New company specializes in in-home health care

Herald Staff Writer

JASPER — A new business specializing in-home health care has opened.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for Adaptive Nursing Health Care Services will take place at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the facility, at 332 Third Ave. The business has been open for about two months, owner Mike Root said.

“Our services are for the aged and disabled population,” Root said. “And there are a lot of people who need this kind of service.”

A staff member serves a client by going into the home and taking care of standard duties like cooking and cleaning, assistance with grooming, companionship, transportation and other day-to-day activities so that the client can remain independent. Nursing assistance also is available.

The Jasper facility is the second branch of Root’s business, which is headquartered in Jeffersonville.
That company started two years ago, and a branch was established in Columbus at the beginning of this year. Root saw a need for an office farther west in the state.

“Our Jeffersonville office serves people in about an hour radius. We have clients in Paoli and English, and saw that we could respond to a greater need,” he said. “Jasper is a good location for the western portion of the state. Plus, we love that area and felt that it would be a good fit for us.”

Melissa Snider is the program manager of the local office. A French Lick resident, she has worked in the Jasper area for more than 20 years.

Root is in the process of hiring more staff, with the goal of having 30 to 40 employees at the Jasper office. “We work on a ratio of one-to-one with our clients,” Root said. “We want to develop a close relationship with our clients and serve their specific needs.” Those interested in applying for a position can do so through the company’s website,

The Jasper branch is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. The office can be reached by phone at 817-0753 or by email at

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