Porchlight Visiting Nurse Association
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Does Porchlight Visiting Nurse Association, Inc offer the following services?
Bathing, using the toilet, and dressing
Help taking or dispensing medication
Care for the terminally ill
For appointments, groceries, etc.
Meal planning/prep, laundry, etc.
Floors, bathrooms, etc.
Trained for Alzheimer's, dementia, etc.
Help remembering to take medications
Service Area for Porchlight Visiting Nurse Association
Overall Rating 4.0 / 5.0 ★★★★★
Joan Norman ★★★★★ 6 months ago
My mother became very disabled in 2016 and received home health care through Porchlight, but I or one of my siblings was also always around. Her primary caregiver was Ilungo Williams, but who is called Cookie by all. Cookie is OUTSTANDING. Compassionate, hard-working, just the best you could hope for. If you can get her to work with your family, it will be the best that could happen in a difficult time. We had a few other caregivers through Porchlight--some were good, others just barely adequate. The administrative staff is terrible. Constant turnover, and many of them don't know what they are doing. So if you have one of the barely adequate caregivers, who is late or fails to show, good luck dealing with it. Their billing system is also a mess. When my mother passed, Porchlight said we owed them for services from months ago (which we did not). I called them on it and never even got a call back admitting the error, and no condolences at any point about the loss of my mother, even though we were customers for almost 3 years. So, if you can get Cookie, then just deal with the rest of Porchlight, it's worth it. Otherwise, hit or miss and expect some problems.
Susan S ★★★★★ a year ago
Thank you Jed Ann for a PT experience that really helped me get going. You are the best!
Porchlight Visiting Nurse Association Services
- Nursing Care
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech Pathology
- Medical Social
- Home Health Aid
Medicare Evaluation of the Quality of Care
The quality of care given at Porchlight Visiting Nurse Association is periodically evaluated by Medicare. The results of the most recent evaluation period are listed below to help you compare home care agencies in your area. More Info
Among patients with a recent hospital stay, the number of patients at this agency that were re-admitted to the hospital was the same as expected and the number that went to the ER without being re-admitted was the same as expected.
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Reviews from Patient Surveys
These Porchlight Visiting Nurse Association reviews tell you the opinions of the patients receiving care from agencies that are Medicare-certified. Every participant took the same survey so it is a useful way to compare Porchlight Visiting Nurse Association to other home care agencies. More Info
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Cities Served by Porchlight Visiting Nurse Association
Porchlight Visiting Nurse Association serves ZIP codes that encompass all or part of each of the cities listed below.
Ashley Falls, MA
East Longmeadow, MA
East Otis, MA
Feeding Hills, MA
Great Barrington, MA
Indian Orchard, MA
Lenox Dale, MA
Mill River, MA
North Adams, MA
North Egremont, MA
North Hatfield, MA
South Egremont, MA
South Hadley, MA
South Lee, MA
Three Rivers, MA
West Chesterfield, MA
West Springfield, MA
West Stockbridge, MA