Know Your Care Options
Many seniors require various degrees of care throughout their lifetimes. Sometimes, the care options can be difficult to understand. A complete understanding of the avenues of care available can help you and your loved one make an informed decision together, so that they can receive the most appropriate and beneficial care. The following information will help explain the various definitions of each option available at CareOne locations.
Assisted living offers residential, apartment-style living for older adults who require assistance with moderate care needs (i.e., medication management, activities of daily living, etc.). Residents enjoy restaurant-style meals, daily activities and entertainment, and care services tailored to meet the specific needs of each individual.
Post-Acute Care and Rehabilitation
Post-acute care and rehabilitation are offered to patients after a hospital stay who would benefit from additional therapy and care following an injury, illness, or surgery. During post-acute rehabilitation, patients will continue their medical treatment and recuperation in order to fully recover or better manage their symptoms.
CareOne is blazing the trail in care for individuals living with memory impairment. Memory care is available to individuals living with a range of memory impairments. While in memory care, residents will be monitored by a specially trained staff of physicians and nurses. Many assisted living communities also offer specialized units for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and related memory impairments. CareOne assisted living communities offer Harmony Village specialized units for people requiring memory care.
Long-term care can often be the best option for individuals who require around-the-clock nursing care and clinical services. Long-term care services are directed by physician oversight, and all services and amenities are tailored to meet the specific needs of each patient.
Post-acute (sub-acute) care is offered to patients who require less intense medical and physical rehabilitation after a hospital stay. CareOne’s post-acute care programs specialize in clinical services such as physician oversight, nurses, physical, occupational, and speech therapies, social workers, and licensed nutritionists.
Long-Term Acute-Care Hospital (LTAC Hospital)
Long-term hospital care is for seniors requiring advanced therapies in a hospital setting. CareOne’s long-term hospital care is conducted at specific LTAC (long-term acute-care) Hospitals equipped with twenty-four-hour monitoring, on-site physicians, and specialized medical treatments. CareOne operates within three LTAC Hospitals including Trinitas Regional Medical Center, Hackensack University Medical Center (Pascack Valley), and Saint Peter’s University Hospital.
Independent living is simply any housing arrangement designed exclusively for older adults, generally those aged 55 and over. While residents live independently, communities offer amenities, activities, services, and an in-house Director of Nursing. Communities offer ways for residents to connect with others in the community through activities, such as arts and crafts, holiday gatherings, continuing education classes, or movie nights.
There are many options for seniors in need of home care services. CareOne at Home ranges from private-duty nurses to home health aides. There are many factors involved when selecting a home care agency, from cost considerations to the type and amount of care that is offered. For more information about home care options, please contact CareOne at Home.
Hospice care can be a meaningful care option for individuals with chronic illnesses and for end-of-life care. Hospice care can be rendered in a care center like CareOne or at home. Services can include nursing care, home health aides, spiritual support and symptom and pain management. For more information about hospice care options in your community, please contact the Admissions Office at the CareOne center of your choice.
Palliative care works to prevent or treat the symptoms of serious illnesses. However, it also focuses on the side effects associated with treating those illnesses ( i.e., discomfort brought on by medication or rehabilitation) to allow for the highest degree of comfort for your loved one. Palliative care also focuses on the emotional, social, practical, and spiritual problems that illnesses can bring up. If your loved one has recently been diagnosed with cancer, lung disease, heart disease, kidney failure, dementia, HIV/AIDS, or ALS palliative care can make a meaningful difference.
Elder Care Continuum
Know the three phases of senior care needs consisting of early, moderate, and progressed. At CareOne, we’re experts in all three, providing care across the varying stages of senior living.
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