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About Us

Who We Are

Simply put, Special Touch is an agency that provides exceptional home care services.

We ensure that our customers can live safely and comfortably within the familiar surroundings of their own homes.

Not a lot of people keep track of home care history, but Special Touch was one of the first providers of home health aide services in New York. These days – almost 40 years later – we still stand as one of the state’s largest and most respected agencies.

Our History

Back in the early 80s, home care was neither widespread nor readily available. At the time, the founder of Special Touch Home Care was working to provide staffing for rehabilitation services. During those efforts, though, it became apparent that people were becoming more familiar with the concept of receiving care in a home setting rather than traveling to specialized facilities.

When long-term home care started to become an in-demand business, finding qualified home health aides was challenging. Special Touch Home Care opened its doors in 1984 to help meet the growing demand. We started by staffing aides for other organizations, and what was once a small business housed in a 1,500-square-foot office in Midwood is now one of the largest providers of home care services in all of New York.

Today, Special Touch Home Care has five offices across the city and Westchester County and has cared for over 100,000 patients. We have hundreds of office staff members and thousands of home health aides, all working as a team to provide compassionate, quality home care to great people across all five boroughs.

Our Purpose

If you’ve read this far, I would like to thank you personally for spending some time getting to know Special Touch Home Care. My name is Evan – I’m the company’s CEO. Rather than discuss the company’s purpose, I wanted to talk briefly about my purpose why I’m here.

Most of us grew up with families that included older relatives: parents, grandparents, sometimes great-grandparents. When we’re young, we ignore the effects of aging. Still, eventually – we start to notice when our grandparents can’t run with us anymore, when their memories can’t keep up, and when medical issues and injuries start to become serious.

When I was a child, several of my grandparents moved into assisted living facilities. I remember not seeing them as often. The annual family Thanksgiving dinner at Grandma’s was relocated. No more sleepovers. No more visits to homes that felt like they were mine.

Ultimately, I’m here because it’s important that there are options to support our elders without experiencing what my family went through.

Evan Ostrovsky

Evan Ostrovsky – CEO

Our Standards

My personal story involved my own older relatives, but that’s not the sole focus of Special Touch Home Care. The company was founded to answer the growing need for high-quality in-home care for a wide range of clients: children, seniors, and everyone in between. Every patient is unique, and all are treated with the same level of dignity, respect, and compassion.

We assess every patient to determine their needs and how we can best support them. We speak with patients and their families, and we work to find compatible matches within our extensive database of more than five thousand home health aides.

The aides themselves undergo rigorous screening before being hired, including interviews, reference checks, background checks, drug screening, and competency tests. Further, Special Touch Home Care maintains its in-house training facilities and nursing staff, so we can guarantee that our aides are up-to-date on all relevant knowledge and skills.

Special Touch Home Care has been serving the New York City area for nearly four decades. We take pride in our work, and we care about our clients. If you think you might benefit from our services, now or in the future, I invite you to reach out to us at any time. We have genuinely wonderful people who will answer your questions and help plan your best way to move forward.

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