Home care was one of Met Council’s first programs, begun in the mid 80s to fill a two-fold need of giving unemployed and underemployed individuals the chance to become certified Personal Care Aides, while filling the large demand for home attendants for New York’s aging population. The frail elderly are one of New York’s most vulnerable populations and in need of the most services, yet often seniors are homebound or find it too difficult to travel to get the help they need.
Home Care Provider Agencies
Each day our two Medicaid Home Care agencies provide assistance to more than 2,000 frail elderly individuals living in their own homes. Project OHR, Inc. and the Jewish Community Council Services Commission, Inc. offer aid with all activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, shopping and other essential activities.
Met Council Home Care Services, Inc. provides service to the non-Medicaid community. In 2007, a total of 2,300 clients received home care from our provider agencies.