Seniorcorp, a company that provides independent living services for seniors at home, will move its corporate headquarters to Virginia Beach. The company is one of the largest privately held companies in Virginia that offers in-home care and support services for seniors. It has also become one of the fastest growing in Virginia. The company will expand and move its operations from Norfolk to a 9,000-square-foot facility at 240 Clearfield Ave.
“This company is one to watch,” said Warren Harris, director of Virginia Beach Economic Development. “They offer exceptional care, and we are extremely pleased to add this valuable service provider to our business roster in Virginia Beach.”
Seniorcorp was created as a result of founder Tom Knox’s frustration with the inadequate care that his grandmother received. He started the company in 2003 to offer individual support services for seniors in their own homes. Services are tailored to each person’s needs, and they can include personal care, cooking, light housekeeping, laundry, transportation, arranging social outings, helping with doctor’s appointments and giving medications. The company has more than 300 employees who have gone through rigorous background checks, screening and training. The company offers an in-house Personal Care Attendant Certification class for caregivers as well.
The new facility will expand the company’s training facilities, with more classrooms and conference rooms to handle recruitment, training and high-level customer support. Seniorcorp reaches out to more than 1,000 prospective employees each year through recruitment and job fairs. On average, it hires about 100. Seniorcorp employees demonstrate a variety of skills and the company maintains an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. The new location will also provide more open house opportunities for prospective caregivers. Seniorcorp provides services throughout Hampton Roads, including Williamsburg.
The mission of the Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development is to attract and retain national and international business and industry that results in the creation of new capital investment and jobs that increase the per capita income in the community. The City of Virginia Beach is the most populous city in the Commonwealth of Virginia with a population of 434,000 and is the 42nd largest city in the United States. Virginia Beach has been recognized as having one of the 10 best economic development groups in the nation by Site Selection magazine. In 2006, Virginia Beach was named one of the 10 best big cities in America by Money magazine. In 2008, the Department of Economic Development received re-accreditation through the International Economic Development Council, one of only 25 economic development organizations in the world to have this recognition. In 2010, the Department won an Award of Excellence for its marketing efforts from the International Economic Development Council. For more information, visit www.yesvirginiabeach.com.