About Our Staff
Rachael Geiger – Operations Director
Home Care Assistance is pleased to announce that Rachael Geiger, previously the agency’s Client Care Coordinator, will transition into the Operations Director position for the agency. In this role she will be responsible for strategic planning, training, and implementing new initiatives including the recently launched Cognitive Therapeutics Method program. Rachael helped launch the Home Care Assistance office in the Lehigh Valley in 2013 and has been recognized on a corporate level for her outstanding customer service, care plan development, and employee recognition programs.
Rachael pursued a career with Home Care Assistance due in part to her experience as caregiver for her grandparents. She understands how overwhelming it can be to care for aging loved ones while managing children, a household, and a career. Rachael has not only extensive knowledge about senior resources in the Lehigh Valley, but also deep compassion when helping caregivers and families find the help they need to for their loved ones.
Rachael’s job involves assessing the client’s needs, formulating an individualized care plan for each client and communicating with family members. She believes all people deserve to have a high quality of life, and has a great passion for caring for those who need assistance. She also screens, trains, and delivers orientations for all of our caregivers to ensure the most consummate professionals are caring for our clients.
She holds a certificate in medical assisting from Lincoln Technical Institute as well as a certificate in Gerontology from Northampton Community College. When not at work Rachael enjoys spending time with her daughter, reading and cooking.
Dian Brannen – Owner
Before opening Home Care Assistance of the Lehigh Valley in the spring of 2013, Dian spent 5 years as a middle school science teacher in both a traditional and non-traditional classroom setting as well as a number of years in the banking industry before leaving the workforce to became a full time stay at home mom, tending to her five young children over the past twelve years.
When she was ready to return to the workforce, Dian decided to open a family business that resonated with her personally, senior care. Dian is passionate about senior care and understands from personal experiences the challenges of caring for an elderly loved one as she helps arrange care for her widowed mother who lives alone in her home in Indiana.
An extension of Dian’s natural tendency to caregiving, as well as her experience with her own mother, led her to opening Home Care Assistance of the Lehigh Valley. Dian wanted the opportunity to offer seniors quality care that goes beyond the basics – and Home Cares Assistance’s Balanced Care Method does just that. So, in the spring of 2013, Dian and her family expanded the Home Care Assistance network to the Lehigh Valley, and are honored to be an integral part of “changing the way the world ages” by providing compassionate, high-quality care to seniors and their families.
Dian oversees all aspects of the day to day operations of Home Care Assistance of the Lehigh Valley. She is originally from New Haven, Indiana and has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Ball State University. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, attending her children’s various sporting events and activities, and volunteering at their school.
Laura Bogert – Marketing Director
Before joining Home Care Assistance of the Lehigh Valley Laura spent 16 years in property marketing and management with Simon Property Group resulting in an extensive experience in customer relations, event planning, networking and business to business relationships. From personal experiences to hearing the struggles of friends and other family with aging and ailing relatives, she has joined HCA to help people understand that there are options to assist with caregiving to allow for quality time and healthier aging in the comfort of home. When not at work, Laura enjoys spending time with her husband Richard and two English bulldogs, Chopper and Harley. She also enjoys reading, cooking and spending time at the beach.
Christine Glover – Employee Care Manager
Home Care Assistance of the Lehigh Valley would like to welcome Christine Glover to the staff as our Employee Care Manager. Christine has over 20 years’ experience in the senior care industry and has previously held management positions in other service industries. Christine studied psychology while in college, has a genuine understanding of the needs of professional caregivers, and is experienced in properly match the skills of individual caregivers with the needs of our clients. She strives to create a work environment that is successful and encouraging. She is committed to hiring caring and compassionate individuals and giving them the training and guidance needed to excel as professional caregivers.
When Christine is not “Changing the Way the World Ages” she enjoys walking her dog, spending quality time with family, being a grandmother and enjoying quiet time to bring balance to her life.