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Home Care Provides Lifeline for Patients in Hurricane Sandy’s Wake

Home care agencies, nurses, therapists and home health aides played a vital role in response to Hurricane Sandy, reaching vulnerable patients in need of services, supplies or assistance with evacuation. Their efforts in the lead‐up and aftermath of this unprecedented storm show what an essential asset home care providers are during times of crisis — just as they provide critical supports to elderly, disabled and chronically ill patients each and every day. In this publication, HCA collects a series of press reports where national and local media highlighted the work of New York home care providers during and after the storm to ensure the safety of patients.