Home Care Service, Inc. was founded by Norma E. Recco in 1970.
Under her compassionate, yet keen management style, Recco grew to include
five office locations - Massapequa, Smithtown,
East Quogue, Queens and Westchester.
Norma Recco’s vision to create an industry standard by which people
can stay in their own homes under difficult health circumstance has
been recognized throughout New York State and she has been credited
as a pioneer in the home care industry.
Her ability to find caring, compassionate people to go into homes and
take care of individuals in need was her greatest attribute. From homebound
seniors to the mentally and physically challenged and those in need
of assistance after surgery or illness, Norma Recco has altered the
face of home health care forever. She was a passionate advocate and
powerful voice for advances in home and community based care.
While busy raising her family and running a business, Norma still found
time to participate in community and industry affairs. She was President
of the Massapequa Chamber of Commerce from 1978 to 1980. In the early
1970’s, several home care agencies on Long Island joined forces
and formed the New York State Association of Health Care Providers,
Inc. (HCP). Norma was one of the co-founders of this organization and
served as President from 1980 – 1986. Over the years, HCP has
grown to include approximately 400 members and Recco Home Care is proud
to remain one of them. As HCP grew from its roots on Long Island, Norma
became active on a state level. From 1987 to 1997 she was the Governor’s
Appointee to the New York State Home Care Council. Over the years Norma
served on many state and federal work groups, advisory committees and
task forces. She was truly an industry leader. In 2008, she received
the Women of Distinction Award from the NYS Assembly. Norma was a tireless
advocate for the home care
industry both in Albany and on Long Island.