Talem Home Care is thrilled to introduce our newest franchisee, Lisa Edberg. Lisa’s office, in Scottsdale, AZ, officially opened in early 2019, and it’s been an exciting time for the whole team. Continue reading to learn more about Lisa, her experiences, and her goals for working with Talem.
Scottsdale’s Newest Home Care Agency Comes With Experience
I came to Arizona to help my mother care for my aunt while she was battling cancer. It was at that time I realized I could make a difference helping the sick and elderly. In 2009, I started working as a caregiver for a company in Scottsdale, mostly providing live-in care. After my first case with a husband and wife in their 90’s who just wanted to be together till the end, I knew this was it for me. I loved helping this couple stay together and growing close to their children and grandchildren. It was like becoming part of their family, watching as their grandchildren began families and seeing their great grandchildren grow up.
Being a caregiver is such rewarding work. To me, when you walk in the door and that person, no matter how sick they are, express joy that you’re there to help them and just listen to their stories is the best part. Elderly have the best stories and love a good listening ear.
While working as a caregiver, I would regularly assist my boss with sales and marketing. I have a business background and enjoy being around people, so I decided to use my skills and experience to open my own business. In 2011, I opened Safe and Sound at Home and my little business began to grow. I was doing OK but I realized I could do better.
As the business owner, I was working with clients, their families, hiring and scheduling quality caregivers, payroll, and so much more. I knew I needed help, but I didn’t want a partner. I decided I needed the expertise of an established franchise behind me and I began my search into several well-known franchises. After attending a few discovery days to learn more about their operations, nothing was standing out to me.
Eventually, I came across Talem Home Care & Placement Services. I started talking to the Founder & CEO, Jake, met a few Talem Franchise owners, and went to their discovery day with my husband. We liked the family atmosphere and they felt like a good fit for me. I knew I was going to get the support I needed when I needed it and, since joining the team, they have never let me down. I’m excited about the next chapter of my life in home care and I’m very happy Talem will be right there with me.
Besides loving my work, I also love spending time with my family. My husband and I have 5 children between us. We spend as much time as we can with our grandkids and love taking them out in the desert with our Jeep. We ride bikes and take them to the movies regularly. They also love to hang out by the pool and have family BBQs with us. My husband and I go to country music concerts, classic car shows, and belong to a local group that have regular get togethers. We like to cook and entertain our friends as much as possible.