Community Involvement, Crossville TN Home Care For Seniors, Disabled, Shriners Success

Grace Givers Thanks Cumberland Shrine Club


My first encounter with the Cumberland Shrine Club was when I was less than 10 days old, says Tipton. “I sustained a shoulder injury during birth including a broken collarbone, and substantial nerve damage resulting in the inability to use my right arm very much as a child. My mother and I were taken by Shrine Escort to the Lexington, Kentucky Shriner’s Hospital for children where I received treatment, and made an annual visit back each year thereafter for about the first 8 years of my life.

unnamed (2)My mom still jokes to this day that she had to quit taking me there because I refused to admit that anything was actually wrong with me. I hated people feeling sorry for me. Although I did have some physical limitations, I felt like that should not define who I was. By visiting the Shriner’s Hospital each year, I learned very early on that there is always someone out there in worse shape than I am, and that I should really count my blessings, and try to help those less fortunate. I saw my problem as minuscule compared to these children who couldn’t walk or were missing limbs. It also instilled in me this need to help. I was many times grouped with children in my younger years who had physical disabilities, however would quickly be promoted out of those groups because all I wanted to do was to try and help care for them.

In many ways I believe that these experiences are what sent me towards my passion in life–caring for others– from age 18 to 26, and ultimately, opening Grace Givers Home Care just shy of my 27th birthday.

I want to say thank you so much for the love, acceptance,  friendship, and encouragement of all the current Nobles at the Cumberland Shrine Club, and thanks to all those past members who helped to send this Shrine Kid off to Lexington all those years ago. These men truly are making a difference in the lives of children all over the world, and I was honored to be able to share my story and say thank you!!

–Kelli Tipton

Community Involvement

Grand Opening

Grace Givers celebrated their Grand Opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony and refreshments during the day, and hot chocolate, cookies, and a photo booth for the community in the evening during Friday at the Crossroads.

24176786_1525775890850928_7273684230351306652_n.jpgLeft to Right, Front: Katie Blaylock, Amanda Elmore, Katie Braddock, Beverly Wattenbarger, Rhonda Casper, Sherrie Cox-Walker, Kelli Tipton, Priscilla Whitt, Glenn McDonald, Shannon Young, Brad Allamong; Row 2 Tabby Mills, Beth Davis, Chrissey Wanamaker, Danny Wilson, Donald Cox, Ricole Morgan, Allen Foster; Row 3: Lovell Howard, Sarah Alley, Matraca Melton, Alexis Pugh, Katrenia Patton; Row 4: Tiffany Lyon, Rose Brown, Teresa Wilson, Mark Elmore, Trena Wyatt, Thomas Schubert

Grace Givers provides in-home personal support services, including companionship, transportation, errands, light housekeeping, and personal care. They set themselves apart by providing intensive screening and training to their employees,that focuses on caring for those with Terminal Illness, Stroke, Alzheimer’s and Dementia, Post-Surgery Recovery Care, Special Needs,and even New Mom Care.They also provide a client experience like none other, allowing clients and their families the reliability of a company, but the quality, compassion, and focus that is typically more prominent in the private industry. Additionally, Grace Givers offers House-Sitting,  Check-in visits, and are available 24/7.