After college, Tricia Wheeler and her family were given the news that the patriarch of her family, her grandmother, had been diagnosed with Alzheimer. Tricia grew up knowing her grandmother as an independent woman who made a career out of helping people as a registered nurse. As a strong-willed woman, Tricia’s grandmother worked her way to the top by becoming the first Administrator of a hospital in Loris, South Carolina.
After watching her strong-willed, independent grandmother need the help of others to cope with her new diagnosis, Tricia decided to pursue a career in Health Administration to ensure women like her grandmother receive the best care possible.
In September of 2003, Patricia started At Your Service in the mountains of western North Carolina. Growing up in South Carolina, Tricia and her family frequented the mountains of western North Carolina, especially in the summer to escape the heat. After meeting her husband in Colorado, the pair decided to relocate to Highlands to begin their lives together.
Tricia holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Masters of Health Administration from the University of South Carolina. In addition, she also received a Certificate of Graduate Studies in Gerontology from the University of South Carolina. She was a Licensed Administrator in South Carolina from 1996 until 2003. She served as the Director of a assisted living and dementia unit for two years, and then served as the Executive Director of two Continuing Care Retirement Communities. She is currently a member of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers, the Highlands Rotary Club, and the Better Business Bureau.
At your Service Home Care is more than an occupation for Tricia, it is her passion. She strives to find the best overall situation for her clients, while helping them achieve the independence they desire, just as she wanted to do for her own grandmother.