Get to Know Our Atlanta Home Health Care Team
Erich Schuetz, BSE, MBA, Owner
Erich Schuetz is the Owner and the Administrator of Regency Home Care. As such, he is responsible for the day-to-day business operation of the agency. His duties include all the financial aspects of the agency as well as forecasting, strategic planning, budgeting and directional guidance.
Erich is a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Harvard Business School in Boston. He has been in the medical field for the better part of his work career, with early positions in Southern California with divisions of Baxter Travenol and Johnson & Johnson before moving to the Bay Area to help grow a young company later purchased by Smith Kline Beckham. He then spent four years building a start-up company developing diagnostic ultrasound and medical lasers. This $100 MM company subsequently became the heart of Cooper Vision.
Erich moved from Silicon Valley to Atlanta, Georgia to help a German family move their medical device product line from Munich to Atlanta. The primary product is a silicon prosthetic breast form to be worn by women after mastectomies. Today, the company is a world leader in this market.
Erich spent many years caring for his mother who lived well into her mid-90s. This experience allowed him to understand the importance of how helping seniors engage in life mentally, emotionally, physically and socially can make a huge difference in their wellbeing. This current opportunity gives him the ability to “give back” to the community in the latter stages of his work career.
Erich and his wife, Jody, have been married 36 years. Jody has recently retired from being a first grade teacher in Fulton County. Having lived in Dunwoody, Georgia now for the last 27 years, they have raised their two sons: Evan, a graduate of University of Georgia, and Joel, a graduate of Georgia Tech. Erich enjoys spending time with his wife, sons,their wives and two new grandsons.
Claudia Booth, Director of Nursing
Claudia brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise to the Regency Home Care team as our Director of Nursing. Claudia worked as an RN for Northside Hospital in Atlanta and as a PRN case manager and Director of Nursing and large home healthcare agency prior to joining the Regency team.
Claudia’s work experience includes providing skilled and intensive care nursing services for clients, high level case management skills for critically ill and intensive care clients, and providing management and leadership for a large clinical team. She also has extensive experience in working with patients with long-term medical conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, quadriplegia, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s disease.
Claudia also brings to the table an extensive theological background and experience as a hospital chaplain, which has given her unique and significant skills in assisting patients in crisis.
Claudia takes great pride in her work, and strives to provide optimal patient care in any given situation, as well as developing professional, trusting relationships with Regency’s clients and their families, as well as the clients’ primary care physicians and staff members with whom we intercede on the clients’ behalf.
To learn more about our Atlanta home health care and dementia care services and how we serve families in Buckhead and the Atlanta metro area, contact our dedicated care team today.
Our Care Is Quality Certified!
The quality of our staff and the care they provide are our most important assets. At Regency Home Care of North Atlanta, we’re proud that our caregivers are not only experienced professionals, but also certified by Caregiver Quality Assurance.
What does Caregiver Quality Assurance mean to you and your family?
Most importantly, it shows that we go above and beyond standard background testing, which is only able to flag documented criminal or other wrongful activities, but does nothing to screen potential risk or behaviors that have managed to slip through the cracks.
With the Caregiver Quality Assurance program, behaviors and personality characteristics are identified upfront, including:
- Dependability— Measures the risk that an individual will be undependable, careless, or disorganized.
- Honesty— Measures the risk for dishonest behavior.
- Hostility— Measures the risk of a person being aggressive, hostile, or having poor control of their anger.
- Substance Abuse — Measures the risk of substantial use of alcohol or illegal drugs.
- Sexual Harassment— Measures behaviors regarding sexuality that are likely to be considered harassment.
- Computer Misuse— Measures the risk of using computers and the Internet in ways unrelated to job tasks.
- Cognitive Reasoning— Evaluates problem-solving abilities and learning speed.
Hiring the best caregivers
With this pre-assessment information in hand, we’re then poised to be able to identify and hire the cream of the crop: those caregivers that stand head and shoulders above the rest by showing the most integrity, trustworthiness, and sense of compassion. In a nutshell – they’re the caregivers we would hire to care for our own family members.
The safety, security and happiness of your loved ones are why we are in business. Caregiver Quality Assurance is a major component of our success, and we feel strongly that the results gained through this extra screening step are worth the additional effort.
For quality home health care in Marietta, Atlanta, and the surrounding areas, turn to Regency Home Care’s certified expert care staff. Click the map below to get more details about the area we service.
Where Experience and Compassion Meet
Regency Home Care of Atlanta, Georgia was founded in 2009 by Erich Schuetz. Erich spent the better part of his career in the medical field, serving in early positions with divisions of Baxter Travenol and Johnson & Johnson before moving, finally, to Georgia to help care for his mother, who lived well into her 90s. When he retired from his corporate career, it was his caregiving experience and a yearning to stay in the medical field that led Erich to open Regency as a way to give back to other families and older adults in need of quality elder care and assistance to remain safe and happy at home.
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Marietta Home Care Memberships
Maintaining quality, staying up to date on industry standards, building trust, and advocating on behalf of seniors are extremely important to us. In an effort to increase the quality of our agency, Regency Home Care maintains memberships in the following organizations.
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To learn more about our memberships or our Dunwoody and Marietta home care services call us today at 678.999.2446 or fill out our on-line form to schedule a FREE in-home care needs assessment by a Registered Nurse.
Exceptional Atlanta Caregivers – Home Care Is Our Calling
When choosing a caregiver for yourself or a loved one, we know that dependability and trust are of the utmost importance. At Regency, caring for others isn’t just our job, it’s our calling, and we pride ourselves on maintaining extremely high standards when it comes to hiring our Atlanta caregivers. We only hire professional, dedicated caregivers who love what they do.
What sets our Atlanta caregivers apart from the rest?
Your loved one deserves quality care, which is why all Regency employees are required to be Caregiver Quality Assurance Certified. To obtain this certification, each caregiver must successfully pass several tests to determine compassion, dependability and integrity. Applicants with tendencies toward abuse are eliminated. All employees must also pass a comprehensive state and national background check for criminal, drug and elder abuse and have a clear DMV record check. All caregivers must also pass a drug screening, a process that is not standard practice among all home health care agencies in Atlanta.
For your safety and security, all of our employees maintain verified current car insurance, are covered by workman’s compensation and are fully insured. Regency ensures that all of our clients are fully protected for your peace of mind!
Our caregivers are tested for their clinical knowledge, complete a thorough orientation program and have ongoing continuing education requirements to ensure their competency and to keep their caregiving knowledge polished and up to date. Our Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) are supervised by our Registered Nurse (RN) to ensure that the appropriate care is delivered and for ongoing quality control. All of our employees are experienced home care professionals, and every caregiver receives extensive training in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s care, infection control, and body mechanics.
Additionally, all of our CNAs are given the opportunity to attend a full training program to serve as proxy caregivers, which allows them to provide health maintenance services that are not offered by most in-home care agencies, such as medication oversight, blood sugar and vital signs monitoring, first aid, ostomy, catheter and tube feeding care, and more.
In addition to their Caregiver Quality Assurance certifications, all of our caregivers are certified by the state of Georgia as nurses’ aides. This means they have completed a state accredited program for providing care as a CNA. They must pass a state competency exam as well as maintain ongoing continuing education to maintain their active status and provide home care in Atlanta. CPR certification is not required for in-home caregivers by the state of Georgia but it is for all Regency caregivers!
All of the qualifications and background checks are vital, but they are only part of a Regency Home Care caregiver. It takes a special person to be a top-notch caregiver, and we believe our clients deserve only those caregivers who possess special qualities such as patience, understanding, respect, and good listening skills. We only employ caregivers that we would feel comfortable with in our own home and as part of our “family,” because we know that’s what you and your family deserve.
Having someone new in your or your loved one’s home is a big deal, and that person needs to be compatible with the care recipient in order to form a good relationship. During the initial client assessment, clients are matched with caregivers who would best suit their needs. We want every client to feel comfortable with his/her caregiver(s) and will always work promptly regarding any concerns so that satisfaction and quality care can be achieved. We guarantee compatibility!
Under the leadership of our Director of Nursing, Claudia Booth, RN, MSDIV, our team of nurses provides ongoing assessments and direction to our caregivers, ensuring each client’s plan of care is followed and continually updated. Through both phone calls and home visits with the client and caregiver, our nurses ensure any issues are addressed promptly.
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We are committed to hiring only the best caregivers in Atlanta and to being a knowledgeable resource and advocate for every client and his or her family. Have more questions about our caregivers and their qualifications? Visit our FAQ page for more answers or call us today at 678.999.2446 or fill out our on-line form to learn more about our caregivers and our services.
Schedule a Free Atlanta Home Care Assessment Today!
We would love the opportunity to meet with you and your loved one to further discuss our in-home care services and how our caregivers can improve your loved one’s quality of life and independence at home. Call us today at 678.999.2446 or fill out our on-line form to schedule a FREE in-home care needs assessment by a Registered Nurse.