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Fortune Names Cherished Companions Home Care Agency a Top Workplace

Cherished Companions Great Place to WorkCherished Companions Home Care ranks #1 in Ohio and #3 nationwide among at-home care providers.  

CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio, Oct. 16, 2018 

Cherished Companions Home Care has been named to Fortune Magazine’s 2018 Best Workplaces for Aging Services. The Cherished Companions agency was ranked in the “At-Home Care” segment, where it placed first in Ohio and third nationwide. It was the only Ohio agency named in this category.

“Seventy percent of our new employees come from referrals from existing employees. Our employees see their work as a calling and deserve the best we can offer them,” according to Cherished Companions’ founder and CEO Douglas Wilber. “We are proud to be one of the few organizations in our space that offer a comprehensive benefits package, and we are committed to investing in training, tools and technology.”

Douglas WilberThe ranking considered employee surveys that represented more than 162,000 employees working for companies in the aging-services industry. Great Place To Work®, a global people analytics and consulting firm, evaluated more than 50 elements of team members’ experience on the job. These included the extent to which employees trust leaders, the respect with which people are treated, the fairness of workplace decisions, and how much camaraderie there is among the team. Rankings, based on employees’ feedback, reward companies who best include all employees.

CEO of Great Place to Work Michael Bush notes the aging-services industry is rapidly growing and, led by aging baby boomers, consumer preferences are changing even more dramatically. “Companies need to adapt their organizations to remain competitive,” he says. “Organizations like Cherished Companions Home Care stand out from the crowd, intentionally growing their businesses by creating great places to work.”

About Cherished Companions Home Care, LLC

Cherished Companions Home Care was founded in 2009 to meet the growing care needs of seniors and those suffering chronic conditions in the Cleveland area. The company, which employs more than 200 people, provides professional aides to help deliver non-medical care and assistance with activities of daily living in a home setting. Its mission is to provide unsurpassed compassionate care at an outstanding value, thus allowing more people to enjoy independence in the comfort of home.

Doug Wilber, CEO of Cherished Companions Home Care, is an impassioned advocate for the elderly and a thought leader on topics relating to senior living and at-home care. Prior to founding Cherished Companions, he worked for 22 years in a health care research, training and consulting capacity at Procter & Gamble, where he recognized tremendous gaps in America’s elderly care. Mr. Wilber currently serves as vice-chair of the Ohio Chapter of the Home Care Association of America. He can speak to a full range of senior care topics, including aging in place, making senior care affordable, understanding senior behavior and talking to loved ones about needing care. 

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