About Virginia Home Care Partners

Our Mission


Love People


Journey Together 


Make a Difference!

At Virginia Home Care Partners, we recognize it is a privilege to be given the opportunity to partner in your living and be invited into your home. Through our partnership we provide professional, compassionate, and individualized home care, giving clients and their loved one’s peace of mind that they can remain safe and independent with dignity at home. We dedicate ourselves to your valued trust.  Our partnership with you is built around this mission. We have served our community with partnerships since 2013.



Our Client Partnership Service Agreement is not a contract. This means service can be paused or ended with seven days’ notice. There is no minimum number of hours per week.

When my husband and I found we needed some additional care for his mother, we contacted VHCP. The staff there has been incredible. They guided us through the entire process. They have been reliable which I know from past experiences is rare! The CNAs not only see to her personal care but go the extra mile to entertain her while they are there. We highly recommend their business. Melody


Our Client Partners define their need for service and enjoy flexible hours and schedules. Service can be established with as little as four-hour shifts, to ensure a Client Partner is comfortable with being served. Short term care may be required for caregiver relief or in-home recovery from an illness or surgery. No matter the need, we take pleasure in coming alongside our Client Partners in their journey.

The flexibility of your hours is what first brought us to you! As my husband’s needs change, I know I can work with you to add or change his schedule. Sharon

Virginia Home Care Partners is distinguished from other services by flexibility, availability as well as Care Partners. Your company is amazing. Ann

Care 24 hours/7 days a week

Care Provided 24/7. Even four hours of service can make a difference in improving the quality of life, Client Partner safe in the shower or being on a companion, attending an appointment or checking in to ensure a meal is prepared and provide medication reminders. Overnight In-Home On-call shifts are a cost-effective way to have a Care Partner in the home and available to attend to any needs that occur during the night.

I just wanted to say “Thank You” for providing care for my dad while we were away! He was well taken care of and each companion was a good fit for him. So glad to be working with your agency. F.M.


Virginia Home Care Partners is owned by Karen Koudelka. We exist because of our passion to serve those in need, as a trusted partner. We are committed to investing in three primary partnerships: Client Partners, Care Team Partners, and Community Partners. Virginia Home Care Partners distinguishes itself as being that true partner – not just a slogan.

Just want to thank all of you folks for all you did for my wife and me over the past few months.  You have a great bunch of people from the office staff to those who came to help us.  I will recommend you anytime and I have. Keep up your very special work and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Nancy 


Our professional Care Team Partners include Care Management, Registered Nurses, Care Partners who provide service. An essential part of what we do is our commitment to continuity of care with communication and support among all Care Team Partners.

We have been extremely happy with the professionals we teamed with, to care for an aging parent. The Care Partners have been outstanding in all areas. We needed all aspects of care, for a limited mobility parent. The Care Partners with VHCP, are well trained, caring and attentive. Scott


We believe who we are is just as important as what we do. Service excellence means always looking for ways to partner with our Clients to meet their personal goals and needs with compassion and integrity. We believe the core of our partnership approach is always striving to meet our Client Partner’s needs, realizing that the quality of their lives depends on how we serve them.

We are extremely pleased with the overall support, care, communication, and compassion that we’ve received with the partnership of VHCP. We appreciate the consistency of Care Partners and the skill that all Care Partners exhibit when caring for my husband.  S.H


Karen Koudelka - Owner and Administrator

Karen Koudelka - Owner and Administrator

Born in Bristow, OK but raised in Houston, TX, Karen proudly claims Texan roots but calls Virginia home. Karen started her career in the banking industry, served as an assistant vice president, before leaving banking to begin a family and travel the United States as an Air Force Spouse.

Karen spent seven years homeschooling her four children, as they experienced various relocations, volunteering, teaching, and organizing events. Some of her fondest memories are those years of adventure together as a family.

Karen’s faith is essential to her and informs all she does. She actively participates in Lifepoint Church and serves the community through volunteer opportunities in the Fredericksburg area. She was a founding board member of the non-profit, Global Ministry Partners and served for three years. Their first partnership, Mayuge Christian Education Center, gave her a love for the girls in the village of Mayuge, Uganda, and inspired her to travel out of the U.S. for the first time to visit Africa in 2021.

Karen loves nature, sunshine, beaches, mountains, and just about anything outside – kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, hiking, photography – just to mention a few.

Jonathon Koudelka

Jonathon Koudelka

Director of Operations and Development

Jonathon lived in many states, having grown up in a military family but is proud to have been anchored in Virginia for the past 17 years. He currently lives in Northern Virginia with his lovely wife, two dogs, and two cats.

After earning his bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia, he worked for the Society of American Archeology as the Manager of Finance and Administration, providing logistical support and managing the day-to-day operations.

Most recently, as Director of People and Operations at the Washington DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP), he oversaw all functional disciplines such as human resources, finance, and operations. He is proud to have served the DC Community at WDCEP by facilitating and directly managing numerous initiatives supporting economic development and local business.

When he is not taking care of his, at times, needy pets, he enjoys stand-up comedy, tennis, spicy foods, and a good baseball game (go Astros!).
Following VHCP and its operations and growth over the past ten years, he is honored to be a part of our dedicated Care Team Partners. Sharing the passion of VHCP to impact the Fredericksburg Community, Jonathon joined its leadership as the Director of Operations and Development.

Heather Burnett

Heather Burnett

Business Support Manager

Heather came to VHCP after owning and operating an in-home preschool for educators in Spotsylvania County for 13 years. Her desire to care for others called her to continue her career in serving others in a new capacity of Care Management. Her previous HR role gives her the opportunity to utilize her experience in working with people in a professional setting.

Heather was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, but has called Fredericksburg home for nearly 20 years. She and her husband have three teenage children and a small zoo of beloved family pets. She is an active leader in her son’s Boy Scout Troop and volunteers with the local schools and charity organizations. Heather is an avid lover of nature and being outside. She is also an amateur musician and aspiring chef.

Dana Schuster

Dana Schuster

Registered Nurse

Dana has over 20 years of experience as a Registered Nurse. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and Widener University, she has worked in a variety of healthcare settings, including General Medicine,
Hematology and Oncology, Clinical Sales, Assisted Living, and Home Care.

Her passion and inspiration for working in Home Care results from her personal experience caring for and coordinating her parents’ care both in their home and while in Memory Care in Pennsylvania.

Dana is married with three adult children and has two dogs. She loves spending quality time with her family
and walking her dogs. She enjoys running, tennis, pickleball, biking, and hiking!

Cecelia Talley

Cecelia Talley

Registered Nurse

Cecelia was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama. After earning her B. S. degree from Louisiana State University, she pursued her love of travel as a flight attendant, traveling the world for seven years.

While based in Los Angeles, she met and married her husband, a pilot who shares her love of travel. They had two children and moved to Virginia in 2000 to be closer to family. She enjoyed being a stay-at-home mom, but as her children went off to school, she decided to pursue a second career in nursing.

Cecelia discovered her passion for geriatrics later in life while helping her family care for her elderly parents. Her desire to help other elderly people stay in their homes led her to VHCP in 2017. She loves working with Care Partners to provide the best possible care for every client.

Along with Cecelia’s passion for traveling, she also enjoys learning about the history and culture of the different countries she visits, hiking, kayaking, and watching LSU football with her family.

Care Team Partners


We embrace opportunities to support our Community Partners – many are non-profits who serve seniors and those with disabilities.

We are a member of Partners in Aging, a non-profit comprised of local businesses and non-profits who all serve and support seniors and individuals with disabilities.  We contribute to community events, volunteering and providing support services with coordination of care.  An important aspect of our partnerships is to stay connected with community resources and enrich the care clients have access to.  Learn more at http://www.partnersinaging.org/about_us/

Senior Visitors is a non-profit we invest in with our support and volunteer relationships. “The program matches socially isolated senior citizens with trained volunteers who provide weekly, home-based visits.” It is a vital offering to seniors in our community and near to our hearts for the impact it makes on seniors’ lives.  For more information visit them at https://www.mhafred.org/senior-visitors/

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thank you lord sign

We support community education and offer free group presentations in the community such as church groups, Lion’s Club, assisted living residences, non-profit groups, and community clubs.  Topics include: Positive Approach to Care Dementia workshops, Preventing Falls, Aging in Place, etc.  As we live, work, and raise our families in Fredericksburg and surrounding communities, we desire to give back and make a difference in the lives of others.