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.
VHCP Established January 2013 Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.
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, with a true partnership model. 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 includes Care Management, Registered Nurses, Care Partners who provide service, and Administrative support. Our commitment to continuity of care means communication and support among all Care Team members. This is an essential part of what we do.
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 – Co-Owner and Administrator
Born in Bristow, OK, but raised in Houston, TX, Karen proudly claims Texan roots but calls Virginia home. Karen started her professional 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 home schooling 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. Although, her brief ride in an F-15E Fighter was a unique and memorable event!
Karen’s faith is extremely important to her and informs all she does. She actively participates in Lifepoint Church and serves the community through their volunteer opportunities in the Fredericksburg area.
Karen loves nature, sunshine, beaches, mountains, and just about anything outside – kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, hiking, photography – just to mention a few. But, one of her most special loves is “The Elderly – they are my kind of people!”
Karen has a desire to jump out of a perfectly good airplane and skydive, one day soon. She also longs for the day her children bless her with grandchildren.
Karen’s love for others led her to working for hospice and ultimately partnering with Peter to start Virginia Home Care Partners in 2012. She has a special passion for positively impacting the lives of those suffering from dementia and other cognitive challenges. This passion led 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 as well as equip each Care Team member for client service.
Peter Getts – Co-Owner and Business Manager
Born in Michigan but raised all over the world as the son of an Air Force chaplain, Peter 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 eight years.
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.
Like Karen, Peter’s faith is especially important to him. He actively serves his church in Fredericksburg and enjoys the occasional overseas mission trip to assist health care organizations in South Sudan develop and improve their services.
Peter and his wife Mary are the proud parents of 6 children and grandparents of 12. They love the Fredericksburg area and enjoy walks downtown, hikes in the mountains, and kayaking on the Rappahannock. But nothing compares to those young grandkids!
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 three 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!
Katie is a native of Virginia, and was raised in Poquoson, VA. She graduated from Longwood and subsequently earned her Master of Public Administration degree with an emphasis in Health Care Management.
Katie joined Virginia Home Care Partners in 2015, after previously working for the Hanover County Community Services Board as its Office Manager.
Katie and her husband, Stewart, have two young children and also care for Katie’s parents in the same home.
Katie is active in her church and enjoys serving in a number of ministries, in and through her church. When she finds the rare “down” time, Katie enjoys music and reading fiction.
With a family history of full and partial hearing impairment, Katie finds her own significant hearing impairment gives her valuable first-hand experience of working with individuals with physical disabilities.
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.