Grace Givers Home Care LLC was founded in 2017 by Crossville native Kelli Grace Tipton, who was age 26 at the time. Kelli has been involved in home care for approximately 8 years. She has worked as a caregiver herself,and also has years of experience in supervisory roles in home care and hospice settings.
Kelli’s decision to begin Grace-Givers Home Care was reached after she and her family had struggled to find quality, dependable home care service for her grandmother, who was terminally ill.
The idea for my business, name, and logo, all came to me randomly at the kitchen table the night of October 1, so I made a rough draft.
By that Friday, I was “leaping with faith” into leasing our 2000 sq ft office space in downtown Crossville.
By Thanksgiving, we had already received our Tennessee State Licensing with zero deficiencies on the initial audit, and by the end of December Grace Givers had 15+ employees and a solid client base.
Although there are several definitions of the word Grace, my favorite is:
“To Do Honor or Credit to Someone or Something by One’s Presence”,
and that is exactly how we operate at Grace Givers. Grace is my middle name that was given to me from my grandmother, after her mother, and the butterflies in my logo have significance to my grandmother’s life as well. Grace also stands for our company’s core values:”
To be: Genuine, Respectful, Adaptable, Considerate,and Empathetic.
Our mission is to promote and maintain an optimal level of client independence through the coordination of in-home support services. Grace Givers Home Care LLC is committed to providing quality services to clients, caregivers and community members. We work closely with each client to deliver services that reflect individual needs, personal choice and self-determination based on the client’s values, culture, and lifestyle.
We are not simply a “sitter service”. All of our Grace Givers are thoroughly trained and competent in hands-on care (assistance with bathing, toileting, dressing, etc.) as well as the basic light housekeeping, meal prep, and other household management tasks we offer. Our pre-hire screenings and processing go far beyond the basic state requirements for hiring caregivers, so that you or your loved one will receive the most reliable, trustworthy care possible.
Grace Givers Home Care is Certified Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business. Since it is under local ownership, it helps funds to stay local. We strive to keep a happy, healthy work environment for all employees, with competitive wages. This helps us to recruit, and hold onto the best of the best.
Being born and raised in Crossville, I’ve saw things evolve for the better, and I want to do my part to help bring that change to it’s fullest potential. I hope to create careers, and not just “jobs”, along with upholding a trusted, local company that can assist with the upcoming “aging boom” that is beginning to take place. Leaders of our county and state work hard to recruit retirees to our area, and we have to make sure we have the capacity and quality of care to assist those who have decided to move to our little town, as well as those who have lived and worked here all their lives, and helped to make it what it is today. My hope is to provide easily accessible, affordable, quality, and dependable service for everyone in the community who may need it , whether it be a new mom, or someone with only days to live.
With Grace Giver’s, you can rest assured you or your loved one will receive the best care around!