About Alvita Care
Helping Our Clients Embrace Life
Alvita Care believes in improving our clients’ quality of life and helping them maintain their independence. As a result, we’re known as one of the best home care agencies in the New York City metropolitan area. We provide elder care services in four distinct areas: home care, bedside care, private-duty nursing and care management.
Very few nursing or home care agencies in NYC, Long Island, Westchester, or New Jersey can match the caliber of our service or our reputation. Since 2005, we’ve been dedicated to enhancing our clients’ well-being, independence and dignity as an accredited Home Care provider and leaders in the field. Our people update their skills and training and stay abreast of the latest trends and developments in improving care and the health of our clients.
We dedicate ourselves to continuous improvement in everything we do and approach each client and their family uniquely and individually. Our Care Team listens, observes and makes a positive impact to the lives of the people we serve. The in-home care we provide has made aging in place possible for many more people and given their loved ones more peace of mind.
We Live Our Values Every Day
We live our values authentically. Every action we take supports the best outcomes for our clients, each member of our team takes ownership in delivering on the care and commitments we have made and we build meaningful and trusted relationships with our clients and their families. Our success and our clients’ improved quality of life comes from the collaboration among caregivers, clients, their families, and our employees.
In delivering transformative care, we earn the trust and respect of our clients, elevate the role of the caregiver and build meaningful relationships within the communities we serve.
Home Care Goes Beyond Physical Wellbeing
Effective caregiving is far more than just helping with a client’s physical needs; much is lost if their intellectual, occupational, social, emotional and spiritual wellness aren’t considered and engaged as part of the care process. That is why we focus on building real and lasting relationships with our clients. Regardless of the care level involved, our people are sensitive to all of our client’s needs and best interests. Although we cannot replace family members or loved ones, the level of interest we take and the care we provide are similar.
Here to Lend a Helping Hand
The decision to age in place versus moving into an assisted-living community is significant, and we provide all of the services necessary. We want clients to look forward to seeing their caregivers each day, and we arrive with a smile and encouraging words. Our goal is to increase social engagement of everyone as we do our work thoroughly and effectively, whether it is home care, bedside care, private-duty nursing, or care management.
You Can Count On Our Training And Knowledge
Alvita’s care managers include social workers, nurses, gerontologists, counselors, and other geriatric professionals. These carefully selected clinical professionals are resources for families of older adults and others living with cognitive and memory decline, chronic illness or disability, and other long-term challenges. The right knowledge helps us provide a higher level of care regardless of need.
Meet Tracy Ongena, Alvita Care’s Founder
Our founder, Tracy Ongena, never dreamed she would start a trusted home health care agency that would grow to be a leader in two states when she was studying economics in college. As she was getting underway with a career on Wall Street, Tracy noticed her grandmother, Nana, began to call less and less, her sentences made less sense and she started to repeat herself. Despite this, Nana was living alone and running the family farm at 85 years old. She was considered by many family members to be invincible until a Thanksgiving visit changed everything.
When Tracy arrived home for the holiday, she found her grandmother asleep on the couch and clutter everywhere – in the home of a woman known for her meticulous housekeeping. Nana needed a shower and hadn’t collected her mail for so long that the Post Office had placed a hold on it. At that point, Tracy was called into action, and the momentum has never stopped. We are dedicated to raising the standard of home care in the New York/New Jersey area because Tracy doesn’t want other families to have similar experiences with their loved ones when seeking care for their loved ones.
Wellness-Focused Home Care Services
People deserve compassion and care at every stage of life and regardless of their physical condition, so our home health aides foster wellness and improvement in our clients’ lives. We consider our clients’ personalities and keep an eye out for little things that can add up to significant improvements; it’s this level of attention that sets us apart from others and why some of the world’s most trusted health care providers like Memorial Sloan Kettering recommend our services.
Alvita Means ‘to life’
Our goal is to provide transformative care that makes a favorable difference in each client’s life. No two people or their needs are alike, and we approach each client and family individually. If you are considering your options and comparing home care versus a senior living community, assisted living or skilled nursing facility, or hospice care, please complete our online contact form or call us to lend a helping hand (link to contact page). We will be pleased to provide more information about our services and how they can help your loved one enjoy the best possible quality of life. No request is too large or small when you choose Alvita Care.