Boston Globe Top Places to Work Winner

The Boston Globe Names Visiting Angels of Newton/Canton a Top Place to Work for 2015


Magazine honors the best employers in Massachusetts

Boston, MA (November 13, 2015) – Visiting Angels of Newton/Canton has been named one of the Top Places to Work in Massachusetts in the eighth annual employee-based survey project from The Boston Globe. The Top Places to Work 2015 issue will be published online at BostonGlobe.com/topplaces on the night of November 12 and in The Boston Globe Magazine on November 15.

Top Places to Work recognizes the most admired workplaces in the state voted on by the people who know them the best—the employees. The survey measures employee opinions about their company’s direction, execution, connection, management, work, pay and benefits, and engagement. The employers are placed into one of four groups: small, with 50 to 99 employees; medium, with 100 to 249 workers; large, with 250 to 999; and largest, with 1,000 or more. Visiting Angels of Newton/Canton was ranked 17th in the Medium Employer category. It is the only private duty home care agency of any size found in the rankings.

Visiting Angels of Newton/Canton is widely recognized as a leading provider of non-medical home care in the Boston Area. Founded in 2004, and owned by Barney & Eileen Freiberg-Dale, it is also the winner of their industry’s highest award in client satisfaction surveys, known as the Leader in Excellence Award, given by Home Care Pulse. Mr. Freiberg-Dale commented, “We are indeed honored by the Top Places to Work award, now for the second year in a row. We take it as validation that not only do we do great home care, but that we do it in a way that we’re proud of. And it shows why we have so many wonderful employees working for us – they are really the best home care workers in this area. Other home care agencies have to satisfy themselves with less than the best, but we get the best. It contributes hugely to a great experience in home care for our clients.”

“The success of a company is not only measured by its revenue and profits, but also by the loyalty and satisfaction of its employees,” said Katie Johnston, Boston Globe workplace reporter and Top Places to Work editor. “The winning companies have developed innovative ways to engage and motivate their workers, which often serves as a key factor in innovation and leads to better professional performance.”

The rankings in the Top Places to Work are based on confidential survey information collected by WorkplaceDynamics, an independent company specializing in employee engagement and retention, from nearly 77,000 individuals at 357 Massachusetts organizations. The winners share a few key traits, including offering progressive benefits, giving their employees a voice, and encouraging them to have some fun while they’re at it.

Top Places to Work online extras include sortable rankings and photo galleries. All can be found at www.bostonglobe.com/topplaces. Readers can follow the news on Twitter at #workboston.

Visiting Angels of Newton/Canton is part of the leading network of home care franchises in the US. Their services at home include homemaking, mobility assistance, personal care, companionship, meal preparation and light housekeeping. They are available for short or long visits, and even live-in care, 365 days a year, round the clock. Some of the leading providers of services to seniors in the area routinely refer to them.


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To see how the winners are chosen, go to the link: www.bostonglobe.com/topplaces
Each Visiting Angels agency is a franchise that is independently owned and operated. The Franchisor, Living Assistance Services Inc., does not control or manage the day to day business operations of any Visiting Angels franchised agency.