Emerald Choice Homecare Solutions is a recently established company to provide homecare service in Dallas and Austin, Texas. We are proud to be a locally owned and operated business. We are not a franchise, the agency is built from the ground up by two professionals. As members of Companion Connection Senior Care, a national membership organization of non-medical home care agencies, we have the benefit of providing you with personal attention and flexible service backed by extensive training, continued support and access to recognized experts in the field of home care.
At Emerald Choice Homecare Solutions, our mission is to build long-term relationships with our clients by providing them with valuable solutions that meet their daily needs. This mission is supported by our goal to provide high-quality home care services, no matter how basic or detailed they may be. We value our clients and aim to understand their concerns before we connect them with a qualified professional.
Our vision is to make a difference in our client’s lives. Passionate about giving them our best; our vision is centered on our number one value—to offer exceptional care in our client’s home.
Values We Hold
We value creative approaches to home care solutions. Our focus is to continually develop and improve our ability to better serve our clients.
Meet the Team
Tam Bekele, RN
Co-Founder, Administrator - Austin, Texas
In my 25-year career, I have spent 16 years as a Registered Nurse and 9 years as an LPN. It all started in South Florida after I graduated with a Practical Nursing Certificate from Atlantic Vocational School in 1996. I began my career as an LPN in a long-term care facility and in sub-acute care facilities extensively helping the geriatric population with Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and other chronic disorders.
While working full-time as an LPN, in 2003 I completed my Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) from Broward Community College in South Florida. After successfully passing the National Licensing Examination, I began practicing as an RN in acute care settings in three hospitals across West Palm Beach, Florida with different specialties, including Medical Surgical, Cardiac Telemetry, and Oncology departments. In addition, I also worked with children with disabilities and special needs for over six years.
In my most recent years, I moved to Austin, Texas to continue my passion for a Nursing career while navigating opportunities to fulfill my deeply held aspiration to help people. I have been working as an RN at the Baylor Scott & White Hospital on a post-op spinal & cervical surgical unit in Lakeway, Texas - a suburb of Austin. The move to open Emerald Choice Homecare Solutions is a natural fit for me, after dedicating 25 years to helping patients across various fields of medical needs.
Community Liasion - Austin, Texas
I am a graduate of the University of Westminster in London, UK with a BA in Management of Business Information. I have excellent IT and communication skills at every level and I appreciate the need for quality customer care and service in today’s highly competitive environment. I am adaptable and innovative with excellent problem-solving skills which have an emphasis on delivery, quality, and managing customer relationships. I have worked over 20 years as a marketer in retail stores, hotels, and the last 15 years in high-end department stores.
My experience as a caregiver for my mom and older sibling helped me learn a lot about the importance of end of life comfort based on compassionate care-giving. That experience taught me that it is very important, and an integral part of the human well-being to provide well-coordinated comfort care at the end of a person’s fulfilling journey.
As a result of my personal experience, I developed a strong passion for the care of the elderly and disabled in senior care communities and memory care facilities. After my mom passed away, I worked as a volunteer helping the elderly in their own communities with their daily living activities.
Therefore, with my credentials and background mentioned above, I strongly believe that I am a great asset to Emerald Choice Homecare Solutions making a difference in the communities we serve.
Office Manager - Austin, Texas
After many years as a branch manager for a large home health agency, I decided to expand my career into the Human Resources field and completed an online course at E-Cornell University which earned me a certificate in Human Resources Management. This certification enabled me to move into a Human Resources Manager position, which I held for over seven years. I was personally responsible for over 150 employees, including caregivers and office personnel and was also responsible for interviewing, background screening, onboarding, performance reviews, and terminations.
As an experienced professional in both the Human Resources and the Home Health care fields, I bring with me years of experience and professionalism that allow me to empathize with caregivers, office personnel and also with clients, which makes me a very effective contributor to the success of Emerald Choice Homecare.
Beth (Bethlehem) Debebe
Co-Founder - Dallas, Texas
After earning my MBA in Finance, I went on to establish a successful career as a Financial Planning and Analysis professional supporting Marketing and Finance organizations in Fortune 500 Corporations for over 20 years.
Emerald Choice Homecare brings together my long-term desire of an occupation that gives me the opportunity to connect and serve the local community, with the passion and understanding I have for those that are caring for their loved ones based on my personal experience of caring for my father during the last stages of his life.
By co-founding Emerald Choice Homecare, I am making a long-term commitment to giving back to the community. My goal is to care for seniors, those that are unwell, and their families through their toughest times as if I am caring for members of my own family. I am highly dedicated to this mission. In addition to obtaining my Certified Nursing Assistant Certification and Certified Dementia Practitioner Certification, I am regularly attending Continuing Education classes offered by the surrounding Healthcare communities. I will always be searching for opportunities to learn more on how Emerald Choice Homecare can provide excellent service to you and your loved ones.
At Emerald Choice Homecare Solutions, we understand our caregivers play a significant client facing role, we make every effort to recruit caregivers with professional ethics that are dependable, and compassionate about helping others.
Some of the steps we take to recruit and maintain our five-star team of caregivers are:
- Caregivers go through an extensive background check.
- Caregivers are all bonded, insured and covered for workers compensation while in the home.
- We identify and match the skills and experience of our caregivers to the specific needs and desires of our clients.
- To ensure the best match possible we consider those intangible qualities such as personality and trust.
- We are able to create a dependable and highly transparent team by encouraging and rewarding caregivers to refer friends, co-workers, and family members.
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