Since 2007, Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services (PHHC), with offices in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, has delivered or shipped traditional Thanksgiving food to families involved with the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation (ECF). The unprepared holiday food includes turkey, stuffing, potatoes, and milk, among other items.
ECF is a not-for-profit organization that provides specialized services, at no charge, to any N.J. family who is caring for a child with cancer. ECF services include counseling; emergency financial aid; and material support, such as food, for families in crisis.
Joann Passantino, ECF executive director, said, “The goal of ECF is to help families handle the enormous demands of caring for a child with cancer and to provide support to everyone in the household, for as long as they need us, whether one month or ten years. In each of the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation’s 37 years, we have heard heart-breaking stories of fear and suffering, and heart-warming messages of gratitude for our assistance; this confirms the need for our services and inspires us every day to make sure we have the resources to continue our vital work.”
Photo: (Courtesy of Jaeden Prince’s mom) Thirteen-year-old Jaeden Prince, North Plainfield, enjoys a holiday meal from ECF and Preferred. Jaeden has brain cancer and suffers many side effects.
About Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services: Since 1987, Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services (PHHC), 45 Main Street, Eatontown, N.J., has provided a wide range of medical and non-medical home health care services from pediatric to geriatric care in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. PHHC is accredited by CHAP (Community Health Accreditation Partner), an accrediting organization for the home health care industry. Preferred works collaboratively with physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, and facilities to ensure a smooth transition to one’s home.
PHHC, named a 2020 Great Place to Work®, offers industry-leading pay rates, weekly pay, flexible hours, benefits, and paid time off. PHHC has 15 locations. New Jersey locations include corporate headquarters in Eatontown; and branches in Elmwood Park; Galloway; Jersey City; Mt. Laurel; Neptune; North Brunswick; Robbinsville; South Orange; and Toms River. Pennsylvania locations include Allentown, Bala Cynwyd, Bensalem, and Pittsburgh. Delaware location: Claymont.