Message from the CEO
As a former healthcare administrator, I launched Chosen Family with the goal of having a more focused, direct impact on the delivery of care than I could ever accomplish within my previous leadership roles. For me, the joy of running an organization like Chosen Family Home Care is having the ability to positively improve the lives of individuals needing customized care. As a passionate Philadelphia resident, I know that many local seniors can benefit from new approaches to in-home care, that will bring them more connection to the community, and provide families with a greater sense of comfort that their loved one is indeed matched with an ideal caregiver.
This starts by including the family, loved ones, or healthcare partners throughout the care planning process, a key component of the concept of “family-centered care,” which has been adopted by top medical centers. A strong communication loop between family, the caregiver, Chosen Family management, and community healthcare practitioners is essential for ensuring that all the needs of the client are met. While this may not sound like a novel concept, it is not commonly practiced within the home care community.
The LGBT older adult population is expected to grow from 3 million people today to nearly 7 million people by 2030. However, the LGBT population is twice as likely to age alone and four times less likely to have children. The LGBT community is also twice as likely to be single than its non-LGBT peers, and they are also more likely to be estranged from their families.
As a result of these factors, they often lack familial support that others have. They typically rely on families of choice for care, which could be made up of friends, partners, or community members. Chosen Family was created to foster a welcoming environment, identify and build rapport, and be community advocates. We connect our patients and caregivers to the right resources to achieve not just independence at home but also cultural understanding and deep personal connections.
At Chosen Family, we also use the latest in health technology to maximize opportunities for communication between all members of our client’s care circles. We utilize effective oversight to ensure that we are in compliance with physician orders, and that our care plans are being properly administered.
As owner of the business, I also promise to you my direct involvement in your loved ones care, and will always make myself available for feedback and improvements in our service. I look forward to working with you and your loved one on creating a care plan that is perfectly suited to the family’s needs. Thank you for considering Chosen Family as your care partner.