Home Health Aide Grads To Care For NCC Residents

New Community Workforce Development Center is helping to directly link graduates of the Certified Home Health Aide Training Program to jobs caring for NCC residents.

Thanks to a new partnership with Allied Care Corporation, the Metuchen-based personal care service provider has agreed with NCC to exclusively hire Certified Home Health Aides from NCC to provide care for clients residing at New Community buildings, according to a linkage agreement signed by both parties in May.

“The partnership with Allied Care is a ‘win-win’ for all stakeholders,” Workforce Development Director Rodney Brutton said. “It will help to ensure that the Workforce Development Center’s Certified Home Health Aide program graduates are employed and remain within the New Community family by providing home care services to our residents.”

In addition to the Workforce Department supplying trained caregivers, the NCC Health and Social Services Department, overseen by Director Sharon Pleasant-Jones, R.N., will play a key role in identifying residents who may possibly benefit from the assistance of a home health aide.

Home health aides assist residents with bathing, hygiene, toileting, dressing, errands, light housekeeping, meal preparation and medication reminders, according to Allied Care.

CEO Steve Taylor said that Allied Care’s “primary goal is to provide accountable, punctual, and well-trained CHHAs to each and every customer,” in an email to the care coordinators of Pleasant-Jones’ department.

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