About Us

Dana and Devon Ainsworth Owners/CNAs/Sisters

Dana and Devon Ainsworth Owners/CNAs/Sisters

Welcome to the digital home of A Way to Stay!

Read this and you will know us — the type of Home Care we provide and what drives us to do this Work.

After spending most of our adult lives on separate coasts, we sisters settled in Yardley PA in 2003 and started A Way to Stay in 2009. After business careers, it was time to give back to our community and we were drawn to Home Care because our mother and our grandmother although frail remained at home with the help of Jane and Chrissie, who assisted us in giving care. We know the value of such a one-on-one caregiving relationship.

We work with chronically ill older adults who need more help than their families can give and we are committed to skillful, dignified and respectful care. Our caregivers provide personal care individualized to the needs of the client. For example, bathing, dressing, carefully prepared meals, medication reminders, and support for those who are cognitive impaired or those anxious to feel cared for and safe. Our employees are experienced caregivers. They are inspired by what they do and appreciate the connection working one-on-one creates. Our rigorous screening process helps us hire trustworthy and accountable employees capable of being part of a team. The emotional richness of our work, its service to our clients, their families, our employees and the sheer breadth of community connection are some of the reasons we love what we do.

We specialize in Live-In24-hour and Overnight Care.  Longer hours ensure the same person giving care instead of a revolving door of caregivers. This consistency allows our caregiver and office team to develop a relationship with the client and their family based upon ongoing and relevant communication. Because of this communication within the client’s circle of care previously unnoticed status changes that could send the client to the hospital are seen and acted upon.

We are Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) and know what good care is, and how to deliver it consistently to clients at home or in retirement communities for many hours daily — ongoing for months and years. Delivering this care with an understanding of physical and emotional needs takes a team not a single person. The team includes backup caregivers, who understand a client’s specific issues, and communicative office staff jumping into the field as needed.

Our standards go above and beyond what is dictated by our licensure.  High standards and respect are the backbone of what we do. We arrive at the office every morning prepared to do our best for each client and go the extra mile in all areas of our agency… like paying our aides to arrive early or paying them when a shift is called off without proper notice or making sure each case is covered even when emergencies happen.

 We are valuable resources for our clients, their families, our staff and our local community. We volunteer with Bucks County Long Term Care Consortium and as facilitators for Bucks County Health Improvement Partnership’s Advance Directive Initiative. We supervise client care and try to ensure win-win relationships for all. Jessica Summers heads recruiting and among other responsibilities trains caregivers on care skills for specific client issues. Jackie assists with recruiting and works with Diane ensuring our documents comply to state license requirements. We all do drop-in supervisory visits.

If you read this entire letter with keen interest and the home care we provide is what you need, give us a call at 215-321-5100. Let’s talk about the best type and level of care for your situation, and discuss if A Way to Stay is the right fit for you and your family or whether another Home Care agency might do better with your situation.

Warmly,
Dana & Devon

 

 

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A Way to Stay
1596 Quarry Road,
Yardley, PA 19067
(215) 321-5100

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