All caregivers are asked to wear a Grace Caregivers employee badge with picture and scrubs at all times while on assignment. We ask that their fingernails are kept to a comfortable length and perfume or lotions to not be worn due to irritants for our patients.
Our caregivers are carefully and thoroughly screened through SLED and have initial and periodic drug screening throughout employment. We offer in office training for CPR, Medical assistant, dementia and personal care training.
Meet the Owner
Kimberly Thomas-MettsI am the owner and Director of Grace Caregivers, LLC. I am a native of South Carolina, I attended Irmo High School and Columbia College. I made a fateful decision in 2014 to leave the law field and work for my mother, Suzanna Thomas, taking on the role of caring for my 99-year-old grandmother. I became not only a caregiver for my grandmother, Bertie Maude Scragg, but a leader for my Mother as neither of us had ever cared for anyone with dementia.
In the beginning, Bertie Maude loved getting out of the house every day. Every week she would have her day of beauty, getting her hair styled and grabbing lunch with a friend. By caring for my grandmother I ultimately allowed my mother to continue working until her retirement at age 72 in 2016.
Ultimately, Bertie Maude passed away peacefully, in hospice, at home under my care in March 2017 at the fantastic age of 102. On the night of her death, as with anyone who has just lost someone significant in their life does, my mother and I discussed the future. A plan was born that night to start a company that the community desperately needed, to create a caregiving agency that shows compassion, strength, dignity, and accountability.
Grace Caregivers, LLC was born on a night that had a lot of tears but has now successfully completed a full year of business. Tragically and unexpectedly, my mother, Suzanna Thomas passed away in September 2017 before she could see the first official office location. Even though I have had a lot of grief over the 2017 year, I have single handily laid the groundwork of great company, that was founded by two women who were destined to help others in every way that they could.
Now, the company has grown to over 23 employees and have helped countless families in time of great need. Grace Caregivers has helped transition patients from rehabilitation facilities to home, working within home health agencies therapies to get the patient back on track for living an independent life. Grace Caregivers has also helped countless families who have faced Hospice with a loved one.