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About Our Home Health Care Company

Friends of the Family Home Health Care was founded in August of 2006 by a gentleman, whose own grandmother had been abused in a nursing facility.

With a focus on high-quality care provided in the comfort of one’s own home, Friends of the Family rapidly grew to include a number of services in great demand.

We are locally owned and operated; the company is licensed, bonded and insured to provide worry-free care.

Current owner, Rebekah LaFontaine, a pastor’s wife and a proven advocate for the senior community, took over management and operations of Friends of the Family in 2012. Her passion, as well as her great management team have caused the company to grow into five locations; Ann Arbor, Monroe, Toledo, Sylvania and Perrysburg.  These offices throughout Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan offer In-Home Health Care services close to you and your family.

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How It Works

Our services begins with you giving us a call. We are waiting to answer any questions that you may have.

The next step is a FREE in-home or in-facility assessment to determine a care plan. After a care plan has been determined, our staff of highly trained and carefully selected health care professionals will begin providing care for your loved one.

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Meet The Staff

We have an incredible team of highly qualified support staff and directors who empower us to provide excellent in-home health care on a daily basis.

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Rebekah LaFontaine


Rebekah has her degree in Business Administration and worked at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She is a pastor’s wife and a proven advocate for the senior community, as well as anyone who needs a helping hand.

She took over ownership, management and operations of Friends of the Family in 2012. Her passion to help others has made the company what it is today.

Jennifer Cranford, Director of Operations for Friends of the Family Home Health Care

Jennifer Cranford

Director of Operations

Jennifer Cranford, MA, started as a part time office assistant, moved to scheduler, then to HR Manager. Her promotion to the position of Director came quite naturally.

She leads by example with her work ethic and encourages employees to excel in the gifts, they already possess.

She has her degree in Medical Administration and handles all Payroll, as well as billing for Friends of the Family.

Director of Client Care, Friends of the Family Home Health Care, Beth Anne Varney

Beth Anne Varney

Director of Client Care

Beth Anne Varney is a Practical Nurse and one of the most passionate care coordinators you will find anywhere. Her stand for integrity comes from her military background and her empathy is straight from the heart. From the initial assessment on, she goes above and beyond to ensure the comfort, safety, health and happiness of each client.

Sheri LaFontaine Marketing & Intake Manager of Friends of the Family

Sheri LaFontaine

Marketing/Intake Manager

Sheri LaFontaine is known for reaching the heart of any audience. She truly loves people, which makes her a perfect fit in the world of networking and marketing. She has a strong background in retail sales management  and has worked in promotion in Nashville, as well as the Toledo market.

She is often the first person you will make contact with, when reaching out to Friends of the Family.

Bianca Schaub, HR Manager of Friends of the Family Home Health Care

Bianca Schaub

HR Manager

Bianca Schaub, is a CNA and has worked as an in-home caregiver, as well as in nursing homes. Formerly the Scheduler at Friends of the Family, Bianca moved to HR after a recognized connection between the caregivers and herself. She truly cares for their wellbeing and seeks for true character when hiring. She is a delight.

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Providing the highest quality of in-home health care available

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Character First

We are a faith-based company that seeks for character first when hiring our caregivers, because we know that true empathy is a calling.


Caregiver Screening

Putting your concerns to rest, Friends of the Family requires that all applicants go through federal and state testing. Background checks and drug testing are taken very seriously.


We Guarantee Our Shifts

Caregivers need to take sick days too but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We will send another caregiver to fill that shift, making sure someone is there…even if it means sending the CEO.


1 Hour to 24 Hour Home Care

Taking a shower does not take 3 hours, so why pay for 3? Setting us apart from most Home Health companies, We provide as low as 1-hour shifts.


On Call 24-7

The office may be closed, but our Management is on call all night for your urgent needs.


Free Assessment

We come to you. We listen and customize a plan that accommodates your needs. We want you to feel confident and comfortable when choosing Friends of the Family, which is why your first assessment is free!

Proudly Serving NW Ohio, SE Michigan, and South Florida

“We hired Friends of the Family for my father-in-law for two weeks, and they did a good job. They came in, checked his mail, and did some house cleaning. The caregivers were compassionate and did a good job. He gave them good marks. The management did a good job and were committed to it. Everything was met according to the schedule they set up.”



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Providing Superior In-Home Health Care

24/7 service. Same Day Appointments are Available.

(855) 794-1555


5658 Mayberry Square E, Sylvania, OH 43560