Lehigh Valley

In Home Care Experts of Lehigh Valley, PA

Home Helpers of Lehigh Valley was opened in Hellertown in 2010.  Our commitment to being the premier provider of non-medical care-giving services in Lehigh Valley is founded on three fundamental philosophies:

  1. First and foremost is our belief that outstanding service comes from attracting and retaining the regions finest caregivers, and treating them with the respect that they deserve for the outstanding service they provide.

  2. Secondly, our caregivers and our families have the support of a dedicated and highly competent support staff that has been assembled with specific skills and responsibilities.  This level of office and field support is unmatched in the region.

  3. Finally, active ownership involvement in all aspects of the business is a fundamental guiding principle.  Though our growth has been substantial, we continue to ensure that every employee that works for us and every family we serve meets and maintains a relationship with at least one of our owners.  With three partners in the business, we have the unique position to be large and resourceful, while maintaining the personal touch families and employees appreciate.

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Frank Esterle, Greg Scheck and Tom Krupp

Meet the Owners

Frank is a 1985 Graduate of Central Bucks West, and earned a BS in Hospitality Administration from Cornell University in 1989. Prior to Home Helpers, Frank was a management consultant, serving the financial services industry. In 2000, Frank took the position of Director of Finance for Aramark Healthcare Support Services. Frank is a Certified Senior Advisor from the Society of Certified Senior Advisors®.

Greg Scheck is a 1982 graduate of Central Bucks West, and earned a BS in Business Administration at Shippensburg University in 1986. Prior to Home Helpers, Greg worked as a CPA with a variety of Accounting firms. Greg also earned his certification as a Certified Senior Advisor from the Society of Certified Senior Advisors®.

Tom Krupp is a 1982 graduate of Pennsbury High School, and earned a BS in Engineering from Purdue University, and a Masters in Business Administration from LaSalle University. Prior to Home Helpers, Tom was an operations and engineering executive in the electronics medical device industries.

Field Support Staff

Sharon joined Home Helpers in 2003 as a staff nurse. Sharon is a graduate of Bishop Kenrick High School, and earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Villanova University. Sharon has been an RN for 31 years, working in a variety of settings, including hospitals, outpatient dialysis centers, and in long term care. Sharon currently resides in North Wales, Montgomery County.
Sharon's role is a pivotal role, even though Home Helpers is a non-medical caregiving company. In general, Sharon's mission is to ensure that the care delivered to our clients meets the high standards we have set. To do this, Sharon, along with our Client Care Teams, is involved right from the beginning when working with a client, as she leads the intake process. From this process, Sharon helps identify caregivers who have the skill set required for the client, and drafts a detailed care plan used by our caregivers in the delivery of care.  Sharon then leads the process of supervisory visits by the nurses and Senior Caregivers to the client’s home and is a resource for both the family and our caregivers when there are questions or concerns. Finally,Sharon leads our caregiver training and competency review process, ensuring that our caregivers have the necessary skills for the job.
Sharon works closely with our Client Care Manager and Client Care Liaisons who support Home Helpers in our mission to ensure the highest quality of care. They perform client intakes, draft care plans, and perform regularly scheduled and as-needed supervisory visits. Our nurses also visit clients and caregivers in the home to supervise care being given and act as a liaison for clients and their families, providing them with community and medical resources.

Wendy graduated from Wilson Borough High School and attended Lehigh Carbon Community College, where she graduated as a LPN in 1984. Wendy has practiced in a variety of settings including hospitals, long term care, physician offices and most recently home care.

As our Client Care Manager, Wendy supports Home Helpers in our mission to ensure the highest quality of care. She performs client intakes, drafts care plans, and performs regularly scheduled and as-needed supervisory visits. She visits clients and caregivers in the home to supervise care being given and acts as a liaison for clients and their families, providing them with community and medical resources. She also holds blood pressure screenings and educational seminars in the community.

Breanna Baughman graduated from Quakertown Community Senior High School in 2010. She joined the Home Helpers team in August of 2012, as a caregiver. Soon after, she was promoted to an On-call Caregiver. Before joining Home Helpers, she worked as a private duty caregiver, and took care of family members. Breanna hopes to further her education and become a Registered Nurse, while continuing on her path of caring for others.

Breanna is our On Call Caregiver for the Lehigh Valley and Upper Bucks County areas. She is available to fill in for call-outs, perform on-site caregiver to caregiver training and assist with other emergency care, when needed.  Home Helpers currently employs On-Call and Senior Caregivers to provide seamless service to each client and help avoid unforeseen service interruptions.

Lindsay is our Concierge Caregiver at Sterling Heights, an Independent Living community in Bethlehem (owned by Hawthorn Retirement Group, not affiliated with Home Helpers), where we provide home care services to residents. Lindsay is available to residents for a variety of needs, such as assistance with medication reminders, morning care, assistance to and from meals, walking pets, errands and much more. Our goal is to enable our clients to safely and comfortably age in place.

Office Support Staff

Kathy joined Home Helpers in 2006. Prior to joining Home Helpers, Kathy worked for 25 years as an office manager for a Montgomery County Accounting firm.  Kathy is a graduate of Archbishop Ryan, and earned her Business degree from the Community College of Philadelphia. Kathy currently resides in Lansdale, Montgomery County.

Kathy oversees all the administrative functions of the office. This includes billing, payroll and maintaining all personnel and customer files. In addition, with her length of service with Home Helpers, Kathy is able to contribute to all other functions as needed, such as scheduling, HR functions, and various projects.

Pam joined Home Helpers in December 2008, bringing significant experience to our team.  Pam earned a Certified Nurses Aide (CNA) certification in New Mexico, and has practiced as a CNA for 30 years. For the first 15 years of her career as a CNA, Pam was a direct care caregiver in long term care and home healthcare. She then moved into scheduling, and spent 15 years as a scheduler in home healthcare environment.

Pam's role with Home Helpers is to support the scheduling process. She brings extra clinical experience to this role that adds value to the scheduling process. As a CNA, Pam also is available to fill in as a caregiver in emergency situations.    

Susan joined the Home Helpers team in 2011 as part of our On-Call Answering Services. Susan attended Cheltenham High School and graduated in 1988. She has a certification in Government Contracting from Villanova University and has taken business and accounting classes at MONTCO and Penn State.

At Home Helpers, our goal is to make life easier. We're available 24/7 and we believe that clients should be able to speak with a live person and not an outsourced answering service. Providing prompt and professional solutions to our clients, Susan fields phone calls after regular office hours, on weekends and holidays.

Patti joined Home Helpers in 2009 as the Human Resource Manager. She is a 1989 graduate of Connellsville Area Senior High School in southwestern Pennsylvania.  She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from California University of Pennsylvania and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Marywood University.  Patti is a resident of Montgomery Township and an active member of her church; Mary, Mother of the Redeemer.  She is a part of the Parrish Nurse Ministry and assists with various things throughout the year. 

Patti leads the recruitment team in finding the best qualified caregivers to work with our clients.  She facilitates our intense new hire training program and also promotes yearly in-services/trainings throughout the year for our staff.  She utilizes her social work background to assist with client and caregiver specific questions/opportunities. Throughout the years, Patti has worked in acute care hospital settings, acute rehabilitation, skilled nursing facility, assisted living, and hospice care.