Elder Independence Home Care has been servicing Central Arkansas for the past 21 years. Founded in 1999 by Mike Gross and purchased by Kim Clatworthy in 2014, Elder Independence is a leader in home non-medical care. Elder Independence provides assistance with basic activities necessary for independent living, medication reminders, bathing, incontinence and dressing, light housekeeping, hygiene and grooming assistance, companionship and cheerful conversation, grocery shopping, transportation, meal preparation, hospice support, Alzheimer’s and dementia care and hospital sitting.
Clatworthy considers herself to be an old soul — her whole life she has always identified with older people. Her paternal grandmother lived in the home with her family and was cared for by her parents. Because of that, caring for people has always come naturally for Clatworthy, as well as connecting people to resources to help them live healthier, happier lives.
In 2004, she lost a friend to a brain tumor. As a result of that and an end-of-life conversation with her, where she discussed her concerns about not having a legacy, Clatworthy co-founded the Arkansas Hospice Angels program in her honor. The program provides opportunities for caregivers and/or hospice patients to experience a wish or a dream.
Clatworthy loves that at Elder Independence, no two days are the same. She is able to help people in a way that allows them to be independent at home — where they want to be — for as long as possible. Also, she is able to help them look at other solutions if the home may not be the best option.
She notes that in a pandemic-torn world, the services provided by Elder Independence are needed now more than ever.