About Independence Healthcare Corporation

We have the dedicated professionals available to help you stay as independent as possible. Independence Healthcare serves all of Central Massachusetts.

We are able to provide services where you need them - Private Homes, Assisted Living Facilities, Rehabilitation Centers, Nursing Homes or Hospitals.

Ongoing assessments and supervisory visits are conducted by a nurse for our clients at no additional charge. This allows us to monitor client needs, make recommendations on the level or amount of care provided, keep family members informed and ensure ongoing safety for our clients.

Principal Biographies

 

Trevor R. Ruggles was the Business Manager at McGinnis Health Care Services, Inc. for 5 years. Prior to working at a healthcare agency, he worked for a local state funded Aging Services Access Point (ASAP) as Vendor Contract Monitor/Purchased Services Consultant.  His responsibilities there were to oversee the contracting process for all the services the ASAP provided.  This included the Health Care Agencies, and for auditing their policies, procedures and contractual compliance.  He has over 10 years experience in the geriatric health care field, providing a solid foundation for operating this type of business.  In addition, he is on the Board of Directors for the Worcester Elder Affairs Commission, which will allow for current and updated issues with the local geriatric population.  He has a Certificate in Accounting from Assumption College, in Worcester, Massachusetts and is currently enrolled at Assumption for his Associates Degree in Business Administration.

 

Elaine Sullivan

Elaine Sullivan graduated from St. Elizabeth’s School of Nursing, Boston Massachusetts in 1986. From 1987 – 1996 she worked in various nursing arenas, including Hospice and Long Term Care facilities. It was during this time that she realized her greatest sense of accomplishment came from helping people to remain in their own homes. In 1996 she went to work as the Director of Nursing for a home health care company whose primary focus was to provide assistance to the elderly at home. In 2003, the homecare was sold and she and co-worker Trevor Ruggles opened their own agency, Independence Healthcare.
Elaine currently serves on the boards of three non-profit organizations, The United Way of Central Massachusetts, Helping People Most in Need, Montachusett Home Care, Senior Advisory Committee, and the Services Committee of Worcester Elder Service Area, Inc.
Elaine Sullivan, R.N. has been a registered nurse for over 22 years. Her experience working with the geriatric population includes in-home health care, hospice and long term care settings.
As the Director of Operations she oversees the day to day management of both office staff and field employees. Maintaining contract compliance and ensuring client coverage are priorities. She continues to enjoy assisting Nursing Supervisors in the placement of home care aides with clients and providing skilled services to private clients when necessary.
She is an active member of the Services Committee for Elder Services of Worcester Area, Inc., the Crisis Advisory Board at Montachusett Home Care and the Helping People Most in Need Committee at United Way of Central Massachusetts.

 

Independence Healthcare

Trevor and Elaine opened their agency in March of 2003 and with the help and guidance of John Rainey form the Small Business Development Center at Clark University, they were approved for an SBA loan and line of credit in July 2003.
They are licensed by the Division of Occupational Safety and Registered by the Department of Health.
Independence Healthcare is a member of the Massachusetts Council for Home Care Aides, The Worcester Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Private Duty Aides.

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