About Virginia Home Care Partners
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
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
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
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.
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.
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 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 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 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.
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/
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.