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The Heart and Hands of Home Care

A private, non-profit home health agency

Certified & Licensed Home Health Care

Care nurtures the human spirit as well as the human body…


Private Duty Care

Care may be provided for as little as two hours or as much as 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.

Care is provided by a licensed nurse and trained certified home health aides under her/his supervision. We are licensed by the State of New York Department of Health Services, doing business as Community Health and Home Care, Inc. Services are covered by most long term care insurance policies, Medicaid, and private pay. When a patient needs extra help or care to stay at home safely, we can help by:

  • Skilled nursing
  • Cooking a meal
  • Giving a bath
  • Helping with getting dressed
  • Assistance with medication
  • Keeping your loved one safe and keeping them company

How do I know what kind of care or services we need?

We'll send a registered nurse to your home to assess and discuss your situation and provide you with recommendations for services that can help meet your specific needs.

Who pays for private duty care?

  • Long-term care insurance policies may pay for private duty care
  • Private duty services may also be paid for directly by the consumer
  • Medicaid

Our trained staff will verify your insurance and inform you of your coverage and benefits.
Private Duty Services are provided through the VNS Support Services.

For more information or to make a referral, please contact Visiting Nurse Service.

607.273.0466 | 138 Cecil A. Malone Drive, Ithaca, New York 14850

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