People on the Move – HomeWell Opens in Fredericksburg, VA
- Licensed by the Virginia Department of Health to provide personal care services to local Fredericksburg community.
- Services include in-home assistance with activities of daily living, transportation, household chores and companionship.
- New office to be lead by 30-year Fredericksburg resident.
In January of 2008, HomeWell Senior Care of Virginia announced the grand opening of their newest location in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The company currently has an office in Chantilly, Virginia. The new office will serve the City of Fredericksburg as well as surrounding counties. The office is located in the historic General Washington Executive Center on Princess Anne Street in the center of town. The General Manager of the new office is Meril Helton. Ms. Helton has more than 20 years of experience in the health care industry and several years experience with Sunrise Senior Living and Sunrise At Home. Her commitment is to the best possible care of seniors, in their own home or familiar surroundings, and to ease the stress and worry for families in an area where she has lived and worked for over 30 years.
HomeWell Senior Care of Virginia provides services which fill a variety of short- and long-term personal care needs and offers an alternative to institutional care. “With the aging population, there is a huge need for in-home services, yet many people don’t even know that home care exists,” says Johnny Wilkinson, co-owner of HomeWell Senior Care. A study by the AARP in 2005 indicated that 89% of people who are 50 years old or older want to remain at home as long as possible. Geriatric physicians increasingly believe that older people who stay in their own homes do better emotionally and physically than those who live in nursing homes or other senior living facilities.
HomeWell Senior Care of Virginia will continue their expansion in the area. The owners, Marc Lieberman and Johnny Wilkinson, would like to expand into skilled home health care and/or DME to augment their very successful personal care businesses. They are researching opportunities to buy companies in the area.
HomeWell Senior Care has more than 30 offices throughout the US and Canada. They can be reached at (703) 635-7525 and their web site is www.homewellva.com.