Since its opening in 2008, Homecare By Design has served hundreds of seniors and their families throughout the area. Unlike any other homecare agency, HBD goes beyond providing excellent non-medical services in whatever place our clients call home. Owner & President Traci Goudy, RN, has made it her life's mission to provide seniors the ability to "Age in Place", while putting their families' minds at ease knowing their loved ones are in good hands. With over 25 years of hands-on and leadership experience in the senior living industry, Traci has developed a "Senior Community Without Walls": the most innovate, practical, and well rounded retirement plan for seniors.
In the fall of 2013, Homecare By Design opened a location in West Lafayette to host activities & events. The goal was to allow seniors to experience “community” without having to move out of their home, thus inspiring the name of our new space, the “Senior Community Without Walls”. To make retiring at home even more feasible, HBD launched its Property Maintenance Program and Wellness Program in the spring of 2014, making the homecare agency the most diverse and unique in the country (and the world, as far as we know!). In April 2016, HBD merged both its offices into one giant 6000ft2 space in West Lafayette, providing room not only for bigger events for area seniors, but additional space to provide in-house education for our Caregivers so that they would be an even better asset for our clients. Though we’ve already made huge advances in the homecare agency, Homecare By Design will never stop looking for new ways to provide solutions for seniors to retire with everything under one roof – their own.
Homecare By Design was named Small Business of the Year 2011 by the Greater Lafayette Commerce up against other promising small businesses in the community. We could hardly contain our overwhelming joy, so winning this prestigious award ‘fueled the fire’ in our drive to provide seniors with the services they would need to live an independent, dignified life in the place of their choosing. Our agency was further blessed in 2012 and 2015 when we were voted to be Greater Lafayette’s first ever Best Home Care Agency in Journal & Courier’s Reader’s Choice Awards. Our efforts to “better the world, one life at a time” simply doubled.
Homecare By Design’s mission is to “better the world, one life at a time”, which is done by donating many of its profits to charities such as Lafayette Urban Ministry, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Almost Home Humane Society and much more. We also get involved in the community by participating in Alzheimer’s Caregiver Fair, Breast Cancer Awareness, Purdue University Retirees Association, Relay for Life and more. Whether you need professional guidance for Senior Living Options, are interested in a career with us, or simply need a second opinion, our vision is to leave each person better than how we found them.