Home health aides from Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services (PHHC), Eatontown, a company that provides home care for individuals in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, recently received awards at the 2015 Home Health Aide Recognition Day, spon- sored by the Home Care & Hospice Association of N.J., at Gibbs Hall, Suneagles Golf Course, Eatontown, New Jersey.
The Home Health Aide of the Year is awarded to certified home health aides (CHHAs) who have demonstrated excellence, leadership and compassion throughout their careers at their individual branch office locations. The CHHAs of the Year from Preferred are Gertrude Armstrong, Brick, 10+ years of service; Brenda Dundas, South Orange; Onee Ellis, Eatontown; Marie Foster, North Brunswick, 15+ years; Dexter Holmes, Galloway Township; Denise Langston, Mount Laurel, 15+ years; and Aurora Palmer, Mount Laurel, 12+ years. Rookie of the Year awards are given to individuals who have been certified home health aides for less than two years but have already exhibited excellence and growth in the role. PHHC’s Rookie of the Year awards went to Rey Gomez, Galloway; Robin Jackson, Mount Laurel; Joan Mann, North Brunswick; Francisca Pizarro-Espinoza, North Brunswick; Charmone Johnson, South Orange; Marlene Portillo, Brick; Charo Torres, South Orange; and Joyce Winn, Eatontown.
Jonathan Herman, chief operating officer of PHHC, said, “We are all very proud to recognize our hard-working and caring home health aides, who represent Preferred so well in the community. They provide quality care to many clients and families in need.”
Each honoree received an award and a keepsake book with tributes about the contributions home health aides make to the care and safety of their clients.
Home health aides provide support and personal services, such as helping clients with bathing, dressing, and eating. They adhere to professional standards and maintain a safe, secure, and healthy client environment by following federal, state, and local requirements.
For more information about Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services, contact Lisa Gallicchio, director of community relations, at 732-840-5566.