EldersChoice was founded by Paula Levitas in 2006 while she was working at a fully accredited non-profit social service agency in Harrisburg, PA. As the Director of Older Adult Services for over nine years, Paula and her staff provided professional geriatric case management services to individuals, couples and families which included comprehensive intakes, diagnostic assessments, service planning and coordination, service delivery, ongoing case management services and much more.
EldersChoice started over eight years ago when Paula was working with many individuals, couples and families in the community that were faced with making the ultimate heart wrenching decision, is the older adult safe to stay at home or will they have to leave, give up their routines and cherished memories to reside in a more restrictive care environment for the rest of their lives? Also, the older adult clients and their families were also frustrated by the cost of having to pay very expensive hourly fees, having multiple caregivers coming in and out of their home, direct care providers not showing up on time or calling off and the client having a lapse in service until the shift agency found a replacement. The lack of trained caregivers and oversight created anxiety and lack of continuity of care for the consumer.
EldersChoice focused on a non-medical model that offered the client the “choice” to remain at home with 24/7 continuous one-on-one attention by one primary trained caregiver. Along with providing a 24/7 live-in non-medical care model, the Founder recognized the key to remaining at home for as long as possible or until end of life and to ensure the highest quality of care would be to incorporate ongoing care planning and coordination of care as part of the model.
The Founder and Partners of this growing company recognize the value and importance of being “hands on”. Through our involvement, we can ensure that each and every one of our client’s receives the best quality care and live more productive and dignified lives in their own surroundings.
EldersChoice is not a franchise but rather a Partnership.