Greater Adirondack Home Aides is a non-profit home health care agency licensed by the NYS Department of Health to provide home care services to individuals in the community. GAHA was established in 1965 by a group of women who recognized a need in the community for assistance to the elderly in activities of daily living.
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GREATER ADIRONDACK HOME AIDES is a non-profit agency that was organized in 1965 by people in Glens Falls who saw a need for trained women to help families in times of illness and stress. A group of volunteers formed a Board of Directors who incorporated the Warren County Homemaker Service. These pioneers selected, trained and hired a group of 12 Homemakers who filled their first assignments in 1966. As the service grew, the Board hired an Executive Secretary who ran the agency from her home while raising a family. Further growth saw the move to a one-room office and the gradual addition of support staff which included a supervising nurse in 1974. This first decade was marked by the commitment of dedicated Board and staff who worked to develop a service of excellence in Warren County: our training program was one of the first in the state to be approved for Medicare services; the agency achieved approval by the National Home Caring Council; 18 Home Health Aides provided over 19,000 hours of service in 1975.
In its second decade, the agency's reputation for high standards continued as we grew to meet the demand for health care services at home. We changed our name as we expanded our service area to include Washington and Saratoga Counties. We moved our offices to give space to the staff needed to support the services of what has now become more than 80 trained men and women caring for their neighbors in need. Our Home Health Aides provided over 115,000 hours of service in our 20th year, 1985.
The tradition continues into the 21st century. GREATER ADIRONDACK HOME AIDES is licensed by the New York State Department of Health. We provide quality initial training and continuing education for our RN supervised aides. Our services reach the convalescing and elderly client and we also provide respite care. Greater Adirondack Home Aides has maintained a strong commitment to those in need and we will continue to offer quality, caring service to our valued clients.