Lisa works closely with our team on all client and caregiver activity, including service delivery, client relationship management, caregiver development, and retention. She brings years of experience as a Client Care Coordinator, which allows her to excel in this role. Lisa finds working in home care rewarding because she knows she is making a difference in the everyday lives of our clients and their families. She is passionate about securing compatible caregivers for our clients to make life more manageable and allow them to stay safe and comfortable in their own homes.
There are three types of adult day care in New Jersey. Those who don’t have any special medical needs can go to social adult day care. People with health conditions that need to be attended to during the day can go to adult day health services. Finally, those with Alzheimer’s disease can go to an Alzheimer’s adult day care service, which is subsidized and available for a sliding scale fee.
We are an affordable, compassionate and respected home care choice for family caregivers who want to keep their family members at home rather than choosing a nursing home or assisted living facility. From Live-In Care to our short wellness visits--our attentive, dependable caregivers can offer emotional care and quality of life to your loved ones and much-needed respite care for you.
As our loved ones get older and their physical needs become greater, providing care for them may prove to be a challenge many of us aren’t equipped to handle on our own—as much as we would like to. Job commitments, physical distance, and/or other family commitments may all come into play. We want our older parents or grandparents to have the opportunity to maintain their independence by living a contented, dignified life in their familiar home environment for as long as possible. Visiting Angels in New Jersey provides personalized, at-home care services that gives the whole family peace of mind.
"Last year, I was looking for assistance for my mom, who suffers from dementia. In an effort to keep my mom's mind stimulated and her body active, I had been researching senior caregiving resources online. My interest was to find a local woman who would understand my mom's situation and act as a companion to her in my absence. Thankfully, upon locating the site, www.synergyhomecare.com, I called and spoke with Rona Fitzgerald, Senior Care Manager and Casey Holstein, the Owner of the company. After hearing how they provide top quality eldercare and Alzheimer's Disease assistance, I was reassured that SYNERGY would be able to fill the void in my mom's life, without tying my family up in a long-term caregiver contract. The company specializes in providing a friendly, helping hand around the house, from basic housekeeping and companionship to personal or memory care services and each of their caregivers is subject to an extensive screening process. Once we were paired with a successful match for my mom, I met with both Rona and the caregiver, Filomena Mora at my mom's house in Roseland in Nov. 2009. Filomena was equipped with a long list of positive references and has turned out to be an incredible asset to my mom. She is friendly, conscientious and has great passion for her work. I feel blessed that we managed to secure someone who has a warm heart and a gentle hand, as my mother trusts her and it means the world to me and my family. If you are struggling to find quality caregivers, I recommend that you give the SYNERGY team a call as they have always been trustworthy and reliable and responsive to our needs."
New Jersey also has plenty of assisted living facilities throughout the state to provide seniors with more assistance with their day to day tasks. Residents receive personal care and health services for an average monthly cost of $5,811. Keep in mind that assisted living is not an alternative to nursing home care, but rather, an intermediate level of long-term care.
Even if your elderly loved one insists on remaining at home, doing so may not be in their best interests. A parent or elderly loved one in failing or deteriorating health is not the only one in jeopardy; family members managing care may also be under a lot of stress and typically find out they’ve bitten off more than they can chew when it comes to taking care of a relative while trying to have and maintain their own life.
Seniors remain more engaged and healthier when they receive consistent levels of social companionship. Our services offer this and much more. We provide caring companionship and skilled assistance that helps seniors remain in the comfort of their homes. We serve more than 300 clients in Northeastern New Jersey, so we understand that families depend on our reputation. That’s why our employees undergo an intensive screening process. We only hire one out of every 12 aides — but once those aides become part of our team, we provide outstanding benefits that keep them motivated, energized, and constantly inspired to exceed expectations.
Veterans’ memorial homes are located in different areas of the state. They are for honorably discharged veterans, their spouses, and Gold Star Parents. Residents pay based on their ability to do so, and preference is given to people who have lived in New Jersey for two years prior to admission. These veterans’ homes provide nursing home and medical care to veterans who need it.
What can I say? Mom has always been a bit of a rebel. After high school, she defied her parents by joining the Army Air Corps WASPs and flying planes across the country during WWII. She actually soloed in a plane before she had even driven a car! Grandpa thought she should work on landing a husband, while Grandma felt at least a secretarial desk or department store counter was more "respectable."