Last year was the first year in my 32 year career that I actually started bartering for my services. I have 2 different clients who offered me their parent's used car in payment for my social work services. My daughter Brett is driving one of these cars, and I myself am driving one. In desperate times, many clients need services but literally cannot afford to come up with cash to pay for the needed help. I always try to think outside the box, and will do my best to help those in need. On a case by case basis if you find yourself or a friend in a similar situation, I will always try my best to work something out.
We are also very busy with the Aging Homecare Registry. Many new home care workers have registered in the past few months to work with our private paying clients. The fees are affordable and the clients are very satisfied with the quality and professionalism of the home care workers. Our workers carry malpractice insurance, are certified in their field, and have references on file. If you need help with a friend or family member, think of us. We charge $10 an hour, $130 for a live in 24 hour shift, and there is an 18% agency fee. I meet with the families to convert the private pay home care to a Medicaid paid home care arrangement.
Our fax number has changed. Our new fax number 347-824-2838. The office is still located at 108 Crystal Ave. Staten Island, NY 10302, and our office phone is 718-442-2414. Call me if you need me.
Warmly, Holly Gemme, CSW, ACSW, LSW, CCM, LA