Today we’d like to introduce you to Kesha Alexander.
Hi Kesha, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
It has been my dream to care for the elderly since I was a young girl. I grew up watching my family care for my great grandfather who lived with Alzheimer’s. It was such a struggle keeping him safe, happy and stimulated. My Aunt and Mom would take turns staying the night to assist my great-grandmother in caring for him. I also remember the wonderful time we had playing and running around their large backyard and the amazing stories they told me. The relationship I had with my great-grandparents sparked the love and respect I have for our seniors. I knew at a young age that I needed to work with the elderly, I just didn’t know exactly how. In college, I met someone who had multiple care facilities and that is when I realized how I wanted to serve the elderly. Over the years I have gained valuable business experience from working at a Financial Institution mostly in a human resources capacity. I also obtained my Master of Social Work degree and have various years of experience interning and volunteering with the elderly population. I am passionate about my residents living an amazing life under my care. I believe they deserve nothing but the best and that is what I will provide.
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
It took me years to prepare for the moment of opening my assisted living facility for the elderly. I went to business plan bootcamps, I volunteered to gain experience and I sacrificed in order to save enough money. I almost started my business in 2008, but the economy crash made it very challenging for me to purchase property. I decided to go back to school to obtain my Master’s degree and I ended up getting married and having two more kids. As a Mother of three boys, I had to put their needs first prior to starting my venture. Finally, during Covid and the civil unrest, I decided it was my time and I haven’t looked back. It was the best decision to live out my dream.
As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
Beyond a Home is a 6-bed residential care facility for the elderly. We pride ourselves on having a client-centric philosophy where we put the needs and wants of our clients first. We take the time to truly understand our clients and their families in order to provide a holistic care plan. We encourage alternative treatment plans and activities such as yoga and meditation, which are proven to improve quality of life. We provide the highest quality of care in a fun-loving environment. This is a home where your loved ones will be safe, comfortable and treated like family. Beyond a Home is a safe place no matter your gender or sexual orientation. Just know we lead with LOVE. We go above and beyond just providing care and recently have been acknowledged as one of the best assisted living in the Lancaster/Palmdale area!
Do you have any memories from childhood that you can share with us?
My favorite childhood memory was visiting my great grandparents. They had a beautiful home on a nice piece of land with lots of trees and a lake nearby. My great-grandmother was an amazing cook, and I love to eat. She also would share stories with me about marching with Martin Luther King and she would let me brush her hair. These were some of my best childhood memories. My childhood was challenging so these visits meant a lot to me growing up.
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