When families decide to secure in-home care services for a family member who needs assistance with their activities of daily living, it is essential that they select a home care agency that truly understands the subtle nuances and diverse dynamics of the home care industry.
The management team and the Portadin family make it their business to treat all of the individuals under their care with dignity, respect, and compassion -- all while promoting their daily independence. With over 160 offices throughout the United States, including several in New Jersey, SYNERGY HomeCare has both national resources and local owners who treat each home care patient under their care as an extension of their own family. SYNERGY HomeCare of Mid-Jersey's Colts Neck location is proud to bring compassionate care to both seniors and non-seniors throughout Monmouth County, N.J.
“It's important to remember that home care is an essential element in maintaining independence amongst the senior community and also for those individuals with special needs or debilitating diseases. All too often our clients are initially apprehensive about allowing someone to enter their home and assist them with their ADL's (activities of daily living) because they fear that it signals a relinquishing of their independence, but what they soon come to realize is that it's quite the opposite. Allowing a caregiver into their life helps to actually promote their independence and allows them to stay in their own home rather than entering assisted living or a senior living community.” –Jennifer Portadin, Co-Managing Partner
As operators of a fully licensed Home Health Care Service Firm, it is our goal to provide high-quality care and reliable service to both seniors and non-seniors in their comfortable, familiar home setting. We are involved in every aspect of our agency’s operation and we believe that despite the growing number of home care agencies sprouting up throughout New Jersey and nationwide, there still remains a dearth of knowledgeable, compassionate home care providers who truly understand the industry's landscape and its countless challenges. It is our belief that the key component absent from far too many in-home care companies is that they don’t care for clients as they would a member of their very own family. That is why the “family caregiver” model is the driving force behind our agency's approach to caregiving each and every day.
At SYNERGY HomeCare of Mid-Jersey, we are backed by an enthusiastic care TEAM. Each caregiver we bring on board is carefully vetted and submits to a thorough background investigation at the local, state, and national level. Additionally, we are NIHCA accredited, N.J. State licensed, bonded, and fully insured. Every caregiver who works for SYNERGY HomeCare of Mid-Jersey is an employee covered under our professional liability insurance. We never hire independent contractors and our home health aides are all paid according to the state and federal tax regulations and covered in accordance with all workman's compensation laws so that the client and their family have nothing to worry about. This is not the case with many other "agencies" who erroneously apply "1099 status" to their caregivers and operate under a staffing agency model that leaves the client's family liable for substantial risks related to payroll taxes, social security withholdings, unemployment laws, workers compensation, scheduling coordination, overtime laws, and caregiver supervision. Our true agency approach and dedicated team can provide both care and peace of mind 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Jennifer Portadin, Co-Managing Partner: Jen has worked in the healthcare sector for the past fifteen-plus years and also owns and operates a highly successful medical search & recruitment firm, she knows how to find the best caregivers and how to oversee daily operations with efficiency and integrity.
Jason Portadin, Co-Managing Partner: Jay is a retired NYPD police officer who has also worked in healthcare recruitment and founded a local smoking cessation center. He handles our agency's business operations and oversees quality control for both the Bordentown and Colts Neck offices.
Mary Portadin, Administrator: Mary is very dedicated to the wellness of others, having served as a medical center board member and an administrator at a local recreational and athletic complex.
Ginger Sciarrotta, Supervising RN: Ginger, who possesses a Bachelor's of Science Nursing degree, joined our team as the Supervising Registered Nurse in June of 2019. Prior to entering the in-home care setting, Ginger spent the first half of her 35+ year career working as a nurse in the ICU and later as a School Nurse. Ginger has held hands with her patients and their families in the ICU during life and death moments, and she's held the hands of her students as she watched them grow during their youth. Her experiences throughout her career provide her with a unique point of view when it comes to the importance that quality in-home care plays in preventing hospital re-admissions and keeping seniors & other potentially vulnerable individuals safe at home. She oversees the Plan of Care for all of the Bordentown and Colts Neck office patients and conducts regular quality visits to ensure that our caregivers in the field are following the Plan of Care and providing the appropriate assistance to our clientele.
Kim Barnes, Operations Director: Kim initially joined our agency as a caregiver in the field providing high-quality care to our clients. She has since transitioned to her new role as a member of our management team. Today Kim is responsible for coordinating client care and assisting with the daily logistical challenges faced by the care team. She also handles scheduling and customer service related inquiries for both of the agency's offices.
Our experience gives us the know-how to care for others as well as a well-rounded knowledge of the home care industry.
Choosing SYNERGY HomeCare of Mid-Jersey means that you will receive a care plan specifically tailored to the needs of you or your family member. If you are a senior who lives alone, our companionship services might be exactly what you need. We can also provide Alzheimer’s care, infant care and care for children with special needs. Our personal care and homemaking are also wonderful for anyone in need of personal attention or help around the house. No matter what your needs, we have a quality home health aide and an ideal care solution to meet those needs.
Additionally, we provide a FREE Medical Alarm Program and a complimentary Vial of Life Program which are both potentially lifesaving services that no individual (senior or non-senior) should be without.
We are privileged to serve seniors and elderly loved ones at SYNERGY HomeCare of Mid-Jersey (Bordentown & Colts Neck). We’re keenly aware and appreciate that many seniors want to be as independent as possible as they age. We encourage the physical and social activities of seniors while promoting their comfort and independence as they enjoy their elder years in their own home environment. SYNERGY HomeCare of Mid-Jersey is owned and operated by the Portadin family, who have offices located in both Bordentown City situated just off of Farnsworth Avenue (on Park Street) and also on the second floor of The Colts Neck Commons at 281 Route 34 in Colts Neck.
As you investigate your care options, we welcome any questions you may have. You can give us a call anytime at 609-298-0202 (Bordentown) or 732-252-5000 (Colts Neck) or email us at [email protected]
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