David York Agency Is Proud To Work With NYT “Ask An Expert

October 30, 2014 - Brooklyn, NY - David York Agency (DYA), provider of premier in-field and at-home healthcare, continues its in-depth offerings by pairing with Debra Drelich, LMSW, ACSW, CMC of New York Elder Care Consultants LLC (ECC). Informed by Drelich’s 25 years working as a leader in the field of geriatrics, ECC provides comprehensive care management to older adults and their family members, as well as to other affiliated gerontology professionals. 

An active member of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers and a former president of the Greater New York Chapter of Professional Geriatric Care Managers, Drelich has been featured on New York Times’ “Ask an Expert” series, addressing inquiries related to Assisted Living for Aging Relatives.

The main tenets of the relationship between ECC and the client are completing a Home Safety Assessment, creating and implementing a Personalized Care Plan, and Ongoing Care Management. The process begins with a thorough review of the home and overall well-being, with special attention to the client’s ability to care for themselves and to complete regular tasks. A review is then made of family and community supports, before finally determining the available service, and long-term care insurance policy possibilities.

Following the assessment, a Personalized Care Plan is created and implemented. This includes the recommendation and procurement of assistive devices and appropriate technological services, coordination of home-based health services, navigation of governmental elder care entitlements, and referral and coordination with elder-law professionals, financial planners, and medical specialists. Once the Care Plan has been implemented, the Ongoing Care Management entails continuous monitoring of services to ensure the client’s changing needs are being met.

Drelich’s mission with ECC is to provide the assurance to family and friends that their loved one’s quality of life will be enhanced, while retaining their dignity. Addressing the changing needs of the older adults and their caregivers to enable them to remain independently and safely at home, ECC also offers assistance locating alternative housing options.

Loved ones deserve the best care—whether at home, in the hospital, or in any facility. DYA will discuss client cases in depth to work out every detail, easing the stress and concern of all parties involved. Potential clients can begin with a free in-home assessment by visiting David York Agency online at, or by contacting the office at 718-376-7755.

About David York Agency

David York Agency is a family-run business, founded by a Registered Nurse who long realized there was substantial need for affordable quality home-care services provided and supervised by caring individuals. In the course of its 30 years in business, David York Agency has flourished into a dominant Home Healthcare Agency. Founded on the principle that the aged, infirm and disabled are entitled to the opportunity to live their lives with dignity and meaning, David York Agency supports the rights of home care clients and encourages their involvement in the planning of care and services. Seeking to provide a supportive environment in the privacy and comfort of the clients’ homes, DYA’s mission is to furnish the highest quality home care service, provided by medical professionals with extensive hands-on staff and supervisory patient care experience in nursing home, hospital and private home-care settings. Potential clients can begin with a free in-home assessment by visiting David York Agency online at, or by contacting the office at 718-376-7755.