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About A Place at Home

When it comes to in home senior care and other services designed to help seniors age gracefully in Omaha and surrounding communities, A Place at Home is there to provide you with compassionate professionals to assist you or your loved ones throughout the aging process.

We believe senior care does not have to be challenging.

The ability to age with dignity and respect in the familiar surroundings of your own home or the place you call home is entirely possible. A Place at Home understands that every senior’s situation is different.  That’s why our passionate, professional caregivers strive to provide seniors with the ability to maintain their independence through companionship and personal in home senior care.

We are also there if you need an advocate to help you navigate through the healthcare system, if you are ready to find the right senior community for your next place to call home, or if you are a health care business in need of short- or long-term staffing.  Our business was built in Omaha with seniors in mind and our senior-focused services are tailored to make your senior years filled with peace of mind.  You deserve to receive the best care possible at the time you need it the most.

Our in home senior care as well as our advocacy, senior community placement, and staffing services are available throughout Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa including the Nebraska communities of Omaha, Bellevue, La Vista, Elkhorn, Blair, Wahoo and Gretna and the Iowa communities of Council Bluffs, Crescent, Glenwood and other nearby communities.

We work with you personally to find the best programs to pay for your care to include long term care insurance, veterans benefits, medicare and medicaid, private pay options and other senior care funding options.

Are you looking for care for yourself or a loved one?

We Are Care

The “We are CARE” philosophy is a commitment to the company’s core values of Compassionate, Accountable, Respectful, and Ethical. The values are incorporated into every dealing A Place at Home has with the families it serves, our employees and caregivers, and the entire metropolitan Omaha community as a whole.  Our dedication to provide the most compassionate and professional senior care, when and where families need it and delivered in a manner that is consistent and reliable, means that CARE is the most significant product we offer.

We are pleased to offer CARE to you in your time of need, and we believe you will find that relying on a company that roots itself in care will provide you with the peace of mind you need for you or your loved one.

  • 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 morals

Careers

We are always looking for compassionate Caregivers who believe that caring for others is one of the most important roles they can possess.  Your caring provides Omaha area families and seniors with a trusted partner when it comes to their satisfaction, safety, and longevity. If you are looking for a CNA job or have your Med Aide certification, you have come to the right place.

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When it comes to elder care, and in particular, in home senior care, we consider our employees the best in the business. In turn, they have consistently recognized A Place at Home-Omaha as an Employer of Choice through Home Care Pulse.

Primarily, we are looking for CNAs (Certified Nursing Assistants) and CMAs (Certified  Medication Aides) to provide care to seniors in home or in a community environment. However, if you have had any experience with a home care job or a senior care job, we’d like to talk to you as well!

Shifts generally range from two to twelve hours, which enables you to work as little or as many hours as fits your schedule or preference. And, with our service area extending throughout the extended metropolitan Omaha communities including Council Bluffs, Blair, Wahoo, Bellevue, Papillion, La Vista, and Gretna, it is likely your clients will be near where you are.

If you are looking for:

  • Being part of a team that cares as well as a company that leads with its values
  • Developing your skills through training and career advancement opportunities
  • Advancing your career with specially designed career paths
  • Being recognized and rewarded for your passionate adherence to our core values

You’ll be right at home with us.

Apply online today.  We look forward to having you as part of the Omaha-based A Place at Home team.

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Care Team

Our team members were hand-selected by the A Place at Home management team for their professionalism, expertise and compassion.  We think they are a great group and we’re happy to introduce them to you.

Stephanie Patsalis, Director of Sales and Client Liaison

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Denise Winter, RN

Denise realized her desire to work in the healthcare industry in high school working as a Certified Nursing Assistant in a skilled nursing facility. She went on to graduate from Methodist School of Nursing in Omaha, Nebraska, with a Registered Nursing (RN) degree and has worked as a pediatric nurse as well as a private duty home health nurse. She is also a licensed massage therapist.

Denise joined our team in September of 2013 and she believes in promoting seniors’ wishes to stay in their homes for a better quality of life. You will most likely meet her as part of our initial assessment process or if you need someone to accompany you to a doctor’s visit or sort medication, as she is also one of the faces of our Care Coordination/Advocacy service. Denise brings a warm, loving, caring and compassionate attitude to everything she does at A Place at Home.

Danielle Pierce, Assistant Operations Manager

Danielle realized early on that helping others was a passion she couldn’t ignore. She has spent most of her career as a CNA/Medication Aide, and originally came to A Place at Home as a CNA caregiver. Early on, APH recognized her strong work ethic and organizational and problem solving abilities, and as the company grew, it seemed a natural fit that she move into a role where she could benefit both our caregivers and clients. She is now our Assistant Operations Manager.

Danielle has a young son who keeps her on her toes.  When she’s not busy chasing him around, she enjoys cooking, crafts, sports and being outside. Danielle appreciates APH’s flexible schedule, which allows for family time and the possibility to return to school.

Marketa Warren, Senior Services Coordinator

Marketa always knew that she would find herself in a role where she was taking care of others.  Early on in her career, she worked in child care and in the hospitality industry.  For years, she also took care of her late grandmother who was like a mother to her.  When her grandmother experienced dementia and other health issues and had to be transitioned to a nursing home, Marketa recognized that taking care of seniors was her calling.

Marketa joined A Place at Home in 2016 as a Caregiver.  Her gentle demeanor and comfort in going into homes to take care of those who needed assistance and companionship earned her recognition within the company and with our clients. Her instinctive ability to relate to others soon found her in the role of Senior Services Coordinator where she now works with both Caregivers and clients coordinating care.

Marketa has her CNA certification and is married with three children.

Aubre Phillips, Client Services Manager

Aubre recognized how much she enjoyed helping others when she was 18 and volunteering for the American Red Cross. After finishing school, she found herself in the healthcare field working in a medical laboratory and eventually becoming part of the management team.  While she enjoyed her role in leadership, she missed the direct contact with patients and their families and began to think about transitioning into a role that was more care-focused.

When her grandparent’s health started to decline, she resigned from her position with her former employer so that she could take care of them full time. Witnessing how much care and help they needed in order to stay in their home, she heard her calling to help keep seniors in their homes full time. 

Aubre originally came to A Place at Home as a Caregiver, but was soon promoted to a Senior Scheduling Coordinator role where she scheduled Caregivers with clients. Her innate ability to relate to families combined with her senior experience and business background soon put her into the role of Client Services Manager where she now works with families to ensure they are satisfied and receiving the care they need from the onset of their relationship with A Place at Home.  

Cynthia Kohll Persky, Senior Living Advisor

Cindy Kohll Persky began her career in healthcare over 25 years ago working for an institutional pharmacy that provided senior living communities with medications and medical supplies.  After leaving the pharmacy business, she spent years as a photographer, which took her across the globe.  A move back to Omaha brought her back to serving seniors as our Senior Living Advisor where she helps individuals transition from home, hospital or rehab to a senior living community (Independent, Assisted, Memory or Skilled.)

When Cindy’s grandfather was diagnosed with dementia, she saw how devastating the disease could be to a family and how difficult it was to find caregivers and the right senior living community. She now puts the expertise she learned during this time into her work helping seniors navigate through all the choices and making the transition process much less daunting.

Cindy is married with two children, loves to run, travel, and is a Board Member with Help Adult Services.

Leigh Chaves, Recruitment and Retention Specialist

Although Leigh’s educational background is in journalism, her strongest skill is her ability to communicate and relate to others.  Leigh joined A Place at Home in early 2017 as the Recruitment and Retention Specialist.  In this role, she identifies and recruits Caregivers, trains them and assures that they are happy and satisfied with their roles within the organization. She is our direct link to the incredible Caregivers that we have to offer all of our clients.

Leigh has a special connection to A Place at Home that she was not aware of until after she started her position…when her grandparents needed care a few years ago, it was our caregivers that provided the care.  She knew that her family had appreciated all that they did for her family in their time of need, and was thrilled that she now gets to play a hand in hiring and providing caregivers to make a difference in seniors’ lives.

Leigh is married and when she is not busy finding the best Caregivers in the industry, you can find her teaching dance classes.  

Nick Bohunis, Staffing Services Coordinator

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Rooted In Care

Trees hold significant symbolism. The Tree of Life is a concept spanning across multiple schools of thought. Whether it’s art, religion, or literature, the Tree of Life largely represents the intertwining of all living things.

At A Place at Home, trees represent powerful meaning.  Like others, we think of trees as the symbol of the vitality of life, and those that came before us, and those that will carry on after we are gone. It stands for families and ancestors. It stands for strength, stability, and nourishment.

Like families, the branches grow and extend. The leaves, while in appearance similar, each have their own uniqueness and texture. The roots keep it stable and extract nutrients from the earth to help it develop, grow, and repair.

We think of the care that we provide to families and those in need as the roots that support the family system when it is needed the most.  It is a means to help nourish the lives of loved ones and the strength that families need when they can’t do it all themselves. It is a belief that caring, above all else, is the path to ensuring generations can live on in the past, present and future with hope and happiness.

When we developed our logo, we thought long and hard about what it means to provide care to families. We saw the tree as that symbol that would represent our commitment to the lives of all that we serve. And when one of those that we have cared for is gone, we plant trees in honor of them through the Arbor Day Foundation. This assures families that the life of their loved one has meant something of significance and will carry on for future generations to provide a symbol of lasting peace and comfort.

A Place at Home is rooted in CARE.

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Client Testimonials

We thank you for your services. It was well done and our caregiver was good.

The agency provides more than care. A Place at Home is interested in the person and their needs.

You have given my life back and we are so appreciative of the help you provide.

I really appreciate the peace of mind knowing that he is being taken care of when I cannot be there. 

We were so impressed with your CNA, Asha. She was so delightful-It is a great relief to see him happy and alert again. 

Thank you for your wisdom and persistence in directing the course of his recovery.

…and we are very confident in the care givers you have provided to see him through any recovery. He is looking so well, clean and well nourished.

I have a caregiver come to my home two times a week to help me stay independent. She is always asking me what she can do for me & I really enjoy having her in my home. Thanks for always being available to help me!