The Home Health Care Foundation Fund provides grants for organizations and programs that serve Berks County and/or those counties that are contiguous to it for one or more of the following purposes:

  1. Programs and educational activities that promote the general health and wellness of residents;
  2. Organizations and programs that help residents recover from illness or disability at home;
  3. Organizations that provide health-related charity care to residents;
  4. Programs and activities that support preventative healthcare for residents and overall community health.

 

History

On January 1, 2019, Tower Health assumed the operations of Home Health Care Management, Berks Visiting Nurse Association, the Visiting Nurse Association of Pottstown and Vicinity, and Advantage Home Care.

For years, each of these organizations provided compassionate and much-needed care to the communities they served. In that spirit, the Home Health Care Foundation was created as part of the merger to support charity care and other programs for the good of the community.

The Home Health Care Foundation became a supporting organization of Berks County Community Foundation in 2020.

 

Home Health Care Foundation Board

Kim R. Berry

Jim Gierlich

Robert R. Kreitz, Esq.

Rabbi Brian I. Michelson, Chair of the Home Health Care Foundation Board of Directors

Kevin K. Murphy, President, ex officio, of Home Health Care Foundation, and President, Berks County Community Foundation

Mike Paolini

Karen S. Thacker Ph.D., RN, CNE

Frances A. Aitken, CPA, Treasurer, ex officio, of Home Health Care Foundation, and COO and Treasurer, Berks County Community Foundation*

*Serves as an officer, not a board member.