About Us

Patty Laychock RRT and Kathy Callahan RN are owners and directors of Visiting Angels, Atlantic County, New Jersey since 2005. Patty and Kathy are sisters and each has over 20 years experience in healthcare. Kathy is a Registered Nurse and Patty as a Respiratory Therapist. They both have experience in all areas of patient care, including critical care, post op care, rehabilitation, sub acute, long term care and homecare.

The need for the elderly was apparent when they saw many avoidable hospital readmissions and nursing home placements of the elderly. Growing up they were always taught to respect and help the elderly and disabled and with their Visiting Angels franchise that is exactly what they are doing. Their Visiting Angels franchise is keeping the elderly independent in their homes, wherever they may call home. Some of our clients live with a spouse or alone, some with their adult children, and some in assisted living facilities. With the increasing incidence of falls and dementia, the need for In - Homecare increases to keep the elderly safe in their homes. Visiting Angel’s caregivers are bridging the gap for the families in the sandwich generation, those caring for their parents and their own children.

The Angels provide assistance with bathing, dressing, and toileting if needed, as well as meal preparation, light housework, companionship, errands, pet care, etc. The goal of Visiting Angels is to keep the elderly happy and independent as long as safely possible.

Together Kathy and Patty have operated their Visiting Angels franchise since 2005. By diligently screening and selecting qualified, compassionate caregivers “Angels” they have helped hundreds of families over the years.

In August 2016 after many months of hard work by the entire staff, Visiting Angels of Atlantic County, became one of the first essential personal agencies in New Jersey to pass the Accreditation process and is fully Accredited by the Commission of Accreditation for Home Care, Inc.  Becoming accredited, confirms their dedication to promote the highest quality and safety standards in the state.

Since becoming owners of a Visiting Angels franchise both Kathy and Pat have become Certified Dementia Practitioners. Pat has also become Certified Senior Advisor and Kathy has made the great accomplishment of her BSN.

  • Our Office Staff

  • Kathleen Callahan RN, BSN, CDP:
    Director of Nursing

  • Patricia Laychock RRT, CDP, CSA
    Director of Operations (Certified Senior Advisor):

  • Samantha Stroby: Office Manager/HR Coordinator

  • Lily Sutton: Client Care Coordinator
  • Eileen Atwood: Client Care Coordinator
  • Stephanie Adair RN: Nursing Supervisor
  • Kathy "KC" Conklin: Client Care Manager
  • Pat “Ann” Gaffney- DiMascio: Administrative Assistant

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.