Home Care Assistance wants to change the way the world ages. To achieve that, we offer all our southern New Jersey patients the programs, treatments, and committed care that will help them to live happier, healthier lives in the comfort of their own homes. Our high level of care is reflected in the work of our trained and talented caregivers, the standards of our exceptional care, and the positive, balanced approach we bring to every situation. We want to focus our efforts on the needs of aging adults and give them the independence, comfort, and improved cognitive function they deserve.
About Our Staff
Client Care Manager
Before embarking on a new and personally rewarding career at Home Care Assistance, Phil D’ Angelo spent 25 years honing his problem solving skills. Phil has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in business management and he also earned a master’s degree in information systems. Team building was essential to Phil’s success, his dedication to leading his teams has served him well. Phil’s desire to understand the challenges, the desired outcomes and being able to work with a diverse group of people are just a few of his strengths.
Our head nurse, Marian, is an amazing woman with a terrific husband, three kids and five grandchildren. Marian has had an extensive career in the nursing profession, attending Sewickley Valley Hospital (SVH) School of Nursing in Western Pennsylvania and then going on to work as a Staff Nurse in the Intensive/Coronary Care Unit post-graduation. Marian excelled at her job and became the Head Nurse of the Step Down Unit at SVH before moving to New Jersey.
Marian would spend the next 25 years of her career at Memorial Hospital of Burlington County “Virtua Memorial Hospital”. Marian started as a Nursing Supervisor and as an Education Coordinator. Marian then moved into Sub-Acute & Long-Term Care where her role consisted of staff development, infection control, and employee health.
Marian continued her great career as an Assistant Director of Nursing at several area facilities and then went on to be the Director of Nursing at three local facilities.
Marian felt a strong desire to connect with the patients and transitioned into home care. Marian now spends her time as the Head Nurse at Home Care Assistance and teaching part time at LTC Career Training. Marian teaches both the nursing assistant and home health aides’ courses and has quickly become an extremely valuable member of our team.
What Do We Do?
The caregivers at Home Care Assistance stand at the heart of what we do. The Home Health Aides provide compassion, caring, and dedication in all circumstances, and use their expert training to improve our patients’ quality of life.
Our Expert Caregiver Staff
Exceptional Care from South Jersey Caregivers
When searching for an in-home caregiver for your senior loved one, you want to find someone who will help promote their quality of life. The caregivers at Home Care Assistance in southern New Jersey are the core of the home care experience, as they exercise compassion, professionalism, and true dedication when helping you or your senior loved ones. Our hiring process includes an exam that looks for traits like honesty, conscientiousness, and kindness to ensure your loved one receives exceptional care from the in-home caregiver they are matched with. We find the right people for the kind of care we provide, so that you can always count on us to provide our senior patient with the very best.
Live-In or Hourly Caregivers Meet a Variety of Care Needs
Maybe your loved one could use a helping hand around the house for a few hours a week? Or perhaps, he or she needs more extensive around-the-clock care? Trained to deliver personal care with respect and dignity, the live-in and hourly caregivers at Home Care Assistance in southern New Jersey can become an invaluable resource for your loved one 24 hours a day. We know every senior requires unique care, which is why we offer both round-the-clock and part-time specialty care to assist seniors with:
- Memory conditions such as dementia or Alzheimer’s
- Post-stroke recovery
- Parkinson’s symptoms that affect mobility
Caregivers Trained at Home Care Assistance University
Employees at Home Care Assistance are all matched with our patients through our Home Care Assistance University program. This helps us to ensure that we build the right connection from the start and foster a long-term, meaningful relationship easily when the two come face-to-face. Some of the attributes we use to find the right fit include: personality, common interests, and more. The Home Care Assistance University helps to foster a positive, comfortable environment as well and facilitates the consistency of our high-quality care.
Caregivers Offer Safety and Comfort for South Jersey Seniors
All caregivers at Home Care Assistance in southern New Jersey undergo a thorough background check and extensive training to ensure security and safety for our senior clients. We are bonded and insured, cover all employees with workers’ compensation, and take care of their salaries and taxes. We know your loved one only deserves the best care, which is why our commitment to hiring excellent caregivers has made Home Care Assistance the trusted provider of in-home senior care in southern New Jersey.
Balanced Care Method
Our Balanced Care Method is based on scientific studies done on the aging population of Okinawa, Japan. The residents there live longer, fuller, healthier lives than anywhere on earth, and we want to bring the secret of their longevity home to you.
Long life and strong health are still a mystery, even to modern medicine. There is no central explanation as to why people live longer or stay healthier than others. But there is one place where human beings seem to be less affected by age: Okinawa, Japan. Recently, scientists have studied the various peoples of Okinawa and found that well into their senior years. They appear to not only be mobile, very active, and have retained all of their mental faculties and cognitive functions. At Home Care Assistance, we have developed our Balanced Care Method based on the results of those scientific studies, and incorporated it into our high-quality care! With it, we seek to capture some of the lifestyle factors of the world’s healthiest people and promote two very simple yet powerful ideas: moderation and variety.
Components of Balanced Care Training:
- Healthy Diet
- Physical Activity
- Sharp Minds
- Social Ties
- Calmness and Purpose
- And more…
How Does the Balanced Care Method Work?
The Balanced Care Method is based on the scientific evidence that says only 1/3 of our health and longevity is based on our genetics. The other 2/3 of it is based on the lifestyle that is within our control. At Home Care Assistance, we try and encourage that ideology when working with our patients. We train all of our caregivers in the Balanced Care Method and teach them to foster life balance among lifestyle behaviors to increase overall longevity.
Take some time to watch this CNN video to learn more about what we’re talking about:
Cognitive Therapeutics Method
Our Cognitive Therapeutics Methods can slow the onset of dementia and restore cognitive function to aging patients. We use these methods to help the elderly retain their independence and give them a sense of accomplishment.
At Home Care Assistance, we have created a modern, activity-based program for seniors in southern New Jersey to help them retain their mental capacities. This program, entitled the Cognitive Therapeutics Method, positively impacts thinking and reason and aids elderly people to:
- Slow cognitive decline
- Delay the onset of dementia
- Build a routine to look forward to
- Regain a sense of pride and accomplishment
- Engage with others in an enjoyable way
- And more…
A Truly Trained Caregiver
Why settle for an ordinary caregiver, when you could have one that is trained in our patented Cognitive Therapeutics Method? Home Care Assistance trains our staff members to provide unique, individual one-on-one mental stimulation for their patients. Along with these cerebral exercises, they also offer support, basic care, and additional daily activities at no additional cost. By incorporating this type of care into our patients’ daily regimens, we can increase their levels of engagement and increase their overall happiness!
A Comprehensive Cognitive Program for the Individual
The Cognitive Therapeutics Method is based on cutting-edge scientific research involving the brain and a key report from the National Institutes of Health. It suggests that mental stimulation decreases cognitive decline, and encourages more than 20 different activities targeting memory and the 5 major domains of the brain! Here at Home Care Assistance, we have used that research to develop a multi-activity program to prevent the onset of cognitive impairments and decrease mental decline. Patients who undergo this treatment see increase cerebral function and an elevated mood in the long-run.
Do you have questions concerning our home care services? Home Care Assistance has the answers! Check out our FAQ page for the information you need to make the right choice for home care.
At Home Care Assistance, we are committed to helping families make the best possible decision regarding care for their loved ones. Our checklist of the most important questions to ask a potential home care provider is meant to assist you in your evaluation process.
Q: Has the company been responsive, informative and professional?
A: We are available 24/7 as a professional resource for you and your family
Q: Are the caregivers screened, bonded, and insured?
A: We hire only 1 in 25 applicants and conduct extensive screening and background checks
Q: Does the company employ its caregivers and take care of taxes, withholding and workers’ compensation?
A: Our caregivers are employees, not contractors, to protect our clients from liability
Q: Does the company conduct any caregiver training such as The Balanced Care Method™?
A: Our Balanced Care Method™ training emphasizes healthy body, mind and spirit
Q: Does the company guarantee a personality match and offer caregiver interviews?
A: We ensure a personality match and will not change your caregiver as long as you’re satisfied
Q: Does the company offer back-up caregivers in case of emergency?
A: We have an extensive roster of trained employees available for all our clients’ needs
Q: Is the care manager available on-call 24/7, including nights and weekends?
A: We are available 24/7 for our clients’ needs including evenings, holidays and weekends
Q: Does the company perform regular quality assurance visits, client satisfaction reviews and caregiver evaluations?
A: We conduct regular quality assurance visits along with other tools to ensure client satisfaction
Q: Does the company offer a satisfaction guarantee without any long-term contracts or commitments?
A: We require no long-term contracts so you can use our services for as long as you need them
Q: Is the company a recognized leader in the senior care industry with published books on senior wellness and caregiving?
A: We are a recognized leader in the industry. Ask us for more information on our books.
Wellness Book Collection
Our Wellness Book Collection gives seniors healthy living tips to increase the quality and longevity of their lives. Check out the list of available options to see which one is right for you.