Green Light Home Care’s mission is to serve as a trusted partner to help families and individuals in need of support with day-to-day self-care activities. Such support includes providing direct professional and paraprofessional home care services as well as guidance to help clients leverage other available resources in the local communities we serve. Here at Green Light Home Care we focus on three core principles:
1. Compassion – We serve those in need of assistance with compassion and kindness. We hire and train our caregivers with the understanding that at some point in our lives, we’ll all need the assistance from someone else, so we must treat our clients with the same level of respect and dignity that we would expect others to treat us.
2. Honesty – We believe that a true partnership with our clients and their loved ones is only possible through honest and transparent communication and actions. We strive to do what is best for our clients, even if it means losing their business by directing them to someone else who is better equipped to handle the client’s specific needs.
3. Competence – We also know that none of it matters if we’re not competent at what we do. We are very focused on hiring, training and retaining the best caregivers in the local markets we serve. We treat our employees with dignity and respect and provide them with the necessary support structure so that they can perform at their best. After all, our caregivers are our most important assets and they are a reflection of who we are as an organization.
We understand that caring for someone we love may often require teamwork and you want someone you can trust to help. Our staff is trained to work in partnership with you, your family and loved ones so that our clients can get the best possible care. Each one of our caregivers work under direct supervision of a Registered Nurse and are instructed to put the client’s need above all else.
Wilson Aihara (Chairman of the Board and President) - Wilson Aihara is a co-founder of Green Light Home Care and he has worked as a consultant for over twenty years helping companies of all sizes (from small start-ups to fortune 500 companies) improve business performance. His prior experiences include leading operational improvements at a large health system overseas, building an internal consulting organization at Optum / Unitedhealth Group, and developing and deploying innovative software solutions targeted at improving customer services at eLoyalty Corporation. Wilson holds his B.S. degrees in Computer Science and Manufacturing Technology as well as M.S. degree in Management Information Systems from Northern Illinois University. Wilson also received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Dr. Ted Winslow (Advisory Committee Member) – Dr. Winslow received an MD from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and an MBA by the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Before getting his MBA, Ted practiced Cardiology and Internal Medicine at several Chicago institutions (University of Illinois, Veterans West Side, Illinois Masonic, Northwestern Memorial and Evanston Northwestern Healthcare – each one at a time). As a practicing physician, Ted has had experience in managing a medical practice, and implementing the adoption of electronic medical record systems
Krystal Clark (RN Supervisor) – Krystal has many years of acute care hospital experience and holds a BS in Nursing from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. Prior to joining Green Light Home Care, she has taken on leadership and supervisory roles at both Broward Health and the Memorial Healthcare systems. Krystal is responsible for all aspects of service delivery.