Mission

 

Our mission is to promote the well being of Asian American seniors and other adults who are disadvantaged by their language and cultural barriers. 


 

Vision

PASSi will be the premier provider of supportive services for Asian American seniors and other adults for their personal healthcare, vocational training and other beneficial programs.  We will expand employment and economic opportunities for the region’s immigrant population and will respond to emerging needs in the designated community.  We will strengthen service programs and always be responsive and focused on the community needs with humanity, respect and compassion.

Values

We respect each of our clients and the communities we serve.
We build sustainability in programs that have a lasting impact on our community.
We continuously seek to improve services and build up trust with other organizations in the same field to maximize mutual collaboration.

History

PASSi was established in April 2004 as Korean American Senior Services of Pennsylvania (KASSP) by Im Ja Choi, the current Executive Director.  Based on her experience caring for her then 88-year-old mother who had stomach cancer, Ms. Choi identified an urgent need for Korean speaking Home Health Aides.  At that time, the State of Pennsylvania lacked a home health agency capable of providing home health aide training in Korean.  To bridge this gap and enable other seniors to receive care in an Asian language, Ms. Choi created an agency to cater to the specific needs of frail Korean seniors.  

In December 2005, realizing that other Asian American seniors faced similar gaps in available homecare services, the Board of Directors decided to expand the program to all Asian American communities and changed the agency name to Penn Asian Senior Services.  PASSi is now the largest home care agency in the state of Pennsylvania specializing in the care of English limited Asian seniors.  In 2010 PASSi provided care for 255 frail low income clients in Philadelphia, Montgomery, and Delaware counties through the home health care, Personal Assistance Service and Attendant Care Programs.  

In 2007, PASSi became the 4th agency in the Greater Philadelphia region to obtain an ACT 150 license.  Through the ACT 150 Personal Assistance Service (PAS) and Attendant Care (AC) Programs, qualified elderly and disabled adult clients are empowered to select their own caregiver, who may be a family member.  In July 2009 PASSi obtained a Mental Retardation Service license, allowing services to clients with intellectual disabilities.

PASSi currently provides community based culturally sensitive and linguistically appropriate in-home health care services to low-income elderly and disabled adult Asian Americans who reside in the greater Philadelphia metro area.  In each case, our clients are ailing, disabled and disadvantaged by cultural and language barriers.  Through these services, vulnerable members of Asian American communities have the opportunity to maintain healthy, dignified, independent lives and prevent premature admissions to nursing home care.  For their families, this service provides peace of mind and respite from the need to fulfill filial obligations to care for elderly parents and disabled adults at all costs.

Annual Report

Learn about PASSi's accomplishments in 2011 by reading our annual report!  Click here to read it!. 


 

Latest News

 

Book Donations

The Penn Asian Jubilee Center would like to create a small library for our adult day care clients! In order to do this, we will need any and all book and magazine donations in any Asian languages such as Korean, Cambodian, Chinese, etc. We are also accepting a few donations of books and magazines in English as well. PASSi is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization so any donations will be tax deductible. If you have any questions about donating books or magazines, please call Sharon Hartz at (215) 572-1234 ext. 14 or for any tax donation related questions, please call Fallon Every at ext. 12. To donate please send to:

Penn Asian Senior Services

6926 Old York Road

Philadelphia, PA 19126

 HHA Class Information

PASSi is now accepting applications for our Home Health Aide classes. The classes will be taught in various languages including English, Korean, Chinese, Khmer/Cambodian, and Gujarati.  This two-week program offers 80 hours of instruction. Please call 215-572-1234 for more information. 

 Nurse Aide Class Information

Competitive Tuition Rates

Seven Week Program

(120 hours of training)
Classes held in English
Classes are Evenings:  

5:00pm – 9:30pm
Weekend Clinical:  

7:30am – 2:30pm

The next NA class will be held in October 2014. Enrollment is currently open for this class. Sign up today!

For more information or to make an appointment call Jenny Bedin at 215-572-1234 ext. 10.

Korean, Chinese, Cambodian and Vietnamese Home Healthcare Aide Needed!

Penn Asian Senior Services is currently hiring Home Health Aides.

  • Qualifications: HHA certificate preferred. Training will be provided to applicants who do not have prior HHA experience
  • Qualified applicants can start work immediately.

 

We offer fringe benefits, including paid vacation, health insurance, 401K retirement plan, as well as comparable salary based on experience and capability.

Call 215-572-1234 for more information.

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