Reflecting Agency’s Expanding Business And Growth, Freedom Eldercare Moves To New Facility
March 14, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health NewsHackensack, NJ – Freedom Eldercare, the community’s leader in comprehensive eldercare service delivery, has moved to a new 7,000 square feet facility located at 161 Main Street, Hackensack, NJ. Continuing to grow rapidly to meet the needs of a graying society desiring to age in place, Freedom is currently New Jersey’s largest private pay agency.
The new facility is equipped with state-of-the-art technology to assist the company in its home care and geriatric care management service provision. Networked computers are on every desk hooked to an after-hours live answering service with text messaging capabilities that allow real-time responses. Additionally, a newly installed telephony system monitors caregivers’ arrival times at clients’ homes based on their call-in from the client’s home at time of arrival. This allows the scheduling office instant notification if a caregiver is unexpectedly delayed with information regarding the estimated time of arrival.
To enhance the training for direct care staff, the new facility has a specially equipped training kitchen. Caregivers come from many cultures and because of these diverse backgrounds, learning basic cooking skills used in American kitchens is vitally important to client satisfaction. This new training kitchen, similar to an occupational training room, also houses a washer/dryer to practice good laundry skills and experience the equipment first hand, and a bath tub with a Hoyer lift and tub chair allowing hands-on demonstrations in bathing and lifting and transferring patients.
Because all direct care staff are required to attend 13 days of training covering basics of home health skills, the basics of cooking, information on disease management and insights into good customer service, the new training facility will make the training much easier to offer to a wider variety of staff on a more regular basis. To enhance this important training component for Freedom, these training rooms are also equipped with large screen TVs to show training videos to accompany the hands-on education.
“As Freedom Eldercare grows, so does our continued commitment to offer exceptional care to our clients. This move allows us to do that. Additionally we are providing a topnotch work and training environment for our staff to continue providing our high quality home care services,” said founder and president, Steven Nerayoff. “But we recognize that our company’s growth and move would not have been possible without the support of our community.”
Nerayoff is an elder law attorney who grew up in a family-owned home health care business. The management team is led by some of the top geriatric care experts in the country, representing nearly 100 years of dedicated eldercare problem identification and solving. With deep roots in the northern New Jersey area, the agency believes in helping seniors maintain their independence, dignity and comfort and their freedom of choice to stay at home successfully. The new facility will enhance Freedom’s ability to continue to meet the growing needs of the frail elderly in New Jersey.
About Freedom Eldercare
Freedom Eldercare is the community’s leader in comprehensive eldercare service delivery, providing geriatric care management, home care and home health services and professional education and training. Home care and geriatric care management services are provided based on individually designed recommendations for care. For more information, visit them on the Web at www.freedomeldercare.com or call (866) 7-FREEDOM.