“The care I receive is so expert and so loving. I’m so grateful to be able to stay here in my own home and know that someone is looking out for me.”
After Sonia broke her hip, she had to admit she needed help. Her husband did his best, but coping with her medication and helping her take a bath were more than he could manage. They were delighted to learn they could get expert nursing care for Sonia right in their own home, as well as an aide to help her with daily tasks. “The care I receive is so expert and so loving,” Sonia said. “I’m so grateful to be able to stay here in my own home and know that someone is looking out for me.”
Home Health Care
Bringing health care services into your home can help you maintain your independence, dignity and quality of life. A member of the nursing staff will assess and work with you to develop a personalized plan of care. Once the plan is in place, a nurse will take care of your medical needs, while a trained, experienced home health aide will help you with personal care services, such as bathing, grooming and dressing. You can also get physical and occupational therapy and medical social services at home as needed. Adaptive equipment or our fall prevention program might be the solution to enhance your safety and peace of mind.
Hospice care focuses on quality of life, comfort and dignity for your loved one who is terminally ill. An individualized care plan manages symptoms, controls pain and eases anxiety when you or your loved one has chosen not to continue more aggressive treatments. Experienced professionals, including a medical director, registered nurses, medical social workers, a chaplain, hospice aides, a consultant pharmacist and volunteers, are available 24 hours a day.
Alzheimer’s and Dementia
A special secured unit for patients with dementia, usually in a mid-to-late stage of the disease, focuses on well-being and providing your family member with the best possible experience, given their condition. Patients take part in exercise groups and engage in music and art therapy with licensed specialists. A new sound system plays music throughout the unit during mealtimes and at bedtime, and a calendar of daily activities is in place.. The unit’s aides and nurses are trained in dealing with dementia, and the Dementia Leadership Team has completed the first phase of a continuing advanced staff training program. A Dementia Caregiver Support Group for family members meets monthly.
Emergency Response System/Life Alert
In case of a fall, you can summon immediate help with an emergency response system. Geriatric care managers are experienced in identifying fall risks, but, falls do happen, and often when individuals are alone or out of hearing range of others. CareLink™ members are eligible for a discount on electronic home response services through our partnership with VRI Personal Emergency Response Services (PERS). PERS features care calls, monthly test calls (voice or silent), superior button transmission and voice range, necklace or wrist-strap transmitters, and support for non-English speakers.
*Some of our providers do charge for certain programs and services.