Home Care and Hospice

Home Care

Home care is a health service provided in the patient's home to promote, maintain, or restore health or lessen the effects of illness and disability. Services may include nursing care, speech, physical and occupational therapies, home health aide services and personal care services.

Please be advised that New York State Public Health Law requires that an organization must be licensed or certified as a home care agency by the New York State Department of Health in order to provide or arrange for home care services in New York State.

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Hospice is a program that provides care to terminally ill individuals that focuses on easing symptoms rather than treating disease.

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Advanced Home Health Aides

Chapter 471 of the Laws of 2016 allows for the establishment of Advanced Home Health Aides.