TORRINGTON – Torrington and Goshen County now have an in-home care service, Goshen Care at Home. The service will be owned and operated by Vetras, the same company managing Goshen Healthcare Community, a county-owned long-term care facility in Torrington.
Executive Director Heidi Hostetler told The Telegram, Goshen Care at Home will be providing in-home care to patients who are not ready to go to a nursing home or long-term care facility but are still in need of assistance with everyday tasks.
“Our goal is to keep them in their home as long as possible before they have to go to a long-term care facility,” Hostetler said.
Vetras has wanted to be able to provide services to the community for a long time, according to Hostetler. They currently manage the long-term care facility and the skilled-nursing facility. In addition, they are presently building an assisted living facility to enable post-acute care.
“They really want to be able to provide the community with every source of healthcare that the aging population could need,” Hostetler said.
Goshen Care at Home is not a home health medical service at this time. Still, Hostetler hopes to acquire the necessary licensure to accommodate Medicaid and Medicare patients down the road. Hostetler was unable to provide a timeline as to when this might occur but said will not let this hurdle get in the way of them caring for area loved ones.
Under their current licensure, Goshen Care at Home will provide much-needed home care services to area patients by doing non-medical tasks such as personal care, homemaking, minor repairs, companionship, and sitting respite care, friendly reassurance and chores.
Hostetler said Goshen Care at Home would be able to provide both full-time 24-hour care or interval care.
Currently, Hostetler and her administration team have three Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) working under them. The CNA’s will be charged with the direct care of clients across the whole of Goshen County. Hostetler expects the number of employed CNA’s to grow exponentially over time as more people become aware of the services they offer.
As of now, Goshen Care at Home is only able to operate under private pay, meaning all expenses will need to be paid out-of-pocket. After they finalize their licensure, they will be able to accept Medicare and Medicaid.
Heidi can be reached at (307) 316-2966 to inquire about services.