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About ARIS at home
ARIS is a locally based, family owned, provider of the highest level of compassionate, quality
in-home care possible.
The ARIS Story
Told by Travis Slaby
ARIS at home officially opened for business February 8, 2011. Before ARIS became a company, Co-owner, Dan Grycza, and I met while working for a medical home care company in 2006. We both shared the passion for providing quality home care to clients in their own homes and strived every day to make sure our clients at the time had proper care.
In 2010, we both realized there was a vast population of people needing non-medical home care and thought maybe we could “join forces” in a business that focuses on just that.... non-medical in home care. That is when the idea of ARIS at home became a reality!
To understand what ARIS is about, you have to get to know the people of this company.
I, Travis Slaby, have been interested in helping people since I can remember. My mother has been a caregiver my whole entire life so I guess you can say it was in my family genes. She was actually a big part of this company for many years before she retired at the end of 2020. It fills my heart with joy to know I can make a difference in a person’s life. I know that sounds cheesy, but it is true. I actually started out doing internet marketing right out of college. That didn’t work out and in 2002 I was told about a job opening in my hometown of Cleveland, Ohio for a “Healthcare Recruiter” position. I figured if I landed that job I can keep afloat and continue to look for another one that was right for me.
Well, it turned out that was the right job for me. The normal definition of “Healthcare Recruiter” was not attached to this job. Yes, we did recruit RNs, LPNs and caregivers, but most of the job was managing our home care client’s caregiver schedules and solving many different problems and situations every day. It was hard work, but I fell in love with it when I started hearing the sincere “thank you” time and time again from my clients and employees when I came to their aide due to a problem.
I fell in love that year with home care and 13 months later that dedication brought me to Chicago where I was promoted to take over one of my company’s home care offices in Oak Park. The rest is history. I have been in Chicago for many years and have done nothing but home health care. Everything from recruiting, scheduling and business development.
Dan Grycza has been involved in providing service to people for many years as well. His service career began as a server in a restaurant. He has always enjoyed being able to please people and bring a smile to their face. He has been in home health care since 2006, with his first position being a home health care recruiter/scheduler. Dan possesses that passion for prolonging the quality of life to this day.
Charmain Coleman is our Director of Home Services. Charmain started with ARIS at the very beginning as a caregiver in the field. Charmain quickly became a vital part of the ARIS team in the field. Her dedication, reliability and compassion was on display each and every day she worked with her clients. In 2012, Charmain was promoted to part of our office staff as our Home Care Liaison. In 2015, our Director stepped down to take a more educational role and appointed Charmain the new Director of Home Services. Charmain’s focus on the client’s well being is surpassed by no-one and even steps into the field to perform care if needed.
Tawana King is our Home Services Liaison. Now, that title does not give Tawana credit for the multiple hats she wears. Tawana works to recruit new caregivers, schedule current caregivers, provides HR support, assists our clients with their concerns, along with anything else that is needed. Oh, also, did I mention she is a certified nursing assistant and provides care for our clients if needed. she is a essential part of the ARIS team!
Our Caregivers in the field are the true heroes of ARIS at home. We strive to hire the most compassionate caregivers that prove to us they have the experience to provide the care each of our clients deserve. Many of our caregivers are Certified Nursing Assistants and prefer the 1 on 1 focused care of In Home Care that facilities cannot provide. We are also very proud of our Non-CNA caregivers, which are fully qualified, wonderful caregivers that are dedicated to their clients. We have a saying at ARIS....”Our clients AND our caregivers are #1!”
The ARIS name is an acronym for Accountability, Respect, Integrity and Service.
We are committed to providing high quality, client-centered non-medical in home care services to our clients to assist them to lead dignified and independent lives in the comfort and safety of their own homes. Their individual needs are carefully assessed, understood and met through the selective assignment of qualified, trustworthy and compassionate personnel. ARIS represents: Accountability, Respect, Integrity and Service.
To be known and valued for providing the highest standard of non-medical home care services. * To be the provider of choice in the community. * To be the employer of choice in the community. * To be a financially viable agency so we can continue our mission.
Our mission and vision will be achieved through the application of our core values, which include:
Accountability - We are accountable for the safety & welfare of each and every client & caregiver.
Respect - We treat all of our clients and caregivers with the utmost respect & consideration.
Integrity - We possess and adhere to high moral principles & high professional standards.
Service - Our company sets the standard for non-medical in home care service.
Well, there you have it. Whether it is providing assistance for activities of daily living for seniors in the community, or providing care on a short-term basis for people that have sustained injuries, ARIS at home is there for you in the one place you feel the most happy, safe and secure…….home.
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