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Jonathan Wells

Jonathan Wells, CSA
OWNER AND CARE MANAGER

Welcome to Home Care Assistance of Douglas County. My name is Jonathan and I am the Co-Owner and Care Administrator of Home Care Assistance of Douglas County. Our mission is to “Change the Way the World Ages.” I am privileged to be able to help the seniors and families of Douglas County navigate the confusing health care industry, finding the care that works best for them.

You may be stressed, overwhelmed and wondering if you are making a good choice for yourself or your loved one. You may need information on just what home care is and how it truly works. I have personally seen how difficult these decisions can be, and I understand that having a resource and an advocate helping you during the process can be a huge relief. Please know that you are not alone.

You may be surprised at the quality of care that can be delivered right in the comfort of your loved one’s home. Whether your need is for 24/7 care, hourly care, or just during a short recovery after hospitalization, our care team is ready to help. For more information about in-home care or if you are in need of immediate assistance, please contact me at 720-580-6704. I’d be honored to assist you.

Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)®

Earners of the Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)® designation have demonstrated advanced knowledge in the multiple processes of aging. CSAs understand how to build effective relationships with older adults because they have a broad-based knowledge of the health, social and financial issues that are important to older adults. Through certification, Certified Senior Advisors agree to uphold the highest ethical standards for the benefit and protection of the health and welfare of older adults.

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David Peck
Owner

Being the oldest of 5 children, and having 4 children of his own, David grew up with a sense of family and sense of community. “Sharing this sense of community with others is a wonderful opportunity for me to serve the older adults right where I live. I am fortunate to be able to do what I love and that shows in the quality and level of service that Home Care Assistance provides to each one of our clients.”

“In my late teens/early twenties I was able to frequently have brunch with my grandmother and her friends (all born before 1900). I got to spend an hour or 2 every Sunday listening to their amazing stories. Caring for older adults has been my passion ever since.”

As a native of Colorado, David is able to call this beautiful state home for over 50 years. “I love it all and take advantage of all that Colorado has to offer as frequently as possible; camping, hiking, skiing, sightseeing. And as a resident of Douglas County for over 28 years I am proud to be able to help the older adults in my own backyard stay safe, engaged, and purposeful in their own homes in their later years.”

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Hope Freeman
Client Care Manager

Hope’s front line experience in memory care, assisted living and home health care have given her insight into what makes a special caregiver. She also has a knack for developing just the right care plan. ”As the Client Care Manager for Home Care Assistance of Douglas County I am responsible for guiding older adults and their families through the sometimes complicated health care decisions they need to make to be able to age safely and comfortably in place. I strongly believe that every family is a unique, and thus deserves an individualized care plan.”

Hope meets with each client and their family in order to become familiar with their environment and to ensure that she understands the needs from the client’s perspective. This allows her to clearly communicate with her staff and provide insight into the client’s care plan from a caregiver’s perspective. “Our door is always open to both caregivers and clients. We make sure that we are in constant communication with everyone involved. We strive to create a sense of community with our families.”

Our Balanced Care Method provides caregivers with the necessary tools to confidently handle each situation they might encounter. With a focus on proper nutrition, exercise, social and mental stimulation, we can really create a sense of purpose in the daily lives of those we serve. This holistic approach to caregiving brings life to the care plan and allows our clients to thrive in mind, body and spirit. “We have helped so many families and their loved ones to stay as independent as possible for as long a possible. It really is a pleasure to serve the community in which I grew up, and I’m so proud of our approach.”

Contact Hope at 720-580-6704 if you have any questions about our care services or if you would like to schedule a complimentary consultation.

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Mary Shakeshaft
Employee Care Manager

Mary is part of a dedicated leadership team providing non-medical care one-on-one to seniors and those needing help with activities of daily living in Douglas County Colorado. She also has the pleasure to welcome you when you visit our office. As Employee Care Manager, she coordinates recruitment, hiring, training, scheduling, recognition, supervision and retention of a choice group of Caregivers driven to provide exceptional service. “Assisting people with serious life choices on a professional level has always been my calling.”

Collaborating with our client care managers, Mary works on strategic pairing of just the right caregiver to assign to clients for satisfying working relationships. This begins with understanding our clients! “It comes naturally to me to be able help in the development of client care planning. I feel valued as a trusted leader who is approachable, proactive, and resourceful.”

Mary reacts promptly to deliver on the promise of care, whether it is a current client with changing needs, or a new client requiring care suddenly. “In relating intimately with our staff of caregivers to become familiar with their lives, predominate talents, strengths, and skill levels I exercise good judgement when placing staff for ultimately gratifying assignments.”

At Home Care Assistance, only 1 in 25 applicants meet our standards, having passed background check and our exclusive PhD developed caregiving profile exam. Additionally, we offer our caregivers exclusive training at our Home Care Assistance University. This program provides them with access to training in Alzheimer’s and dementia care, conditions that affect older adults, hospital to home care, cooking techniques, live-in care and many other in-home care skills. “Throughout the hiring, training and developmental stages, I concentrate on providing caregivers with the tools to be successful in every situation. This leads to satisfied clientele and happy caregivers.”

If you have questions about our care staff, or if you would like to join our team, please contact Mary at 720-580-6704.

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Juliana Young
Business Development

As the Community Liaison for Business Development, Juliana play an integral role in developing key partnerships with healthcare and senior care professionals in Douglas County area, fostering the growth of Home Care Assistance of Douglas County. Her role largely focuses on company initiatives and programs such as Hospital to Home Care™ and the Cognitive Therapeutics Method™, an innovative approach to in-home dementia care. She also is involved with Community Outreach as a volunteer for the Alzheimer's Association as a facilitator of the Caregiver Support Group at the Castle Rock Adventist Hospital. Our team are all volunteer coaches for the Matter of Balance Fall Prevention Program and coach 3 classes per year in our own community.

The company and its team of professionals have developed several unique offerings, which differentiate Home Care Assistance from other home care agencies. We offer an award-winning Senior Wellness book series for our clients and referral sources as well as online courses for caregivers and staff through Home Care Assistance. “The wealth of information and training techniques available through Home Care Assistance is absolutely incredible. I feel honored to be a part of a team that are champions of aging well!”

Please contact Juliana at 720-580-6704 if you have questions about resources in our community and how we partner to provide healthy options for seniors to age in place.