Why Choose Us?
Home is where people can be themselves, feel comfortable, and live the dignified lives they want. And when a little help at home is needed, it’s nice to have someone with you who feels like family. As the top provider of senior home care in Columbia, MD and the surrounding area has to offer, Home With You Senior Care’s goal is to ensure a better quality of life for older adults and their families, by providing reliable, top-notch care. We believe that compassionate, open communication with our clients and caregivers is the key to reaching that goal and to providing families with peace of mind knowing that their loved ones are provided with the highest quality senior care at home.
Home With You Senior Care is licensed as a Residential Service Agency by the Maryland Department of Health, Office of Health Care Quality (License number R4194), and is also rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau.
A unique experience in the hospital led to the formation of Home With You Senior Care. While volunteering at a local hospital, Angela Propst, founder of Home With You, noticed that most volunteers wanted to work with infants in the neonatal unit, so she asked the hospital staff to send her where she was needed most. She was placed in the cardiac care unit, and was stunned by their appreciation for those little things we take for granted (opening drink containers, buttering bread, etc.). This experience gave her tremendous empathy and led her to open Home With You Senior Care in 2005 as a way to ensure that seniors within her community received the at-home assistance, companionship, and community connection they need to continue to lead healthy and happy lives.
Our mission is to help older adults live confidently and age with grace and dignity in their own homes. We choose to make a positive difference in the lives of our clients and their families. The Home With You team treats every contact as a friend, every client as family, and performs every task with honor, always providing services with:
Julie Shiver, Executive Director
Following her father’s open heart surgery, Julie experienced the challenges of arranging care for an out-of-state loved one, and realized how high-quality in-home care services can help to improve post-surgical recuperation. Based on that experience and her career in the healthcare industry, Julie feels great compassion for clients and their loved ones, and continuously seeks to create an environment of exceptional care and professionalism among the entire team at Home With You Senior Care.
Julie earned her Bachelor’s degree in social work and has 30+ years of experience in leadership, marketing, and business development in the healthcare industry.
Home With You Senior Care, a proud member of the Briggs Home Care family of agencies since 2017, is uniquely capable of meeting the diverse and evolving care needs of clients. From cold and flu to chronic and emerging health conditions, and everything in between, our team of professional caregivers is backed by proactive leadership that is committed to providing top-quality home care solutions.
With a commitment to ongoing caregiver training and education in both standard and universal precautions in order to keep our clients and our care team protected, our family of locally-founded and operated in-home care agencies delivers the highest levels of care and customer service for clients and families. Additionally, through our parent company, Briggs Healthcare, an industry leader for over 75 years, we have use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other supplies, including gloves, masks, hand sanitizer and much more, so you can feel comfortable trusting the care of your loved one to us.
The Briggs Home Care family of agencies offers the highest quality care, training and professionalism in the industry, leading to reduced hospitalizations and emergency room visits, and improved health and wellness outcomes for clients everywhere.
Professional Caregiver Training Means Enhanced Professional Care Training
When it comes to hiring and training in-home caregivers and nurses, our standards couldn’t be higher. At Home With You Senior Care, we take proactive steps to ensure our team is extensively trained and certified, so they feel confident in their roles and provide the highest quality care. While most home care agencies provide an average of 10 hours of general training, we provide over 120 hours of highly specialized in home caregiver training.
To fulfill this commitment, we have partnered with the Institute for Professional Care Education, a nationally renowned training and certification agency for caregiving professionals, to offer custom training programs to all our caregivers.
Our custom program provides three levels of training for our care staff:
- Level 1, “Certified Caregiver”, incorporates a variety of caregiver training tools to ensure skills stay sharp.
- Level 2, “Specialized Caregiver”, incorporates training in Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, and end of life care.
- Level 3, “Master Caregiver”, incorporates training in Parkinson’s disease, first aid, leadership, and more.
Serving with Excellence
At Home With You Senior Care, we know that the only way to keep improving the quality of the care we provide is to regularly solicit feedback from our clients, their families, and our own employees. That’s why we work with Home Care Pulse, an independent customer satisfaction firm, to continually collect, report, benchmark, and improve our processes.
Home With You Senior Care is a proud recipient of the Leader in Excellence, Provider of Choice and Employer of Choice Awards
Home With You Senior Care is pleased to announce that it has been named a 2020 Best in Home Care Leader in Excellence. This designation is the highest award a home care provider can achieve and is presented by Home Care Pulse, an independent firm that helps determine client and caregiver satisfaction via interview in a number of different categories.
Home With You Senior Care is also honored to be a Best of Home Care Provider of Choice for three years running — in 2020, 2019 and 2018! The Best of Home Care Provider of Choice award is based on client satisfaction ratings collected from telephone interviews performed by Home Care Pulse. These home care agencies are best-in-class for providing quality care to their clients. This recognition assures that the agency is trustworthy and has proven their ability to provide outstanding in-home care services.
Additionally, our team has also been honored with the Best of Home Care Employer of Choice award in 2020, 2019 and 2018! The Best of Home Care Employer of Choice award is based on caregiver satisfaction ratings collected via telephone interviews by Home Care Pulse. Agencies that have earned this award are best-in-class for caregiver satisfaction. When you choose an “Employer of Choice,” you can have confidence that your caregivers will be happy to serve you.
Home care agencies that receive these designations are rated in the top percentile nationally and demonstrate an ongoing commitment to delivering exceptional care and fostering a work environment that values professionalism and job satisfaction.
We would love the opportunity to talk with you one-on-one to get to know you and to offer the professional senior care at home to help improve quality of life for your loved one, providing you with the peace of mind you deserve with the high quality senior home care Columbia, MD area families trust. Call us any time at 410-756-0959.