Beth Cayce found her love for the health care industry as an adolescent while taking care of friends and members of her own family. What she loved about taking care of them was the interaction with the older adults and the fact that she was helping others. That feeling stayed with Cayce, and today, she is the founder and chief executive officer of CaraVita Home Care in Roswell.
After 44 years in the health care industry, Cayce said what she enjoys most about her job is teaching and mentoring staff and families in the area of best care practices.
“My goal is to take everything I have learned in my career and share it with as many helping professionals and family caregivers as I can,” She said.
When Cayce decided to start her own home care business, she said she had the health care side of the business, but her challenge was learning how to start and grow her own health care business.
“I have been blessed to have had many corporate jobs creating programs that provide senior care, but my challenge was learning how to be an entrepreneur,” she said. “I had to learn new business and marketing skills to promote my services and to reach the audience I wanted to serve.”
Since that time, she has come a long way. Not only has she succeeded, but over the years Cayce and her business have been recognized with a number of awards, including a 2019 Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Healthcare Heroes Award in the Allied Health Professional category in May.
“First off, I believe all of the nominated are heroes, and to be chosen was an incredible honor in a profession I love,” she said. “My career has been life fulfilling and to be recognized for my service is icing on the cake.”
For those who are looking at a similar career path, Cayce said it’s good to adapt a love of lifelong learning and to be inquisitive. Learn best practices and seek to improve them. Put yourself in the shoes of those you serve. And she added that it’s easy to experience burnout if you’re not careful, so be sure to take time to recharge your own batteries.
“I think when you find a profession that fulfills you, you are energized within it, and you are working in your God-given purpose, she said. “I encourage my students to find that purpose that will fulfill them and that melds their heart, mind, and spirit.”
We congratulate Beth Cayce for being recognized as a 2019 Healthcare Hero!