AT THE AGE OF 9 YEARS OLD, SHE WOULD HELP HER GRANDMOTHER WITH HER REST HOME AND NURSING HOMES.
Home care has inspired Stephanie throughout her lifetime. At the age of 9 years old, she would help her grandmother with her rest home and home care agencies. Stephanie's infatuation with the industry grew and she quickly planned to expand into group home care. Realizing the magnitude of the project, she switched directions and went directly into learning how to run and manage home care agencies, where she has proven to be skilled and successful over the years.
MEET STEPHANIE HARRIS
PROUD MOTHER, GO-GETTER, SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR, MENTOR & LOVING FRIEND.
Stephanie’s desire to help people in the healthcare industry has led her to create a platform to provide actionable and credible information to those aspiring to follow in her footsteps and start their very own home care agency. Her leadership, creativity and powerful business acumen skills make her stand out in any professional setting. The desire to serve others and watch those around her succeed is her ultimate drive in creating this easy to navigate platform.
AT THE AGE OF 22...
STEPHANIE BECAME THE YOUNGEST AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN TO OBTAIN A HOME CARE LICENSE IN NORTH CAROLINA.
She started out assisting family members and soon thereafter, built a name for herself and gained credibility all on her own. At the age of 22 years old, Stephanie became the youngest African American woman to obtain sustain a home care license in North Carolina providing for In-Home Aide Services, and immediately started helping other people open up their own agencies. Motivated and eager to get right to work, Stephanie began right away with 13 clients, and within 3 months, she was able to expand and acquire office space for her business. Stephanie continued to navigate through life’s natural rollercoaster of phases and uncertainties, while remaining resilient and strong in her craft. While in North Carolina, Stephanie worked in the Private Duty Nursing, Durable Medical Equipment, Case Management, capacity on the behavioral health side, working primarily with adults under 60 with mental health conditions.
And the story continues...
Later in Stephanie’s journey, she received an opportunity to serve in a greater capacity in Pennsylvania. She went on to sell her home care license and moved north to start her journey as a Service Coordinator. As a Service Coordinator, Stephanie was tasked with the responsibility of putting all of the services together for clients. She quickly grew to 400 clients within 2 and a half years of commitment, perseverance, and dedication. She spearheaded and initiated projects to put together policies and procedures for those in Pennsylvania. People started reaching out for assistance with opening their own agencies.
Stephanie has proven to successfully operate and manage multiple businesses currently and throughout her journey. Some of which were learning experiences, and other opportunities that were built from the ground up.
If you dream of setting up a profitable home care agency, Upstart Homecare will be your go-to resource to dominate in this industry. Most entrepreneurs who have started on this journey get stuck due to lack of transparent knowledge. Our goal is to help leaders in the home care industry reach success. The way we do this is by making our knowledge accessible, easy to read, easy to follow, and thorough. We hope this knowledge is useful and makes a difference in your life indefinitely for you and your family!
THROUGHOUT HER JOURNEY, SHE REMAINED RESILIENT, AND REMAINED A STUDENT, LETTING LIFE TEACH HER LESSONS ALONG THE WAY.
Our mission is to empower those seeking to start or currently own a home care agency with the information needed to succeed and grow in their industries. With everything we do, we believe in building our communities through dedicated leadership in home care.