Hidden Magic: Highlighting Home Health Aides
New Community Corporation, Inc. houses many programs; some whose impact is sometimes overlooked. The certified home health aides of Essex Valley Visiting Nurse Association (EVVNA) take care of homebound clients in need of personal care assistance throughout Essex and West Hudson counties. These unsung heroines provide assistance with activities of daily living including hygiene, grooming, ambulation, and eating on a daily basis to clients in need of help. Services also may include shopping, assistance with meals, and light housekeeping. EVVNA’s home health aides also provide much needed respite and rest time for family caregivers.
Each client is provided with an individualized care plan detailing the services they will receive. The care provided by the certified home health aides is overseen by a Licensed Registered Nurses. In addition, Licensed Practical Nurses, Social Workers, Registered Dietitians, and therapists may also provide care based on each client’s needs.
Essex Valley Visiting Nurse Association celebrated the accomplishments of their Home Health Aides during National Home Health Aide Day by hosting a luncheon for the home health aides in their honor. Each home health aide also received a certificate of appreciation and a gift to acknowledge their commitment to our clients and in recognition of the quality care they provide each day to each person they serve.
Essex Valley Visiting Nurses Association, a non-profit agency, is a subsidiary of New Community Corporation’s vast network of services. EVVNA, licensed by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services and Certified as a Provider of Home Health Services under the Medicare and Medicaid Programs, provides professional health care and medical social services to clients across the lifespan including Seniors, Adults, Children and Families.
The EVVNA Home Health Aide Recognition Day Award Ceremony is a joyous celebration highlighting those who are often forgotten for their daily labor caring for residents in need.
For inquiries or additional information, please contact: Essex Valley Visiting Nurse Association, 274 South Orange Avenue, Newark, New Jersey 07103; (973) 412-2000.