Woodland Hills, CA, June 9, 2020 – Accredited Home Care marks its 40 year anniversary by continuing to do what it does best: taking care of your loved ones – even in the midst of a global pandemic, and donating $40,000 to local nonprofits providing relief and recovery to communities impacted by the current health crisis. One year ago, in anticipation of its 40th anniversary, Barry Berger, CEO and founder, along with his wife of 35 years, Taffy Berger, set aside $40,000 to be donated to charities this June. In light of the COVID-19 era, Accredited Home Care will now reallocate the money to charities that are focused on assisting individuals affected by the pandemic. When Barry Berger started his mom and pop home care agency in 1980, he had no idea he would one day have the privilege of employing over 6,000 healthcare professionals who would be serving on the front lines of today’s medical crisis.
By using its 40 years of experience, Accredited Home Care provides home care aides, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, and social workers to assist patients and their families with the ability to remain safe in their own residence. Berger states, “We have been serving patients through many storms – whether it’s earthquakes, fires, floods, riots, mudslides, or now a medical state of emergency, we will be there for your family.” Accredited cares for an average of 1,200 patients a month and provides respite services to over 6,400 developmentally disabled clients. Berger continues, “Now more than ever, Home Care is a major solution when it comes to planning the future for our aging and disabled population.”
Acknowledging 40 years of home care means staying connected to all of the families Accredited serves, along with supporting and honoring Accredited’s dedicated field and office staff. Accredited is proud to be on the front lines fighting for the health and safety of our community. Barry Berger is moved, “Thank you for trusting me, and our incredible, fearless field staff to care for your family. I am humbled by our medical team’s willingness to step up during this frightening time. It has been an honor to serve the community for 40 years.”
About Accredited Home Care Services:
Accredited Home Care provides both skilled and non-medical home care and is one of Southern California’s largest and highest-rated (4.5 stars out of 5) Medicare-certified home health agencies, repeatedly achieving Medicare’s HomeCare Elite status. Accredited’s five branches are located in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, Pasadena, San Diego and Orange County. Accredited cares for an average of 1,200 patients a month while additionally providing respite services to over 6,400 developmentally disabled clients from San Diego to the Oregon border, through its contracts with The California Regional Centers. Accredited is considered a major California employer through its employment of more than 6,000 employees per year.
The Los Angeles Business Journal named Accredited Home Care as one of 2019’s Most Influential Family-Owned Businesses in Los Angeles and Forbes Magazine named Accredited one of the “Best Places to Work Throughout California.” Barry Berger has spent his tenure fighting for patient advocacy campaigns in Sacramento and served as Board Chair of the California Association for Health Services at Home and was presented the 2010 Lois C. Lillick Award for his lifetime contributions to the home care industry.