Home Health Services
The primary focus of this program is to maintain community living in a safe manner that preserves the dignity of the client and family. Our staff is available around the clock in the event of an emergency.
Personal care aides and certified home health care aides, under the supervision of registered nurses, provide bathing, grooming, dressing, assisting with ambulation, transferring, toileting, meal planning, feeding, cooking, shopping, medication reminders, range of motion exercises, light housekeeping, assistance negotiating within the community, and socialization.
An individualized plan of care is developed for each client by an R.N. in collaboration with the client, his/her physician, and family members. Thereafter, aides are assigned based on client needs, and the aide’s level of training and skills. Services may be short-term to assist with the transition from hospital to home or long-term care to maintain community living in a safe environment. HHS staff frequently collaborates with and makes referrals to collateral community services/providers to ensure that there is a coordinated approach to patient care. Nursing, case management, and aides with specialty training in the areas of cancer and mental health, are available, if needed.
Additional services include: private parent aides, nursing assessment, pre-admission nursing home assessment (PRI), occupational, physical and respiratory therapy, case management, and companion and socialization services for people with special needs who reside in nursing homes, hospitals, and senior citizen homes. Referrals for services other than those provided by HHS can be arranged and facilitated by nursing and/or case manager staff.
A major benefit of working with WJCS Home Health Services is you have the ability to connect with other WJCS services, including geriatric care management, respite services, home-delivered meals to selected communities and mental health and counseling.
HHS contracts with local government agencies (Department of Social Services, Department of Community Mental Health, Office for Aging), certified home health agencies, long-term home health care agencies, and area hospice programs to provide aide services for their clients.
Through the Department of Health's Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Waiver Program, WJCS offers home care support to adults whose TBI occurred after the age of 21.
Home Health Services (HHS) of WJCS is a New York State-licensed home care agency that provides services to people in their residences in Westchester County and the Bronx.
Alzheimer's, Other Dementias Care Consultations
Through the New York State Department of Health Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiver Support Initiative, WJCS' Pathways to Care program provides free professional assistance to individuals and families caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. Find out more details.
Companion Services are available for persons with special needs who are residing in various congregate settings, i.e., nursing homes, hospitals and adult homes. The companion aide provides supervision and socialization as an adjunct to regular facility services and provides peace of mind for families concerned for their loved ones when they are unavailable.
Contact Sharon Cottrell, supervisor, home health services
914-761-0600 x339; [email protected]