain in her home after her stroke. We are forever grateful to you for your help and kindness.
- Tom and Family
While researching for the Handbook, Virginia and Rose Ann realized another need in the community. People kept asking how it was possible to balance independence with the care they needed in order to be safe and healthy. They were looking for caregivers to go into the home but needed a service that was less expensive and gave them more control than traditional options. Virginia and Rose Ann then began the Home Care Registry component of Care Consultants for the Aging.
Care Consultants for the Aging opened its Lincoln office in 1998, offering the same much needed services. Since then, Care Consultants for the Aging has referred qualified companions, CNAs, and nurses to thousands of individuals and assisted them to stay independent in their own homes. They have also continued to publish updated editions of the ElderCare Resource Handbook every 2 years for the Omaha and Lincoln communities.
In addition, Care Consultants remains active both locally and nationally by providing presentations to many different community groups and organizations, serving on various boards and committees, volunteering for nonprofit walks and fundraisers, and assisting legislative groups working to better the lives of seniors. In 2014, Care Consultants was awarded the Omaha Better Business Bureau Integrity Award for demonstrating ethical business practices.