Your Needs Create Our Job Description
We are committed to doing our best for the clients that we are trusted to care for. Our sole purpose is to be an extra set of hands to help you remain as independent as possible. We started as a company providing private in-home care. Through the years we have recognized a lack of services in specialty areas for seniors. We have made it part of our mission to help fill those gaps by developing additional services. We are here to walk side by side with you on this journey. We offer Private Home Care, Care Management with both a Nurse & a Certified Geriatric Care Manager, Hospital/Rehab to Home, Concierge Services, Life Alert/Fall Pendants, and a Vital Remote Monitoring.
Private Home Health
We Help Your Loved One Have a Better Quality of Life
Adding in home care is not only a big decision, it’s a personal decision. Trusting someone to come in for hands-on assistance or companionship can also be difficult, so knowing that you have the right team to work with is important. Beginning with a meet and greet allows us to get to know each other and to discuss the ways in which we can improve your quality of life.
Being committed to our motto, “Your needs Create Our Job Description” means that we want to assist during the most difficult activities. This allows our clients to focus their time and energy on what brings them joy. Our nurse develops a customized care plan with both client and family input. We believe in complete transparency, so we have a portal that allows both clients and families to see the schedule, care plan, daily care notes, and invoices. The portal can also be used for direct communication to our Nurses and Care Managers.
We specialize in cares for patients with Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, Dementia, ALS, MS, Huntington's, and end of life assistance. Our team works right alongside Skilled Home Health and Hospice companies.
Sample of Services:
* Assistance in/out of bed * Medication Reminders * Shower assistance * ADLS’s & IADL’s * Cooking Meals * Meal Prep * Transfers * Light Housekeeping * Transportation * Assistance with exercises * Overnight help * Companionship * Sitting at Hospitals *
Many Long Term Care Insurance companies pay for our services.
A whole person wrap-around support team.
Care Management means having a team of Care Professionals. A team of Registered Nurses, Certified Geriatric Care Managers, and Management Staff are all committed to the mindset of surviving is not thriving. Focusing on medical needs, nutrition, emergency planning, long and short-term goal setting, as well as finding activities that fulfill that desire we all have to continue to contribute to society.
Clinically speaking, our Registered Nurses can transport to, and attend any doctor appointments. They will listen to your goals and questions and then advocate for the health care goals that are important to you and then work side by side with your physician. We provide monthly, or even weekly check-ins to ensure medications are being taken as prescribed. Having a personal liaison between physicians, hospitals, and different labs or testing keeps every physician up to date on your medical status. All of our visits, notes, recommendations, and family communication is kept in a family portal that all family members have access to.
Socially and legally speaking, our Certified Geriatric Care Managers (CGCM) make sure that you have your Advanced Directives and Power of Attorney's in place. They complete a very extensive intake to ensure that your final wishes are all written and in place. They also work with our nurses to complete the circle of care and assist you with community resources, waivers, or additional Medicare / Medicaid services that are available. We take the time to complete enrollments and make sure the services are started or scheduled, not just provide you with a phone number. Our CGCM's can assist with maintaining appointment calendars, setting up transportation options, assisting with in home care task planning, and these are just a few of the tasks we focus on.
Care Management is on call 24/7. Getting to an urgent care or meeting a client in the emergency room, our team is here to walk right beside you. This provides family with an extra level of security knowing that someone is with their loved one and able to give immediate reports back to the family.
A client had struggled with high blood pressure for nearly 3 years. Our Nurse made an appointment with their physician, and they discussed parameters in which the physician wanted to be notified vs going to the ER. We enrolled the client on Vital Monitoring so that every time the blood pressure was taken and was outside of what the physician set as acceptable, we were notified. Calling the physician's office daily for several weeks, they were able to change medications before the follow up that was scheduled a month out. We are happy to report that this client still has what is considered perfect blood pressure. Having a nurse work side by side with your physician can make a huge difference.
We met a sweet lady that was her husband's sole caregiver with no family in town. During our conversation she mentioned that she was very concerned that if something happened to her; she knew her husband would not be ok. After a meeting with our Certified Geriatric Care Manager they were able to assist with Power of Attorney's, Advanced Directives, and putting them in touch with an attorney for a Living Will. During that meeting, they enrolled in Smart911.com and the CHAMPSS program, as well as discussed some additional resources they might want in the future. This lady called to let us know that she feels like the world has been lifted off her shoulders knowing that if something does happen, we will be notified and we will stay with him until he is able to get moved to the facility she has chosen.
After getting a call from a long-time friend we scheduled a meeting with her father. He has Parkinsons and although his hands and balance may slow him down, mentally he is still a very capable man. When we discussed what he misses most he revealed that he feels like he is just waiting to die and that he no longer has a purpose. We discussed what he did for a living and what types of things he could do to bring him joy. It turns out that he loves working with wood and his hands. We made a post on Facebook asking for people that wanted home made bird houses. He is now selling birdhouses for $10.00 through his daughter. He loves getting the new orders and meeting the people that get them. Giving someone purpose is like giving them a renewed zest for life.
Rehab/Hospital to Home
Setting you up for success after a hospital or rehab stay
An extended stay in the hospital or a rehab facility can present a set of new normals. Our experience in making this transition successful comes with addressing the details before discharge. Working with the social workers and the therapy team we can address obstacles and create a plan that will help you feel safe at home. If you are able to ambulate, we can transport you and your belongings home from the hospital or facility, pick up any new prescriptions, and arrange for DME to be delivered and set up. Making sure the smaller details like getting your mail restarted, cleaning out and restocking your refrigerator, scheduling and arranging transportation to follow ups, and assisting you through the process of creating your new normal of independence through resources our community has to offer will give you a peace of mind. Your success at home is our top priority.
Sometimes an extra hand once in awhile is all you need.
There are many times that we (people of all ages) need some extra help that doesn’t require a caregiver to do it. We have received many requests for one-time services or on-going help for people that don’t require any hands-on care, more of just an extra set of hands or transportation when you are unable to drive.
Our Concierge Services offer exactly that! We have a variety of things that we can do to help you. We can set up weekly shifts, or a one-time service. These services are currently only offered Monday-Friday and you must call to schedule them.
Monitoring vital signs with immediate notifications
Vital Tech is a blue-tooth software by Vital Care that allows vital signs to be monitored from any location. A tablet with built in Wi-Fi is synced to each monitoring device. When a vital sign is taken the information is stored in the tablet. Each system is programmed for individual monitoring. When a blood pressure, pulse, O2, blood sugar, or weight is out of the range that the physician has deemed acceptable the family, Care Manager, (and with permission, your physician) will be notified via a text message and an email. Tablets can then be taken to appointments for the physician to review.
Tablets can also be used for a medication reminder and programmed for special alerts. An uploaded picture of family members makes video chatting easy. Each tablet also comes loaded with air quality notifications for the day, brain games, and the news.
*This is a service that you can take advantage of even if you are not receiving care from us.
THANK YOU to all of you that think of us when you see these hospital beds and lift chairs especially!!! 💜
If you find that you are cleaning out a garage or basement and you have any of the following items we would love to have them!!!
Manual transport wheelchairs
Fully electric hospital beds
Seat life recliners
Trapeze for a hospital bed
Power Wheelchairs (must have batteries and work)
(We will always take almost any medical items, but these are the most requested!)
What do we do with the equipment?
Everything that we accept in donation is always FREE and given without questions to anyone that contacts us in need.
We also help our EMS responders! Our emergency services personnel see more need than most will ever know. They also go above and beyond making multiple daily visits to clients with broken beds or chairs. Your donated equipment is stored in a storage unit that they have access to 24/7 when the need arises. This is sometimes the difference in being able to stay home or being transported to a hospital.