River City Six – Lisa Korff
Meet Lisa Korff, client care coordinator at Care Consultants for the Aging (CareConsultants.com).
Tell us a little about your business.
Care Consultants for the Aging is an in-home care registry. We provide care for seniors anywhere from one hour to 24 hours a day. Our caregivers are CNAs, so they are able to provide a wider range of care—companionship, toileting, bathing, meals, hospice assistance, and much more. Our goal is to provide our clients with the services and care they need to stay in their homes longer. Our caregivers are the heart of our business!
How did you get started in the business?
I had worked in retail for over 25 years, so when a friend of mine approached me about working in the senior care industry, I was a little bit hesitant, but looked forward to a new challenge. I worked in a community for eight years as director of community relations and assisting residents move in. After taking a few years off, another friend contacted me regarding Care Consultants. Now, as the client care coordinator, I enjoy the opportunity to meet with our current and prospective clients as well as their families to ensure there needs are being meet. I absolutely love working with seniors and their families! To know you have helped someone and given them a little peace of mind is truly rewarding.
What has been your most important achievement professionally?
Recently, it would be updating and revamping the 13th edition of the Omaha Eldercare Resource Handbook. The Omaha Handbook is an A to Z guide of resources, including financial, legal, and medical support; home health; living options; and senior services.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
Cook, spend time with friends and family, and shop.
What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know?
In college, I was an extra in the movie The Day After and I was also on the bowling team!
Who inspires you?
What is your favorite quote or the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the Courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”
If you could choose only one descriptive word to be remembered as, what would it be?
If you had a superpower what would it be?
To be able to fly.
Which talent would you most like to have?
I would love to play the guitar.
If you could choose any other profession to be successful in, what would it be?
I’d be a chef! I love to watch The Food Network, read cookbooks, and exchange recipes with friends. Food is a great way to bring people together and good food always makes people happy!
What is your favorite movie?
A Star is Born—both the Barbara Streisand and the Lady Gaga versions.
What is your favorite TV show?
The Good Doctor.
What is your favorite book or the last good book you read?
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be?
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