Our History

Friends Life Care Partners provides professional care management, home care, along with related health and wellness programs and services in the comfort of your own home.

Two Pennsylvania Quaker Organizations supported the establishment of Friends Life Care: Jeanes Health System and Foulkeways, one of the first continuing care retirement communities in the nation. In 1985, Friends Services for the Aging approached these two organizations and encouraged them to establish an independent nonprofit joint venture to study and create the first continuing care at home plan. With grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Fund and the Pew Charitable Trusts, the joint venture set out to develop an innovative life care plan—an affordable and pioneering alternative to traditional continuing care retirement communities. This new plan would allow members to stay in their own homes and receive all the home care and related services they may need as they age. In 1990, Friends Life Care began operations with 78 members enrolled. Regulated by the Pennsylvania Department of Insurance as a continuing care retirement community without walls, Friends Life Care is the first and largest program of its kind in the country.

Today, more than 5,000 individuals have been served through membership in Friends Life Care. Friends Life Care does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, religion, national origin, handicap, gender, or sexual orientation.

Our Mission

Advancing long-term care and wellness through innovative solutions that anticipate and respond to lifelong health care needs. Ensuring service excellence and sustainability through our commitment to Quaker values.