Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Neurological Care
Hibernian Home Care recognizes certain illnesses and afflictions present a further challenge for our clients and their families. We understand that clients with cognitive impairments such as certain forms of Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease, neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), or Huntington’s disease, or those who have suffered a stroke, have special requirements. Clients such as those who have hearing or vision loss, and Aphasia also have special needs. Our professional caregivers are knowledgeable, compassionate and have the patience and experience to deal with these special needs. We provide special training to our caregivers on communicating and helping such individuals, which ensures a higher level of care for our clients. Our unique training program helps our caregivers understand the struggles and challenges that accompany caring for a loved one. They are trained to work closely with the family and have open communication, which results in quality care of the client. Hibernian Home Care also has memory care products that will help our clients to stay engaged. These tools can be used by the staff caregiver as well as the family. Some of the benefits to families, caregivers and individuals that these tools can help with: decrease challenging behaviors, provide purpose to the individual, allow the individual to make decisions and succeed with challenges, provide joy and laughter in their lives, reduce boredom, and promote family members to engage in activities.
No matter what age, an unexpected accident, illness or a surgical procedure can disrupt every aspect of a normal life. Hibernian Home Care has caregivers who can assist after surgery and during rehabilitation while in the comfort of home. This specialized care helps individuals looking to maintain their independence as an alternative to traditional, in-patient rehabilitation. These dedicated caregivers are trained to provide comprehensive non-medical in-home care and assistance to individuals as they recover. In addition to helping out with mobility, range-of-motion, transfer and ambulatory assistance, we are able to provide regular, reliable accompaniment to physical therapy or doctor’s appointments. Post surgery pain can also often be alleviated when an individual is able to rest and avoid distractions. Any type of recovery poses a challenge to the activities of daily living. Our caregivers can assist with daily housekeeping, meal preparation and personal care.
Hospital to Home Care Program
Hospital to Home is a care transition service that offers the necessary post-hospital support to reduce the risk of readmission. It addresses the primary causes of readmission by proactively ensuring that the patient is safe and comfortable at home immediately after discharge, and that they keep the follow-up doctor appointment. Hospital to Home care transition does not replace skilled home health services, but does provide the critical support services that can prevent readmission to the hospital. In the first visit, immediately after discharge, the caregiver can ready the house for client return, pick client up at hospital and return to home, get the client comfortable, and provide non-medical services such as personal care, meal preparation and housekeeping. Our trained caregivers can offer assistance with discharge instructions, keeping an eye out for warning symptoms, and observing the client’s health and progress. In the continuum of care program, which is timed from discharge to the day of the follow up doctor appointment, the caregiver can help the client call their primary care physician to schedule the follow-up visit, help dress/prepare for the appointment, review the questions the patient wants to discuss with the doctor and provide transportation to and from the physician’s office.
We understand that caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, dementia, or other neurological disorders, or properly transitioning from hospital to home without proper help can be challenging. The good news is you’re not alone! Hibernian Home Care of Howell, NJ can provide all the in-home care services you need and then some. Contact our home care experts today to learn how we can serve you.