With a focus on creating a company offering exceptional in-home care to their patients, AFS Home Health has been providing the best in care to their patients since opening in 2012. With a background in health care, Paul Johnson, owner and administrator of AFS, saw a need in the geriatric community—a passion of his. Combined with the dedication of Lara Penrose, RN and Director of Patient Care Services and Rhett Nilson, Director of Therapies, their mission continues to be accomplished through AFS Home Health.
“Our agency cares for the community that we have our business in. We are constantly brainstorming on ways that we can create a better place to live for not only our patients but everyone we surround ourselves with,” says Paul.
AFS Home Health strives to provide compassionate, quality in-home care within Bonner, Boundary and Kootenai counties, delivering services within 24 hours of receiving a referral. They are also available to those in the community in need of assistance to help find a solution to their problems and needs if they cannot find the help that they need—even when AFS Home Health’s services aren’t necessarily the answer.
Offering both home health and private pay home care and accredited with the Accredited Commission for Health Care, AFS provides physical, occupational and speech therapy, skilled nursing, social work and certified home health aides to Sandpoint, Clark Fork, Bonners Ferry, Priest River, Oldtown, Blanchard, Athol and Coeur d'Alene.
The staff has a wide variety of backgrounds, yet all care about their clients as individuals, not just patients. The caregivers are professional and passionate in their work. AFS Home Health works hard to ensure that their clients are matched with a caretaker who they believe will work well together.
2019 marks AFS Home Health’s eighth year in business, and as Paul says, “We attribute the success of our business to our staff and clinicians. We have been so lucky to have found compassionate clinicians and employees who have huge hearts and passions for the same things we did when starting the business. Our clinicians always put our patients and their family’s needs first.”
In addition, the staff finds the work they do truly rewarding. “Our work allows us to positively impact people‘s rehabilitation and health care while enabling them to stay in their homes where they feel most comfortable,” says Lara.
AFS extends their help to the community in other ways as well. The marketing team of Chelsie Ulrich and Caitie Stolz is actively involved in the Sandpoint community and is currently working to become more connected within the Hayden and Coeur d’Alene communities. From volunteering at Sandpoint Area Seniors serving lunch to their participation in Kinderhaven’s Festival of Trees, their dedication to serve the community reaches beyond home health care. In additional, AFS held a very successful food drive, in which they created meal bags for their local patients in need, providing them with food for the holidays. Leftover food items were then donated to a local soup kitchen.
If you are looking into home health services, AFS Home Health has the dedicated and caring staff you’re looking for. Call them today to find out more.
AFS Home Health
530 Pine Street
Sandpoint, Idaho 83864