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Andy Grim
Owner and President Home Care Assistance of Richmond/Williamsburg

Prior to opening Home Care Assistance, I spent over 25 years as an executive for several of the nation’s leading healthcare companies. I was also a Board Certified Financial Planner, with a specialization in personal health care financing. Through these experiences I became acutely aware of our rapidly growing senior population, the significant care needs they will experience as they age, and their strong desire to receive high-quality care in the comfort of their own homes versus moving into traditional long-term care facilities. This background and awareness convinced me that there was a strong need to provide a higher level of in-home care services for Virginia’s seniors. With that in mind, I opened Home Care Assistance of Richmond/Williamsburg and Home Care Assistance of Williamsburg with the goal of providing the highest quality in-home care service in the state of Virginia. I established the following principles to guide our company in achieving that goal:

Home Care Assistance has used these principles to provide the highest quality in-home care solutions to over 500 Virginia families. You have my personal commitment that if you choose Home Care Assistance to care for your loved one, our entire management and care team will do everything in our power to ensure they receive the high quality in-home care experience they deserve.

 

Becky Grim
Certified Geriatric Care Manager, Certified Dementia Practitioner, Owner

As a Certified Geriatric Care Manager and Owner of Home Care Assistance of Richmond/Williamsburg, my mission is to change the way the world ages. At Home Care Assistance, we provide older adults with quality care that enables them to live happier, healthier lives at home. Our services are distinguished by the caliber of our caregivers, the responsiveness of our staff and our expertise in Live-in Care. We embrace a positive, balanced approach to aging centered on the evolving needs of older adults.

I take pride in our reputation for providing the best trained, best-screened caregivers in Richmond. It’s not easy; we interview 25-30 caregivers before we hire one. The bottom line for me, I will not leave your loved one with someone I wouldn’t leave with mine. Our caregivers help with meal preparation, personal hygiene, bathing, medication reminders, transportation and more on both an hourly and live-in basis. All of our caregivers are trained in the Balanced Care Method which takes a holistic approach to our clients by encouraging independence and engaging them in physical, mental and social activities.

 

Amber House
Director of Administration and Human Resources

"With over a decade of experience in administration and human resource management, I came to Home Care Assistance highly motivated to make an impact on the community and quality of life for Virginia seniors. As a granddaughter, daughter, and mother; providing the best care for aging seniors is a cause that is near and dear to my heart. Having the opportunity to have a meaningful, lasting impact on the people in my community is such a great inspiration! I am proud to have the opportunity to be part of a local company who prides themselves on giving the best service and care possible to their clients is also truly rewarding. My goal at Home Care Assistance of Virginia is to keep the business running as efficiently as possible for everyone involved, which allows us to provide the best care possible to your loved ones."

 

Amy Reynolds RN
Director of Nursing

Amy takes great pride in providing the highest quality care to Virginia seniors. “I was born and raised in Virginia I am thrilled to be able to give back to Virginia’s Seniors as Home Care Assistance’s Director of Nursing. I have 17 years’ experience as a Registered Nurse Home Care Case Manager, and I truly enjoy working hard to advocate for my seniors and families! As the Director of Nursing, I provide an in depth initial and ongoing assessments to determine each of our Senior’s physical, cognitive, and emotional needs. Based on those assessments I design a customized care plan based on the unique needs of each senior. I also make routine visits into the homes of our clients to make sure our caregivers are trained on the care plan and are implementing it correctly. I consult with the senior, their family and doctors to write a custom care plan specific for each client. I then coach our caregivers to give our client’s the best possible care. I have a strong belief that each one of our clients should have the opportunity to age in place at home with the best trained, best screened caregivers in Virginia! That is why I choose to work for Home Care Assistance. I absolutely love caring for others in the comfort of their own homes!”

 

Max Grim
Richmond Director of Operations

As the Director of Operations at Home Care Assistance, my primary roles are to hire new caregivers and custom match them with our seniors, to conduct ongoing in-home quality assurance visits, and to actively manage our 24 hour on call care management team. I am committed to making sure that each Virginia Senior gets the quality care they deserve. I take great pride in making sure all my caregivers show up on time and work effectively with each client. I know that many of our clients must have care at all times, so when an after-hours call comes in due to a caregiver having difficulty getting to their shift or an emergency situation with the client’s health or home, I am on it immediately, no matter what time of day or night it is!

 

Lina Simpson
Williamsburg Director of Operations

With over 10 years of management and human resources experience after obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Human Resources from Liberty University, Lina came to Home Care Assistance well prepared for her new position. Lina is excited about the opportunity to work in the senior care industry. “Growing up in a tight knit family ingrained a deep sense of value in me for my elders and led me to a career that is profoundly personal to me. As Director of Operations for Home Care Assistance I have the chance to be an integral part of providing care for seniors in my community while allowing them to stay comfortably in their homes and with their loved ones. Approaching every case as if it were my own family, I hand select caregivers and match them to my clients to best suit their individual needs. I am so grateful to be a part of a team that goes above and beyond to not only maintain, but improve, the quality of life for so many!”

 

Bunny Shulse
Staff Coordinator

After a highly successful 20+ year career as an administrator in the healthcare industry, I decided that I wanted to work for a high-quality local company providing the best care for Virginia’s senior population. I enjoy working with our Clients and try to assist them with whatever needs they may have. I also enjoy working with our caregivers, try to establish a good working relationship with them as well as assist with whatever needs or issues they may have. I really love working for a company that has integrity and compassion for its clients and caregivers. Home Care Assistance is that and much more. Working together with my HCA Team to find solutions to make of each of our clients lives a little better each day gives me a great sense of pride in my work!

 

Bette Clements
Richmond Registered Nurse

Bette is a lifetime resident of Virginia and has over 25 years of experience as a Registered Nurse. She has an extensive background in care management both in a hospital setting and in-home care. “I strongly believe in the value and importance of having a care team that works closely together to coordinate the best possible care. I loved to teach, and I make sure each of our caregivers is trained specifically on the skills required for each of our clients. I was blessed to become a part of Home Care Assistance team in April 2019! Teamwork is the heart of Home Care Assistance - we must all work together to deliver the best possible experience for each of our seniors. Based on a home visit and assessment of the client plus information from their family. I do regular follow up visits to ensure each care plans are current and appropriate. If any changes are needed, I make the team aware and they follow through with the client's caregiver. I have extensive training in dementia and Alzheimer's, as well as other health issues our seniors face. The families of our clients are an important part of our team providing us with inside knowledge of the client's personality and things they enjoy, so our caregivers can encourage hobbies, outings, and socialization. Another especially important part of Home Care Assistance is giving peace of mind to family members, knowing their loved one is in good hands and being cared for as we would care for our own family.”

 

Kathy LaGreca
Williamsburg Registered Nurse

I have been a registered nurse for 40+ years and I have a great love for what I do! My experience is very diversified ranging from hospitals to nursing homes, private practices, medical day programs and skilled homecare. I have always felt one has to love nursing to do it well. It is a path I took in life, from which I have been richly blessed in so many ways. I have been fortunate enough to be part of the Home Care Assistance team! I respect and enjoy the relationships with each employee, as I am sure you will too. I have a big heart for all our seniors. My own mother has suffering for years with dementia, which makes me empathetic to the hardships our families and their loved ones must endure physically, intellectually, and emotionally. If I can bring my senior and their families some peace of mind, some security, and some joy for the moment, then It confirms my purpose in being there. As an RN, I will be conducting initial assessments as well as periodic reassessments to assure each client’s care plan is up to date; and that the relationship between the patient, their family and the caregiver is a caring and nurturing one. At Home Care Assistance, caring for your loved one is the heart of what we all love to do!