Northwest Arkansas


Contact: Shane Edwards

 

479-270-9975

 

ShaneEdwards@HouseofThree.net

Message from Shane

While in College. I found my passion to serve seniors. I was given the opportunity to work as a therapy tech and worked with elders that had disabilities that forced them to be in a nursing home. To be part of a team with a passion and devotion to helping the elderly receive better care by improving their quality of life, preserving their dignity, and independence was a blessing. After graduation, I joined a Long Term Care company that allowed me to enter an Administrator-In-Training program that developed a skill set which made me attentive to the needs of disabled seniors and the ability to manage environments that enrich their lives. This program taught me to be a certified nursing assistant, social worker, dietary manager, and housekeeping supervisor. I fell in love with caring for others in need. Read More….

Making a difference in the lives of those that had no choice but to depend on others became my life’s ambition. I strive to provide the very best care and promote each individual’s dignity of life. I’ve been in Long Term Care now for over 20 years. I’ve run nursing homes, assisted living facilities and home healthcare companies. During that time, I have provided care to my father, grandmother and dear friends only to find that as much as we try to provide the very best to each individual, there is nothing that can compare to having them in a home environment providing individualized care.

In 2015, I was introduced to the House of Three. Koy was not only a dear friend of mine, but was also a colleague. He offered to show me how he developed the model of how we can better care for our elders that are in need. I immediately fell in love with his concept. Each home is located in a residential area and completely remodeled, modified, and staffed to meet the needs of the disabled seniors that make their home in a House of Three.

Seeing the care received by Residents within Koy’s House of Three homes reminded me why I chose to work in Long Term Care. I chose this career to take care of those that could no longer care for themselves and to provide them the dignity and independence that they deserve. I have since opened two houses of my own in NW Arkansas. Koy and I have developed a partnership that will allow additional Houses of Three to open within the state. The ability to work with the House of Three Advisory Board and to offer opportunities of investment within this company is exciting.

Oak Hill
Oak Hill

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The first NW Arkansas home opened in the fall of 2015. The center of activity in the 2600 square-foot home is definitely within the open area that includes the kitchen, eating area, den with corner fireplace, and yet, another area for Residents gathering around the puzzle that is an ongoing project or enjoying the outdoor view from the window seat. The well-lit kitchen with large centered island welcomes residents to pull up a barstool to watch, or even participate in, meal preparation.

In addition to two bedrooms, this home has two large suites for residents which include ample closet space and full baths with easy-access showers. Just off the sunroom, one of these suites, which was originally built as a mother-in-law quarters, is roomy enough for a sitting area that can include a full couch, making a great gathering place for the Resident's family.

The heated/cooled sunroom is a peaceful spot where one can look beyond the deck and watch for birds at the multiple bird feeders. For those who enjoy the outdoors, the spacious deck is inviting for sunseekers or for relaxing in the shade under the 8x10 roofed area. Grandchildren of the residents have certainly enjoyed the basketball court and playhouse that complete the backyard. The Oak Hill home invites you to come visit us.

The Angel House
The Angel House

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As the Edwards searched for the second House of Three home in Rogers, they desired another open floor plan allowing for the same social interaction found at the Oak Hill home. This home located in a neighborhood just off South Dixieland did just that! In addition, the shaded lot and location at the end of a cul-de-sac had great appeal with an eating area nestled next to a gas-burning fireplace. Within the kitchen area, the coffee bar is welcoming to Residents and their families and entices everyone with tasty treats.

The naming of this home began when one of the first guests noted the arched passageways within the house, and said, "The arches let me know that this is an Angel Home." It is always our desire at the House of Three that there is great comfort and peacefulness as is so often symbolized with angels. Thus, the Angel Home was coined.

Entering from the front door, guests will take note of the cozy den and arched opening to the eating area. The wide hallway off of the den leads to the three spacious Resident rooms. One of these rooms include a private bath with easy-access shower and walk-in closet.

What to Expect

  • 24/7 care with live-in/relief staff
  • Minimum 1-to-3 Caregiver to Resident ratio
  • Webcam accessible to family members at no additional cost
  • Private bedrooms/suites for all Residents
  • Primary-care physician continues direct care
  • Home-health, hospice and or home-based services can be continued
  • Meals provided with personal preferences of food choices and schedules