River City Six: Kyle Johnson
Established in 1991, Care Consultants for the Aging (CareConsultants.com) is well known for its Home Care Registry and ElderCare Resource Handbook. These resources are available in both Omaha and Lincoln, NE. Kyle Johnson is the owner of Care Consultants for the Aging.
Tell us a little about your business.
Through our Home Care Registry, we seek and refer CNA-level caregivers to our elderly clients. Our ElderCare Resource Handbook provides a complete listing of companies that provide services to seniors within each metro area. I’m also the owner of Oasis Senior Advisors franchise in Omaha. Through that company we offer a FREE service that makes the search for any level of senior living a breeze. We work with over 45 retirement communities in Omaha and refer clients to specific communities based on their financial, medical and geographical preferences.
How did you get started in the business?
About 2 ½ years ago I learned about Oasis Senior Advisors and fell in love with the thought of helping seniors and their families. Then when the opportunity presented itself to acquire Care Consultants for the Aging recently, I felt the two were the perfect combination and went for it.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally?
My background is not in the health care industry. I have learned a lot over the last 2 years and much of that was self-taught while working through unique situations with the families we’ve served.
What has been your most important achievement professionally?
I volunteer for the Greater Omaha Chamber President’s Club and was honored to be named to Chairman’s Circle for my efforts in 2016.
Tell us a little about your family.
My wife, Sara, and I have been married for 10 years and have 4 beautiful children: Kendall (9), Brett (7), Carter (4) and Ryan (21 months). We currently live in Gretna and have resided there for 4 years. Sara works as a pharmacist for Baker’s.
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life?
Making the decision to start my own business. It was a scary decision, but something that I’d wanted to do for many years. Now I can’t imagine my life any other way.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
I really enjoy sports, and primarily baseball. I currently coach my 7-year-old son’s baseball team in Gretna and love being able to teach the game.
What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know?
Many people are probably not aware that I played baseball in college. I went to Baylor University immediately out of high school, decided to transfer back to Iowa Western Community College, and then finished my collegiate playing days as a Mizzou Tiger.
What are you the most proud of?
The relationships I’ve built with many important people. I cherish getting to know each person I come in contact with and always look to leverage those relationships to help the others around me become better. It’s not what you know, it’s who you know!
What local non-profit organization(s) are you passionate about or involved with, and are there any special reasons why?
The Alzheimer’s Association is a great organization and needs more funding for research.
What is your favorite local restaurant?
It’s hard to pass up Julio’s nachos!
If our readers would like to contact you, how should they do so?
The Care Consultants Omaha office is located at 7701 Pacific Street, Suite 100 and I would welcome anyone who comes in the door. You can also check out the websites for both companies: AnswersForMom.com and CareConsultants.com.