Home Care Services

Home health aides and ancillary services address a range of needs to maintain people safely and comfortably in their homes. Programs for at-risk families assist with household management and parenting issues.

   

HOME HEALTH SERVICES                                         

Home Health Services (HHS) of WJCS is a New York State-Licensed Home Care Service Agency that provides a wide-range of services to people in their places of residence in Westchester County and the Bronx.

Personal Care Aides and Certified Home Health Care Aides, under the supervision of Registered Nurses, provide Personal Care Services to individuals who are unable to perform personal care services including (but are not limited to): bathing, grooming, dressing, ambulation assistance, transferring, toileting, meal planning, feeding, cooking, marketing, medication reminders, range of motion exercises, light housekeeping, assistance negotiating the community and socialization. The primary focus of the program is to maintain community living in a manner that is safe and preserves the dignity of the client and family. HHS staff is available around the clock in the event of an emergency. Learn more

COMPANION SERVICES

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: Intake Coordinator, Home Health Services
Phone: 914-761-0600 x339  Email: srabideau@wjcs.com

          PROJECT TIME-OUT

          Project Time-Out has provided in-home respite services since 1982 to Westchester families
          caring for either a dependent older person or a child with intellectual or developmental disabilities.
          Respite allows the caregivers the opportunity to attend to medical appointments, social and
          recreational activities or business matters, while providing stimulating companionship, supervision
          and socialization to the client. Learn more>

          NURSING HOME TRANSITION DIVERSION

          Nursing Home Transition Diversion, a Medicaid Waiver program, helps seniors and the
          disabled who require a nursing home level of care, to remain in the  community or to return
          to the community from a nursing home. WJCS service coordinators work with participants/their
          families to put services in place for a safe transition.

          Contact: Valerie Rissman, LMSW, at 914-761-0600, ext. 344 or email vrissman@wjcs.com

          HOME CARE SUPPORT FOR HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS

          WJCS receives funds from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany to
          provide financial support for home care for needy Holocaust survivors.

          Contact Debbie Schrag at 914-761-0600 ext. 232 or E-mail  dschrag@wjcs.com for details.
                                  

          VOICECARE

          VOICECARE utilizes a personal emergency response device, connected into the
          telephone system, a necklace-type activator pendant and round-the-clock monitoring to
          help frail elderly or medically compromised individuals remain safely in their homes.
          Through voice contact with the VoiceCare client, experienced operators assess the
          nature of the emergency and complete notification of the predetermined responders 
          based on client response and needs. All emergency response activations are followed
          up by the VoiceCare Coordinator to assure that the response was adequate and
          determine if additional services are needed by the client.

          Contact: Anna Cavaliere, Administrative Secretary 
          Phone: 914-761-0600 x311  Email: acavaliere@wjcs.com

         TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY PROGRAM (TBI)

        
Through the Department of Health's TBI Waiver Program, we serve adults whose head
         injury occurred after the age of 21. WJCS offers individuals home care support (HCS)
         through the  Home Health Services division.

         Contact: Valerie Rissman, LMSW, Service Coordination Supervisor
         Phone: 914-761-0600 ext 344  E-mail: vrissman@wjcs.com

         HOME CARE CAREERS TRAINING

         Home health aide training is provided through a New York State Department of 
         Health approved training program. HHS offers, at no charge, comprehensive classroom 
         and clinical courses leading to certification as a home health aide. Basic, upgrade and
         specialty courses, i.e., Parent Aide, Caring for Clients with Cancer, The
         Developmentally Disabled Client, Caring for the Client with Mental Health Issues 
         (including Alzheimer's and other dementias), Caring for the Jewish client and most 
         specialty medical topics are offered and encouraged. In-service training seminars in all 
         aspects of home care are conducted for agency staff, on a fee-for-service basis 
         for personnel from other home care agencies and for the community-at-large. 

         Click here to learn about other training opportunities at WJCS

         For Information about WJCS' Home Care and Home Health Services, 
         Contact: Sheila Rabideau, Asst. Executive Director, Home Health Services
         Phone: 914-761-0600 x312  Email: srabideau@wjcs.com

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