Member News & Events

Community Access Unlimited joins the Home Care Council of NJ.

Community Access Unlimited is committed to providing community access through a broad array of person-centered support services for adults and adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities, at-risk youth, and people with affordable housing needs, giving them the opportunity to live independently and to lead normal and productive lives as citizens integrated into the community.  In 2016 CAU has been licensed and accredited as a Health Care Service Firm to better perform their mission. Click here for more information on their website.

Withum Smith + Brown has joined the Home Care Council of NJ as an Associate member.

Withum Smith+Brown, PC (“Withum”) empowers clients with innovative tools and solutions to address their accounting, tax and consulting needs. Their highly responsive team of professionals offers deep industry expertise and service experience to help clients grow and thrive… to Be in a Position of Strength.  Their clients represent a broad spectrum of industries and range in size from small, entrepreneurial startups to billion-dollar, publicly-held companies.  Click here to view their website.

Eleanor Frenkel, center, Executive Director of Visiting Homemaker Service of Bergen County, was recognized by the HCCNJ 5/15/15 for decades of work with VHSBC and her dedication to NJ home care.  Eleanor is retiring June 30. She is shown with Council Chairperson Peggy Suydam at left and Council President Ken Wessel. She has always been an active and contributing member of the Council and will be missed.



Home Care Council Associate member, the Commission on Accreditation for Home Care, is holding a number of excellent  workshops.

Click here for information on current workshops

Agencies can also contact the Commission by calling 908-508-1200 or by emailing to receive more information about the workshops, standards and process.  Pre-registration is required for all sessions.

Long Time CAHC Executive Director, Barbara Cording center, being honored for her contributions to home care quality  by Ken Wessel, left, and Peggy Suydam, right of the Home Care Council of New Jersey.  Barbara has spent over 20 years building and growing the Commission on Accreditation for Home Care and helping to insure that our frail elderly and disabled receive quality care by accountable providers.  She is retiring at the end of February and will be missed by the entire home care community.


Aida Visakay, CFP , VP Employee Benefits for AxisPointe Employee Benefit Advisors joins HCCNJ as Associate Member.

Aida (Gencarelli) Visakay, CFP, V.P. of Employee BenefitsAxisPointe is an independent Employee Benefit Advisory Firm. Their clients come from every sector of the industry, with diverse workforces ranging in size from large to small, for-profit, non-profit, and public entity. AxisPointe’s principals have over 50 years of experience in dealing with a broad spectrum of group clientele and have developed a unique background and insight for solving problems that employers face in today’s ever-changing employee benefit arena.  They have been a great source of expertise throughout the evolution of the Affordable Care Act.  Aida was named to the NJBIZ top 50 Women in Business in 2013.

Steven Clark, President of Andover Communications joins HCCNJ as Associate Member.

Andover Communications is comprised of individuals with diverse backgrounds and myriad experiences. Members of their team of professionals have worked in journalism, education, fashion, retail, entertainment, television programming, packaged goods, technology, not-for-profit and healthcare. They know home care and have worked with the HCCNJ and several of our members.

If you’re interested in more information about Andover Communications, please contact Steven Clark at  or call 201-947-4133

Andover Communications, Inc.

1 Bridge Plaza, Suite 325

Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Visiting Homemaker Service of Bergen County recently completed the first Home Care Council Alzheimer's training course for their Certified Home Health Aides.  Nine aides completed the classes and passed the exam.  Each aide will receive a certificate from the HCCNJ indicating that they completed the training.  Congratulations on VHSBC for the great step forward in aide training. 

Sen. Richard Cody was a recipient of a Lifetime Caring Award at Home Care Options 60th Anniversary dinner  April 16, 2014.

Award presented by HomeCare Options Board President Ken Morris.




Sen. Nellie Pou receives the Home Care Council of New Jersey's Home Care Advocacy Award in Paterson, April 2013.

Award presented by HCCNJ President Ken Wessel.