President & Owner – Gerry Patrizio
Assisting Hands of Mercer County is managed by our Owner and President, Gerry Patrizio. Gerry received his MBA in International Finance from Wagner College and brings over 25 years’ experience from the financial services industry consisting of professional business management and exceptional client service. Gerry is committed to providing outstanding customer service to our clients and peace of mind to their families. Gerry’s primary focus is to offer personalized home care to older adults and others in need in the Mercer County area.
Gerry’s motivation to serve the community and the elderly stems from his own personal experience after undergoing spine surgery requiring several months of recovery where he was a fall risk; Gerry was fortunate to have his family available to care for him in the comfort of his home. Gerry’s commitment is to ensure that all clients remain happy, safe and are well cared for in their familiar environment.
Gerry has been an active member of the community serving as commissioner for Pop Warner Football and has been an active participant in events benefiting the Special Olympics of New Jersey. Gerry resides in Montgomery Township with his wife Maria and their three children.
Director of Nursing – Miriam Barroso, RN BSN
Miriam has over 30 years of nursing experience with special emphasis in Long Term, Sub Acute and Hospice Care, in Assisted Living, Nursing and private home settings throughout New Jersey. With her vast experience and dedication, Miriam brings to Assisting Hands the knowledge and ability to oversee optimum care to our clients.
Miriam educates our staff of care givers on the importance of client dignity and respect while providing direct client care to promote their independence. She assesses each client and works with them to develop a plan of care that not only meets the client’s needs but is a support to their family members as well. Miriam meets with clients and caregivers regularly to review and revise the plan of care as needed while establishing and maintaining a team approach to providing care to our clients. As the RN Care Manager/Community Liaison for Assisting Hands, Miriam’s goal is to provide the utmost quality of care to the client and their family members in a harmonious routine that provides comfort and support to all.