Solutions at Home®
HOME HEALTH AIDES
Home Health Aides from The New Jewish Home support health, safety and comfort for older adults living in their own homes.
WHY CHOOSE THE NEW JEWISH HOME
Nursing and Care Management
Our staff will assess the older adult to assure that the assigned Aide is a good fit for the client and will manage any scheduling issues that may arise. Nursing staff will conduct regular evaluation visits to the senior’s home to create and update individualized care plans, which will guide the Home Health Aide’s provision of care.
Professionally Trained and Licensed
All of our Aides are professionally trained and licensed by the New York State Department of Health and are supervised by our nursing staff. Home Health Aides undergo rigorous background checks, are bonded and receive ongoing training and competency evaluations.
Our Home Health Aides program includes 24/7 access to a clinical service manager if issues or concerns arise.
Home Health Aides services can include:
- Bathing and dressing
- Light housekeeping (laundry, vacuuming, etc.)
- Medication monitoring
- Grocery shopping
- Meal planning and preparation
- Arranging doctor’s visits and other appointments
- Helping the senior eat
- Helping the senior move around their home
In addition to supervising Home Health Aides and providing ongoing evaluations of a senior’s health and well-being, our nursing staff can provide seniors and their loved ones with assistance in coordination of care with physicians and other healthcare providers, home safety assessments and recommendations for addressing any conditions that may impact the senior’s health and independence.
Nurses can provide referrals to additional support services such as occupational and physical therapies. Our staff can also assist with understanding insurance and government benefits, and can help in applying for such benefits.
Best Practices for Specific Health Conditions
The New Jewish Home’s program has developed clinically-proven care pathways to identify and address issues for certain specific health conditions that often impact older adults. These pathways include:
- Falls management
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- Heart failure
Medicare, Medicaid, and other insurance options may under certain conditions provide payment for services. Services are also available for private pay clients.
Interested in Home Health Aide services?
Please do not submit job/work inquiries through this form. If you are interested in contacting Solutions at Home for employment opportunities, please check our job listings page.
To talk to a home care specialist.
Job and Employment Opportunities
If you are looking for Home Health Aide positions please use our employment resource below:
Home Health Aide FAQs
Is it safe to have strangers in the home providing care?
What goes on behind closed doors is an understandable concern, especially if the senior has some cognitive loss or feels dependent on the homecare worker. Home health aides available through Solutions at Home are certified, bonded and licensed, and supervised by nurses. Home health aides go through a rigorous application process including reference and background review, including criminal record checks. As employees of The New Jewish Home, Solutions at Home home health aides receive ongoing in-service training to keep their skills up-to-date with industry practices.
What does a Home Health Aide do?
Solutions at Home’s Home Health Aides provide senior care at home by assisting with eating, dressing, oral hygiene, bathing, colostomies, medication reminders, etc. They may also provide homemaker services, such as light cleaning, meal preparation, laundry, and escorting seniors to appointments and activities.
What’s the difference between Solutions at Home and hiring a home health aide myself?
The package of a la carte services available through Solutions at Home makes it easy for you to find someone to help your parent or loved one stay home and live independently. We provide and supervise licensed, bonded, experienced certified home health aides who can support a full range of senior needs, from providing personal care (i.e. bathing, feeding) to household chores to medical support and overnight supervision.
If you decide to hire a home health aide on your own, be prepared to interview and manage that person, including all the paperwork required of employers.
You’ll want to make sure that person is reputable and dependable. You’ll want to authenticate certifications and licenses, check references, and conduct a background check. Because this person will be your employee, you’ll need to negotiate a salary, need to ensure minimum wage is met, maintain documents, and file local and federal forms. You’ll also need to develop a vacation and sick time policy and arrange for fill-in care. Even if the aide comes well-recommended, they may not be certified or bonded.
The Mayo Clinic offers this guide to selecting home health services
Additional Senior Home Care Services
Nursing and Rehabilitation at Home
Nursing and Rehabilitation at Home supports seniors recovering from surgery or an illness in the comfort and familiarity of their own home. Our team of skilled professionals includes nurses, therapists, home health aides and other dedicated specialists.
Solutions at Home® — Complete In-Home Care
It can be an overwhelming task to arrange and manage care at home for a senior. The New Jewish Home’s Geriatric Care Managers will work with you to create an individualized plan to provide the care and supports seniors need to stay safe and thriving in their own homes.