The Visiting Homemaker Home Health Aide Service of Bergen County Inc.

As part of my job as a consultant for the County of Bergen, I have a lot of speakers come to my sessions and talk to the members of my Post Stroke & Disabled Support Group. I do not indorse anyone as being better than another. I am just relaying information to readers who may not know where to go for help. This my disclaimer. You must make you must make your own judgment call. The information that I am relating is straight out of their pamphlet.

The Mission of the ‘Visiting Homemaker Home Health Care Service of Bergen County Inc.’ is the purpose of this organization is to provide quality in home and community services for individuals who are unable to care for themselves or need assistance. These services shall prevent the disruption of family life, foster independence and maintain dignity.

Since 1954, Visiting Homemaker Home Health Aide Service of Bergen County has been the premier nonprofit home care service firm in Bergen County. They have provided in-home assistance helping thousands of people to live with dignity and independence in the security and comfort of their familiar home environments.

Their service give families peace of mind knowing that their loved ones are safely cared for by compassionate, skilled and mature certified home health aides and companions.

They provide home care for anyone of any age, who needs assistance. From families caring for a chronically ill loved one, to new parents learning to care for a newborn and those who simply need help as they age or become disabled. Our individually tailored services bring you the help you need when you need it.

They are a non-profit agency. Their focus is on the people we serve-ensuring that they receive exceptional quality care. Every member of their service team undergoes extensive screening including reference checks, health screening and criminal background checks. They are fully insured and covered by workers compensation insurance.

All of our home health aides have completed extensive training and are certified by the NJ Board of Nursing. Their registered nurse care managers supervise the certified home health aides and oversee patient care.

These are the Home Care and Companion Services help include:

*Older adults who can no longer manage on their own
*Adults and children with disabilities
*Frail elderly who only need a helping hand to remain at home
*Family caregivers who need relief
*People convalescing from illness
*New mothers and their babies
*Accident victims
*Surgery of any age who need temporary assistance

There is customized care as well. Everyone’s situation is unique. That’s why they offer a wide variety of services. You use only those services that you need. Their registered nurses visit you prior to starting service to assess your situation. They then guide and assist you in arranging the care that is just right for you.

Services can be arranged for as little as a few hours a week or for up to 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For your convenience , they bill weekly and major credit card payments are accepted.

The primary service we provide include:

*help with bathing, grooming, dressing, walking and feeding
*Grocery shopping and errands
*Meal preparation
*Light housekeeping and laundry
*Medication reminders
*Respite for family caregivers
*Live-in care
*Help at home after surgery
*Companionship

Their supportive care. Visiting Homemaker Home Health Aide Service is a recognized pioneer in home care services. They receive support from Bergen County Department of Human Services. The Community Chest, foundations, government grants and generous private donations. This support enables them to go beyond their private fee customized care service to provide subsidized care at little or no cost to eligible individuals.

Their Accreditation & Affiliations:

They are accredited by Home Care University of National Association for Home Care & Hospice.

Licensed as a Health Care Service Firm by New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, Division of Consumer Affairs.

Provider Agency Approved by:

*Medicaid
*Department of Veterans Affairs
*Bergen County Board of Social Services

Member of:

*National Association for Home Care & Hospice
*Home Care Council of New Jersey
*North Jersey Home Care
*Hackensack Regional Camber of Commerce
*Community Resource Council
*Caregiver Coalition of Bergen County
*Volunteer Center of Bergen County Inc.
*The Community Chest

For more information, please contact them at:

Visiting Homemaker Home Health Aid Service of Bergen County Inc.
298 Union Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601-4303
Email Intake@vhsbc.com
Website is http://www.vhsbc.com
(201) 488-0041*(800)246-2402

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About jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" (IUniverse.com 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.
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