Established in 1987, the Helpmates Home Health Care Agency specializes in providing personal care, skilled home health and personal management services to assist people in living safely and independently at home. It offers nonmedical services, such as meal preparation, light housekeeping, medication prompting, transportation and respite care. The agency provides assistance with bathing, dressing and shaving, as well as administers a personal assistance program that is funded through the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare. The Helpmates Home Health Care Agency offers services in more than 40 counties in Pennsylvania through a network of over 20 offices. It has a work force of nearly 600 individuals and coordinates a diabetic teaching program that assists diabetes patients in controlling their blood sugar levels through counseling, nutrition and monitoring.