November is National Home Care Month, a time to celebrate the practice of home care and all of the individuals who make it possible, from the patients who inspire us to the caregivers who serve them.…more
Children suffer from feeding disorders for a range of reasons. Feeding and/or swallowing disorders may require a feeding tube in place of oral food intake to ensure that a patient receives adequate nutrition. Physical health problems, behavioral/sensory food aversions and …more
Community Health Center of St. Mary’s Healthcare and Nathan Littauer Hospital in Johnstown NY says “it’s our privilege to care for the health of America’s ‘Greatest Generation’ at home,” adding “CHC is grateful to be an integral part of our …more
Someone once said “life is a journey, and if you don’t know where you are going, you are bound to get lost.” My experiences in life have taught me that life allows U-turns and it’s never too late to make …more
Yorktown Heights resident, Alexander Nardone, 95, was presented with a Proclamation from state Sen. Terrence Murphy’s office to honor his service as a World War II veteran.…more
Alicia (Melia) Gagne-Giuffo has worked as a coordinator of care at MJHS since July 2016, demonstrating exemplary practice as a home care nurse consistently providing high quality care to her patients. She is constantly selected to take new nurses and …more
Casrane Marie Ann Thomas is an aide in the guardianship program at Selfhelp Community Services. She has provided exceptional care to an 84-year-old Holocaust survivor who was discharged from a nursing home after a traumatic brain injury.…more
As front-line staff who have the most direct and intimate contact with patients, home health aides serve as veritable lifelines for vulnerable patients, particularly the frail-elderly, who struggle to age-in-place safely, and with dignity.
Eileen Crawford, a Home Health Aide …more
Schofield Certified Home Care nurse Sheila Vester’s passion to help veterans started at a young age.
The Lancaster native, who has been a registered nurse for 26 years, recently assisted with Honor Flight, a unique service that provides free transport …more
Bassett Healthcare Network-At Home Care RN Betsy Holway recently shared a story showing the importance of home care in meeting not only the medical needs of patients, but also in providing psychosocial supports.
Depression can be a major factor in …more
VNS Westchester has a long history of community service. Its staff provides free health screenings at community sites, contributes to food and clothing drives, arranges for donated medical equipment, and recently participated in HCA’s “Bring the Vote Home New York” …more
Home care nurses, aides and other home care staff often perform good works that go well beyond the core of their training.
Carla Rhodes, of Rochester-based UR Medicine Home Care, was recently the primary nurse on a case with ongoing …more
In the summer and fall of 2016, HCA embarked on a campaign called Bring The Vote Home-New York, which engaged home care providers to deliver voting materials to elderly, homebound, disabled and chronically ill New Yorkers so they can register …more
Home care staff provide vital supports for the elderly, as well as “eyes and ears” for emergency situations
(October 26, Albany, NY) Joanne Hogan, a home health aide from Capital Region-based Visiting Nurses Home Care, is being celebrated by her …more
Schofield Care provides free training for staff and public on the use of lifesaving emergency naloxone spray
As the opioid crisis grips communities in Western New York and throughout the nation, a local provider of home care, nursing and residential …more