Algonquin Nurses was started in 1987 as a family business. Steve Tamboli and Mary, his mom, started the company as a staffing agency for nursing homes. They truly started the company one patient at a time.
The industry started to change in the early 1990s. Nursing homes started to use fewer agencies for staffing. Steve’s brother, Mark, joined the company to start the Medicaid Home Care department. Shortly after, Steve’s sister, Anne, joined the group to start the Medicare Home Health department. During that time of change, the industry was rotating towards Private Support Care (Private Pay).
The objective of the company founders was to provide this quality service to their clients who needed specialized personal care. We were also responding to the frustration of family members who were faced with sending their loved ones to a facility. The name Algonquin was chosen because it represents quality services as in the famous Algonquin Hotel in New York City. For many years the Algonquin Hotel was the standard for style and service.
Employees Undergo Thorough Background Checks
Employees are covered by worker’s compensation, liability insurance and are bonded. All licenses are checked and validated, references are verified as well as background checks completed on all employees.
Agency home health services are guided by the agency mission
and philosophy statement. The mission and philosophy statement
is used as the basis for developing and maintaining
the agency’s home health care services.
Our mission: To provide for the effective and efficient delivery of health care and health-related services in areas of identifiable need, for the benefit of individuals, family, and society.
The agency is dedicated to providing either directly or through contractual agreement, high quality nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, social work services, and home health aid services to individuals of all ages regardless of national origin, race, religion, sex, handicaps, or financial status.
Serve people without regard to race, religion, sex or age.
Assure the spiritual freedom of all people and not impose our beliefs upon them.
We have an obligation to recognize medical-ethical issues and to promote our Code of Conduct to assist individuals & professionals in their resolution of them.
Our concern for whole persons and their families extends beyond our patients and includes our employees, physician, and volunteers and community.
In ministering to individuals and society, we have a commitment to effectively organize and direct our resources to provide quality cost-effective health care delivery systems.
The philosophy of the home health care agency, based on the above assumptions, stipulates that each home health care patient:
- Desires home health care of services that promote the patient’s value of life by:minimizing negative patient illness and disability outcomes; maximizing potential patient level-of-independence outcomes; restoring, maintaining and promoting patient health
- Possesses unique physiological, safety, psychological, self-esteem and self-actualization needs that require consideration in the patient’s plan of home health care.
- Makes choices and decisions about the provision of home health care services relative to the patient’s self-defined unique needs and according to the patient’s personal beliefs and values.
- Exerts personal control over the patient’s personal life in collaborating with home health care staff members regarding the provisions of services.