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About Our At Home Care Services

A Place At Home started out of our founders’ own needs for support while navigating the uncertainty and anxiety of caring for aging loved ones. That’s why we’re so committed to providing excellent, consistent, and comprehensive at-home care to families throughout the Portland area, including Gresham, Boring, and the surrounding communities.

Meet Our Owners

Jerome Philips

Jerome decided to launch an A Place At Home franchise after personally experiencing the challenges of caring for his father during an unexpected and persistent illness. At this time, he became aware of both the needs of seniors and the challenges they face in navigating their way to appropriate care. As a result, he is passionate about maintaining the quality of life for seniors no matter what their circumstances are. He is also committed to providing an understanding and supportive work environment for caregivers.

Meet the Team

Jeanne Heise

Office Manager
Jeanne decided to transition to the healthcare field after her grandmother got sick with cancer and was placed on hospice care. Jeanne saw the lack of compassion that her grandmother received and decided that she wanted to help make a difference in the lives of other people so that no one else had to go through that. She has worked both as a caregiver and in the office setting. Jeanne is dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives around her.

Wendy Burns

Field Supervisor
Wendy has been working in the healthcare field for over 17 years. She started taking care of her great-grandparents until their passing and became and CNA/Caregiver immediately after. Wendy came to work for A Place At Home because she enjoys helping others. In her free time, she likes to travel and spend time with her children.

Jessica Reynolds

Registered Nurse
Jessica chose to become a nurse because she has always enjoyed taking care of other people. She loves to help people feel better. While in nursing school, Jessica quickly discovered her favorite patients were the elderly. She loves getting to know their rich histories and life stories.

Our Philosophy

Caregiver helping elderly man get dressed

What “We Are CARE
Means to Us

Our philosophy, “We Are CARE,” unites caregivers, owners, and staff at A Place At Home – South Portland. This translates into Compassionate, Accountable, Respectful, and Ethical care for each of our clients, no matter the situation.

  • Compassionate – We serve with sensitivity and understanding.
  • Accountable – We stand behind everything we do.
  • Respectful – We advocate for mutual trust and consideration.
  • Ethical – We maintain the highest standards and ethics.

We believe in building genuine connections with clients, guiding them and their families through the entire aging journey, and providing consistent at-home care services along the way. We are honored to provide CARE in your time of need and hope to give you and your family peace of mind through reliability, consistency, and kindness.

Our Caregivers

Who Are Our Caregivers?

Our staff of caregivers are the Portland area’s best. Emphasizing our culture of CARE, each of them believes in providing private care for seniors at home to help them maintain independence, dignity, and quality of life. On top of providing excellent care, they are a consistent resource for guidance and support for family members during an often-overwhelming time.

Caregiver folding elderly woman's laundry while they have a conversation.
Caregiver helping elderly woman use her walker

Our Costs

Understanding the cost of at-home care on a large scale can be difficult, as it varies based on situation. At A Place At Home – South Portland, part of our commitment to CARE involves offering transparent and consistent pricing, whether you need care for just a few hours or 24/7. We always want to provide the information you need to make the best decision for yourself and your loved ones.

Connect With Our
CARE-ing Team

We know that making care decisions for yourself or your loved ones is often complicated. Our Portland staff is ready to answer any questions you may have and guide you through the process of finding quality, custom at-home care services in the South Portland area. Reach out to talk to a member of our team today.

Caregiver placing blanket over elderly woman while she sits on sofa.

Find a Rewarding Caregiving Career in Portland

Whether you’re a highly experienced professional like an RN or CNA, or you’re looking to help with companionship and personal care, we are always looking for kind-hearted and passionate individuals to join our South Portland caregiving team. Learn more about our Portland team on our Careers page.