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Personal-Touch® Joins the VETASSIST® Program as a Resource for Home Care Services for Veterans

Vickie Bello

Thursday, August 7, 2014 • 10:36pm

EAST ORANGE, NJ – Personal-Touch Home Health Services of New Jersey, (www.pthomecare.com) has become a participating partner of the VetAssist Program of Veterans Home Care (http://www.veteranshomecare.com) NYJ LLC.  The VetAssist program helps veterans and surviving spouses determine if they might be eligible for a VA benefits, which can help pay for home care services. 

“Caring for a loved one at home can be an overwhelming experience. Fortunately, there are many options today for those who need assistance to remain safely in their homes,” said Sandy Fromm, Administrator, Personal-Touch Home Health Services of New Jersey. “However, deciding which option is best for your family can be difficult if you don't understand your options and are confused about what to look for or where to go for guidance. At Personal-Touch our staff of senior care experts will explain the options and help tailor the best care possible for you and your loved ones. ”

Personal-Touch Home Health Services is dedicated to providing individualized comprehensive home care services and committed to helping people feel good again. Personal-Touch provides a variety of home health care services by insured, bonded, criminally checked and drug screened Registered Nurses and CHHAs (certified home health aides) to patients any time of day or night. Personal Touch services include: medication management, senior care, companionship, housekeeping and homemaking, personal care, and live-in and overnight sitter services at hospitals or nursing homes. Personal-Touch serves the New Jersey counties of Essex, Bergen (lower), Hudson, Middlesex (upper), Monmouth, Ocean and Union.

According to Evan Kaltman of Veterans Home Care NYJ LLC, “There is help available designed especially for veterans and their surviving spouses who need help with activities of daily living to allow them to stay at home.  The VetAssist Program was designed by a caregiver that needed help for her mother (surviving spouse of a Korean War veteran) 12 years ago.”

Fromm added, “Personal-Touch’s mission is to meet the needs of all patients. We offer quality services in a cost efficient manner, regardless of diagnosis. Whether it is a convalescence period or caring for a chronic or terminal illness, most patients wish to be home, surrounded by their family and friends. Personal-Touch respects these wishes and is dedicated in bringing home the care that everyone deserves.”

About Vet Assist Program
The VetAssist Program is run by Veterans Home Care, which was founded in 2003. The program brings home care to disabled elderly veteran families (including surviving spouses) who otherwise couldn’t afford it. Veterans Home Care teams up with other home care providers to make services available in 40 states. For more information contact us at 1-888-533-2252 or online at http://www.veteranshomecare.com/contact-us/ .

In addition visit Help For Aging Veterans (http://www.helpforagingveterans.com ), which is a resource directory for caregivers to find local home care services companies in your area.

About Personal-Touch Home Health Services
Personal-Touch Home Health Care Services, Inc. began operations in 1974 and since then has grown into a national company with over 50 locations in 12 states. Each office is licensed by the State in which it operates. Personal-Touch’s trained, certified and bonded staff of Registered Nurses and CHHA’s provide home health care services to patients 24/7. Services include: Senior Care, Medication Management, Housekeeping, and Companionship duties. Staff receives ongoing specialty training and certifications. For more information please visit us at www.pthomecare.com or contact Sandy Fromm, Administrator at Personal Touch of New Jersey, 973-680-1434, X202 or at sfromm@pthomecare.com.

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