A Vision, a Desire, a Labor of Love.
Labor of Love Adult Care (LOLAC) became a vision when Karen Romaine Thomas and her sister realized the need for comfortable environments providing full-life care when their aging mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. The desire to provide families with assistance and options for high quality care when faced with similar challenges inspired Labor of Love Adult Care.
Because we place the individual first, we go above and beyond to help your loved one live an enhanced life. We do not accept your loved one’s challenges as obstacles in providing optimal care. LOLAC is there for you because we’ve been where you are. And we care!
The LOLAC Team
Karen has over 20 years of experience as a Senior Financial Executive for Fortune 500, privately held, and international organizations, as well as governmental concerns. Her strong commitment, leadership, and organizational skills enabled a seamless transition in establishing Labor of Love Adult Care (LOLAC). Her passion is now channeled into fulfilling a need that she experienced herself, and her empathy has extended to ensuring that there is a high quality option for seniors in need of care. This offers an improvement in the quality of their lives and assures families of their loved ones’ well-being.
Karen ensured a high standard of care for her mother for more than five years resulting in her gaining an intimate understanding of senior life. She has embarked upon a journey to ensure beautiful, well managed, loving homes for seniors. Her vision expanded, as did the services offered by LOLAC, providing a physical and emotional oasis to family members (care givers) seeking short-term respite care for their loved ones.
Don has over 20 years of operational management experience in consumer environments. He has created efficiencies, managed large staffs of complex employees and ensured that all concerned are satisfied at the outcomes of competing priorities. He has consulted with a large retailer, as an American ex-patriot in Europe and is an expert in bringing large projects online, within budget. Managing facilities and the functional needs of the occupants, ensuring the highest level of quality in contracting and provisions, and maintaining efficiency are his areas of expertise.
He has also had the opportunity to understand the specific, human needs of the aging and has shown the rare ability to have infinite care and patience, always with a loving attitude. Don makes all those in the LOLAC family feel safe, protected and supported.
Andrea has over 40 years of nursing experience, having worked as a clinical nurse, nursing executive and senior executive for a personal care home unit. Her expertise in developing patient care plans including brain injured and mentally impaired patients combined with her compassion and experience in clinical settings, drive the development of LOLAC’s patient care philosophy. Andrea has led nursing professionals and her patient interaction makes her uniquely qualified to ensure happy, healthy residents. Andrea is able to ensure that the LOLAC staff provides the right service, with the right attitude, at the right time, with the right commitment.
Andrea has achieved numerous accolades during her nursing career, including Nurse of the Year and the Johnson Award for Nursing Success.