Having grown up with a medically fragile brother, followed by working in the field for various nursing companies, Marty and Holly Firely became aware of the need for a new approach to Home Care. In 1998, Firely Home Care was established and continues today. We believe in an empathic, compassionate and committed approach to Home Care. This belief is passed from the owner to the office and field staff, and is deeply appreciated by our clients and their families.
In 2005 Marty and Holly Firely opened The PPECC which is Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care Center. The PPECC allows parents to work, go to school and take care of other family responsibilities while their medically fragile child is cared for by professional nurses and patient support aides, in a fun, child friendly atmosphere on a regular basis. Providing care for our families in both the Home Care and PPECC, the owners became aware of an acute need for a home-like environment for medically fragile children.
In 2007, our first residential Home for Kids was opened. To date, we have residential homes located in Harleysville, Pottstown and Norristown. Our Home for Kids offers a warm, comfortable, home-like environment while meeting the complex medical, physical and spiritual needs of the children in our care. Our staff also provides ongoing support, education and training for the families of our residents.
Having established Firely Pediatric Services, we wanted a way to enrich the lives of medically fragile children by allowing them to experience God’s creations, so in 2005 The Firely Foundation was established. It is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 charitable organization. The Firely Foundation raises funds to help offset the cost associated with raising a medically fragile child. Camp for Kids, Respite Care and a Benevolence Fund are some of the programs funded by the Foundation. Firely Pediatric Services continues to grow to meet the changing needs of our clients.
Knowing that our Home for Kids is only available to children from birth to age 21, Marty and Holly saw the need to open adult homes. In the last year we have opened three Adult Residential Homes in Montgomery County and have plans for more homes in the near future.
In addition, as of 2016 we also have three CLA’s homes and four community homes.