Bill and Colleen Merriman are lifelong residents of the Pacific Northwest. Bill owns SYNERGY HomeCare of Portland/Vancouver, SYNERGY HomeCare of Bellevue and is the regional director for Washington and Oregon.
Bill's Journey to SYNERGY HomeCare:
"All of my life, I have had a fondness, respect and soft-spot for senior adults! I was brought up to respect and cherish their wise counsel and honor their life stories.
After retiring from the corporate world, I wanted to get into a business that would serve these folks in a way that would maybe help extend their life, but for sure improve their quality of life and help them maintain their independence and the freedom that generation worked so hard to give us.
To start and grow a business that could make a difference in our communities for the lives and welfare of our senior adults is how I want to write the last chapter of my career.
It is a business indeed that provides a service and way of assisting folks who want to "Age In Place", live at home....wherever that home may be for them.
One aspect of this service that I did not anticipate was not only the need to assist the senior adult, but the importance of supporting their families. Often, when we are called, the family is overwhelmed and does not know what to do or where to turn.
We have made it our policy and protocol to help any family who calls on us to navigate through the options that are available to them....no matter if they need or use our services or not...
For I have been there with my parents at a time when I had been keeping my head in the sand in denial that my folks were at a point where they needed the help that I or my family could no longer give them.
So, I want our Team to be there for them, as well!
As a Regional Director, it is my responsibility to find partners in Washington and Oregon who share my passion. Today, I have been very blessed to have such great Franchise Partners who help make SYNERGY HomeCare the best of the best in non-medical homecare."