Adam Brown, the founder of the Drexel Hill Home Helpers, opened his office in 2002. Sadly, he was taken from us in 2009. Adam had a vision and his spirit lives on: Here is his story.
After spending 5 years as a Police Officer for Brookhaven borough, I began to see how many families could appreciate a helpful hand. During this time I watched as my dad cared for his 95 year old mother (my grandmother) and his mentally challenged brother. As her dementia progressed, he actually retired from Boeing to devote his full attention to helping her stay home. Prior to this, my Mom-Mom (my mothers mom) was placed in a Nursing Home, so I knew and understood why my Dad wanted to keep my Grandmother at home. Besides it being what she wanted, I believe we owe this to our seniors. After years of visiting my Mom-Mom, I would never want to be placed into an institution. I started Home Helpers in September of 2002, to provide the best and most trusted care to Seniors, New Moms and Working Parents, and those needing Recuperative Care and/or Continuing Care services to our community. After all, my Dad was our first customer so there was high expectations from the beginning. After 6 years, those expectations still drive our organizations.
With a background in the medical field for over 10 years and special training in dementia, rest assured you and your loved ones will receive excellent care and companionship with Home Helpers.
I believe in caring for clients as if I were caring for members of my own family. My caregivers are carefully chosen to meet the specific needs of my clients.
Michelle Brown, President
Cathy Willoughby, Director of Market Development/ Community Liaison
Cathy is our Director of Market Development for Home Helpers. She has over 20 years of healthcare experience in a senior living environment. Prior to joining Home Helpers, she was the Corporate Manager of Training and Development and General Manager for New Seasons Assisted Living Communities. Previously, Cathy served in various positions including Executive Director, Director of Recruitment, and Admission/Marketing Director for Keystone Care, a multi-faceted corporation involved in healthcare, transportation, wholesale drug distribution, video production services, construction, real estate holdings and community theater.
Harry Dampman, Field Supervisor
Harry graduated from Overbrook Sr. High School. He started with Home Helpers in June of 2007 as a caregiver and has the distinction of having received the most client commendations of any other caregiver in our history.
He has held his current position since October 2009, and believes that customer satisfaction is measured not only by performing remarkably, but by treating individuals with respect, being truly thoughtful, and taking the time to understand concerns.
Janet Brown, On-Call Coordinator
My experience in the Health Care field is very extensive. I have spent many years in clinical offices and medical assisting offices. The position I hold at Home Helpers currently is the On-Call Coordinator. This position is rewarding in numerous ways. Overall, I love the team at Home Helpers and plan to help make things run smoothly.
Walt Lawson, Director of Business Affairs
Walt’s business experience is varied and extensive. He has held various management positions in the health care arena that included associations with Baxter International, Drexel University, GlaxoSmithKline, and Spruce Medical Centers. He is a graduate of Abington Sr. High, and holds a BA degree from Ohio Northern University. He believes in getting the job done right the first time is best for everyone.