Home Health Care

Since 1986

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About Us

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Gerontology Home Companion Agency, Inc. is a private homecare aide organization. It was started in 1986 by gerontologists who recognized a need for a different kind of caregiver agency - not the typical medical model - but one that would work together with older people and their families to make safe, sensible and affordable plans to help people remain at home.

Our company recruits only aides and companions who have experience working with older people. We are passionate about finding those men and women who know that working at home with older people is more than a job. Many of them have been with us since the company began. Many aides are certified nursing assistants and certified home health aides; some are nursing professionals from other countries. They have many years experience as homecare aides. They impress us every day with their integrity and their dedication.

As gerontologists, Evelyn Mandel and Anne Hanssen understand the physical, social and psychological issues involved with normal aging and the challenges of those who are coping with illness and disability. They are familiar with community resources and the local continuum of care. They both worked actively in the company to oversee operations and to provide counsel to families who need extra support.



Eddie M. Turner has been in the health care field with GHC for more than 15 years. She worked side-by-side with Evelyn Mandel, a Geriatric Specialists, who is well known in the geriatric community. She was part of the Pritikin Longevity for six years. This inspired her to continue her mission to provide excellent care and welfare of the elderly and their families.


Evelyn Mandel is a geriatric specialist in private practice with a primary interest in helping families who are dealing with Alzheimer's disease. She was one of the founding partners who started GHC in 1986. She has worked many years for the care and welfare of the frail elderly and their families. She is also the co-founder of Aiding People with AIDS. She is co-author of Houghton Mifflin's THE GOOD AGE COOKBOOK and author of THE ART OF AGING, Harper and Row.

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