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 PARTNERSHIP IS

NO CONTRACT & NO MINIMUM

We have full confidence in our commitment to care, exceptional, well trained, compassionate staff, and care management support.  Therefore, we do not require a contract to lock our clients into a minimum number of hours or number of visits. Service is defined by you, our Client Partner!

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

FLEXIBILITY

Client Partners define their need for service and enjoy flexible hours and schedules.  Service can be established with as little as one hour, 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

1 – 24 HOURS A DAY

We provide 1 – 24-hours of care. One hour of care can make the difference in keeping a Client Partner safe in the shower or being 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.

LOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED

Virginia Home Care Partners is co-owned by Karen Koudelka and Peter Getts – your neighbors. 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 

CARE TEAM PARTNERS

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

SERVICE EXCELLENCE

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

PARTNERSHIP – THE KEY TO COMPASSIONATE, QUALITY CARE YOU CAN TRUST

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, serving 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, 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 serves on the board of the non-profit, Global Ministry Partners. Their first partnership, Mayuge Christian Education Center, gave her a love for the girls in 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, and photography –to mention a few.

Karen’s love for others led her to work in the field of hospice and ultimately start Virginia Home Care Partners in 2012. “The Elderly – they are my kind of people!” She is passionate about positively impacting the lives of individuals with dementia and other cognitive challenges. This passion motivated her to seek and obtain certification as a Positive Approach to Care Trainer through Teepa Snow – a world-renowned expert in dementia care. Karen loves to offer this training at no cost in the community and equip each Care Team Partner.

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.

Sandra Zapata

Sandra Zapata

Business Support Manager

Sandra was born in Cuidad Juarez, Mexico, and immigrated to the U.S. at the age of one. Living from coast to coast, she called California and Texas home before settling in Virginia for the past 21 years. As a military family, moving to Virginia on assignment, Virginia became home.

She has one son whom she proudly calls her favorite one. She enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and just about any social activity. She loves the outdoors, stand-up board and kayaking, hiking, and exploring new places.

Sandra is interested in people of different cultures and would love to travel the world. Her sense of adventure keeps skydiving at the top of her bucket list.

Sandra is passionate about her faith and active in her church, Lifepoint. She leads a small group and enjoys volunteering in the community. Sandra’s spirit of excellence comes from faith in her spiritual gifts and abilities. At a young age, she had a strong desire to assist and care for others. She finds that being part of another person’s happiness and care is among the most rewarding and fulfilling experiences.

Her love for numbers and administration led her into a banking career as a Branch Manager. She held several other positions in administration, finance, and marketing. Most recently she worked for Griffith Capital funding for seven years. She was eager to advance to Business Manager for VHCP bringing her enthusiasm to help others, analytical thinking ability, and audacious vision.

Jessica Lovitt

Jessica Lovitt

Care Manager

Jessica is a native of Virginia, having been born in a car on the way to a hospital in Woodbridge! She was raised in Orange County, VA, and received her CNA license at a young age. Jessica joined Virginia Home Care Partners, as a Care Partner, in 2015 and was quickly moved into the office as an administrative assistant (her talent was obvious). She subsequently was promoted to Office Coordinator and then Office Manager in 2018.

Jessica is married to Joey and they have six children and four grandchildren. She enjoys biking, hiking, swimming, exercise, gardening, and, most importantly, family time. She loves being a part of Virginia Home Care Partners, but doesn’t mind slipping away from the office to spend time at the ocean with her kids and Joey.

Jessica looks forward to some day flying for the first time, skydiving, and hiking around a Hawaiian island!

Abby Cook

Abby Cook

Care Support Assistant

Abby was born and raised in Manassas, Virginia. She calls Locust Grove her home, where she lives with her husband. Together they have four grown children and two grandchildren. Since her grandchildren live several hours away, she has an excuse for spoiling her Shih Tzus, Macy, and Molly.

Serving as a Deputy Clerk for the General District Court in Fauquier County for six years allowed Abby to serve her community and utilize her talents in various tasks. She also worked as a legal assistant for three attorneys in coordination with clients and the courts. She enjoyed her work with the local justice system and those it serves.

When Abby’s aging father lived alone, she realized that beyond the need for a loved one’s personal needs is the significance of companionship. Years later, when the pandemic started, she made a career change to pursue making a difference in the lives of others like her father. She joined VHCP in 2020 as a Care Partner serving clients. In 2022, she transitioned to Care Management taking her passion for serving others to include support for clients, their families, and Care Team Partners.

Her craft room is her happy place! This is where she pursues her favorite hobbies – making cards and scrapbooks. She also enjoys camping, the beach, and going on Caribbean cruises.

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.

Anne-Marie Morin

Anne-Marie Morin

Registered Nurse

Anne-Marie Morin wears many hats: a wife, a mother of four, and a daughter having seven siblings.

She has been married for thirty-four years. She met her husband while stationed at Ft. Benning, Georgia, and currently resides in Virginia. We have four children, and their ages range from age thirty-one to age sixteen.

She has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a Master of Science in Nursing, a Master’s in Education/ Leadership, a Certification in Medical Bioethics, and Worksite Wellness. She is a Certified Wellness Practitioner. She has over 33 years of experience as a nurse, educator, and coach. She is an American Heart Association BLS Instructor. Anne-Marie enjoys learning and teaching and often tells people that she is here on this earth.

Anne-Marie has had many careers: Army Nurse Corps Nurse, Intensive Care settings, Home Health Care Nurse, Nursing program director, and nursing instructor. She is pleased to be a part of Care Management and desires to facilitate the care and wellness of all our clients.

Care Team Partners

WE EMBRACE OUR COMMUNITY THROUGH PARTNERSHIP

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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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.