Home Care Assistance of Kansas City
We have been there, too. We understand.
After five years as the sole caregiver to my mother, an Alzheimer’s sufferer, stress finally took its toll on my father. When he became extremely ill, I did what many out-of-town daughters do. I searched for a facility to move my parents to so they could receive care. From my home in Nebraska, I researched options for home care assistance for my parents, who live in Georgia. My father told me, in no uncertain terms, “No, I am not moving. Figure out another option.” He clearly understood what I didn’t – no assisted living facility or nursing home could provide him and my mother the level of independence, control, dignity and peace of mind they desired and deserved.
Through necessity and desperation, my family discovered home care and the inherent freedom and flexibility associated with remaining in your own home with one-on-one personal care. At about the same time, I realized a friend’s passion for enriching elders’ lives was as deep as mine.
These two events formed a turning point in my life. My friend and I formed a partnership and founded Home Care Assistance. We believe, when done correctly and with a focus on whole-person care, in-home care services dramatically enhance the lives of older adults and their families. My absolutely amazing partner, Amy Harris, and I are dedicated to ensuring our clients benefit from the lessons my father taught about independence, control, dignity and peace of mind throughout the aging process.
– Lee Nyberg, Director of Marketing
Home Care Assistance of Kansas City: Lead Team
Dane Johnson, General Manager
Dane was drawn to the in-home care industry through personal experiences in his life. He understands the importance of helping seniors age in their own homes and is honored to be in a position to support that goal. Dane provides strategic, financial and operational leadership for Home Care Assistance. In addition to ensuring we fulfill the company’s mission to “Change the way the world ages,” Dane’s passion is to create a great place to work for all Home Care Assistance staff. He explained, “Our people provide incredible care for our clients every day; it is only fair to make sure they feel valuable and cared for as well.” Prior to HCA, Dane enjoyed a career in the residential mortgage industry holding positions in sales and management. Dane is an Overland Park native and has lived in the area his entire life.
Matt Nyberg, President
Matt provides strategic, financial and operational leadership. In addition to ensuring we fulfill the company’s mission to “Change the way the world ages”, Matt’s passion is to create a great place to work for all Home Care Assistance people. He explained, “Our people provide incredible care for our clients every day; I think it is only fair to make sure they feel valuable and cared for as well.” Prior to HCA, Matt enjoyed a 25-year career in the manufacturing sector holding positions in sales, marketing, finance, procurement and general management. Matt is also active in a wide variety of public service, church and academic organizations.
Amy Harris, Director of Client Care
Amy oversees client care and caregiver hiring, training and client-caregiver matching. From first assessment to on-going client care plan evaluation, Amy seeks to understand client needs and to assure each person receives the highest level of care. She has an extensive background working with caregivers and elders, including advanced training in Hospice, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s care. “I am passionate about caring for older adults. Through emphasizing physical and mental exercise, healthy diets, social engagement and fostering a sense of purpose, we can encourage healthy aging, and longevity. We want to help change the way the world ages,” commented Amy.
Lee Nyberg, Director of Marketing
Lee leads Home Care Assistance’s marketing efforts to increase awareness of our holistic approach to aging: our Balanced Care Method™, (BCM). “Our strong reputation is built on our expertly matched and highly qualified caregivers. We want to transform how people think about aging and what it means to live healthier, better lives. I enjoy educating and informing people about a better way to age,” she said. Lee will also lend her passion for nutrition and fitness to training caregivers in the BCM and senior yoga. Prior to HCA, Lee has held various marketing and strategy positions and has been an active volunteer in her church.
Home Care Assistance is North America’s premier provider of 24/7 in-home care for seniors. Our mission is to change the way the world ages. We provide older adults with whole-person, individualized care that enables them to live happier, healthier lives at home. Our services are distinguished by the caliber of our caregivers, the responsiveness of our staff and our expertise in live-in care. We embrace a positive, balanced approach to aging centered on the evolving needs of older adults.