Carmen Davis created Assisting Angels in 2002 to encourage seniors and those with special needs to stay engaged in life, to lessen their isolation, and to assist with tasks of daily living. She was the company’s first caregiver and knew that she wanted to hire people who would provide the same level of detailed loving care that she was personally providing.
Carmen’s passion and inspiration for care giving came from her family. Her grandmother was a caregiver for the disabled for 20 years before retiring. Her aunt has the same story. Her parents were small business owners for years and always encouraged her to open her own business.
After receiving her Bachelor in Arts degree from Presbyterian College, Carmen worked as a staffing coordinator for an employment agency, a customer service representative at a 24 hour call center, and in promotions for an entertainment company.
After early retirement from the last two big companies (they reduced workforces and offered buyout packages), she had the desire and commitment to do “what her mama told her”. She attended Greenville Technical College and received training as a nursing assistant and with the guidance of a consultant opened Assisting Angels.
It turns out “mama knows best“. Operating Assisting Angels is her most gratifying and positive job yet. Carmen feels giving families an alternative to care for loved ones at home is a wonderful gift. She should know since her grandmother who inspired her, is now a client! “My grandmother and the clients we serve are very grateful for the help they receive. It is very rewarding.”
In addition to coordinating care for seniors and the disabled, Carmen acts as an educator in the community helping clients locate resources to help pay for homecare. She participates and supports her local Alzheimer’s Association in their annual Memory Walk and The Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. She is also a current member of the Greenville Upstate Senior Network and is active in the Chamber of Commerce.
Operating a locally owned agency, Carmen’s focus starts and remains with her clients and their families. She goes to great lengths to ensure that “SeniorChecked” caregivers meet and exceed expectations. She believes it’s something only a smaller, family run caregiving agency can offer.