The Richmond District Office presented the 2015 Virginia Small Business Person of the Year award to Tulane Patterson, CEO and owner of Generation Solutions at their Roanoke, Va. office May 6, 2015. Patterson was given a mosaic ruby red slipper made by a Virginia artisan. The idea of the slipper originates from Generation Solutions motto “There is no place like home….for Senior Care.” The SBA presented the award at both of Generation Solutions’ offices in Lynchburg and Roanoke.
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Although this isn’t Kansas, Generation Solutions’ motto “No place like home… For senior care” says a great deal about their mission. They understand older adults prefer to spend their retirement years living in the comfort of their own homes. The company provides home care services that enable older adults to live comfortably, securely and independently in their homes. Their home health aides provide personal care such as bathing, feeding, ambulating and caring for bed-bound individuals.
Almost 17 years have passed since P. Tulane Patterson founded Generation Solutions. The concept was ahead of its time in 1998 and still remains a leader in home based care.
Patterson’s leadership skills have brought Generation Solutions from a start-up to a strong and stable company. Generation Solutions has been able to grow even during rough times. The team that Patterson built has enabled the company not only to survive, but to thrive.
Patterson is a man of faith. Those values have positively influenced how he runs Generation Solutions. As the CEO, his decisions are not always based on what is best for the bottom line but doing what is right.
Generation Solutions has initiatives that give back to the communities they serve. It supports the United Way, the arts and events such as the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
Although this award recognizes an individual, Patterson gives all the credit to his team and appreciates the efforts they put in every day. He knows without them Generation Solutions would not be the success it is.