Resources for Staying Independent

Episcopal Community Services
Episcopal Community Services, ECS offers home health care to low-income homebound elderly in Philadelphia County. ECS Home Care provides client needs assessments, case management, certified home health aides, and frozen meals delivery. ECS home health aides provide personal care, light housekeeping, meal planning and preparation and caregiver respite support. Reach intake at 215-351-1486. 225 South 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106. 215-351-1400

Jefferson Elder Care
Home-based services and professional training focused on improving the daily lives of older adults and their families, including those coping with dementia.

JEVS Supports for Independence, JEVS Home Health Care
Offers in-home healthcare including bathing, dressing, grooming, meal preparation, changing linens, laundry and light housekeeping. Part-time and live-in service is available at reasonable rates. Monroe Office Center, Suite 100, One Winding Way, Philadelphia, PA 19131. Call: 1-800-610-7910

Griswold Home Care
A non-medical homecare company specializing in providing assistance to older adults, people with disabilities and those living with chronic illness or recovering from a recent hospitalization. Services include: assistance with bathing and dressing, ambulation and transfers, incontinence care, shopping and errands, meal preparations, incidental transportation, medication reminders, light housekeeping and caring reliable companionship. We provide care through 75 locations in sixteen states, with 12 Delaware Valley offices. Call or visit for the office nearest you. 120 West Germantown Pike, Suite 200, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462. Call: 215-402-0200

The American Red Cross Lifeline Program
The American Red Cross Lifeline Program provides seniors and people with disabilities 24 hour access to physicians, caregivers, family, and friends. With the simple push of a button, a certified operator can connect subscribers with the help they need including everything from minor household problems to life threatening emergencies.

Visiting Nurse Association of Greater Philadelphia
The Visiting Nurse Association of Greater Philadelphia is a not-for-profit provider of home health care throughout southeastern Pennsylvania. VNA services include skilled nursing, therapies, social work and home health aide care as well as home hospice care and specialty care services. VNA HouseCall, a team of visiting doctors and nurse practitioners, provides diagnostic, prescriptive and primary care medical services in patients' homes. Monroe Office Center, One Winding Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19131. Call: 215-473-0772

Care Source Adult Services
Care Source Adult Services provides in-home care for seniors who are chronically disabled and wish to remain independent in their homes. Services include caring companionship, meal planning and preparation, local transportation, running errands, light housekeeping, medical reminders, bathing, grooming and dressing.  Care is available in Camden, Gloucester, Salem and Cumberland counties in New Jersey. 200 Federal Street, Suite 208, Camden, NJ 08103, 1-888-239-3162,

New Jersey Dept. of Health and Senior Services
Provides information and resources for NJ residents on aging in place.