Elara Caring is one of the nation’s largest providers of home-based care, with a footprint in the Northeast, Midwest and South. Elara brings together three award-winning organizations- Great Lakes Caring, National Home Health Care, and Jordan Services- into one transformational company, which provides the highest-quality comprehensive continuum of personal care, skilled home health, hospice care and behavioral health.
Elara Caring leads patients through the post-acute journey by providing the appropriate level of care, delivered wherever our patients call home. The company’s intimate understanding of its patients’ needs allows it to apply proprietary platforms to deliver proactive, customized care that improves quality of life and keeps patients in their homes.
The company, comprised of 35,000 caregivers serving over 60,000 patients and their families daily, in 225 locations across 16 states, is focused on providing patients with the right care, and the right time, in the right place.
From when I was first told about volunteering as a positive experience, I had no time for it. When I began with GLC 6 months later, it was a struggle to connect with the clients. It only took a few visits for my feelings about this opportunity to drastically change for the better. I have been with GLC since December and it has been a tremendous blessing! Every interaction with the client is different, every experience (respite, vigiling, shadowing) has provided great learning lessons. Driving to volunteer, during each experience, and leaving each visit is rewarding on a soul level. Volunteering can provide feelings of warmth, love, fulfillment that no other experience can offer. All staff I have met thus far has been caring, compassionate, and dedicated to clients as well as welcoming and warm towards me. The volunteer coordinator is committed to best support her volunteers. She runs a well-organized volunteer program and offers a diverse arrangement of opportunities.