About Our Home Care Team

Irving Seldin, JD, MAIrving P. Seldin, JD, MA, Owner and CEO

Irv Seldin, Owner and CEO of Visiting Angels, has been a leader and innovator in the senior care field for nearly thirty years. He has dedicated his career to creating compassionate, non-institutional options for the care of seniors and the elderly with dementia.

Irv was inspired to start a home health agency because of his personal experience as an adult son with elderly parents. His Mom and Dad started to need living assistance in their mid-eighties, and they had a strong desire to remain in their own home, as do 88% of today’s Seniors. Through this experience, Irv saw the importance of bringing integrity and respect to home care in order to serve the needs of families like his. Irv and his team have helped hundreds of families who are dealing with similar circumstances and are in need of a caregiver or companionship services.

Irv has years of experience and depth of expertise providing care for the elderly. He developed and owned three premier senior assisted living communities, and he pioneered one of the first dedicated memory care centers in the nation. Irv later served as Vice President of Operations for a company that operated nine independent living, assisted living, and memory care communities.

Irv is one of the original founders of the Assisted Living Federation of America and served on its national Board of Directors for nearly a decade. He founded and served as the first President of the Pennsylvania Assisted Living Association and was appointed by the Secretary of Aging to the intergovernmental council. Irv also served on the Board of Directors and as a Trustee of the Jewish Family and Children’s Service and was a member of its Elder Services Committee for many years. He continues that work today as a supporter and sponsor of the Alpert JFCS in West Palm Beach, the Palm Beach County Medical Society, and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Palm Beach County Partnership for Aging.

Irv is a Florida licensed attorney. He received his law degree from the University of Michigan, and his legal writings have been cited by the United States Supreme Court. He also holds an M.A. degree and was a Doctoral Candidate in Philosophy at the University of Michigan. 

Irv lives in Palm Beach Gardens and is an ardent supporter of the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce and its Health Care Committee. Together with his wife, Colleen Haggerty, Co-Owner of Visiting Angels, he accepted the Chamber’s Leadership award for 2017 Small Business of the Year. Visiting Angels is one of the top ten homecare agencies in Palm Beach County and has won the Home Care Pulse “Best of Homecare - Provider of Choice” Award four years in a row. Irv continues to lecture at regional conferences and seminars on topics relating to senior care and home care for the elderly with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

Visiting Angels can assist you with your home care and companionship needs in the greater Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, or West Palm Beach area, dial: 561-328-7611.

Laura J. Annas, RN, BSN

Laura Annas, RN, BSN, Director of Nursing

As Director of Nursing for Visiting Angels, Laura is responsible for overseeing all home care, senior care, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's care services provided to our Palm Beach County and Martin County clients. Laura also directs all quality assurance initiatives for the company, as well as agency compliance for the State of Florida.

After Laura performs the initial client at home visit and assessment, she then prepares the in home care plan to enhance wellbeing, and provides supervisory oversight of caregivers and companions. Laura is available for general support to clients and their families to guide them through issues relating to illness, aging, as well as cognitive or physical impairment. She serves as a home health resource for physicians, social workers, guardians, case managers, as well as other healthcare professionals.

A clinician with a depth and breadth of experience in the Home Health field as well as a hospital and medical facility environment, Laura adds an important layer of knowledge, judgement and expertise to Visiting Angels to better serve our home care and companionship clients. Her long and diversified career in nursing took her on a journey from Surgical Nurse to Case Manager, and from Nursing Instructor to Director of Nursing. Laura received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Florida Atlantic University, and has been employed by such highly respected institutions as Good Samaritan Hospital, Bethesda Hospital, Columbia Hospital, and Keiser University.

Laura has lived in the Palm Beach Gardens area for over 25 years. She and her family provide the inspiration and support for the annual Jeff Annas Memorial Firefighters 5k which carries on her husband’s legacy, and provides resources for first responders’ and their families.  Laura also engages in efforts to support the causes that assist Seniors and the elderly such as the Palm Beach County Partnership for Aging.

Contact us for a complimentary in-home assessment and consultation today! If you live in the greater Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, or West Palm Beach area, dial: 561-328-7611.

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Visiting Angels owner Irv Seldin
Visiting Angels owner Irv Seldin
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