My story how I started Sunlife Home Care 16 years ago starts when I was a financial consultant with a large nationally known brokerage. I worked with many retirees for over 13 years and enjoyed helping them with financial choices. It stood out in my mind how many other services they needed at home as they age. I saw an opportunity to help and started Sunlife with that vision. We provided several services like handyman, massage, housekeeping, caregiving and IT services. I quickly learned that these were all unique businesses with different types of employees, systems, and policies. So we narrowed our focus to provide only caregiving. That was the moment Sunlife took off. We had a few logo changes since and decided on our current logo which I really like. We started Sunlife in a 300 square foot executive office suite space with just two desks and one phone line. We grew and kept leasing more space in the same building until we had 5 offices in that building! Those were fun times meeting the challenges of a growing company. Over time, some of our bigger competitors had licensed Medicare certified home health services. This intrigued me and so we set out to get licensed to provide those services as well. That was a game changer for us. It took about a year to get licensed, and it opened a new world for us! The experience we gained really set us apart from other non-medical home care agencies. We became a 4.5 star home health with the lowest readmission rate in Tucson over a 7 year period of time. We sold to a local hospital group and now only focus on non-medical home care. It has been an exciting journey and I am excited about my mission to serve families and our elderly and help them remain independent at home with compassion and respect.

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