Jerry is originally from Chanute, Kansas, attended Pittsburg State University and Missouri Southern State University with a major in Marketing and Management. He has over 35 years of experience with finance and operations. Jerry is also a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war. 
Jerry was responsible for starting the handyman portion of Compassionate Care Senior Services.  He realized the need for seniors to have low-cost, honest handyman services while helping his mother and her friends.  Jerry says that seniors are often taken advantage of by persons who see their vulnerability. His goal is to make sure this never happens to anyone.

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Who We Are...

Jerry Cole

Co-Owner/ Founder

Kerri A. Cole Brooks

Co-Owner/ CEO

History of Compassionate Care Senior Services

Compassionate Care Senior Services began in 2005 with two women and a man who were best friends and family members and also served the elderly in their career positions.  The idea to form a non-medical home care company came to fruition after many long hours of discussion about their goals. They realized the passion that each one had for serving the geriatric population, as well as the fact that each one of them served them in different ways.  The business was incorporated in 2006 and opened its doors on June 1, 2006.

Compassionate Care Senior Services is a member of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers, National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA).

The owners of Compassionate Care Senior Services consist of:


Sherry Cole, B.S., M.S. Ed

Co-Owner/Principal

Sherry is a graduate of Missouri Southern State University with an Associate of Arts degree and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in education. She also holds a Master’s degree in Education from Pittsburg State University. Sherry has experience as a medical laboratory technician, specializing in clinical chemistry and microbiology. She is a former public school educator and administrator. She has also served as the Joplin Regional Manager for the Southwest Missouri Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association for several years.
Now, Sherry is a dedicated Geriatric Care Manager and is well-versed in counseling families and caregivers whose loved ones are affected by Alzheimer’s and related dementias. She was a caregiver for her mother and grandmother, who also had Alzheimer’s disease. Sherry is a regular guest speaker for many organizations and groups throughout the country, on various topics related to the aging process, caregiving, Alzheimer’s, and communicating with your parents. Sherry is available for speaking engagements and personal appearances.

“A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” Proverbs 18:24

Kerri is originally from Joplin, Missouri, and has returned to the area with over 20 years of healthcare experience in the areas of pharmacy, community education, quality improvement, human resources and employee benefits and insurance. She possesses a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut in Molecular and Cellular Biology and has a Master’s Degree in Health Care Administration from Bellevue University. She has over 14 years of experience in the life and health insurance industry specializing in individual, group and senior insurance.  She has a vast understanding of Medicare, Long Term Care insurance, Veteran's Aide and Attendance Benefit and other means of paying for home care services and how to maximize your benefits for home care. She is also a License Home Care Administrator in the State of Oklahoma.