COUNCIL AND ITS MEMBERS
professional organization of licensed home health care providers.
Incorporated in 1983.
- Member agencies
are comprised of proprietary and non-profit, community based home
care service providers included associate and allied members.
home care services are delivered under contractual agreements
with New York City Human Resources Administration (HRA).
provided to more than 65,000 elderly, disabled and frail New York
City residents in 2003.
- The goal
of the Council member agencies is to provide medically necessary
personal care services, which enable recipients to maintain quality
of life and independence in their communities.
- Home care
services of member agencies provide recipients an alternative
to unnecessary and costly institutionalization.
- The agencies
effectively meet the multi-cultural and multi-ethnic service needs
of the population served.
HOME CARE IN A COST EFFECTIVE ENVIRONMENT
- In the City's
home attendant program, less than 8% of the total expenditures
are required to administer the program. Thus, the majority of
dollars expended (92 %) go directly to service of our clients.
CARE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
- HCC member
agencies employ over 70,000 individuals in entry-level home care
positions with competitive wages and benefits.
- HCC agencies
provide employment opportunities for entry-level positions in
home care. These jobs become a transition from public assistance
programs to gainful employment and independence for many. Health
care insurance provided by HCC members to their employees significantly
reduces the burden on the Medicaid program.
- Home care
workers make significant contributions to the "cash flow"
in the communities where they live through purchase of goods and
services and to the government through payment of tax.
Home Care Council is the largest professional home care organization
of any metropolitan city in both the nation and the world. We impact
tens of thousands of individuals through our delivery of home care.
We maintain independence of individuals and families in their community
through delivery of home care services to our customers as an alternative
to costly institutions and providing gainful employment to our deliverers