For Immediate Release
January 2, 2019
NEWTON, Mass.—In its mission to meet the growing demand for in-home care, HouseWorks is pleased to welcome Chief People Officer Bill Holmes. Holmes brings to HouseWorks a 24-year career in high-level human resources positions at adidas and its subsidiary Reebok. In his most recent role as senior vice president of human resources North America, Holmes led more than 13,000 adidas employees through the successful launch of the company’s groundbreaking adidas Group Innovation Academy.
“Innovation has always been key to HouseWorks’ 20-year success,” commented HouseWorks’ Founder and CEO Andrea Cohen. “Bill understands the HouseWorks mission and the importance of hiring the right people who can deliver on the HouseWorks promise: provide high-touch personalized, reliable and compassionate care for a growing senior population that wants to age in place, their own homes.”
Job one for Holmes is strengthening HouseWorks recruiting capability so the company can hire more Caregivers to better serve clients and partners in Greater Boston and HouseWorks’ newest market, MetroWest. In just five months Holmes and his new team have hired more than 100 experienced Caregivers to ensure HouseWorks is able to provide 24/7 care for partners, clients, and families.
“Our whole team is focused on growing with the need and providing the type of care HouseWorks is known for,” said Holmes. “We are not just adding people; we are focused on making our people even stronger through new training, advanced technology and recognition programs. We are staying true to HouseWorks’ mission, doing well by doing good.”
One of the areas of concentration for HouseWorks is dementia care. While nearly all HouseWorks’ Caregivers have experience supporting clients and families affected by dementia, HouseWorks is implementing a new training program so staff can become Certified Dementia Practitioners. This certification ensures case managers stay current with trends, ethics, regulations, medications and new developments pertaining to dementia.
“HouseWorks understands that empowering our Caregivers with crucial information is the key to excellent care. The more training, we can provide, the more engaged and effective we can be with our clients,” added Holmes.
HouseWorks is the leading private pay in-home care company serving Greater Boston and its newest service area, MetroWest. For more than 20 years HouseWorks has been devoted to providing reliable, compassionate, high-touch personalized care for clients and their families. Known for its innovation in home care, HouseWorks recently created a unique model of service which consists of interdisciplinary teams dedicated to a single group of clients and Caregivers. HouseWorks’ Home Modification division also provides contractors for small projects that empower people to live safely in their own homes. With more than 350 Caregivers and counting, HouseWorks is positioned to support the growing numbers of seniors choosing to age in place.
Rose A. Lewis