KS Adult Care Home Operator, Certified Dementia Practitioner
Neil Barnett has called Kansas City home since graduating from the University of Kansas in 1983 with a degree in finance and accounting. For 21 years, Neil worked in the local offices of Wells Fargo, KPMG Peat Marwick and, finally, at Sprint Corporation, building a successful career in finance and international business development (finding time to earn his MBA from Rockhurst University along the way). In 2004, he ran across an opportunity to apply his expertise to work he found especially meaningful and fulfilling.
Neil’s grandmother had struggled with Alzheimer’s disease. Because Neil’s father was a neurologist, his grandmother received the best medical treatment available in their hometown of Wichita, Kansas. More difficult was finding the round-the-clock, personal care she required.
Many years later, Neil found a new way to offer that sort of care. The residential Alzheimer’s care home moved memory care out of an institutional setting – and into a professionally staffed ranch home specially designed for people with memory loss. Well-trained caregivers had the time to offer compassionate, personalized care in a warm, family style setting.
On August 1, 2005, Neil opened one of the first residential Alzheimer’s care homes in the Kansas City area, not far from his own house in Prairie Village.
Today, Care Haven Homes operates six houses in Johnson County. Neil, wife Lisa and father-in-law Howard Mick all are deeply committed owners of this family enterprise. Neil oversees the management of all our homes.