Home Healthcare

What Seniors and their Loved Ones Prefer

The majority of caregivers would like to keep their loved ones as close to them as possible. It’s a way to gain better control over their care. Studies show that loved ones often fair better in familiar surroundings. Deciding on a home health aide can help give your loved one a greater sense of independence, while keeping the family together. Giving care in the home may be overwhelming while trying to keep up with other responsibilities. A personal home health aide attendant may be the answer you have been searching for. 

 

What Home Care Services Does Serene Home Nursing Agency Offer?

Many medical doctors have ordered home care services for their patients in need. Serene Home Nursing Agency's home healthcare services are not limited to nursing care and therapy services. Our home healthcare services also include home health aide services. Home Health Aides are responsible for tasks such as feeding, bathing and toileting. In addition, Home Health Aides are responsible for homemaking services such as food shopping, meal preparation, doing laundry and some housekeeping.

Remember, home healthcare does not necessarily mean that a senior cannot handle life tasks anymore. It often means that you recognize limitations and the need for some assistance with daily activities. Home healthcare allows loved ones to maintain some independence, while allowing them to continue to live in the comfort of their own homes.

 

 

Is there a Checklist I Can Use to Determine if a Home Care Agency is Right for My Loved One?

Serene Home Nursing Agency is proud to be able to offer exceptional home care services that meet the expectations of the leaders and decision makers in the home care industry. Leaders in the home care industry have concluded that there are certain criteria that should be in place, in order to be successful at providing exceptional home care services. Consumers should be aware of the services that are available to them before choosing a home care agency for their loved ones.

Below is a checklist of questions you should ask when choosing a home care agency for the services you are in need of:

Home HealthCare Checklist:

  • Can I contact the agency for free information?

  • Is the home care agency licensed by the Department of Health?

  • Does upper management have exceptional credentials that meet the home health care industry standards?

  • Does the agency’s philosophy and Mission Statement emphasize a commitment to excellence in patient care?

  • Does the agency have a positive reputation in the community?

  • Do all home care personnel receive background checks?

  • If you don’t like your nurse or aide, can you request a different one?

  • Does the agency have health care providers that speak languages other than English?

  • Are the agency and nurses insured?

  • Does the agency have an adequate amount of on-call staff for sick calls?

  • Does the agency provide any specialty services? 

  • Can an aide accompany a patient to doctor's appointments if necessary?

  • Does a registered nurse create an individualized plan of care for each patient and does he or she do follow-up visits?

  • Will the agency assist me in finding out if my insurance will cover home care services?

  • If I have limited resources, will the agency offer affordable home care rates to meet my needs?

 

 

Serene Home Nursing Agency is happy to admit that we can say "yes" to all of the above questions!

Call Serene Home Nursing Agency today for more information on how we can assist

you with the home care needs of your loved one.

(631) 696-9669

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