“I trust my mom’s caregiver completely and it has given me some freedom,” says Rhonda, who has a caregiver for her mom Sarah during the day in Jackson, N.J. “The caregiver we have now is excellent. She is just amazing with my mother and treats her as her own.”
“(Having a caregiver) relieves the burden on myself and my siblings. It has improved my father’s situation by providing companionship and helping with the things he can no longer do,” says Dan Pisacreta, Jr., who has a caregiver for his father in Middletown, N.J. “(Assisting Hands) found a caregiver that really fit our situation. Zakiyyah is dependable and reliable. She is an excellent performer. She is good with him, anticipates his needs and plans activities for him.”
“My father gets along with his aide, it has been a good match. She is almost too good at her job. She is reliable and dependable,” says an Ocean County client who wished to remain anonymous. “I live in Ocean County and there is a high demand, it is hard to come by actual aides. It is tremendous in having someone here to help, it makes a difference They have been pleasant, the last agency was a little nasty.”
Our caregivers are trained specifically to provide in-home care, and have successfully passed extensive background checks. We are proud to be recognized as a Provider of Choice and Employer of Choice by Home Care Pulse, an independent company that conducts satisfaction surveys of clients and employees. Assisting Hands Home Care is the only home care agency in Mercer and Monmouth Counties to be recognized with both awards and one of two in Ocean County. This is the second year in a row that the agency has been named a Provider of Choice.
Each national-award winning Assisting Hands caregiver is under the supervision of Stephen Hoelle, RN-BC, director of nursing. They are licensed as Certified Home Health Aides by the New Jersey Board of Nursing after completing after 76 hours of training that is a combination of classroom and clinical training. The Board of Nursing also conducts criminal background checks and the license must be renewed every two years.
The Board of Nursing and Assisting Hands also require caregivers to continue their education with 13 hours of training annually.
Caregivers are all bonded and insured when working through Assisting Hands.