Who We Are
Mission & History
Home Care Partners is a private non-profit agency serving the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Our mission is to enable vulnerable people to remain in their own homes in comfort, safety, and dignity. We do this by:
- Providing comprehensive home care services.
- Training those interested in meaningful careers in the home care field.
- Supporting family caregivers.
We are committed to excellence; we embrace diversity; and we serve those in need with priority given to those unable to pay the full cost of care.
Home Care Partners was founded in 1957. Today we serve approximately 1,000 clients annually in the DC metropolitan area. We are licensed and insured and accredited by the Joint Commission, (JCAHO), the standard setting organization in the health care field. We are the area’s largest non-profit home care aide agency and the only home care agency in the area that offers subsidized home care services for those who meet eligibility requirements. We do not provide services reimbursed by Medicaid or Medicare.
In the 1990s, Home Care Partners obtained a license to operate a Training Institute as a post-secondary school. Our Training Institute provides continuing education classes for all of our current aide employees. Some of our clients have Alzheimer’s or other dementias, and many of our aides have received specialized training to help in working with these clients. The Training Institute also offers other classes for students entering the direct care field.
Our goal is to support clients to remain in their own homes, provide respite to caregivers, and improve our clients’ ability to manage independently through the use of trained home care aides and professional social work and nurse case managers. While our services are broadly available, we have a strong commitment to providing services for those who need them most, and cannot afford to pay.