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 (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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com for details.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org