Accord Home Services was purchased in 2016 by Robert Carr, current owner and operator. Accord Home Services is a non-medical, non-skilled care agency which focuses on assisting seniors and others in need of assistance with the daily care levels necessary to remain in their homes. Accord offers personal and homemaking services to assist consumers with their daily care and specialty needs for daily oversight. Companionship services are a vital part of this daily care as well as part of the continued physical assistance a caregiver may provide. Our goal at Accord is to ensure that our consumers have been properly assessed and evaluated from all aspects to maintain a quality lifestyle while remaining in their home.
Currently the focus of our market is derived from Passport Certification services (Area Agency on Aging), Veterans Administration care services, private pay, workers' compensation claims referrals as well as referrals from other home health care companies. At the time of the initial acquisition, the company employed twelve home health care aides, servicing three counties. Within three months, our agency was staffed with sixty home health care aides, one LPN supervisor, one clerical associate and one part-time bookkeeper providing services to sixty-two clients, servicing seven counties. As of December 1, 2016 we had eighty-one aides servicing over two hundred fifteen clients in eight Ohio counties.
At the beginning of 2016 our company developed a close business relationship with the area Veteran's Administration Association, as our company is veteran owned. We currently receive an average of five to seven referrals per week from the local VA, and an average of five to seven referrals per week from the local Passport offices. We are in the process of expanding our markets to encompass more workers' compensation clients and have developed strategic relationships with the referring providers. Today we enjoy an excellent reputation with the VA due to the high level of quality care and services that we provide to our consumers and the timely response to the needs of the veterans. Additionally, Accord is exclusively endorsed by The Ohio Growth Association as a result of our commitment to quality services.
Currently, Accord is certified in eleven Ohio counties by the Area Agency on Aging and the VA and will be expanding into five additional counties by the end of December. We currently provide services in Trumbull, Mahoning, Columbiana, Ashtabula, Portage, Summit, Wayne, Stark, Lake, Cuyahoga, and Geauga counties.