Owner, Amada Senior Care Dallas
Amada Senior Care Dallas
Topic: “How to Care for Your Loved One at Home Without Breaking the Bank”
Audience: Working and retired adults
Territory: Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex: Dallas and southern Collin counties
Eric vanGoethem spent much of his career indirectly helping sick people get better as a medical equipment sales rep to medical facilities, but it wasn’t until severe illness hit his own family that he realized he could make a bigger impact on the lives of patients and their families through professional caregiving.
Now the owner of the Dallas and North Dallas franchises of Amada Senior Care, Eric saw first-hand how overwhelmed his mother was when his father got Creutzfeld-Jakob disease, a rare, degenerative, fatal brain disorder that may involve mental deterioration, involuntary movements, blindness, weakness of extremities, and coma. Eric’s family was never told about in-home caregivers, and it made him determined to make caregiving available to families in need.
Before joining Amada Senior Care, Eric was Area Sales Manager for Medtronic, the world’s largest medical device company which develops and manufactures devices and therapies to treat more than 30 chronic diseases, including heart failure, Parkinson’s disease, urinary incontinence, Down’s syndrome, obesity, chronic pain, spinal disorders and diabetes.
Before that, Eric was Director of Sales and Marketing for Surgical Care Affiliates, one of the largest providers of outpatient surgery in the United States, and Sales Representative for Mizuho OSI, the world’s leading manufacturer of specialty spine and orthopedic surgical tables.
Eric holds both a BSBA in Management Information Systems and an MBA in Marketing from Auburn University.