With 76 million baby boomers fueling the aging population, the Bureau of Labor and Statistics reports that the home health care industry is expected to increase by more than 55 percent between 2002 and 2012. This jump – paired with the ever-escalating unemployment rate – is why Alpharetta residents Stacy Korosec and Sue McCormick decided to open Synergy HomeCare’s first Georgia office at 11380 Southbridge Pkwy. in Alpharetta this past November.
Friends Korosec, a former paralegal, and McCormick, a former real estate agent, always had a knack for helping others – in addition to raising their families, both women regularly volunteer with a number of nursing homes, homeless shelters and churches – and wanted to turn that passion into full-time careers. After considering a variety of options, the pair found Synergy HomeCare best utilized their skills and would allow them to help the largest number of people possible – both as clients and employees.
“People want to remain independent for as long as possible and Synergy HomeCare can play an integral role in helping these individuals through the important transitions in their lives,” said Korosec.
McCormick concurs, stating, “The need for this type of service is only going to increase as time goes on, which means caregivers, who can provide the compassionate care for which Synergy is known, are going to be in high demand. During a time when so many companies are downsizing, we’re actually growing and giving local residents the opportunity to join us in a truly rewarding career.”
Founded in 2002 by Peter Tourian, Gilbert, Arizona-based Synergy HomeCare provides high-quality, non-medical home care to people in their homes. Potential clients can call any time of the day or night to request a caregiver and Synergy HomeCare responds.Unlike other home care providers Synergy HomeCare does not limit its services to seniors and provides high-quality, non-medical home care to people of all ages in the comfort of their own homes. Caregivers are available on an hourly, daily, weekly or 24/7 basis, 365 days per year to seniors, the convalescing, adults injured on the job, those recovering from injuring, the disabled and anyone who needs help with daily activities. Synergy HomeCare has aggressive growth plans for Georgia with plans to open 14 additional locations in the state over the next five years and though their current territory – which includes North Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Roswell, Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton and Cumming – is quite large, Korosec and McCormick plan to open a second office within three years and are exploring the possibility of opening satellite offices in local hospitals and assisted living communities while still providing all clients with the individual attention Synergy is known for.
“It’s difficult for many people to find the time to balance their own personal needs and the needs of someone else; what we offer through Synergy is unparalleled care exactly when it’s needed most as well as gratifying employment for jobseekers in the area,” said McCormick.
“It’s our goal to make Synergy the provider that comes to mind when care is needed. Our standards are extremely high and we will do whatever it takes to match every client with a caregiver that will not only meet but exceed their needs,” continued Korosec.