The Business of Caring: Barnes Dennig Helps Adult Day Care Thrive
Non-profit Finds Success with a Strong Financial Team
A random act of kindness can change a life. Joy’s House, a nationally recognized adult day care service, offers kindness and support day in and day out.
Joy’s House provides services for adults living with disabilities and life-altering diagnoses. It also offers support and respite for their caregivers. And the need is great. A study conducted by AARP, Inc. found that in Indiana alone, 1.34 million people provided unpaid care for a loved one — care that has an economic value of $9.4 billion.
Joy’s House provides more than 10,500 days of service and serves more than 10,000 caregiving individuals in Greater Indianapolis each year. Many Guests come five days a week to receive the care they need. They also participate in enriching programs and activities. This gives their devoted caregivers the time they need to work, stay involved in the community, and take care of themselves. Joy’s House hosts two “A Day Away” caregiver retreats per year, facilitates Caregiver Expression sessions, and produces 51 weeks of a radio show: Caregiver Crossing.
But Joy’s House also needs support in order to fulfill its mission. There are books to balance, taxes to file, and financial reports to prepare. And that’s where Barnes Dennig comes in.
Teamwork is integral to the way Joy’s House cares for its Guests and their caregivers. It’s also a big part of what makes Barnes Dennig effective. The CPA firm’s philosophy — “seeing beyond the numbers” — creates a corporate culture that inspires its employees to stay longer and keep adding value to its clients. Joy’s House sees Barnes Dennig’s collaborative approach and its strong business mindset as a winning combination.
“We have been able to operate with our heads and our hearts,” said the non-profit’s president and CEO. “They truly care about our mission, and they’re real about everything that they do with us. Even when the feedback is constructive, they do it in such a way that we want to follow their lead.”
Barnes Dennig’s financial professionals have taken a weight off the shoulders of the Joy’s House staff. “We have been able to provide them with assistance and guidance in the more complex accounting issues that have come with this growth, allowing them to focus on what they do best: serving their Guests,” said the Barnes Dennig team lead.
The vision of Joy’s House keeps evolving to meet the needs of the people it serves. Whatever their challenges, Joy’s House is committed to giving them the empathy, community, and resources they need to live. And Barnes Dennig will be there, doing its part.
About Barnes Dennig
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About Joy’s House
Located in the Broad Ripple area and on the south side of Indianapolis, Joy’s House was created from one woman’s dream, supported by family and friends, and has blossomed into a remarkable not-for-profit organization that provides physical, mental, and financial relief for families caring for a loved one. Caregiving for a parent, spouse, family member or friend can be both wonderful and exhausting. Adult day service is the perfect answer.
Joy’s House serves adults living with life-altering diagnoses and their families by providing exceptional adult day and caregiver services. Adult day services are defined by the National Adult Day Service Association as “coordinated programs of professional and compassionate services for adults in a community-based group setting. Services are designed to provide social and some health services to adults who need supervised care in a safe place outside the home during the day.”
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