About Ralston My Way
Who are we
Ralston My Way is a licensed non-profit home care agency serving anyone 55+ in Northwest Philadelphia, with the mission of helping improve the quality of life for seniors “aging in community.” My Way is a “one-stop-shop”, with caregivers performing a variety of in-home services for members, including home care (assistance with activities of daily living, personal care, respite care), transportation, house cleaning, handyman repairs, yard work, and more.
We offer a broad range of services at affordable prices and a place to call when you are not sure who can provide the help you need. If you are actively retired, still working, or spending your time close to home, Ralston My Way can offer services to enhance your quality of life.
How are we different
Read the story, “When Living at Home is Non-Negotiable.”
Ralston My Way is part of Ralston Center, a mission-driven nonprofit organization devoted to the care and quality of life for aging Philadelphians since 1817.
All of our team members are employees and caregivers. No matter what job they are hired to perform, they are looking out for your best interests. Our employees go through a process that includes references, background checks, a drug screen and competency exams.
Membership in Ralston My Way is free. You only pay for the services you receive and we are one of the only organizations offering a one-hour minimum.
We are flexible. Tell us what you need. We listen and determine how we can help.
Ralston My Way’s Community Engagement Committee is a group of 10 community and church leaders, interested citizens from other senior groups and Ralston My Way members.
They come together quarterly to offer advice and discuss how we can increase the awareness and reach of our organization within the community.
We thank these individuals for their time, support and valuable contributions:
- Marilyn Silberstein, Realtor, Weichert Realtors – McCarthy Associates
- Romani Reynolds, Director of Constituent Services, City Councilwoman Cherelle Parker
- Rosa Woods, Office Manager, City Councilwoman Cindy Bass
- Rev. Dr. Andrew Foster III, Senior Pastor, Janes Memorial United Methodist Church
- Rev. Ethelyn Taylor, Pastor, Oxford Presbyterian Church
- George Stern, Executive Director, Jewish Social Policy Action Network
- Lucille Ijoy, My Way Member Extraordinaire
- Peter Javsicas, Chairperson, Northwest Village Network
- Mary Daniels, Director, Philadelphia Senate on Aging
- Donna Clement, Director of Constituent Services, City Councilman Derek Greene
- Larry Daniels, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones
History of Ralston My Way
Ralston Center closed Ralston House as a residence in 1985 but the organization continued to focus on quality of life in aging.
In 2005, Ralston’s board and staff joined community leaders to explore opportunities to offer services that would make it possible for low-and moderate-income seniors to continue to live a quality life at home. Ralston leaders collaborated with local organizations and churches on a market research effort in 2006 to determine what services were needed.
As a result of the research Ralston My Way was launched in 2010 in Germantown, Mount Airy, Chestnut Hill and East and West Oak Lane to provide affordable home care, transportation, home repairs, yard work and other nonmedical services to assist those 55 years and older living independently in their community.
By the end of May 2010, its first full month of operation, Ralston My Way had 35 members. Today, we are approaching 3500 with new members joining every day.
Ralston My Way is looking for reliable, hardworking, experienced individuals to join our Caregiver team. Click on the link below for an online application. We will call strong candidates to arrange interviews.
or stop by 7051 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19119 for an application, call 215-525-5470 or email firstname.lastname@example.org