Michael A Collura started his journey in senior care early on. At the young age of just 15 he unknowingly was set on a path that would shape his life and lives of countless others. Michael began working in his first job, along side his own Mother, in a nursing home. There Michael instantly developed a passion for doing something that mattered and being someone who would help others. He learned and was instilled with values of compassion, respect, dignity and a desire to genuinely help others. It was in these early years and how he was raised right that would ultimately impact the formation and strength of the In Home Personal Services brand so many years later…
It was simple. Do something that mattered, helped others and was built for the benefit of many not just the few. More than a business, it would be a mission that set out to never diminish and only grow. It was to expand not to gain fortune, but to make a difference in the community and the industry that was crying out for help.
We are often asked “How did you start the business?”. Our answer, we never tried to start a business, we set out to do something that mattered, the business was a vehicle to get us there. In that the mission was born.
In early 2004 In Home Personal Services was formed. Founded by Michael A Collura and again working with his own Mother. The mission statement says it all, In Home Personal Services would deliver on its promise.
To provide quality homecare with high standards that promotes independence at a low cost.
Since its inception In Home Personal Services has continued to live up to its mission, delivering care to countless seniors and their families. It has built a reputation of more than a quality care provider. It is an award winning brand and recognized within the industry as a true leader in senior care. This journey has not been without its own challenges, but that too further builds upon its strength as a provider and a brand.
“For me, its not a measurement of success that many would think is conventional. I am blessed for everything life has provided. The good, the bad and the ugly have all shaped my life and where I stand today, I say thank you for it all. For without the challenges, the failures and the struggle there would be nothing worth celebrating and life would be boring. My life is anything but unfulfilled. I have the privilege to do what I love…making a difference in the lives of others. My journey is far from over and that too is a blessing. Because of all the lives I have yet to reach and impact for the better.”
Nothing about what In Home Personal Services is today would exist without the amazing team of dedicated professionals that drive the brands delivery and innovation of care.
As a Founder, Michael A Collura President and CEO, has often described himself as the least important person in the brands success. Why? Because while he may be a significant force for the growth and operation it is the frontline workers who deliver on the promises made and the trust given to be the care provider of choice for the vulnerable loved ones that have trusted In Home Personal Services as a care provider.
Our innovation comes with the understanding that it must improve upon the lives of others or it is just nothing more than a clever idea novel in its conception. There must be real substance to how any innovation we will develop and must provide a benefit to others, not just the brand.
My responsibilities day to day will include first and foremost ensuring that the team has the ability to be challenged, to grow and to become more than they thought they could be. As a leader, it is my core duty to build those around me to the point where I become the least important person in the room. Today, I am successfully the last useful person within the brand!
What are the 3 biggest achievements we could be proud of? Let’s make a simple list.
We are our biggest competitor. Nothing else should, will or would ever matter. We work to continue to innovate and grow and we are only chasing ourselves. Let the others running a rat race look over at see what we are doing. It won’t matter. We’re too busy doing what is right, what is needed and what is expected to pay attention to anyone else.
Integrity will be your ally and the most valued human virtue on the planet. Respect everyone. Listen with an open heart. Never quit on the mission. Embrace failure because it is required to achieve success. Love what you do or do something else. Leadership isn’t about being perfect, popular or “the best”. Its about being the person who can inspire, lift up and make others better than yourself.
“In being a part of In Home Personal Services I can honestly say I never felt like I had a “job”. I have a mission, a drive, a life that gives me the chance to be a positive force for others in countless ways never even imagined. Find that in your life. It may actually be the true secret to happiness. It certainly is for me.”
In Home Personal Services began in January 2004, founded by Michael A. Collura working with his own Mother to provide quality care to seniors who wished to remain in the comfort of their own home.
We understood early on the challenges facing many seniors and their families when it came to aging and the desire to maintain a safe and independent lifestyle in the comfort of one’s familiar surroundings.
In Home Personal Service was formed with the belief that home care should be tailored to meet the individual needs of every client. It has remained our mission, to ensure the client and their family receive the highest level of quality care.
Many challenges were faced along the way including new laws and regulations for standards of quality care introduced by State authorities in 2008. Michael and the IHPS team were already operating well above these new standards, proving their mission was a success as they had not only met the standards of quality care issued by the regulatory authorities, they had exceeded them.
Today Michael continues his mission and In Home Personal Services has grown not just in its native State of Illinois, but throughout the United States.
“The best thing that we have, and the best part of what we have done, and the best way to describe a proven system, is in the people we have actually helped” – Michael Collura, President of IHPS
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