IBM, a Pioneer of Remote Work, Calls Workers Back to the Office


IBM, a Pioneer of Remote Work, Calls Workers Back to the Office

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The 105-year-old technology giant is quietly dismantling its popular decades-old remote work program to bring employees back into offices, a move it says will improve collaboration and accelerate the pace of work.

The changes comes as IBM copes with 20 straight quarters of falling revenue and rising shareholder ire over Chief Executive Ginni Rometty’s pay package.

The company won’t say how many of its 380,000 employees are affected by the policy change, which so far has been rolled out to its Watson division, software development, digital marketing, and design — divisions that employ tens of thousands of workers.

The shift is particularly surprising since the Armonk, N.Y. company has been among the business world’s staunchest boosters of remote work, both for itself and its customers. IBM markets software and services for what it calls the anytime, anywhere workforce, and its researchers have published numerous studies on the merits of remote work.

In the past, IBM has boasted that more than 40% of employees worked outside traditional company offices, and a May 4 post on the company’s Smarter Workforce blog stated that telework works.

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IBM may be part of a broader rethink of remote work under way at large companies, as corporate leaders argue that putting workers in the same physical space hastens the speed of work and sparks innovation. Employers tread a fine line, however, since workers rate flexible-work programs highly, and research has found telecommuters often work more effectively than their cubicle-bound counterparts.

Yahoo Inc.’s decision to call telecommuters back to the office in 2013 set off a furor among employees and workplace experts. Yet more recent decisions at Bank of America Corp. and Aetna Inc. to greatly reduce telecommuting have elicited little outrage.

Big Blue’s leaders want employees to work differently now, said Laurie Friedman, a company spokeswoman. The company has rebuilt design and digital marketing teams to quickly respond to real-time data and customer feedback, collaborations that happen more easily when teams work shoulder-to-shoulder, Ms. Friedman said, adding that the vast majority of IBM’s telecommuters have chosen to join their teams in person.

Workers in affected IBM divisions have been given 30 days to decide whether to move to company-maintained office space that can be hundreds of miles away from their homes.

For example, marketing employees were invited to move to offices in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, New York or San Francisco, or leave the company. Those unwilling to move were also given 90 days to seek another role within IBM.

The changes have stunned longtime IBMers like marketing manager Ron Favali. The 15-year company veteran has spent the last 12 years working from an office in his home outside Tampa, Fla. and considered himself a remote-work success story.

His team uses IBM’s Sametime instant-messaging voice and video chat software to stay connected and on task, despite being scattered in three states. Working remotely came with career trade-offs, he said. I was never going to be named vice president of marketing for anything, but I’m okay with that.

He has declined IBM’s offer to return to a company workspace, and will leave the company next month to start a marketing firm out of his home.

Companies began offering generous remote work policies because they expected large savings in office and real-estate costs, said Jennifer Glass, a University of Texas professor who studies telecommuting and advises companies on remote-work strategies. Those savings haven’t materialized, Ms. Glass said, so workers are being called back to the office.

Relocating offices or asking employees to move can sometimes be read as layoffs in disguise, since a certain percentage of workers won’t be able to relocate.

IBM says its co-location plan isn’t a cost-saving measure. Ms. Friedman noted that the employees who cannot join an in-person team can apply for one of more than 5,000 open jobs in the U.S.

Working from the master bedroom in her Ogden Dunes, Ind. home, Penny Schlyer helped market IBM mobile software and services for companies reliant on workers who aren’t bound to a desk, such as retail employees, financial advisers or doctors.

Her seven years telecommuting with IBM could have been plucked from one of her marketing campaigns: she has logged work hours from the sidelines of her sons’ sporting events and used Sametime to communicate with her colleagues.

She was dismayed when IBM requested the 48-year-old mother of three move to the company’s New York City office. The irony is definitely not lost there, she said.

Though IBM offered to pay for the move and make a small cost-of-living adjustment to her salary, Ms. Schlyer declined. I could never afford to live in New York City, and probably not anywhere close.

She has found a new job leading product marketing for SA Ignite, a Chicago-based software company, but her office won’t change: she is still in the master bedroom.

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The Office space type refers to a variety of spaces including: meeting spaces integrated into the office environment, reception, office support spaces such as work rooms, storage rooms, file rooms, mail rooms, copier areas, service units/coffee bar, and coat storage integrated into the office environment, and telephone and communications equipment rooms located in tenant suites containing tenant equipment.

Spaces and features that may be classified as a separate space type or covered as a special feature include:

  • Millwork other than service unit/coffee bar and coat storage
  • Meeting spaces and conference rooms that include special lighting systems, acoustical treatment, moveable partitions, millwork, or A/V systems
  • Secure storage, strong rooms, vaults, and hardened partitions located within the office suite
  • Large filing, library, or storage areas with concentrated floor loads
  • Enclosed spaces requiring acoustical separation higher than 40 STC, partitions to structure with acoustical insulation, and ductwork sound baffling
  • Specialized window treatments (blackout shades, plantation shutters, motorized fabric draperies, etc.), interior windows, glass block partitions, and glazed doors
  • Humidity, pathogenic, or hypoallergenic air treatment systems
  • Upgrade or changes to standard items such as plaster or vaulted ceilings, specialty lighting, or upgraded ceiling tiles
  • Private toilets, elevators, or staircases

Office space plans can be arranged in several scenarios, including: 100% closed office (fully closed), 80%-20% (open), 20%-80% (closed), and 100% open office (fully open). See also WBDG Office Building .

Space Attributes

Over 50 percent of workers in the U.S. spend the workday in office buildings and spaces, and employers today are increasingly bearing the responsibility of providing a quality workspace. Thus the Office space type is typically a flexible environment that integrates technology, comfort and safety, and energy efficiency to provide a productive, cost-effective. and aesthetically pleasing working environment. Typical features of office space types include the list of applicable design objectives elements as outlined below. For a complete list and definitions of the design objectives within the context of whole building design, click on the titles below.

  • Integrated Technology . Begin the design process with a thorough understanding of the technological requirements of the space, including anticipated future needs.
  • Occupancy . Office space types fall into the B2 occupancy classification, with sprinklered construction. The GSA acoustical class is C1 for enclosed offices and Class C2 for open offices.
  • Flexibility . The office space type is durable and adaptable, and will typically include features such as a raised floor system for the distribution of critical services (power, voice, data, and HVAC) and mobile workstations to accommodate changes in employee, equipment, and storage needs over time.
  • Comfort and Safety . The health. safety. and comfort of employees is of paramount concern to employers. For this reason, the office space type should be designed with increased fresh air ventilation, the specification of non-toxic and low-polluting materials and indoor air quality monitoring. Non-quantifiable benefits such as access to windows and view, and opportunities for interaction should also be taken into account.
  • Energy Efficiency . As energy costs increase with higher reliance on technology, strategies such as the specification of high-efficiency lighting and lighting controls; the application of daylighting; the use of occupancy sensors; and the installation of high-efficiency HVAC equipment should be considered. For more information, see Optimize Energy Use .

Example Programs

Two sample building programs and plans are provided, for ‘fully closed’ and ‘fully open’ offices. They include minor file and library reference areas, conference space, break space with service unit/coffee bar, and reception area.

“Fully” Closed Office

Tenant Occupiable Areas

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Space Coast Area Transit

Contact: Sarah Kraum or call Space Coast Area Transit at 321-633-1878

Space Coast Area Transit. a department of the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners, offers fixed route bus and Paratransit services , commuter and non-profit agency vanpools , and need-based volunteer transportation support to assist frail and elderly residents in maintaining independence.

Space Coast Area Transit drives Brevard s economy by efficiently and inexpensively connecting workers with their jobs, links students with colleges and universities, and transports the elderly and transportation disadvantaged to needed services. Buses operate on set schedules at designated stops. Additionally, a QR code on bus stop signs link passengers to a mobile website, where the Google Maps Trip Planner details which routes to take. Weekend and Saturday service is available on most routes.

Extensive coverage is provided throughout the cities within Brevard County as well as unincorporated areas. Major shopping centers, government centers, social service agencies, area colleges, universities and hospitals are just some of the locations served by Space Coast Area Transit. All transit buses are wheelchair lift equipped. They also accommodate bikes at no additional charge. Surfboards are allowed inside the bus, based on space availability.

Space Coast Area Transit also has one of the largest commuter and non-profit agency vanpool programs in all of Florida. State-of-the-art vans seat 7-15 passengers and are convenient, reliable and affordable. An on-line savings calculator details the savings from riding the bus or vanpooling versus commuting by car.

The Volunteers In Motion program offers trained volunteer assistance to Brevard County residents that are too frail or elderly to ride a bus; these committed volunteers enable the program to grow and continue to be a huge success story!

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  • Riding the bus has been such a hit that Space Coast Area Transit s ridership has increased every month since the final game was played in Yankee Stadium in 2008.
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When you purchase our software, we go the extra mile for our customers. All building graphics are drawn, billing cycle settings are entered, and your business information is entered. You simply install the software and start clicking your way to adding customers, accepting payments, charging credit cards, viewing reports, printing customer letters, and managing your self-storage business like never before.

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Philae found!

5 September 2016

Less than a month before the end of the mission, Rosetta’s high-resolution camera has revealed the Philae lander wedged into a dark crack on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.

The images were taken on 2 September by the OSIRIS narrow-angle camera as the orbiter came within 2.7 km of the surface and clearly show the main body of the lander, along with two of its three legs.

The images also provide proof of Philae’s orientation, making it clear why establishing communications was so difficult following its landing on 12 November 2014.

“With only a month left of the Rosetta mission, we are so happy to have finally imaged Philae, and to see it in such amazing detail,” says Cecilia Tubiana of the OSIRIS camera team, the first person to see the images when they were downlinked from Rosetta yesterday.

“After months of work, with the focus and the evidence pointing more and more to this lander candidate, I’m very excited and thrilled that we finally have this all-important picture of Philae sitting in Abydos,” says ESA’s Laurence O’Rourke, who has been coordinating the search efforts over the last months at ESA, with the OSIRIS and Lander Science Operations and Navigation Center (SONC, CNES) teams.

Philae was last seen when it first touched down at Agilkia, bounced and then flew for another two hours before ending up at a location later named Abydos, on the comet’s smaller lobe.

After three days, Philae’s primary battery was exhausted and the lander went into hibernation, only to wake up again and communicate briefly with Rosetta in June and July 2015 as the comet came closer to the Sun and more power was available.

OSIRIS narrow-angle camera image with Philae, 2 September

However, until today, the precise location was not known. Radio ranging data tied its location down to an area spanning a few tens of metres, but a number of potential candidate objects identified in relatively low-resolution images taken from larger distances could not be analysed in detail until recently.

While most candidates could be discarded from analysis of the imagery and other techniques, evidence continued to build towards one particular target. which is now confirmed in images taken unprecedentedly close to the surface of the comet.

At 2.7 km, the resolution of the OSIRIS narrow-angle camera is about 5 cm/pixel, sufficient to reveal characteristic features of Philae’s 1 m-sized body and its legs, as seen in these definitive pictures.

Philae close-up, labelled

“This remarkable discovery comes at the end of a long, painstaking search,” says Patrick Martin, ESA’s Rosetta Mission Manager. “We were beginning to think that Philae would remain lost forever. It is incredible we have captured this at the final hour.”

“This wonderful news means that we now have the missing ‘ground-truth’ information needed to put Philae’s three days of science into proper context, now that we know where that ground actually is!” says Matt Taylor, ESA’s Rosetta project scientist.

Now that the lander search is finished we feel ready for Rosetta’s landing, and look forward to capturing even closer images of Rosetta’s touchdown site,” adds Holger Sierks, principal investigator of the OSIRIS camera.

The discovery comes less than a month before Rosetta descends to the comet’s surface. On 30 September, the orbiter will be sent on a final one-way mission to investigate the comet from close up, including the open pits in the Ma’at region, where it is hoped that critical observations will help to reveal secrets of the body’s interior structure.

Further information on the search that led to the discovery of Philae, along with additional images, will be made available soon.

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Midtown Office Space NYC

1345 Avenue of the Americas
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10105
Sales (212) 601-2700

1345 Avenue of the Americas, a Sixth Avenue Class A building, is situated between 54th and 55th Streets. This prime, Midtown office space boasts a striking lobby that will leave a lasting impression on your guests and clients, on-site garage, close proximity to Fortune 500 neighbors, and some of the city s finest hotels and restaurants. The adjacent Fischer Park offers relief and tranquility from the hustle of the Ziegfeld Theater and the bustle of Sixth Avenue. The location of the property allows for convenient access to all forms of public transportation.

This 40,000 square-foot office and meeting facility occupies the entire 2nd floor. It boasts 115 modernly-furnished offices, coworking space and team rooms. Our team rooms are large furnished offices that can accommodate 5-12 people per company.

The Midtown business center includes these amenities:

  • Private office spaces ranging in size from a 2-person interior office (171 square feet from $1,425/month) to an 8-person Team Room (384 square feet from $4,525/month) up to a 10-person Team Room (399 square feet from $4,988/month).
  • Spacious Meeting Rooms with access to the pantry, lounge area and copy/fax center:
  • The Fischer Meeting Room is a private meeting room that seats 14 people. It is equipped with high definition flat screen television and wired/wireless Internet access.
  • The Columbus Meeting Room seats 10 people overlooking the New York Hilton. It is equipped with a high definition flat screen television, access to basic cable, and wired/wireless Internet access.
  • Remarkable Lounge Space – Clients meet guests, catch up on the national news and weather, and enjoy a quick break from the office or a nice lunch onsite with colleagues.
  • Copy/Fax Center – Features a high quality black/white and color printer, scanner, and copier. A fax machine is available for use.
  • Stocked Kitchen/Pantry – Includes a microwave, refrigerator, and a selection of coffees and teas. A variety of snacks and soft drinks may be purchased.

Virgo s Midtown location serves the Manhattan areas of 6th Avenue, Avenue of the Americas, Columbus Circle, Midtown West and Rockefeller Center. Shared office space rental and lease durations start at one month.

Call Virgo Midtown today at (212) 601-2700 to schedule a tour of this unique, shared office space and executive suites.

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Smart Desks: Collaborative Office & Classroom Work Spaces #ergonomic #furniture, #collaborative #works


Designed for technology Collaborative Learning, Computer Lab and Conference Room Tables

TAO, the yin-yang circular table, is lightness chasing darkness. You can’t have lightness without darkness. One defines the other, and one cannot have one without the other. Both are present, but in dynamic balance, in the moment.

RIO literally means “river.” The shape describes the flow of two working together. As two are seated at RIO, they are acting within the framework of yin-yang. Dynamic balance is found in this extension of the circular yin-yang.

Customized Exchange Collaboration Tables with rimless FlipIT Multi-Use Monitor Mounts. FIK-23R, for VESA compatible Dell All-In-Ones.
HorizonLine Computer Lab Tables with FIK-23R. Space also includes carpeted computer floor supplying power and data to workstations in the space.
The SMARTdesks Design Studio provided floor plans, complete with engineering drawings for installation.

A neat, flexible computer desk that is perfect for the multi-use classroom. Twin displays with case width 23″ max are attached to the iLid panel mount. Screen angle may be adjusted as desired. Cables and CPUs are organized behind a visually quiet modesty panel. Designed for maximum focus without distraction.

Organize your entire office in a small footprint. SMARTdesks iLid multi-use monitor support lets you open the desktop as you would a laptop, and close it to make more workspace. The 26×8 keyboard/mouse platform extends your work area when the computer is in use. A platform under the desk keeps your CPU protected above the floor, but freeing your desktop. External hard drives can share the space. The optional hutch keeps often used references within easy reach. Speaker wire pass-throughs let you mount bookshelf speakers at head level. Optional LED lighting is available, mounted under the hutch shelf.

  • SMARTdesks Standing Desk Converter. Convert your office desk to a standing desk without making any modifications to your desk.
  • SMARTdesks Motorized Stand Up Table featuring flipIT Montor Mount gives the presentation leader the flexibility of using the computer, or having a clear desktop. Other customizations were made to suit the AV technology used in the space. If you would like a consultation about your Interior Design, our Design Center is ready to help you with no extra charge or obligation.
  • SMARTdesks HorizonLine Laptop Tables featuring flipIT Laptop Safe perfectly complements the well cared for,
    historic architectural details in Summit Academy Charter School’s facility. If you would like a consultation about your Interior Design, our Design Center is ready to help you with no extra charge or obligation.

  • Vista80 customized for Gulf Coast State College, Panama City, FL Advanced Technology Center (ATC)
    The SMARTdesks design team engaged in dialogue with Florida Architects to assess the collaborative classroom design features for the ATC, launching a synergistic relationship that would ultimately lead to the completion of a world-class facility. Joe Sorci, director of design at Florida Architects, was the head architect for the entire project. The SMARTdesks team developed furniture that, according to Mr. Sorci, “fits the style and statement of the building.” Read the full story.
    The HuddleVu laptop to video switcher is suggested for the Vista80.

  • Trapeza Modular Conference Tables take rise at Gulf Coast State College, Panama City, FL Advanced Technology Center (ATC)
    The trapezoidal tops re-arrange to form collaborative triangles, hexagons with side tables, and more. Featuring modular wiring and data ports for personal laptop use, the Trapeza Modular Conference Table makes an empowering statement about the people in the space. Read more about how SMARTdesks collaborated with Florida Architects.

  • The New York City Department of Records loves Piatto with flipIT Laptop Safe

    “Everyone, everyone who comes into the visitor center, along with ooh-ing and ah-ing over the things we have, looks at that conference table, and says: ‘it is magnificent,'”
    says NYC Department of Records Director, Barbara Filiberto. In addition to rounded edges and wire management the Piatto Conference Table offers, computer stations are strategically located to optimize both individual and conference-style work. Kudos to the SMARTdesks Design Department for knocking this one out of the park!

    This powerful space for collaboration is the product of the SMARTdesks Design Department working closely with the IT Director at Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union, coordinating with the SMARTdesks engineering and product design team. The Piano Collaborative Conference Table can be designed a number of ways to accommodate the space, the technology, the budget-and always-the corporate image.

    SMARTdesks Pi Collaboration Tables equipped with flipIT monitor displays enable the Folsom High School students to collaborate with their peers, use their computers, draw sketches and build prototypes simultaneously. Student feedback: Senior Dane Leineke said, “I’ve had Ms. Cavanaugh for three years now. Before the changes to her classroom, it was dull and boring – nothing special. Now, every day I step into her classroom, I feel like I’m a Google employee arriving for another day on the job.”

    Gallaudet University has historically offered the vanguard approach for meeting the academic needs of its students who are deaf and heard of hearing. Vital to communication, the advancements in computer technology and internet-based applications required Gallaudet administrators to develop a new, progressive vision in furniture design and space planning layout. In collaboration, SMARTdesks designers and product engineers met the call.

    An extension of the iMac industrial design, iMacs stand on an adjustable depth shelf. The semi-recessed arrangement gives open sight lines in the classroom, so teachers and students can see eye-to-eye, and everywhere else! Retained in the well, iMacs are protected against being knocked off of the desktop by the casual passer-by. The angles of the legs and modesty panels complement the angles of the iMacs, themselves. Learn more about desks and tables designed for iMac.

    iLid Multi-Use Flip Computer Desks Based on years of research and experience, the iLid flip desk was developed, offering ease of use, reliable construction, and even more work surface, so text materials and computer screens can be used together. The MLT Laptop Podium gives lots of storage on shelves and a power data grommet specified to order to serve the instructor’s laptop or other technology. Make a Design Request for a floor plan and consultation about which SMARTdesks furnishings are the the best for your space and your budget.

    The Exchange Pinwheel is made up of 6 elements of the same kind, left or right. Using the same elements, a hexagonal table may also be arranged. Or, three rectangular shapes with users facing, yet offset instead of “head-to-head”. Each workstation has enough personal space for focused privacy without the need for partitions. Screens are angled for privacy. The desktop space to the left works as a place for text materials or as a shared conference space with the neighboring collaborator. FFIT Computer Floor serves the entire area with power and data for each user. Should the furniture arrangement need to be changed, the carpeted computer floor allows outlets to be moved as needed without special tools or labor.

    The sole source of flipIT multi-use workspace transformers. available as kits or integrated with SMARTdesks furniture.

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    Orchard Hotel

    Site adjacent to the East Midlands Conference Centre, architects and interior designers have developed this eco-friendly building featuring accessible rooftop terraces, green roofs and the maximum use of natural daylight. Open spaces provide superb views of The University of Nottingham’s extensively landscaped campus, spanning 330 acres, located only 2 miles from the city Nottingham.

    The Orchard Hotel incorporates a business lounge, 120-cover restaurant, bar area, outside terrace, gym and four meeting rooms. Other features include complimentary car parking, floor-to-ceiling windows, bespoke furniture and unique decor throughout.

    Built to the highest environmental standards, achieving a BREEAM rating of Excellent, the hotel features state-of-the-art technology to reduce carbon emissions. Solar photovoltaic panels and ground-sourced heat technology are incorporated, as well as a lower energy-assisted cooling ventilation system.

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    The Orchard Hotel has scooped two awards in the highly coveted, annual, ‘Simply the Guest’ awards. Recognising the properties with the most positive customer reviews, The Orchard Hotel was awarded 1st place in the ‘Best Large Hotel’ and 2nd place in the ‘Best Business hotel’ categories.

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    Health First Private Duty offers home health aides, companion care, homemaker services, and Nursing services within your home or residence. We provide a wide array of services for seniors and their families that allow seniors to remain at home, with individualized care plans and caregiver monitoring.

    You deserve the highest level of care and safety, so compare our service to others. Health First Private Duty staff members are directly employed, trained, bonded and insured by Health First, and we handle all scheduling and management of Payroll. Health First performs a comprehensive national background screening of its associates to ensure client satisfaction.

    Why choose Health First Private Duty?
    In a word, trust . We understand how important it is to trust the people you let into your home. We follow Gold Standards, including rigorous screening of our associates. Before sending one of our professionals to your home, you can be assured that we’ve qualified that individual as part of our family through:

    • A comprehensive national background screening in applicable states of residence
    • Detailed reference checks
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    Additionally, our staff members are employed, trained, bonded and insured by Health First, a name you know and trust. This means that we pay for all payroll taxes, unemployment insurance, and Worker’s Compensation insurance to protect you from liability.

    Paying for Private Duty Nursing
    Private Duty care is paid for privately, as opposed to through Medicare or Medicaid. Some long-term care policies may cover Private Duty costs, and we can help you determine if the services you need are covered as a covered benefit by your insurer. We also help you file claims or provide any necessary documentation required by you or your insurance company. We don’t require our clients to have a weekly or monthly minimum.

    About our Free In-Home Consultation
    Health First Private Duty provides you with a free initial in-home consultation to help determine the right type of care and staff for your individual needs. During our in-home meeting, we assess your specific needs to make the perfect staff and service for your particular situation and personal requests.

    Differences between Private Duty Nursing
    There are some basic differences between Home Care. Private Duty Nursing. and Hospice. The biggest difference is that Home Care is typically short-term care for transitioning patients from hospital to home. Private Duty Nursing is a longer-term commitment for those needing more consistent, daily care. Hospice provides care for those diagnosed with a terminal illness.

    • Health First Private Duty is licensed as a home health agency with the state of Florida: License #HHA299991377.
    • Health First Private Duty is a proud member of the National Private Duty Association.

    Health First Private Duty was highlighted in the July 23 issue of Private Duty Insider. the monthly newsletter for non-Medicare home-health providers, for its proactive stance in conducting criminal background checks for all potential staff members.

    “Steve was my husband’s health care aide for over five years until my husband’s recent passing. In all that time, he never missed a day, was always most proficient in his care of my husband, and became a family member. He went above and beyond the call of duty in caring for my husband, always with patience and kindness.”

    “Thank you for the excellent care and services provided to our family during this trying and difficult time. Our family will remember our aides with fondness and will certainly refer our friends to Health First Private Duty. You truly are number 1!”

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    Our dedicated team will work tirelessly to provide you with the highest quality service available. Our team includes:

    Registered Nurses – provide basic health care tasks such as giving medicine, changing dressings, checking a patient’s temperature and pulse rate, and helping with artificial limbs or walking aides.

    Home Health Aides – provide one-on-one personal care to help you with activities of daily living.

    Sitters, Companions, and Homemakers: Preparing and serving nutritious meals, cleaning dishes and food preparation areas, assisting with feeding, changing bed linens, washing/drying/folding and putting away laundry, and light housekeeping.

    What is Private Duty Nursing?