Alvita Care

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New York City, NY


Caregiving, Health & Wellness

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Why Work With Us?

Weekly Pay Medical Benefits 401k with matching Transit benefits program Flex spending medical benefit program Employee recognition program Employee referral bonus program 10 holidays paid at time and a half Competitive hourly wage

Women Owned
Commuter Benefits
Health Benefits
Casual Dress
Community Oriented
Mission Driven
Work-life Balance
Our Story

 Our founder, Tracy Ongena, never dreamed she would start a health care business as she studied economics and had a passion for business.As she was working in New York on wall street, her grandmother started to call less and less. Tracy started to notice that her sentences didn’t always make sense and she would repeat herself frequently. Tracy sensed something was going on with Nana but thought Nana was invincible so rationalized her behavior to poor sleep. Tracy thought “How could Nana need help. She has live 85 years working and running the family farm. She’s superwomen”. In the winter of 2008, Tracy went home for Thanksgiving and found her Nana asleep on the couch with clutter everywhere. Nana’s house was always meticulous, not a thing out of place and the floors so clean you could eat off of them. Now she saw Nana and couldn’t tell the last time she showered. She quickly learned she had stopped collecting the mail and it was being help at the post office. Tracy was immediately called to action.This personal experience was the catalyst for Tracy to leave a career on Wall Street and bring her Iowa experience to help seniors in New York. Tracy sets herself as an example to her staff, promoting to them her philosophy and mission of “care without compromise“.  This is the ethic upon which Alvita Care was established, to raise the standard of excellence for home health aides in New York.  In honor of her grandmother’s experience she founded this company on the belief that seniors can and should live fulfilling and independent lives in their own homes while remaining connected to their community.In 2012, we changed our name from Home Life Health Care to Alvita Care in order to better reflect the unique perspective we bring to the home care industry.  The origin of our new name “Alvita” literally means “to life.” For us, this better reflects our commitment to improving the quality of the life for each and every one of our clients. 

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