About Our Team
Here at At Home Quality Care, we truly believe the phrase:
"you can’t take care of other people until you take care of yourself."
Really, this means that our Caregivers come first. They receive the encouragement and attention that ensures they can "pour out" of the energy that comes from a community of support.
We also value and respect our Caregiver’s personal beliefs and convictions- we encourage a holistically healthy lifestyle. You bring your best self to work when you have time to enjoy the things you love outside of work. You won’t be left alone if you are a Caregiver at At Home Quality Care. Now, you're part of an intertwined network of Caregivers that provides encouragement, resources, and meaningful relationships. You will be provided with opportunities to further your specialized training, ideas for creative and engaging activities to try with your Clients, and other helpful resources.
Here’s what some of our employees have to say about us:
As a Caregiver, it is very rewarding to give service to a company that CARES tremendously for both you, and your CLIENT.
Great company to work with, the Mangers care about their employees and their Clients. They will do anything possible to make their Employees and Clients happy!”
I highly recommend! Good Managers and Clients who were willing to work with the Caregivers and were fairly flexible with.
Our 5 Core Values dictate the way we treat our employees and our customers, and adhering to them has brought us to where we are today:
- Trust ‐ We are confident in knowing that others have our best interests in mind.
- Communication ‐ We strive to communicate and listen well.
- Initiative ‐ When we see what needs to be done, we do it.
- Positive Attitude ‐ Attitude + Action = Accomplishment.
- Excellence ‐ We are not perfect, but we strive for excellence!
Trust + Communication + Initiative + Positive Attitude = Excellence.
Have you searched for a workplace that taps into your potential, propels you on to greatness, and encourages you along the way? At Home Quality Care is the place for you.
Get to know our amazing staff:
Clarks Summit Branch:
LEADERSHIP & ADMINISTRATION:
Marilyn Major, LPN
Marilyn has 20 years of experience in the healthcare field with an extensive background in patient care. Marilyn has a strong skill-set in leadership and care management. She has held numerous leadership positions throughout her career and enjoys leading and managing people to excel in their trained and gifted areas. Marilyn is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the agency including care management, managing the Sales and Marketing team and assisting the President with operations management.
Kenneth Stewart, MHA, CSA
Ken has worked in home care for his entire 35-year career. He has a strong background in managing home care, respiratory care, medical/surgical, pharmaceuticals/intravenous therapies, and durable medical equipment. His educational background includes a degree in health administration with certifications in orthotics and as a senior advisor. Ken taught healthcare finance as an adjunct faculty member at the University of St. Francis. He currently lives in Clarks Summit with his wife and has two children and three granddaughters.
Cheryl Podhany, M.A.
Quality Assurance Officer
Cheryl has been working in the medical field for over 8 years and her experience has been concentrated in organizational skills in the medical office environment. Cheryl excels in managing office employees, caregivers and supervising the client’s care. Cheryl is responsible for the coordination and management of the recruitment, orientation and hiring process of those employees who work under her supervision along with scheduling.
CLIENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT:
Regional Care Coordinator
Ellen joined us in the fall of 2018 as a Regional Care Coordinator in the Hawley/Lake Region office. She studied at Clarks Summit University where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Counseling. After graduation, Ellen worked locally for several years as a hospital Social Worker/Case Manager where she developed skills in casework, group sessions, mediation and family/client relations. In her current role, Ellen uses her experience to ensure that any needs of our clients and caregivers are met as they arise. She is a presence in the field and performs home visits/evaluations, admissions, and assists with caregiver transitions as well. Ellen is an asset to our At-Home Quality Care family!
Peggy Gillespie, LPN
Regional Care Coordinator
Peggy has been in the health care field for 30 years, the majority of it as a home care nurse and private duty Medicaid provider. Peggy has extensive experience with the geriatric population and enjoys volunteering for different senior organizations. She has recently relocated to Pennsylvania from New York. Peggy is the Regional Care Coordinator for our Hawley area. Peggy is responsible for new client admissions, supervisory visits, and assisting with anything related to client care. We are happy to have her as a member of our team!
Elaine Rogai, BS
Regional Marketing Executive
Elaine is a graduate of Marywood University with a degree in psychology and a specialization in gerontology. She has been in the medical field since 2001 and has done social services and case management. Elaine is the regional care coordinator for the Wayne and Pike County areas and oversees the Hawley office. She will be responsible for management, marketing, and home supervisory visits.