menders qualifications

Betty Van Gerpen, a longtime Atlanta resident and Registered Nurse with graduate degrees in adult education and gerontology, launched Menders Inc. in 1985. Subsequently, by working to establish licensing criteria, Menders became the first home care agency to be licensed by the state of Georgia to provide care and assistance to seniors in their private homes, retirement communities, and other long-term care and assisted living residences.

Over the years, Betty Van Gerpen has pioneered educational tools and protocols for training and professionally certifying care givers and home care agencies across the country. As exemplary industry leaders who are nationally recognized by medical and home care professionals, Menders’ dedicated team—Registered Nurses (RNs), Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), and education professionals—have demonstrated an above-and-beyond commitment to their clients in North Metro Atlanta (including Buckhead and Sandy Springs) and their greater community.

Notably, unlike the many corporate franchises that supply senior care givers, Menders remains an Atlanta-owned and operated agency with a hands-on approach to assessing your needs and specifying the appropriate type, level and timing of services. Applying over three decades of expertise with great consideration for each set of personal circumstances, Menders conscientiously satisfies individual requirements and preferences, typically in collaboration with individuals’ physicians and families.

Virtually all of Menders' referrals stem from clients and others who know us personally or by reputation, including trusted professionals in the health care, legal and financial fields. If you are just becoming acquainted with Menders, we welcome you to our website and look forward to talking with you in person.

Please contact Menders for a confidential consultation with a RN about your senior home care needs.


Never stop doing little things for others. Sometimes those little things occupy the biggest part of their hearts.
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