O’Connell Marks 25 Years in Business

HOLYOKE — O’Connell Care at Home and Health Care Staffing, a regional provider of personal-aid and nursing services, is celebrating its 25th anniversary. O’Connell has been providing Western Mass. and Northern Conn.t individuals and families with a holistic approach to care since its founding in 1987.

O’Connell’s holistic approach factors an individual’s social wants and needs into his or her personalized care plan. The company believes that, by doing so, its staff is able to provide more emotionally supportive experience for the individual, as well as address his or her physical limitations and medical conditions.

According to Fran O’Connell, president, this approach grew out of his personal experiences and became the founding principle of the company. “In my youth, I saw first-hand what a difference it made when things that are important to people are still part of their lives,” he said. “Little things, like lunch with friends or talking baseball with someone, helps individuals feel whole — like they are still loved and respected. It’s something all of us deserve.”

O’Connell added that clients’ families also need this kind of support. “Finding the right care for mom and dad is challenging, even overwhelming,” he said. “So we also help the families through the process to find the best solutions, even if it’s not with us.”

The company’s services range from transportation and home-companion services to geriatric-care management and hospice care. The company also provides staffing solutions for some of the region’s assisted-living facilities, rehabilitation centers, and visiting-nurse associations.

For more information about O’Connell Care at Home and Healthcare Staffing, call (413) 533-1030 or visit www.opns.com.

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