Personal Care Aide (PCA)
Companionship: This service is designed to help those individuals who require assistance in some of their daily living activities and are otherwise healthy. Our companions help keep your loved one mentally healthy and alert by having conversations with them; reading, playing games and letter writing; taking them to a movie or restaurant; accompanying them to religious functions, visits with friends and neighbors, and other social activities.
Homemaking: Our aides can provide homemaking services to maintain your loved one's independence. Homemaking services involve the tasks necessary for the upkeep and cleanliness of the home, including but not limited to:
- Personal needs including assistance with feeding, bathing, and dressing.
- Meal planning and preparation including grocery shopping, monitoring diet and food intake, preparing future meals and clean-up.
- Errands such as picking up prescriptions, gathering the mail, and general shopping.
- Light housekeeping chores.
Escorting: If your loved one just needs help traveling to and from personal appointments, hospital trips and other excursions, we are happy to provide a service specifically for this purpose.
Home Health Aide (HHA)
Where the patient has a skilled medical need or is more acutely ill, our highly trained Home Health Aide will implement the Plan of Care established by the Registered Nurse.
In addition to Personal Care, actions may include:
- Help with planned exercises and special diets.
- Reminders to take medication.
- Monitoring vital signs.
- Management of emergencies.
- Identifying, recording and reporting any changes in the Patient.
- Helping with maintaining a clean, safe, and healthy environment for the client.
Registered Nurse (RN)
Skilled Nursing Care is suitable where a patient needs a level of care for an intermittent period of time, which is managed by a Registered Nurse to ensure it is given safely and effectively. These services are provided so the patient doesn't have to leave home to receive them at a hospital or out-patient center. We provide ongoing education to patients and family members on how this treatment is being given.
These services might include:
- Catheter, Diabetic and Wound Care
- Tube feeding
- Pulmonary care
- Medication Management and Administration
Services for the Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and Hard of Hearing.
Big Apple Homecare Agency Inc is a leading provider of home care services for the Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and Hard-of-Hearing population in the New York Metropolitan area and Westchester County. We provide Home Health Aide, Personal Care Aide, and CDPAP services. Our office is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art communication technology for the Deaf. Clients and caregivers can use the videophone to make direct contact with our department. Our Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and Hard-of-Hearing department is run by American Sign Language fluent patient and friendly coordinators. Our caregivers are fluent in American Sign Language. All Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and Hard-of-Hearing clients are services by caregivers who are fluent in American Sign Language. We also have Deaf-Blind specialized caregivers who are skilled in Tactile Communication.
We provide ongoing training and professional support for our Certified Home Health Aides and CDPAP caregivers, as well as extending our support to client’s families.