Meet Sandra Miller, owner/operator of Key Home Care.
Tell us a little about your business. – Key Home Care (www.keyhomecare.us) is a non-medical company serving Omaha, Council Bluffs, and surrounding communities. Our goal is to help people remain living in their homes. Our services include personal care, round the clock 24-hour care, companionship, respite care, hospice support, and home health care services. We are proud to be a BBB-Accredited Company.
How did you get started in the business? – I graduated with my degree in social work in 1989 and later earned a master’s degree in business administration. I worked for almost 30 years in the geriatric field. In 2015, I established Key Home Care. It was a natural transition for me.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally? – Learning that we are here to help others the best we can, but we cannot “fix” them. I believe we are all responsible to help our fellow human beings. Small acts of kindness can make a big impact.
What has been your most important achievement professionally? – Establishing this business without getting involved in a franchise. It was a lot of hard work but totally worth it!
Tell us a little about your family. – I am married with three grown sons, and have I have been blessed with two wonderful granddaughters.
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life? – Opening Key Home Care.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off? – Thrifting or reading a good book. I also love snuggling with my two dogs, Bronx and Chucky.
What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know? – I take boxing lessons.
Who inspires you? – My sister Joyce. She is an amazing woman who has accomplished so much. She has had leadership roles at Disney, Gap, and Indigo Books in Canada.
If you could choose only one descriptive word to be remembered as, what would it be? – Determined.
Which talent would you most like to have? – I wish I had musical talents.
If you could choose any other profession to be successful in, what would it be? – I would love to be a successful author of murder mystery novels!
What local nonprofit organization(s) are you passionate about or involved with, and are there any special reasons why? – Planned Parenthood because every woman deserves health care and this is where many women turn.
What is your favorite local restaurant? – Rivera’s Mexican Food.
If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be? – Frances Perkins. Not many people may recognize her name, but she was an American workers-rights advocate who served as the U.S. Secretary of Labor from 1933 to 1945, the longest serving in that position. She made history as the first woman to serve in any presidential U.S. Cabinet and impacted a lot of lives.