Member profile: Ben Isaac, owner Home Care Assistance

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January 15, 2019
Member profile: Ben Isaac, owner Home Care Assistance of Richardson

His doting grandma set Ben Isaac on a path of helping those in need.

As a small child in Liberia, Isaac lived with his grandmother, who, he admits, spoiled and pampered him. When her health began to decline, he watched, and helped, his mother as she took on the care caregiving role.

Today, Isaac and his wife own the local franchise, Home Care Assistance of Richardson. “I chose HCA because of their unique and robust approach to senior care,” he said. “It emphasizes relationships, longevity and living a purposeful life in the non-medical care for the elderly. They encourage and train prospective franchisees on tailoring an individualized plan focusing not just on medical care, but responding to mind, body and spirit: the type of reliable care and standard I would have looked for my loved-ones.”

Seeking opportunities and a more stable life, Isaac moved to the United States in 2000. “I moved from Liberia with an accounting back ground from the University of Liberia, escaping retaliation from speaking against the Liberian Civil War and the senseless killing that claimed over 250,000 lives,” Isaac said. “While in Liberia I worked with Movement for Peace and Reconciliation as vice president and secretary, helping to secure grants for our rural community to heal.”

Since coming to the States, he has worked as a pharmacy technician. He and his wife wanted their own business; so, with both of their healthcare backgrounds and a desire to help others, HCA provided the perfect business opportunity.

He also serves as the director of community impact for his church, the Life Church in Dallas. “My mission in life is to help others.”

He met his wife there, after being strongly encouraged by his pastor to help teach a Sunday school class with a particular teacher. “I didn’t realize he was being a matchmaker.” He and his wife, LuKeysha, who is a registered nurse and co-owner of HCA, married in 2006 and have two children.

HCA joined the chamber just a few months ago.

“I wanted to know what is going on in the city to help me understand where I can help,” he said. “The chamber is a way of meeting with business owners and policy makers, in terms of decisions being made for the city of the whole and its residents,” he said. 

“I am very happy about becoming a member of one of the best chambers in the nation. I enjoy meeting other business owners and getting to know them, what drives them and their passion for what they do. The chamber also helps me to serve my clients better by matching them with other business owners in the are, if and when my client needs multiple services beyond the scope of my expertise/business.”

Isaac plans to become even more involved as his business grows, such as helping with events, becoming an ambassador and hosting events for first responders.

“My take is this: I am always ready to serve the people in the community I live.”
 
The mission of Home Care Assistance is to change the way the world ages. We provide older adults with quality care in Richardson, 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.