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Laura Silverstein, MSN, RN, WCC

Laura Silverstein, MSN, RN, WCC is the Director of Patient Services at True Care. She has worked in a variety of home health care settings over the past 10 years. Laura received her Master's Degree in Nursing Management and Leadership and is also Wound Care Certified.

Recent Posts

What Can Your HHA Do?

Posted by Laura Silverstein, MSN, RN, WCC in Caregiver Corner

What is involved in becoming a certified home health aide? 

A home health aide is an individual who has been certified with training and a competency evaluation. The home health aide training program must be authorized by the New York State Department of Health or the New York State Department of Education. This training includes classroom training and supervised practical training, some of which must be provided in a patient care setting. 

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Hospice: What is it and what kind of care does it provide?

Posted by Laura Silverstein, MSN, RN, WCC in Hospice

Hospice is a scary word. 

Talking about, and suggesting Hospice can cause feelings of fear and sadness. This can be a very challenging time for the individual who is sick and their loved ones. Talking about hospice care can make people feel that there is no longer hope for recovery. 

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COVID-19 Update: 4/6/2021

Posted by Laura Silverstein, MSN, RN, WCC in Coronavirus Updates

New York has one of the lowest COVID-19 positivity rates in the United States. The 7-day rolling average of COVID-19 positivity by state can be found here

Eligible New Yorkers for the COVID-19 vaccine include those that are 16 years old or older, reside in New York, or work or study in New York. Vaccines are available at a variety of locations including pharmacies, hospitals, local health departments and Federally Qualified Health Centers statewide. 

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COVID-19 Update: 2/18/2021

Posted by Laura Silverstein, MSN, RN, WCC in Coronavirus Updates

Our True Care family has been working around the clock to ensure the health and safety of our courageous caregivers and valued clients. We always want to keep you up-to-date on the latest COVID-19 information as it becomes available, especially in regards to the vaccine. Our latest development brings good news! There are three more facilities that  are now offering the COVID-19 vaccine to all True Care HHAs that bring in their work ID. Here are the locations of the facilities and their times of operation:

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COVID-19 Update 1/11/2021

Posted by Laura Silverstein, MSN, RN, WCC in Coronavirus Updates

True Care encourages all of our dedicated health care workers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as per New York City, New York State, and Federal recommendations. Please protect yourselves and your patients. 

We want to make you aware that New York State and New York City are preparing to offer the vaccine to our #HeroesInOurHomes, including Home Health Aides, CDPAP Personal Assistants, and nurses who are identified as “High-risk health care workers who provide direct in-person care…” Information is frequently being updated on the NYC COVID-19 vaccine location webpage.

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COVID-19 Update 12/7/2020

Posted by Laura Silverstein, MSN, RN, WCC in Coronavirus Updates

During this holiday season, the True Care Family is thankful for many things. We are grateful for our clients, our caregivers, and all of our hardworking office staff. Most of all, we are thankful for your trust as we work together in this challenging time. 

Holiday celebrations will undoubtedly look different this year as indoor and outdoor gatherings and travel options are severely limited. Let’s commit to staying in touch with our family members, friends, and neighbors safely so we can all feel connected during the holiday season. Phone calls, voice and video messages, snail-mail letters and cards, and gifts ordered by mail are all great ideas. No gesture is too small; let’s be creative so everyone can feel included in the holiday celebrations.

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