Etelka

Etelka Froymovich founded Home Services Unlimited in 1997

As a practicing Registered Nurse, Etelka was keenly aware of a void in quality patient care that could be provided in the home. She embarked upon a journey to develop a home health care agency that would exceed all expectations and become a trusted partner to physicians and patients.

Excellence in Home Health Care

This commitment has been and continues to be the mantra of Etelka’s agency. Through her passionate commitment to care, Home Services Unlimited has grown, with virtually no staff turnover, to provide services for hundreds of patients and has created a satisfied referral base of over 800 physicians. Satisfied clients, satisfied physicians and satisfied employees are testimonials to Home Services Unlimited’s position as the best choice in home health care.

A Distinguished Career From Nurse to Director of Nursing to President of Home Services Unlimited
Etelka’s distinguished career followed a logical progression to her position as President of Home Services Unlimited. She graduated as a nurse practitioner with a Bachelor of Nursing (RN) in 1972 from Meshgorya University in the Ukraine, close to where she lived with her family. Her first nursing job was in a pediatric ward for young children aged 1 month to 3 years old, at Central Hospital in a town called Chust. She married her husband Phil in 1973 and decided in 1977 that they would relocate to the United States to be closer to family and to come to this land of opportunity. With an eagerness to continue her budding career, Etelka sat for and passed her Boards in the U.S. in 1979.

A Love and Talent for Working with the Elderly

Etelka began her nursing career in the U.S. at Colonial Crest, now part of Golden Living. Even before getting her license, she worked as the in-service coordinator, providing training for nursing staff. Once she obtained her license, she worked as the Director of Training and Education and was promoted to Director of Nursing, a position she occupied for several years.

Eventually, the nursing home changed its patient structure and no longer cared for elderly patients. Etelka took this opportunity to expand her horizons in the field of nursing and try her hand at entrepreneurship. With a group of partners, she co-founded Adept Corporation, which operated group homes for the mentally challenged. The business was successful and in 1996, Etelka sold her share to return to her roots, caring for the elderly.

In January of 1997, Etelka opened Home Services Unlimited as a fully licensed business to provide home health care. In her quest to learn to do better for her patients, she had already obtained a Masters in Healthcare Administration (MHA) in May of 1990 from the College of St. Francis. As President of Home Services Unlimited, Inc., Etelka guides the trusted, experienced care model Home Services Unlimited uses to continue providing excellent home health care.

Giving Back to the Community of Indianapolis

Volunteering for community services is a high priority for Etelka. Her memberships include the Indiana Association of Rehabilitation Facilities, Executive Women in Health Care and the Indiana Association for Home and Hospice Care, where she is a member of the Regulatory and Finance Committees.

Etelka has also served on the Board of Directors with Hooverwood Home, a highly regarded geriatric facility, since 1997 and as the President for 2005-2006. From 2003 through 2007, she has served as the Vice President of Park Regency, an independent living community. She is on Advisory Committee and a Board Member of NORC. Through her community work, she has received several awards and accolades, including the Nora McFarland award in 2002, from the Indiana Association of Home and Hospice Care.

Etelka was honored as a “Health Care Hero” by the Indianapolis Business Journal. The issue can be read online here:

http://mags.ibj.com/activemagazine/welcome/html/ibjhch.html.
After clicking on the link, then click on the image of the issue’s front page. After that, you can browse through the issue or click in a box near the top of your internet browser to adjust the page to 17, which is where Etelka’s article appears.