VNS Health has been awarded a contract from NYC Aging (formerly New York City’s Department for the Aging) to deliver home health aide (HHA) services to over 700 Brooklyn seniors in communities across the borough, starting in January 2023. These services are being offered through NYC Aging’s Home Care program, which provides non-medical care for capable and independent older adults who are living safely alone at home, but need some assistance with activities of daily living. VNS Health was selected for the contract from a pool of over 30 providers.
VNS Health will be collaborating with seven Brooklyn case management agencies who will do the initial assessments to identify appropriate clients for the Home Care program. VNS Health HHAs will then be assigned to provide several hours of care per day to the program’s clients for up to 20 hours per week—helping them with shopping, cleaning, meal preparation, personal care and other daily tasks.
“The city’s Home Care program contracts with one organization for each borough, and we were chosen to be Brooklyn’s care provider for seniors in need,” explains Kelly Harned, Vice President of Administration for VNS Health Personal Care. “We are so excited for the opportunity to support and serve this Brooklyn population!”
If you or a loved struggle with everyday tasks, like cooking, cleaning, or dressing, a home health aide can offer much needed support. Find out today if a home health aide is right for you by clicking here.