Named after the founders’ grandmother and first client of Innovative Senior Solutions, this scholarship is given to one deserving high school student planning to further his or her education in a health care profession.
Passionate People, Personalized Care
Innovative isn’t just part of our company name; it is the best descriptor of how we have built our company. We believe in using our expertise and experience to better the lives of older adults, and to offer guidance and support to those who want to do the same through family-like personal care homes.
For sisters Eshonda Blue and Jessica Wright, the journey into senior care started with a deeply personal experience that became their life’s calling.
The time they spent caring for their aging grandmother led them to found Innovative Senior Solutions in 2007, as the first licensed home care provider in Sumter County, Georgia, and a licensed Medicaid provider in 2008.
Both founders are lifelong Georgia residents and registered nurses whose personal and professional experience makes them an asset to the community. In 2016, Innovative Senior Solutions was selected to participate in the Georgia Mentor Protégé Program, and receive additional business and leadership coaching from a Fortune 500 company. Today, Innovative Senior Solutions has evolved from a home care agency to a focus on innovative approaches to care such as adult day care, personal care homes and industry consultants.
Eshonda Blue, RN
Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer
A registered nurse, Georgia native and graduate of Georgia Southwestern State University, Eshonda brings personal caregiving experience, community service, and healthcare leadership to her role as co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Innovative Senior Solutions.
She is devoted to improving the lives of older adults and setting standards as an industry leader and business owner by creating jobs, offering career training and education, and supporting community healthcare initiatives.
In 2012, she co-founded the Caring 4 Seniors Foundation, a non-profit organization designed to give back to older adults in the community. More recently, together with her sister and business partner, she completed both the “Growing an Established Diverse Business” program and the “Building a Successful Diverse Business program” at the prestigious Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Eshonda completed the Georgia Power internal mentoring program in 2019, and was selected to be a member of the Leadership Georgia class of 2017. In addition, Eshonda is on numerous community boards including the Georgia Southwestern State University Foundation, the American Red Cross, and Americus Downtown Development Authority Board.
Jessica Wright, RN
Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer
Jessica is an alumna of Darton College and also brings a wealth of professional nursing experience to her role as co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Innovative Senior Solutions.
Jessica’s background experience in long-term care includes every role of nursing from Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) to Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to Registered Nurse (RN), and each of these roles has provided invaluable knowledge, experience, and expertise in caring for the elderly as well as health care management. Jessica feels that caring for seniors is her calling, and she takes great pride in ensuring that she and her care team provide only the best care to their clients.
Along with her sister and business partner, Jessica is a founding board member of a non-profit organization, the Caring 4 Seniors Foundation. Together with her sister and business partner, Jessica completed both the “Growing an Established Diverse Business” program and the “Building a Successful Diverse Business program” at the prestigious Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Jessica also completed the Georgia Power internal mentoring program in 2019, and in 2016 was honored to be named a 40 under 40 Honoree by Georgia Trend Magazine. In addition, Jessica is on multiple community boards including the Americus Housing Authority, and Americus Downtown Mainstreet.
At Innovative Senior Solutions, we believe that caring for seniors is our purpose in life, and it is the calling of each and every nurse and team member that works with us. Our care team is led by nurse professionals who have both personal and professional experience caring for older and disabled adults. We are dedicated to creating a caring, compassionate, and comforting environment for each client we serve, and that begins with the staff we hire.
We understand how important trust and honesty are when you are seeking a care solution for a senior loved one, and we take that trust very seriously. Every nurse and staff person that we employ must pass a thorough background check, drug test, and in-depth interview process before becoming a part of our team. We also ensure that all our staff are well trained and supervised so they are confident in their work and you can be confident in the care they provide.
As a team, we have been honored to receive a number of awards for our work in the community. In February 2012, Innovative Senior Solutions was awarded Small Business of the Year by the Americus-Sumter Chamber of Commerce for exceptional customer satisfaction, superior customer awareness, ethical business practices, business growth, and excellent relationships with other local businesses.
We also received a Georgia Rock Star Honorable Mention in 2015 by the Georgia Department of Economic Development, and countless other recognitions from our community leaders.
In May 2018, Innovative Senior Solutions was named a Women in Business Champion by the Small Business Administration (SBA) of Georgia and also received the Better Business Bureau’s Integrity in the Community Award.
Caring 4 Seniors is Innovative Senior Solutions’ not-for-profit foundation. Each year the foundation offers:
Since 2010, the fall festival provides seniors and family caregivers with an opportunity to learn about and interact with numerous community-based services and organizations designed to help seniors and disabled persons continue to live at home. Entertainment, food and games make this free event fun for all!
Enhancing Senior Lives Every Day
Serving seniors is our life’s work, and we have been honored to care for and enhance the lives of thousands of seniors and families in our community. We strive to bring joy into the lives of each client we serve, and nothing makes us happier than when we’re able to put a smile on their faces.
Want to know how our clients and partners feel about us? Read some of their lovely words below.
Personal Care Homes
“Words cannot express my appreciation for Innovative Senior Solutions (ISS). We began with in-home care and eventually transitioned to the personal care home in Americus. I love the pleasant environment, friendly atmosphere, and the clean facilities. I am at peace knowing that my father is well taken care of by professionals that genuinely care for him. When I think of ISS, this quote comes to mind – ‘It’s not how much you do, but how much love you put in the doing.’ – Mother Teresa”
– Dr. Renee’ Thomas Mays
“I have been here a long time. I really like knowing someone is always here with me. I am never alone. I will be 85 years old soon.”
– Lillie Daniel
Adult Day Care
“The center is a good place to come, especially when you are having problems. They look out for you here. I came to the center 7 years ago and I like it here. You can play games, have a good time, and socialize. Where I come from, I didn’t have the same privileges I do now.”
– James Hannor
“This is a great place for clients to see peers, take field trips, and socialize. Also, it’s a good place to find resources to stay active in the community.”
– Jessica L. Thomas, LPN
“Innovative Seniors Solutions has gone above and beyond the call of duty for Golden Hearts PCH. I started out with a vision and dream of owning my own PCH. I had no idea on how to make it happen. I called Eshonda Blue and Jessica Wright. They walked me through the process. They even went so far as to do some advertising for me (with their own money). I’m so grateful for them partnering with me. Thank you so much Eshonda Blue and Jessica Wright!”
– Taidra Times
“I saw a wonderful advertisement on social media explaining Innovative Senior Solutions’ new plan to assist individuals with starting personal care homes. My husband and I are so excited to work with Eshonda and Jessica to start our very first personal care home because they are elder care experts. Eshonda has given us a step by step guide to obtain licensing, set up a beautiful home for us to use and it’s all been at an affordable price. We are having the best experience and their knowledge and expertise has proven to be the gem we needed to succeed.”
– Arthur and Ciera Raven
We know the challenges that today’s seniors and families face because we’ve been there ourselves with our own family members, as well as healthcare professionals. We would love to talk to you about how Innovative Senior Solutions can help your family explore one of our personal care homes or our adult day program to enhance safety, comfort, socialization and independence throughout aging.