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Competent Care at Home, Inc. is a privately-owned homecare agency with offices in Woburn and Lynnfield, Massachusetts.  Competent Care has been providing services for the past thirty years to Boston and the Northshore area.  Nancy Parziale and Betsy Foley are the managing partners and take a personal interest in each of their clients, their needs and knowing each of their employees personally, ensuring a custom fit between client and caregiver.  Competent Care provides homecare wherever home may be.  We are committed to supporting you.


Competent Care was conceived by a group of women raising their children and caring for their parents at the same time.  It was built on the old-world concept of the "golden rule" and respect for all ages and disabilities.   This concept is still our guide and cornerstone. They brought a knowledge of caring for others, especially the  senior generation of their families, and a sensitivity to the needs of the community around them.  From the beginning the focus was on providing a personal, responsive, compassionate, and more than "competent" care to those they served.   It continues with the same tradition and values of "personal" care at its finest. 

Nancy Parziale


A founding member of Competent Care, Nancy has spent the last 30 years building Competent Care into  a company that services the Northshore area with pride.  She brings experience and knowledge of these years to the daily running of Competent Care, including interviewing, meeting clients, scheduling and personnel/client liiason. 

Elizabeth "Betsy" Foley


Since 1997, Betsy has been an essential  partner in Competent Care's ongoing growth.   Betsy comes from a background in the personnel and human resource field.   Meeting clients, sales, contracts and scheduling are among her duties.  Betsy has two grown boys.

Our Staff


Our group of well-trained, skilled professionals are here to bring you compassionate care for as little as two hours or twenty-four hours a day. 

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