Prescott-Based Caring Presence Exceeds Expectations, Providing Thoughtful, Reliable Service
By Hilary Dartt
Since her first job as a non-medical in-home caregiver at age 16, Savannah Stidham has been helping people. Now, as the owner of Caring Presence Non-Medical In-Home Care, based in Prescott, she and her team can help clients all over the state.
“Most of our clients don’t have friends or family who can help them,” Savannah said during a recent interview. “For many of them, we are their friends and family.”
Caring Presence, which has been in operation since 1988, offers services to clients of all ages, including housekeeping, companionship, meal preparation and clean-up, respite care, grocery shopping, dressing, bathing, toileting, mobility, Alzheimer’s/dementia care, hospice support, and transportation services.
Savannah previously owned Arizona Angels Assisted Living and bought Caring Presence in February 2022.
The organization has “grown a ton since then,” she said; during COVID-19, it had lost clients and caregivers. Some of her Arizona Angels team members were excited to help with her new endeavor and came to work with her. “We took it and built it back up to what it used to be,” she said, adding that Caring Presence now offers services to those in Yavapai, Mohave, and Maricopa Counties.
The secret to the business’s growth: “I always tell my team members, ‘Just say yes and we’ll work it out.’”
If someone calls needing non-medical in-home care, Savannah and her team will find a way to ensure they get the help they need. Recently, for example, they worked with a few local agencies to have an air conditioner installed in one of their client’s homes.
Caring Presence works with private pay clients and with some insurance, including Medicaid/United Healthcare (which team members can help potential clients apply for). All Caring Presence caregivers are certified in CPR and First Aid, and meet state requirements for providing non-medical in-home services, and must pass background checks and drug tests before entering clients’ homes.
The bottom line: Caring Presence is about giving people the support and help they need to stay in their homes.
“This isn’t just a job where you clock in and clock out,” Savannah said. “It’s a job where you truly help someone.”
Caring Presence is accepting new clients and hiring caregivers. Learn more at https://www.caringpresence.com/caring-services. Call 928.771.0701 or email [email protected]. Follow Caring Presence on Facebook @CaringPresence805 and Instagram @caringpresenceaz.