History of Long Term Care
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Long Term Care can trace its beginnings all the way back to the 12th Century in England. The English built homes for the aging whom could not be supported at home. The shelters gave way to long term care facilities associated with monasteries. The first known institution in the US for the poor and aging was in Philadelphia in 1722 followed by New York City two years later.
The United States began to invest in the aging population in the middle of the 20th Century with the Social Security Act in 1935 which was followed by Disability and Medicare Acts in the 1960’s. This allowed for nursing homes to be built and funded. Following the nursing home boom private Home Care Agency’s began to open to fill the needs of those whom wished to remain in their homes. The private Home Care Agencies allowed people to live in their homes long term.
Personal Health Care was founded in 1981 by Rose Levchak in a small office in Philadelphia. A year later we moved to Paoli where we remained for several years servicing clients on the Main Line. During this time our current location opened in Valley Forge. We have been at our current location for almost 25 years and through that time we have grown to service all of Southeastern PA including Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, and Philadelphia County. We remain true to our beginning and provide the highest level of commitment to excellence Home Care in Philadelphia. If you know someone who may need some help please have them give us a call at 610-933-6130, we are available 24/7.