Each family is able to completely customize their own BeClose system, choosing from a range of state-of-the-art products and devices and paying for nothing that is unnecessary. Some of the most popular BeClose products include medication monitors to let families know if a dose was missed, indoor and outdoor security cameras, automated door locks and thermostats, and even alerts to instantly notify families and nearby assistants of falls, intruders, or other potential emergencies. BeClose also compiles records of behavior and activity patterns, and can let families know when changes in routine may signal a need for more hands-on care. Families and Amada caregivers are able to receive real-time updates and frequent reports directly on their mobile phones through the revolutionary BeClose mobile app, so they can remain confident that their loved one is safe and thriving—whether they are across the street or across the globe.
After Mom and Dad retired, they stayed so busy. When they weren't traveling, they were playing cards with friends, dining out with the neighbors, volunteering for some community group or church project. When Dad's health took a turn, Mom was determined to stay in the house, taking care of him herself, day and night, for over two years before he died. Now that he's gone, we've noticed she's not getting out much and I don't think she ever has a decent meal. She's too independent to come and live with Sis or me, and we just live too far away to help as much as we'd like to.
There comes a time in many of our senior clients’ lives when living at home, even with the assistance of a home-care aide, is no  longer ideal. As families consider such options as assisted living or skilled nursing, the team at Amada Northern New Jersey is here to guide them through every step of the way. From finding the right place, to exploring all financial options and resources, to easing concerns during transition, our clients and their loved ones know they can trust Amada Senior Care for the expert advice and support they need.
United Methodist communities understands the power of home and the desire to stay there for as long as possible. Consistent with our philosophy of “Abundant Life For Seniors” is our mission to seek out and provide the abundant life wherever and whenever we can. It is this non-profit mission that drives us to be the best and most compassionate source for in-home senior care in the state.
All of the counties in New Jersey offer nutrition programs to residents over the age of 60. They vary in their approaches and depend on the specific needs of their clients. All of these programs can be reached through the local Aging & Disability Resource Connection/Area Agency on Aging (ADRC/AAA). (Click on the link and scroll down to find the appropriate county.) The telephone number is (877) 222-3737.
United Methodist Communities HomeWorks in-home respite care services provides the flexibility of an experienced health care aide in your home without having to sign up for long-term commitments. Respite care is provided in the care recipient’s home, either for a set number of hours daily or as a live-in arrangement for as many days and weeks as you need. Speak with us about special rates for longer care duration.
It was Paul and Lori Hogan's own personal experience caring for their 100-year-old grandmother in her home that inspired them to launch Home Instead Senior Care in 1994. They realized many families had the same need for in-home care and elder companionship that could help seniors live independently at home. The demand for these important services has been so great, that the company's network now has 800 locally owned franchises across North America and around the globe.
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.
The Northern New Jersey metropolitan area generally has the highest home healthcare expenses in the state of New Jersey, with prices ranging from $11 per hour up to $26 per hour and an average yearly cost of around $49,192. The lowest in-home care costs in New Jersey are in the Ocean City area, where they range from $18 to $21 per hour. Here, the median yearly cost runs about $42,900.
Medicare is a type of health insurance for senior citizens over the age of 65 who have worked (or whose spouses have worked) for more than 10 years. There are two types of Medicare. Medicare A is available at no cost and covers things like home health care, nursing home care, inpatient hospital care, and hospice. Medicare B is available for a premium (which depends on your income) and covers preventative care, medically necessary care, mental health services, ambulance services, and durable medical equipment. There is also Medicare D, which covers prescriptions.
Determining the best elder care option for yourself or your aging loved one largely depends on medical and emotional needs, lifestyle preferences, location preferences and available resources to cover cost of care.If you are considering elder care options in New Jersey or if you are considering becoming a primary caregiver, take some time to consider the best option for both yourself and your loved one.
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.
Kathy has spent her entire career caring for the aging population. As a Registered Nurse and Certified Care Manager, she has gained experience in a variety of settings. These include home care, skilled nursing, long-term care, assisted living and hospice care. Kathy has extensive knowledge on how to secure the appropriate care and environment for a person once independent living is no longer an option.
For a long time, this escape to the shore was a tradition in our family. That is, until my wife's father had a mild heart attack a couple years back. After that, he started moving slower; needed more rest. Soon, trips to the shore were too hard on him. It was difficult for everyone to watch this decline, and all we wanted was to be able to help him. Unfortunately, he required the sort of attention that neither I nor my wife could offer; so it was time to consider options.
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