Visiting Nurse Service Westchester Certified Home Health Agency
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Does Visiting Nurse Service Westchester Certified Home Health Agency, 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 Visiting Nurse Service Westchester Certified Home Health Agency
Overall Rating 3.0 / 5.0 ★★★★★
VICTORIA EFFEREN ★★★★★ 5 months ago
Dealing with this company was the most frustrating experience of my entire life. They do NOT and I repeat, NOT want to help anyone. I spent two hours on the phone trying to find out when an aid was coming to my mother in law's house and got no where except exacerbated. The right hand does not know what the left hand is doing. I actually called the nurse and told her not to come. They told me that if my mother in law can't answer the phone or the door by herself they would not be able to "service" her. Why would I need an aid if my mother in law was healthy enough to do everything on her own. Conundrum you think? I guarantee there is no confusion with them in the billing department when they bill Medicaid or medicare for the hours they spent doing nothing. Unfortunately, in order to take care of an elderly, unhealthy loved one you must go at it alone and hire your own private people which is exactly what we did. This company should not be able to soak our system any longer.
Susan Giampietro ★★★★★ 4 months ago
My husband went through a difficult surgery and recovery. His RN from VNSW was fantastic and the Physical Therapist was amazing. I would recommend this home care agency to anyone!
Min Yung Che ★★★★★ 6 months ago
If you let anyone from this agency into your home or that of a loved one, BEWARE. Please watch them like a hawk and document anything that doesn't seem right, no matter how trivial. Here are facts (and signs) to be aware of: 1) health care providers should not develop a non-professional relationship or exhibit excessive over-involvement with a person under care; 2) giving and accepting extravagant gifts are forbidden; 3) providing undocumented services unrelated to the job for which they were hired and which are outside of the health care plan and/or which are performed for cash is forbidden; 4) discussions about the patient's will are inappropriate at best, and vying to receive inheritance or to play a role in estate disposition and/or executorship are forbidden; 5) intentionally upsetting the patient to break family or personal ties and the patient's safety network is forbidden; 6) asking the patient to prevent their advocates from reporting their concerns is forbidden. These are classic signs of predatory behavior and financial exploitation. Unfortunately, I am dealing with ALL of these issues with a VNS Westchester care-provider, who intentionally destroyed my 47-year close relationship with the patient because I raised concerns about these behaviors. If the same thing is happening to you, please call the NYS Office of the Aging or Protective Services for Adults. I tried to inform VNS about it, but they refused to listen because I would not disclose the patient's/practitioner's name until I could better understand the potential direct impact on my loved ones. VNS Westchester, because of the actions of your employee, you are not in compliance with State/Federal Regulations. Your organization needs to do a far better job of training and monitoring to prevent this type of activity, and you need to give patient advocates the ability to initiate discussions when they have concerns without disclosing the patient's/provider's name. In the absence of that, you are complicit in the predatory behavior and can't possibly identify actions needed to make your service safe for both the patient and their advocates.
Lucy ★★★★★ 3 months ago
Worse than useless. Rude, incompetent, and unprofessional. Never trust these people to do their job.
Adv Nyc ★★★★★ a year ago
VNS of Westchester has been providing various services to my elderly mother for a few months now. Without exception, the therapists have been skilled, gentle, and kind. I am extremely impressed with their professionalism, compassion, and respect. We are very grateful and appreciative to have such help and support!
Visiting Nurse Service Westchester Certified Home Health Agency Services
- Nursing Care
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech Pathology
- Medical Social
- Home Health Aid
- Home Care
Medicare Evaluation of the Quality of Care
The quality of care given at Visiting Nurse Service Westchester Certified Home Health Agency 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 worse than expected and the number that went to the ER without being re-admitted was better than expected.
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Reviews from Patient Surveys
These Visiting Nurse Service Westchester Certified Home Health Agency 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 Visiting Nurse Service Westchester Certified Home Health Agency to other home care agencies. More Info
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Cities Served by Visiting Nurse Service Westchester Certified Home Health Agency
Visiting Nurse Service Westchester Certified Home Health Agency serves ZIP codes that encompass all or part of each of the cities listed below.
Ardsley On Hudson, NY
Baldwin Place, NY
Bedford Hills, NY
Briarcliff Manor, NY
Cold Spring, NY
Cortlandt Manor, NY
Cross River, NY
Croton Falls, NY
Croton On Hudson, NY
Dobbs Ferry, NY
Goldens Bridge, NY
Granite Springs, NY
Hastings On Hudson, NY
Hyde Park, NY
Jefferson Valley, NY
Lake Peekskill, NY
Mahopac Falls, NY
Mohegan Lake, NY
Mount Kisco, NY
Mount Vernon, NY
New City, NY
New Rochelle, NY
North Salem, NY
Pearl River, NY
Pleasant Valley, NY
Port Chester, NY
Putnam Valley, NY
Salt Point, NY
Shrub Oak, NY
South Salem, NY
Spring Valley, NY
Stony Point, NY
Tomkins Cove, NY
Valley Cottage, NY
Wappingers Falls, NY
West Harrison, NY
West Haverstraw, NY
West Nyack, NY
White Plains, NY
Yorktown Heights, NY