Amy Hentschel of Senior Provisions, and Kelly Bass of Griswold Special Care in Plano

Nov 17, 2011

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Kelly Bass is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Griswold Special Care’s Plano office. Kelly was born in New York but moved to the Dallas area when she was 4, so she’s “kind of a Texas home-grown girl”. After graduating from North Texas State and getting married and starting a family, Kelly discovered she was a natural caregiver. Kelly began by opening a Montessori school in her home and eventually opened a Kumon Math and Learning Center.

Like so many of us, Kelly’s passion for seniors grew from a family situation when her mother in law sent out an “SOS e-mail” when she needed help after a surgery. When Kelly’s brother, Doug Decoursin, approached her about opening a non-medical home care office with Griswold Special Care, Kelly jumped at the chance to help. Kelly has enjoyed learning about senior care and how the industry can help seniors live more independent and healthy lifestyles.

You can reach Kelly via e-mail at or by calling the Griswold Special Care Plano office at 469-277-3541.  Visit the website at

“Show Me”!  Amy Hentschel is a Show Me Girl!  Born and raised in Missouri, Amy believes that actions speak louder than words.  Drawn to serving seniors at an early age, Amy spent many hours during her high school years volunteering in hospitals and with hospice.  After earning a degree in Communications and Mass Media from the University of Missouri, she took a job with Medicare provider and equipment distributor in Illinois, where she called on 250 long term care accounts.  Spending her days going in and out of skilled care facilities, she quickly realized how much help the residents needed, and how ill-equipped many facilities were in terms of holistic treatment of their residents.  About a dozen years ago Amy, finally sick and tired of Illinois winters, moved to Atlanta where she took a job with Sunrise.  She loved her work there, and thought she’d be there indefinitely.  About a year ago, Amy began planning for a new business that would provide support, advice and resource to the seniors she’d become so attached to.  To make the transition from business development to care consultant, she created Senior Provisions, and organization dedicated to assisting seniors evaluate their needs, and find solutions to meet those needs, whether in their current home, or in a new environment.  She provides expert guidance in the areas of senior living options, adult day programs, skilled nursing options, Alzheimers care, non-medical home care, support groups and financial/legal services.  To find out more about Senior Provisions, visit their website at, or call Amy directly at (678) 925-0223.

We want to thank Griswold Special Care for sponsoring today's show.  Griswold Special Care has been a preferred provider of high quality, affordable in-home senior care in Dallas and Atlanta for 20 years.