We value our caregivers as our most important asset - being the ones who provide care to our clients. We currently have approximately sixty-five carefully screened caregivers to provide quality services in your home. Presently, we have on staff trained Nurse's Aides, Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) and Registered Nurses (RN). Before we hire anyone we must receive positive previous work references. We also obtain Criminal Record Clearance Reports on each employee. All of our employees are bonded and insured. Our employees also receive continuing education materials throughout the year.
Sharon Jones and Connie Harner Whetzel founded CareFree Home Health in 2002 to meet the needs of the elderly in the Shenandoah Valley. Their focus is for reliable and trustworthy caregivers to be available to those in need of care on short notice. They recognize that families are under a lot of stress and need help in finding quality caregivers. Connie and Sharon are also committed to building an agency where all staff are valued as contributing members of the team.
Sharon and Connie are both native to the Shenandoah Valley. Sharon received her RN degree from Blue Ridge Community College and has many years of nursing experience. Her focus has been with elderly adult (gerontology) care including dementia and Alzheimer's and has had extensive pediatric experience. Connie received a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology and Mathematics from Radford University. Prior to the start of CareFree Home Health she had worked for a Home Care agency for 14 years where her experience concentrated on Human Resources, Public Relations, and financial matters.