Preferred Home Health Care Aides Receive Awards at 2018 Home Health Aide Recognition Day

Posted on October 25, 2018 By

Home health aides from Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services (PHHC), Eatontown, a company that provides home care for individuals in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, received many awards this October at the 2018 Home Health Aide Recognition Day, sponsored by the Home Care & Hospice Association of N.J., at the Sheraton Eatontown Hotel, 6 Industrial Way East, Eatontown.

The Home Health Aide of the Year is awarded to certified home health aides (CHHAs) who have demonstrated excellence, leadership, and compassion throughout their careers at their individual office locations. The CHHAs of the Year from Preferred are Julia Lavdas, Colts Neck, from Preferred’s Eatontown office; Joyce Amoah-Boateng, Hamilton, Robbinsville office; Michael Boateng, Ventnor, Galloway office; Rafaela Gonzalez, Riverside, Mount Laurel office; Donna Taylor, Woodbridge, North Brunswick office; Joyce Marsh, Lakewood, Toms River office; Ana Ramirez, Lodi, Elmwood Park office; and Eunisa Jones Amadi, Newark, from the South Orange office of Preferred.

Rookie of the Year awards are given to individuals who have been certified home health aides for less than two years but have already exhibited excellence and growth in their role. PHHC’s Rookie of the Year award went to Daja Owens, Neptune, from the Eatontown office of Preferred and Nataliia Lukas, Jackson, Toms River office.

Jonathan Herman, chief operating officer of PHHC, said, “Our hard-working and caring home health aides provide quality care to many clients and families in need. They represent Preferred so well in the community and we are very proud of them.”

Each honoree received an award and a keepsake book with tributes about the contributions home health aides make to the care and safety of their clients.

Home health aides provide support and personal services, such as helping clients with bathing, dressing, and eating. They adhere to professional standards and maintain a safe, secure, and healthy client environment by following federal, state, and local requirements.

For more information about Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services, contact Lisa Gallicchio, director of community relations, at 732-840-5566.

About Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services: Since 1993, Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services (PHHC), 45 Main Street, Eatontown, N.J., has provided a wide range of medical and non-medical home health care services from pediatric to geriatric care throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. PHHC is accredited by CHAP (Community Health Accreditation Partner), an accrediting organization for the home health care industry.

Preferred works collaboratively with physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, and facilities to ensure a smooth transition to one’s home. In-house services include skilled nursing care for infants, children, adults, and seniors; personal care services, including bathing, grooming, dressing, feeding, etc.; private duty nursing services; and at-home physical therapy, among others. All of the care can be provided in-house and is coordinated by registered nurses, with clinical supervision available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

New Jersey locations include corporate headquarters, Main Street, Eatontown; South Orange; Robbinsville; Toms River; Galloway; Elmwood Park; North Brunswick; Wyckoff Road, Eatontown; and Mt. Laurel. Pennsylvania locations include Bala Cynwyd, Allentown, and Bensalem. Visit Preferred at for more information.