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What is
home health care?

A quick overview of home health care
— and how it can help YOU

What is home health care?

Home health care refers to the medical + non-medical services a person can get right in their own home.

Preferred is a New York State home healthcare agency that helps you — or your family member — get loving care in the comfort of home.

“Is home health care
right for me?”

Home care is an excellent option if:

You have trouble doing the things you once did, but your family and friends can’t always take time from work to help you.

You’re struggling to live independently at home but you don’t want to move into a nursing home.

“What kind of services
can I get at home?”

You may be eligible for one or all of the following:

Home Health Aide
Help with activities of daily living

Personal Care Assistant
Help with general lifestyle activities

Your home health aide can help you:

  • Bathe and groom
  • Toilet
  • Get dressed
  • Prevent falls
  • Prepare meals
  • Transfer from bed to chair
  • Remember to take your medication

Your personal care assistant can:

  • Offer warm companionship
  • Shop for groceries
  • Prepare meals
  • Do light housekeeping
  • Take care of laundry
  • Help you get dressed
  • Escort you to appointments

RN: Registered Nurse
Helping you recover from illness or surgery

Licensed Therapists
Helping you get back to yourself

We will provide:

  • Comprehensive clinical assessment
  • Injections
  • Monitoring
  • Catheter dressing
  • Wound care
  • Medication management
  • Patient/Family education

We will provide:

  • Physical Therapy (PT)
  • Occupational Therapy (OT)
  • Speech Therapy (SLP)
  • Nutritional Counseling
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“How will my aide help me each day?”

Your aide can help in lots of ways. Here are the most common ones:







Getting dressed

Medication reminders

Bed-to-chair transfers


Getting Around


“What if I want a family member to care for me?”

Under our CDPAP program, you may be able to designate one of your family members or friends as your in-home caregiver. That means that you’ll get care from a person you know and love, and they’ll get paid for taking care of you!

“Who pays for all this?”

If you’re eligible for home care, and have:


Eligible long-term care insurance

Then you won’t have to pay for this care.
We’ll help you navigate the process of getting approval.

If you don’t already have Medicaid but may be eligible, we’ll work to help you get approved.

If you’re not eligible for Medicaid, you can join Preferred Gold: a private-pay program that offers flexible payment plans and some of the best aides in the state.

“Do you provide short-term or long-term care?”

Both! We cover everything from short-term care (for conditions like strokes, illnesses, injuries, and falls) to long-term care (for people dealing with chronic or complex conditions).

Needing help is hard. We get it.

We’ve helped 40,000 people like you to date, and we want to help you too.

Our competent, compassionate, and reliable coordinators + aides speak your language to help you keep living the life you love.

Get in-home care now

Call us now at 855-742-6369, or fill out this form and a member of our team will contact you within 24 business hours.