FAIR LAWN, NJ – Jim Prussak knows that helping others to help themselves is the biggest gift he can give to families with senior members.

Which is why Prussak left the financial world and opened Applause Home Care in Fair Lawn, 19-21 Fair Lawn Avenue, Suite 2C.

Applause Home Care provides non-medical home care services to individuals with special needs, injuries, difficulties with mobility, or illnesses. They have highly trained, competent and dedicated staff members who are experts in delivering home care services in the comfort of an individual’s home.

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“We are partners in care with our clients,” Prussak said earlier this week at Applause Home Care’s grand opening. “We help them with errands and their activities, everything from bathing to companionship.”

Fair Lawn Mayor Kurt Peluso, along with representatives from the Fair Lawn Chamber of Commerce, attended the grand opening on Sept. 16. Peluso said Applause Home Care is an example of the many medical-based businesses that have made Fair Lawn their home.

“We’re right off so many major highways, and we’re a business-friendly borough,” Peluso said. “We’re tax-friendly, too, zero percent increase in the last two years.”

Deputy Mayor of Community Affairs John Cosgrove said it’s comforting to have so many services, such as Applause Home Care, so close by.

“It’s great to know there are these kind of services that assist people to age in place,” said Cosgrove, who recently celebrated the birth of his first grandchild. “That way, generations of families can stay in town, and they can get services from across the spectrum.”

Prussak said Applause Home Care does in-home assessments to determine a personalized care plan that is intended to cater to an individual’s unique personal and health needs.

“With us, we ensure around-the-clock services and supervision to help you achieve optimum health and wellness,” he said.

Prussak is also readying to provide a first of its kind program in New Jersey to teach families, caregivers and seniors about fall prevention.

“One in four seniors fall each year,” he said. “That’s one of the biggest reasons seniors get admitted to the hospital.”

Sponsored by the federal Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the seven-week program focuses on why seniors fall and ways to prevent it.

“There are physical therapists and ophthalmologists who created the program that has reduced falls by 30 percent,” Prussak said. “We’re bringing that program here. It’s in line with our mission, which is to help people help themselves.”

Contact a professional at Applause Home Care at 19-21 Fair Lawn Avenue, #2C, Fair Lawn, by phone:  201-326-8051, or by email: info@applausehomecare.com. Or online: https://applausehomecare.com/contact.htm