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, received many awards this October at the 2018 Home Health Aide Recognition Day, sponsored by the Home Care & Hospice Association of N.J., at the Sheraton Eatontown Hotel, 6 Industrial Way East, Eatontown.
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 office locations. The CHHAs of the Year from Preferred are Julia Lavdas, Colts Neck, from Preferred’s Eatontown office; Joyce Amoah-Boateng, Hamilton, Robbinsville office; Michael Boateng, Ventnor, Galloway office; Rafaela Gonzalez, Riverside, Mount Laurel office; Donna Taylor, Woodbridge, North Brunswick office; Joyce Marsh, Lakewood, Toms River office; Ana Ramirez, Lodi, Elmwood Park office; and Eunisa Jones Amadi, Newark, from the South Orange office of Preferred.
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 their role. PHHC’s Rookie of the Year award went to Daja Owens, Neptune, from the Eatontown office of Preferred and Nataliia Lukas, Jackson, Toms River office.
Jonathan Herman, chief operating officer of PHHC, said, “Our hard-working and caring home health aides provide quality care to many clients and families in need. They represent Preferred so well in the community and we are very proud of them.”
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.