Our Story

Dear Amada Family,

We’re thrilled you have joined our Amada Family! Our mission is to:

  • Help seniors age with dignity in their homes
  • Provide assistance to adults managing disabilities
  • Support family caregivers assisting their loved ones
  • Create rewarding and meaningful work for our staff

Our mission guides everything we do and are born from the personal experiences of Charise and Ty Tippets, the proud owners of Amada Senior Care Southern Utah. Ty strives to deliver the best in senior care by living the core values of Compassion, Charity, Honesty, Professionalism, and Gratitude. He believes treating clients, caregivers, and colleagues with these values first has helped make Amada the best in Southern Utah.

Committed to Serving Families and Communities

Ty also serves as the Administrator and Chief Executive Officer of the St. George Surgical Center, a multi-specialty ambulatory surgical center that has served the healthcare needs of Southern Utah for 34 years. In the summer of 2013, he led the charge as St. George Surgical became one of the nation’s first innovative surgical centers to champion surgical price transparency. Because of this work, Ty was invited to testify before the US Senate’s Health, Education, Labor & Pension Committee regarding potential solutions to national healthcare problems.

A man dressed formally sitting at a conference with a microphone in front of him.

Prior to his work in healthcare, Ty was executive director of a nonprofit community housing development organization. In this role, he created and developed high quality, affordable housing for the people of Southern Utah, Southern Nevada and Northern Arizona, with housing developments that earned national and state awards. Ty is a Utah-licensed general contractor.

Born and raised in tiny Clover, Utah, which has since been incorporated into a larger town, Ty began his education in a two-room schoolhouse, wandering the hills with a bow and arrow and setting fish traps in the creeks. He holds two Bachelor of Science degrees in Business and Psychology from Southern Utah University, and an MBA from Oregon State University. He subsequently completed an executive education program in leadership and community development from Harvard University’s JFK School of Government.

Ty meeting Senator Lamar Alexander

His greatest pride lies in his six children – five daughters and a son – and six beautiful grandkids. Ty and wife Charise have been married for 35 years. He is a devout Christian and active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Enriching the Lives of Others Through Word and Deed

The eldest of 10 children, Charise is a natural caregiver: it’s in her DNA. Born in Henderson, Nevada and raised in Cedar City, Utah, her extended family came replete with grandparents, aunts and uncles, and 52 first cousins. Following high school graduation, Charise moved to Salt Lake City and earned an Associate Degree in Business Administration, taking a break and becoming a professional nanny to help families in Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

She resumed her education at Southern Utah University back in Cedar City, where she met Ty. The couple marrying after a brief courtship. Ty pursued an MBA in Corvallis, Ore., followed by a move to St. George in their home state. Over the next 35 years, they raised six children and are helping to raise six grandchildren.

A stay-at-home mom, Charise served in various PTA positions. Honored with the District Award of Merit from the Boy Scouts of America after serving for 15 years in the Cub Scout program, she spent time as cubmaster, den leader, district trainer, and district liaison. As an active member of her church, she has served diligently in many teaching and leadership positions.

As primary senior caregiver for Ty’s parents, Lionel and Wanda, who lived with the family most of Ty and Charise’s married lives, Charise saw them through the difficult process of transitioning from independence all the way to bedbound until their ultimate passing. She maintains serving Lionel and Wanda in this way was not without its challenges but ended up being one of the greatest blessings in her life. Charise says the confluence of her business degree and highly evolved caregiving skills makes bringing Amada into the community a source of joy and a true blessing.

The Amada Difference

Seeing the difference that excellent and compassionate in-home health care made in our own family, Ty and Charise decided to commit themselves to bringing such care to others. As Amada Senior Care franchise owners, they follow their passion for offering superior care and sincere compassion for aging seniors or adults with disabilities. They want to help families navigate the senior care journey by providing trained and dedicated caregivers, assistance with care coordination, and much more.

Ty and Charise also want to serve as a resource to families by providing solutions on how to cover the costs of in-home care for a loved one. This starts with a no-cost, expert review of a policyholder’s long-term care insurance (LTCi). As long-term care insurance claims experts, Ty and Charise walk families through the completion of claims forms and handle all the paperwork, while making sure benefits are being used to the greatest advantage.

Rely on the Amada Southern Utah team to serve as your personal senior care advocate by making referrals for needed care and services, providing up-to-date information and jumping into action when time is of the essence. We would love to learn more about you and your family as we share information about ours. Contact us today at 435-248-0800 to see and feel The Amada Difference!