About us

Care Partner Lending a Comforting Hand to Senior
At Virginia Home Care Partners, we recognize it is a privilege to be invited into your home and given the opportunity to partner in your living. We take this seriously and dedicate ourselves to your valued trust. Our mission is to provide professional, compassionate and individualized home care to our clients and give our clients' loved ones peace of mind that they can remain safe and independent with dignity in their own home. Our partnership with you is built around this mission.

What Does Partnership Look Like?

Testimonials

"I definitely would recommend Virginia Home Care Partners. We have not been disappointed in any way. We appreciate being able to leave our home for a night out and not have to worry about our loved one."

G.S.

2014-08-26T14:05:43+00:00

G.S.

I definitely would recommend Virginia Home Care Partners. We have not been disappointed in any way.

"VHCP has been exactly what our family needed and I would recommend them without reservation."

M.L.

2014-08-26T14:05:02+00:00

M.L.

"VHCP has been exactly what our family needed and I would recommend them without reservation."

"Topnotch! I would recommend you at any time."

J.H.

2014-08-26T14:04:28+00:00

J.H.

"Topnotch! I would recommend you at any time."

What do you appreciate most about your assigned care partner?


"flexibility, pleasant, professional!"

B.J.

2014-08-26T14:03:08+00:00

B.J.

What do you appreciate most about your assigned care partner? "flexibility, pleasant, professional!"

"Thank you so much for the fabulous service!"

D.L.

2014-08-26T14:00:31+00:00

D.L.

"Thank you so much for the fabulous service!"

"Karen and Kristin have both been delightful providers. I appreciate their company, their patience, and the confidence I have in their services."

J.H.

2004-08-31T20:37:38+00:00

J.H.

"Karen and Kristin have both been delightful providers. I appreciate their company, their patience, and the confidence I have in their services."

What do you appreciate most about your assigned care partner?


  "Intelligent & understanding needs before you say it!

K.M.

2014-08-26T14:01:12+00:00

K.M.

What do you appreciate most about your assigned care partner? "Intelligent & understanding needs before you say it! Virginia Home Care Partners

What do you appreciate most about your Care Partners?



"Her pleasant and quiet demeanor and her punctuality"

 E.M.

2002-12-04T14:28:26+00:00

 E.M.

What do you appreciate most about your Care Partners? "Her pleasant and quiet demeanor and her punctuality"

"Their commitment in meeting the needs of their clients. I would definitely recommend them to neighbors requiring such services."

E.M.

2001-12-04T14:29:11+00:00

E.M.

"Their commitment in meeting the needs of their clients. I would definitely recommend them to neighbors requiring such services."

What do you appreciate most about our partnership with you?



"Personalized, hands-on, team-oriented coordination and cooperation between VHCP management, caregiver, client, and family member. Dependability. Effort to help on short notice."

R.F.

2000-12-04T14:29:43+00:00

R.F.

What do you appreciate most about our partnership with you? "Personalized, hands-on, team-oriented coordination and cooperation between VHCP management, caregiver, client, and family member. Dependability. Effort to help on short notice."

No Contract

We partner with a Service Agreement - no contract. Clients are not required to have a minimum number of hours or number of visits. Service is defined by you, our Client Partner!

Flexibility

Since our Client Partners are individuals, defining their need for service requires flexible hours, schedules and the freedom to adjust to changes as they occur. Service may be put into place with as little as one hour to ensure a Client Partner is comfortable with being served. Short term care may be required for in-home recovery from an illness or surgery. No matter the need, we take pleasure in coming alongside our Client Partners and meeting that need.

Care Team

Our professional Care Team Partners include Care Management, Registered Nurses, Care Partners who provide service and Administrative support. Communication and support among all Care Team members on a regular basis is essential to providing continuity of care.

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 taking them to an appointment or checking in to ensure a meal is prepared and provide medication reminders. Overnight In-Home On-call Shifts are a more cost effective way to have a Care Partner in the home and available to attend to any needs that occur during the night.

Service Excellence

Virginia Home Care Partners believes 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.

Locally Owned & Operated

Virginia Home Care Partners (VHCP) is co-owned by Karen Koudelka and Peter Getts - your neighbors. We built VHCP around our passion to serve those in need with a true partnership model. We are committed to investing in three partnerships: Client Partners, Care Team Partners, and Community Partners. Virginia Home Care Partners distinguishes itself in the field of home care as being that true partner - not just a slogan.

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Partnership - The Key to Commpassionate, Quality Care You Can Trust

karen

Karen Koudelka is the Administrator of Virginia Home Care Partners. She began her career in Houston, Texas, in the banking industry, as an Assistance Vice President. Karen assisted clients, predominately age 55 and older, with investments. As a military family moving across the country, she left her career to start a family and invested in the lives of her four children and enjoyed many years of homeschooling.

Settling in Fredericksburg, Karen spent the next several years volunteering, teaching, and organizing events. Eventually, she took a position with Hospice of Virginia fulfilling a long-held desire to once again work with seniors, but in a more personal way. This opportunity brought Karen's passion for working with seniors to a whole new level. Recruiting, training and placing volunteers with patients and families who needed companionship and caregiver relief was an exceptional experience because of what hospice home care services provide to enhance quality at end-of-life.

Karen believes that making that quality of life available to seniors is essential, when their ability to thrive is threatened by imposed limitations. Taking this desire and compassion for seniors to an even greater level is the driving motivation for providing living assistance services as an entrepreneur and co-owner of Virginia Home Care Partners. Karen strongly feels developing a partnership with families, care partners and the community, provides individuals with the greatest opportunity to experience the best possible quality of life.

peterPeter Getts is the co-owner and Business Manager for Virginia Home Care Partners. He moved around the world as the son of an Air Force chaplain and then moved his own family around the world during his 20 years in the Air Force as a logistics professional. During those 20 years, Peter specialized in supply chain management, aircraft maintenance and budgeting.

In 2002, Peter moved to Virginia and settled down for the first time. Most recently, Peter served as the Controller for the Hanover County Community Services Board for over eight years. He began working full-time in Virginia Home Care Partners in May of 2015, having balanced the part-time work of starting the company with Karen Koudelka over the previous three years with his service in Hanover County. As the son of medically challenged aging parents, Peter recognized the tremendous need for quality, compassionate services for seniors and partnered with Karen to deliver the best possible client partnerships in the greater Fredericksburg area.

Peter and his wife Mary are the proud parents of six children and grandparents of five. They love the Fredericksburg area and enjoy walks downtown, hikes in the mountains and kayaking on the Rappahannock.

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No Minimum!

Virginia Home Care Partners understands the desire and benefits of maintaining an independent life style - young or old. We partner in providing the highest quality home care to elderly, disabled and children. We offer a wide range of services to help you or your loved one live independently in the comfort and security of home. By thoroughly assessing individual needs, we partner together to develop a specialized care plan that provides appropriate home care services. Our services are available 365 days a year, on a 24/7 basis to provide compassionate, caring assistance. Services are offered on an hourly, weekly, monthly, or live-in basis.