Andrea Taubman, owner and CEO of Andi’s Angels Home Care, started her company to provide in-home care because she previously had difficulty finding care for her parents.
The business, which opened in March 2021, provides a range of services from companionship or a sitter to assistance for the activities of daily living, but it does not provide medical care. A majority of the clients served by the business have been diagnosed with dementia related to Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease, Taubman said.
Andi’s is based in Richardson and also serves the surrounding communities, according to Administrative Manager Jamie Markey. One of the most important aspects of home care for those with memory loss issues is keeping them engaged, Markey said.
“They’re happier if they’re talking about something in the past,” Markey said. “That helps in their overall health and their demeanor.”
Taubman, who named the business after her nickname, Andi, said her father died nine days after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 1999. Her mother died in 2018 after living with Parkinson’s disease and dementia related to the illness.
Taubman said she wanted to have services that other agencies do not offer. As the owner, Taubman said she takes the time to visit with clients the first day that a caregiver is introduced in their home. Taubman said she is also available 24/7 to clients and her caretakers.
Andi’s also specializes in helping clients who qualify to get the Aid and Attendance benefit, a financial support program through the US Department of Veterans Affairs, Taubman said. That program is for those who are unable to leave the home or need assistance with daily living. She said the turnaround time for the program is typically 60-90 days.
“Aid and Attendance can only be used for home care where all the others [veterans] benefits can be used for anything,” Taubman said. “Any benefit [like] that can help them pay for care.”
Andi’s Angels Home Care
1360 Presidential Drive, Ste. 150, Richardson
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 am-5 pm, closed Sat.-Sun.