Meet The Face Behind Thoughtful Healthcare
I’m Tim Tholen, the proud owner of Thoughtful Healthcare. I look forward to sharing my story. I hope that you will enjoy getting to know me better.
Before my career in dementia care, I worked for many years in a leadership position with the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Group, developing and leading food and beverage teams. In 2010, after a poor experience in finding care for my dearest grandmother, who was beginning her struggle with dementia, I started Thoughtful Care to address what I found to be a short-coming in our care system.
During my search for options, no other provider in the Kansas City area focused exclusively on dementia and most companies in town listed dementia care on their marketing material under “homemaker services.” Meaning, they considered caring for someone with dementia the same as housekeeping, laundry, and cooking meals!
Today, nearly eleven years later, I am still focused on delivering superior standards of care. Over the years, I have acquired other care companies, giving Thoughtful Care a much larger presence. One aspect that has changed is I have encouraged the use of technology to help manage daily tasks. Throughout my journey to becoming a leader in the care industry, I have continuously invested in technologies that have helped our caregivers and patients.
Much like during my time at the Ritz-Carlton, I encourage leaders and caregivers to think independently and take ownership of their work. I find this trust gives everyone a better purpose, which shines through to the level of care they provide.
I believe that a challenged and happy caregiver equals high-quality, consistent care for our clientele. I strive to support my employees in any way possible, and I think it shows in their levels of dedication and loyalty.
As an individual, I believe what sets me apart from the others is I run my business based on truth, honesty, and professionalism. I was also taught to treat others as I wish to be treated, and I live by this philosophy.
I attribute my success to my strict adherence to standards and ensure that my business’s reputation is very high in the community. I have also continually re-invested in my practice to ensure that we are always ahead of the competition.
I found that supporting my caregivers and seeing them blossom has given me immense satisfaction over the years and continues to encourage me to do more.
When I am not at work, I am an avid motorcycle traveler. Every year, I do at least one 5000-mile tour of a remote corner of my great country. I also enjoy the outdoors, hunting and fishing with friends and my son.
Besides this, I believe in giving back to society. As part of that belief, I am involved in Kansas City Rotary Club-13 and participate in numerous projects, especially those supporting disabled children.
If you or someone you know could benefit from our care management expertise, I invite you to get in touch. We are a locally owned and operated provider of professional in-home caregiver support. We believe that the entirety of our interactions will keep us focused on our real mission; to provide honest, compassionate, and comprehensive support for everyone in the family. We are your choice for premium senior home care in the Greater Kansas City Area, both in Missouri and Kansas. Please visit our website at www.thoughtfulhealthcare.com for more information.