Elite Senior Care LLC opens office in Manila

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Ribbon cutting welcomes Elite Senior Care to Manila.

Elite Senior Care, LLC, owned by Justin and Lindsey Hagood, was welcomed to Manila on Thursday, March 9, with a ribbon cutting. An open house/reception was held at the new branch located at 434 West Highway 18 by-pass (the former Wagner Family Clinic). The Manila office opened on Dec. 2, 2016.

Manila staff members include Lisa Nutt, office manager and case manager supervisor; Melinda Gryner, marketing manager and care coordinator; Ashley Gilmore, case manager; Arnesa Joplin, Osceola office manager and marketing consultant; and Laura Selby Hill, RN supervisor.

The new Elite office features a front lobby, reception area, large conference room, break room, office space and storage space.

Manila Staff members.

"We are excited to be here, Gryner said. "Manila is my home town and Elite offers a wonderful service to the area."

Elite Senior Care's main office is located in Paragould with branches in Marked Tree and Osceola. Last year was a busy year as Elite opened Marked Tree in August, Osceola in October and Manila in December.

The Hagoods started the private care agency in Paragould in 2013. They also own and operate Almost Family Personal Care in Gassville which they opened in 2015.

Manila Mayor Wayne Wagner (right) welcomes Elite Senior Care owners Justin and Lindsey Hagood to Manila.

The Hagoods are former teachers starting their own business in 2008 purchasing a day care in Paragould.

Their third daughter, Ella, was born and the opportunity to purchase a daycare arose and they decided it was a good choice for them. Both had been involved in the ABC Program and had experience working with children.

In addition to the senior care businesses, they still have the day care in Paragould and a daycare in Springdale which they established in 2011.

The Hagoods have five children, Alexis 13, Addie Grace 11, Ella 9, Tyson 7, and Jagger 4. Alexis holds the title of Miss Teen Greene County 2017 and will compete in Miss Teen International in April.

The Hagoods have a passion for the care of children and seniors.

"We want our employees to share our passion for the children and the seniors in our care," Mrs. Hagood said. "We appreciate our staff. We are here to work with them."

They have approximately 200+ employees in the their day cares and senior care with about 250 clients.

"We have had a great reception since coming to Manila," Gryner said. "We are looking forward to being part of the community."

More expansions are underway with plans to open offices in the Marion/West Memphis area.

"As we grow, there will be more job opportunities in the area," Mr. Hagood said. "We appreciate all of our staff. They do a great job and we will do the best we can to meet the needs of our clients."

Elite Senior Care accepts Medicaid, VA and private pay.

For more information call the Paragould office at (870) 215-0323; Marked Tree office (870) 358-1340; Osceola office (870) 822-2120; Manila office (870) 570-0340.

It is a private care agency offering personal care, homemaker, respite, targeted case management, AR Choices/Elder's Choice.

Additional services offered include incidental housekeeping, laundry, shopping, meal preparation and medication reminders.

Gryner invites anyone interested in learning more about the services available to stop by or call for an appointment in the office or set up a time for a representative to come to the home.

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