Home care agency in expansion mode

St. Joseph’s Health Home Care, a leading force in home health, is expanding into Oneida and Madison counties, bringing quality home care services to residents in those areas.

Oneida and Madison counties cover a total of 1,919 square miles. Home care services are seriously lacking in the rural region, leaving patients underserved, said Michelle Eymer, director of patient services for St. Joseph’s Health Home Care.

St. Joseph’s Health Home Care’s expansion extends service excellence from the hospital, clinics and physician offices to the home setting, allowing for a safe transition home following a procedure or illness.

“There is an ever-increasing demand for quality homecare services that allow people to recover in the comfort of their own home and prevent rehospitalizations,” Eymer said. “Our staff is committed to promoting health, managing disease and providing compassionate care to all the patients we serve.”

St. Joseph’s Health Home Care provides an array of services, including skilled nursing, psychiatric nursing, rehabilitation, social work and home health aides.

With this expansion, St. Joseph’s will increase job opportunities in the community, Eymer said.

The interview process has already begun for nurses and once they’re hired, recruiting will begin for other disciplines. The number of jobs will grow as patient numbers grow, she added.

St. Joseph’s Home Care is the only hospital-based certified home health care agency in Central New York.

Job descriptions and applications can be accessed in the career section on the St. Joseph’s Health website, www.sjhsyr.org.