By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2019
Owner and operator, Janice Conquest.
Janice Conquest has discovered the secret to paradise, for herself and for those she serves. Since 2014, she has committed her life to assisting her elderly clients as their companion, caregiver, and even a guardian. For Janice, paradise found is the joy she receives in her endeavor, and for her clients, their own elation and satisfaction in knowing they have someone on their side they can trust. Janice is the owner and operator of Paradise Senior Care Solutions LLC.
“I get to pick my clients, and they get to pick me,” said Janice. She is proud to be a Personal Care Assistant, bonded and insured. “I’m here for anyone who needs my help,” she said. Most of her clients are happy for her to come and prepare a meal and clean up a little, but mostly they desire someone to visit with them and be present.
“I love to bring my guitar and play for them and sing,” said Janice. “I want to hang out and enjoy their company too.”
Each client’s needs and wishes are unique and varied. Janice has a plan of care on a case by case basis. Many of her clients are in need of downsizing and assistance managing their affairs. “I spend a lot of time getting their world more organized,” she said. “The majority of the work I do is cleaning, meal prep and organizing.” If the client, or the client’s family feel that there is need for downsizing, Paradise Senior Care Solutions is a full-service estate sale management company as well. “I always take into account the emotional level and needs of a client, and I am never pushy,” Janice said. “I understand that they may be moving from a home they have been in for 50 years, with many memories. Their kids have grown up there. Leaving their home is like terminating the life they once had. You don’t hurry them. You have to love on them and listen to them.”
Janice’s greatest inspiration in her decision to advocate for senior citizens was her uncle. “He has been the constant in my life since I was an infant,” said Janice. At 93 years old, he is still a big part of her life. Five years ago, he lost the ability to drive, and Janice stepped up to be there to care for him. “I can tell you everything about World War II from his vantage point,” she said with a giggle. “Other agencies weren’t really there to help him, and I didn’t care for their tone.” She then saw that there was a dire need for others who needed her help. “I love what I do,” she says with a smile. “It makes me so happy.”
Snapshot of the one day move...pack, unpack, decorate all in 10 hours time.
Paradise Senior Care Solutions LLC is located in an office in Broken Arrow, and meetings are by appointment only. References are available, as well as certificate of insurance. In addition to companionship, cleaning, cooking, and estate management, Janice has even done laundry, banking, paid bills, and assisted in moving clients from one home or facility to another. “The greatest compliment I ever received was in a reference letter that a client had written for me,” said Janice. “It said I was competent, capable, and trustworthy. That means everything to me.”
For more information and to schedule an appointment, call (918) 710-0101.
Estate Sale set up.