BEAVERTON – With 76 million baby boomers fueling the aging population, the Bureau of Labor and Statistics reports that the home health care industry is expected to increase by more than 55 percent between 2002 and 2012. SYNERGY HomeCare is paving the way for this rising industry, which is why local resident Vickie Tompkins opened Oregon’s first SYNERGY HomeCare office at 14780 S.W. Osprey Drive on Dec. 17. With nearly 50 locations already operating across the country and an expected 300 more within the next five years, SYNERGY HomeCare is targeting a more aggressive growth, with further expansion throughout Oregon by opening three additional offices in the state by the end of 2010.
Tompkins worked as a manufacturing supervisor and quality control supervisor for 30 years until she unexpectedly lost her job last December. She immediately began working with headhunters and consultants to reroute her career but when her search turned up empty, Tompkins considered taking a new path toward business ownership. After meeting with a franchise broker, Tompkins found she was a perfect match for SYNERGY HomeCare.
Founded in 2002 by Peter Tourian, Gilbert, Arizona-based SYNERGY HomeCare provides high-quality, non-medical home care to people in their homes. Potential clients can call any time of the day or night to request a caregiver and SYNERGY HomeCare responds. Unlike other home care providers SYNERGY HomeCare does not limit its services to seniors and provides high-quality, non-medical home care to people of all ages in the comfort of their own homes. Care-givers are available on an hourly, daily, weekly or 24/7 basis, 365 days per year to seniors, the convalescing, adults injured on the job, expectant mothers, those recovering from injuring, the disabled and anyone who needs help with daily activities. Though her current territory — which includes Southwest Portland, Beaverton, Hillsboro and Aloha — is quite large, Tompkins is expanding her business into nearby Columbia County to service as many individuals as possible.