History

Who We Are

While serving as career officers with The United States Army, both brothers, Alan B. Aker, MD, and John B. Aker, DMin, were driven with a desire to serve and care for people in a far more personal way. Years later, this commitment brought the brothers together in the formation of The Aker Kasten Home Health Care Agency where they purposed to care for more than the physical needs of their patients and embraced their emotional and spiritual care as well.

Initially trained as a soldier at The United State Military Academy at West Point — where he excelled as both a scholar and a leader — and after serving a tour in combat arms, Alan wrestled with a desire to serve people in a more personal way. After leaving active duty, Alan completed medical school and specialized in ophthalmology. Alan, along with his wife, Dr. Ann Kasten, later opened The Aker Kasten Eye Center. Together, they have been caring for the local community for more than twenty years.

John entered The United States Army at the beginning of The Vietnam Conflict, and, after intensive training in Military Intelligence, served as a covert agent. After completing a Master of Divinity, and later a Doctor of Ministry, John completed his twenty years in the active and reserve Army as a chaplain. John, along with his wife Rose, provided leadership to a college and seminary, pastored several mega churches, and served as president and CEO of an international humanitarian and missions agency ministering in The Former Soviet Union. John is often sought after as a speaker and has enjoyed a speaking ministry which has taken him around the world. He has also published three books and countless journal articles.

The brothers dreamed of one day working together, joining their shared passion for medicine and ministry. Their dream is realized in The Aker Kasten Home Health Care Agency where improving the quality of life for those with chronic or terminal illness, the isolated and infirmed, is their mission – and to do it with excellence is their motivation.

Often the need for home health care is sparked by a limitation or difficulty which can cause stress and/or guilt for the patient and his/her family. By offering superior skills and spiritual sensitivity, Aker Kasten Home Health Care Agency is more than just a little unique. Recognizing the strong link between wellness and faith, The Aker Kasten Home Health Care Agency offers the option of supplementing home health care with access to pastoral/chaplain services for all patients, ensuring care for each patient’s emotional and spiritual wellbeing in addition to traditional home health care (this optional service is complimentary and available upon request).

While traditional health care often removes the patient from his or her home and all that is familiar and comfortable, Aker Kasten Home Health Care provides caring with competence and compassion within the home. Compelled to extend superior service, Aker Kasten Home Health Care Agency recruits and trains only those nurses, home health aides, companions, and homemakers who are committed to the unique vision and values of the agency and who demonstrate the quality or gift of mercy.

The Akers’ dream to work together in their care of others has been realized. Seeking to serve with a unique whole-person approach, these veterans aren’t quite done serving this little part of our great country…

Dr. John Aker serves as Chief Executive Officer and is available as a speaker on issues such as The Challenges and Chuckles of Aging, Healthy At Home: Maintaining Independence, Home Health Care & Your Family, Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias, and Faith and Wellness, or a topic of your choosing. To arrange for a speaker for your own group, please contact our Boca Raton office at 561-955-6010.