Fairfield County STEPS Home Care Receives Top Award for Leader in Home Care Excellence

STEPS Home Care, a family-owned and licensed Home Care Services Agency serving Westchester, Nassau, and Fairfield Counties, has been awarded the distinguished 2021 Best of Home Care –Leader in Excellence Award from Home Care Pulse, the leading firm in quality assurance for home care. STEPS also was recognized byCaring.com with theCaring Stars award, one of four to be recognized among the hundreds of home care agencies in Westchester County.

STEPS Home Care is…

  • Only one of three recipients of Best of Home Care among hundreds of agencies in Westchester County.
  • Only recipient of Best of Home Care in Nassau County,
  • Only one of two recipients of the Best of Home Care among dozens of agencies in lower Fairfield County.
  • Only one of four recipients to be awarded the Caring Stars award among hundreds of agencies in Westchester County.

The Leader in Excellence Award is the highest recognition awarded by Home Care Pulse and is given to select home care businesses that consistently rank among the very highest in 10 or more quality metrics. As a As a Leader in Excellence, STEPS Home Care is now ranked among the top 10% of home care providers participating in the nationwide Home Care Pulse Satisfaction Management Program:  These awards highlight agencies that have consistently achieved exceptional Client and Caregiver Satisfaction Scores.

“We are thrilled to be recognized as one of the very best home care providers in the nation, Westchester, Nassau and Fairfield Counties, and we congratulate our management team and caregivers on earning these prestigious awards,” saidJennifer Martire Baukol, owner of STEPS Home Care. 

To qualify for the Best in Home Care award, 10% of Steps Home Care’s clients and caregivers were interviewed each month by Home Care Pulse. Over a 12-month period, STEPS Home Care received high client and caregiver satisfaction ratings in areas such as caregiver training, compassion of caregivers, communication, scheduling, client/caregiver compatibility, etc. Using feedback from clients and employees, as well as quality benchmarks from Home Care Pulse, the STEPS management team set goals to reach the highest level of excellence possible. 


The Caring Stars® award byCaring.com showcases STEPS Home Care’s Five Star ratings in over 45 client reviews. This is emblematic of their mission to create a home care experience that goes beyond client and caregiver expectations.



Client Review on caring.com - January 22, 2021

“I am a current client of this provider. They’ve completely put my siblings and me at ease. We've had them for several years. We know our mother's taken care of. They're our third or fourth agency. Compared to the other ones, they're fantastic. They actually return phone calls. They've been very responsive and well-run.”

“This is an incredible achievement,” added Shan Wade, President of STEPS Home Care.  According to Shan, ”STEPS was founded eleven years ago, and our first client was a close family friend, and today we have three offices in White Plains, NY, Stamford, CT, and Garden City, NY. In total, we have helped over 675 families and today we employ between more than 200 Caregivers, all of whom we consider our extended family." 

To find out more about STEPS Home Care’s commitment to excellence, please visit www.stepshomecare.com or call (914) 618-4200.




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