Senior care in their “Home Sweet Home”

DOYLESTOWN, PA -  FEBRUARY  19: Staff members at At Home Certified Senior Healthcare pose with Marge the Mannequin on the porch February 19, 2014 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Cain Images)

DOYLESTOWN, PA – FEBRUARY 19: Staff members at At Home Certified Senior Healthcare pose with Marge the Mannequin on the porch February 19, 2014 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Cain Images)


Once again, as in the past 6 years, At Home Certified Senior Healthcare has been voted Best of Bucks in Healthcare. Owner and CEO Jennifer P. Ellsworth is very proud of that achievement and attributes this to her staff. Most important is the fact that “we have the best caregivers.” They have only been in business for only 7 years. Ellsworth says, “That says something!” about the company and staff.

Their website states, “When your loved ones prefer their home to “the Home.” It is a statement that is the basis for the care that the staff at AHCSH offers to patients and clients. The staff helps senior citizens “age in place” so they can grow old in their home or the home of a family member. AHCSH helps navigate the steps to facilitate that for families. The patients receive the medical and non-medical care they require at home. They believe “Home is where the heart is” rings true for all involved.

While remaining at home may be the ideal situation for some, it may not be for others and AHCSH can also help a patient to stay in an assisted living facility.

At Home Certified Senior Healthcare specializes in non-medical caregiving for seniors and people in need. The company offers a wide range of caregiving services for various needs and budgets.

Some of which include, Companion Care where companions almost always become trusted friends, Personal Care for which they specialize in assisting patients with dementia and alzheimer’s.

AHCSH works in tandem with skilled care services to offer:

Palliative Care – Medical care specialized for the seriously ill.

Respite Care – A short-term, temporary care solution for those caring for a family member who would otherwise need permanent placement in an external facility.

Hospice care – Focuses on the terminal or seriously ill patient’s pain and symptoms, as well as attending to their emotional and spiritual needs.

The guiding principle behind AHCSH’s healthcare and medical treatment services is “First Do No Harm.” Whether it be due to a major trauma or end of life issue, they believe that the home-heart connection may be a vital force in a patients well being.

Ellsworth added that they “always have a real live qualified person answer the phone 7 days a week. We are responsive 24-7.” She continued, “We have expert matchmaking to offer a continuum of care from independent living through hospice care in your home environment.”

The services AHCSH offers have been described by clients as a true gift to patients and their families. They are thoughtful and kind when it comes to dealing with their patients.

For long or short term care, basic assistance to hospice, the knowledgeable staff at AHCSH is eager to help and answer any questions you may have about care for you or your loved one.

AHCSH is a Pennsylvania licensed non-medical home care agency. They serve the Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties and are open 24-7. For other location check the home care Vancouver services. For more information go to or call 215348-1800.

Caring for the beloved pet members of the family

A man walks his dog along the jetty Saturday July 2, 2016 at Higbee Beach in Cape May, New Jersey. Photo by William Thomas Cain/Cain Images

Finding a veterinarian that cares about your pet as much as you do is no easy task. Doylestown Animal Medical Clinic is that place where they refer to your pet as your child.

Dr. Dale Mantell founded Doylestown Animal Medical Clinic in 1983. In the three decades since it has grown into a well-respected facility known for care and professionalism in the Bucks County region.

The DAMC has been at the same location since that time and is owned by Dr. Dale Mantell and Dr. Drew Sporer.

The staff of veterinarians includes some of the finest in their profession who utilize a wide range of the best diagnostic tools and devices available to care for your beloved pet.

Angela Haare, a long time employee of Doylestown Animal Medical Clinic explains, “Our doctors and staff work together with our clients to offer the highest quality medicine coupled with gentle, compassionate care for our patients. We respect the deep connection people have with their pets and carry that with us as we care for their furry family members.”

She added that the staff shares the in the joy as well as sorrow of their clients.

She said, “I can’t tell you the number of times we have stood together shedding tears over the loss of a client pet we have cared for over the years.”

The staff at the DAMC are part of the Doylestown pet loving community. In addition to owning and rescuing pets of their own, they volunteer with animal welfare organizations and pet related community activities such as the Doylestown Dog Park.

The veterinarians and support staff are capable of handling everything from basic care to diagnosing and treating complex issues related to your pet. They maintain strong relationships with the referral centers in the area and work closely with the specialists when needed, to provide the best medical care possible for your pet.

Some of the services they offer are convenient appointments, drop off services, on demand surgery appointments, ultrasounds, pet pedicure, 24 hour access to their pharmacy and much more.

DAMC also offers Preventative Care Plans for your pets.

The Clinic is open Monday to Thursday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Doctors are available on Sundays via phone if a message is left before 9 a.m. For after hours, a doctor can be reached up to 10 p.m. Monday to Friday, and Friday until 6 p.m. They will continue booking appointments for your sick or injured pet even after business hours as long as you call before the phones are turned off at end the day.

Haare added, “We love the animals that we see everyday and are honored and humbled by the trust that their owners place in us.”