The Journey To Recovery: How Comfort Keepers Secaucus Comfort Care Agency Can Help
Comfort Keepers proudly provides comfort care to select areas of Bergen, Hudson and Essex Counties
We can ease your loved one’s transition from the hospital or rehabilitation facility to home, which can lead to a better, more comfortable recovery.
The time immediately after a hospital stay can be critical to the health and recovery of a loved one. Studies show that the lack of proper support and care following surgery or a serious hospitalization can lead to slower recovery or even readmission to the hospital.
Family members often take on the task of caring for a loved one after a hospital stay but can find they are untrained or ill-prepared to meet the physical and emotional challenges of such care. That is why Comfort Keepers comfort care agency offers services to ease the transition home.
The Scene: Mom is being discharged from the hospital. Now what do I do?
Your loved one was in the hospital recovering from hip surgery; rehab followed for a few weeks. Finally, your Mom is being discharged. Medicare will provide some care to help her with showering and physical therapy for up to six weeks. You are asking yourself, "What about all of the other hours in the day?"
You do not live with Mom. You commute and have a family. To ensure a healthy discharge, extra help is generally needed. Meals to make, medication reminders, help to the bathroom, doctor check-ups and someone for your Mom to talk with. These are just a few of the things swirling through your mind. Often our clients call us breathless because the rehab has just told them that Mom is being discharged in 3 days. When this happens we immediately schedule a senior care assessment and begin the placement process so that in 3 days an aide is at your Mom’s home ready to help her and provide you with the knowledge that your Mom’s transition home will go well. It is natural to feel unprepared. But working with us allows you to give your Mom the emotional support she needs and you to deal with your life. We help your Mom transition home by providing live-in, overnight or day time hourly care based upon what you and your family need.
What is Transitioning Care?
This specialized adult in home care helps ease your loved one’s transition from a hospital stay to the home. Some of the services Comfort Keepers comfort care agency can provide include the following:
- support of the care plan to aid the recovery process
- assistance with household activities and responsibilities, including meal preparation, housekeeping, and running errands
- incidental transportation for follow-up visits
- peace of mind for family and friends
- communication with the medical team as needed
How We Can Help
In addition to the customary homemaker/companion and personal care services we provide, we are able to adapt services to accommodate clients with specific medical needs such as:
- congestive heart failure.
- myocardial infarction (heart attack).
Let Comfort Keepers comfort care agency help guide you safely through the transition process. It offers clients peace of mind and can help with the recovery once your loved one returns home. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help your family member recover.