Our quality care covers Berkshire, Hampden & Hampshire Counties

About

Mission/Vision Statement

Porchlight VNA/Home Care is guided by a tradition of patient-centered care combined with clinical and technological excellence.  We are dedicated to providing the highest quality services, with compassion and respect, to our communities and home-based patients.

Overview of VNA (Visiting Nurse Association)

In 2014 Porchlight VNA merged with Chicopee VNA and has over 100 years of providing compassionate, exceptional care.  Porchlight is a unique, comprehensive resource for all home health needs, including: skilled nursing, therapies, 24-hour care, social work, and maternal and child health.  Our offices are located in Lee, Pittsfield and Chicopee and our services cover all of Berkshire, Hampden and Hampshire Counties.

As a free-standing non-profit, we also serve as the Board of Health for several towns and regularly conduct community education and engagement programs to support our mission.  We are the only Western Massachusetts agency rated five stars by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).  We received several HomeCare Elite™ Awards of Excellence and MA Department of Public Health deficiency-free surveys demonstrating our commitment to quality and safety.

Memberships and leadership roles on the board of directors for local and trade organizations are very important to Porchlight’s success. Membership in The Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts and Visiting Nurses of New England (VNANE) help the agency to stay progressive in the home care industry.  Our membership in VNANE requires compliance with clinical pathways for heart, lung, diabetes, and joint replacement management. With our membership in Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts, we are required to meet strict guidelines on hiring, training, and supervising our staff.

We have contracts with many Medicare, Medicaid and many commercial insurances. We also contract with area elder services agencies. Please call us for more information at (413)243-1212.

Our staff of dedicated caregivers includes:

  • Registered Nurses
  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech Therapists
  • Social Workers
  • Home Health Aides
  • Registered Dieticians

Overview of Home Care

Porchlight Home Care, formerly Berkshire Home Care and Great To Be Home Care, brings the best in short and long-term care to your home, with caregivers, nurses and therapists that are dedicated, friendly, and compassionate. Our approach is catered to your individual needs, no matter how big or small. We offer an affordable alternative to nursing home care and make it possible for you to remain safe and independent in the comfort of your own home.

Porchlight Home Care serves all of Berkshire, Hampden, and Hampshire Counties with specialized services and nursing oversight of all care. Home Care Services Include:

 

Health Care

  • RN assessments and care oversight
  • Personal care from certified aides
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Case Management

 

Non-Medical Home Care

  • Light housekeeping/laundry
  • Transportation
  • Companionship/friendly visitation
  • Medication reminders
  • Respite care
  • Appointment scheduling/reminders
  • Shopping/errands
  • Meal preparation
  • Help finding household employees for personal care

 

Help Finding Resources

  • Financial planning/insurance referrals for asset protection
  • Transportation
  • Geriatric Care Management

Specialized Services

Door-To-Door Service

We provide transportation, companionship, support and assistance in the day-to-day lives of our clients. Our caregivers take clients to and from doctor’s visits, day surgery, and medical consultations and also stay with them during the procedure and pick up any medications needed before returning home. We assist with errands and shopping and provide in-home assistance until the client is safe and comfortable.

Live-In Service

Around-the-clock care and companionship in the comfort of home. Our services are available on a 24-hour-a-day basis for clients who wish to have a consistent live-in caregiver.

Available to clients who:

  • Sleep through the night
  • Provide the caregiver with room and board

 

Live-in services include:

  • Full-time in-home assistance
  • Supervision of the caregiver by a nurse
  • Personal care needs: bathing, dressing, medication reminders, ambulation assistance
  • Meal preparation
  • Laundry and housekeeping needs
  • Assistance with errands,  grocery shopping,  doctor appointments, and social activities

 

The Porchlight Difference

Porchlight’s VNA/Home Care combination makes us unique in that we are a one-stop resource for all of your home health needs from acute to chronic care. Our caregivers receive continuing education training and are supervised by a Professional Care Manager in order to meet the highest quality of standards. We handle all employer responsibilities, including tax filings, Social Security, and workers’ compensation. Porchlight Home Care is an insured and bonded home care provider.

We have contracts with many Medicare, Medicaid, and many commercial insurances. We also contract with area elder services agencies. Please call us for more information at (413)243-1212.