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Home care and in-home care agencies in East Orange, NJ are sometimes referred to as home health care, home health and private duty. Senior home health care, private duty, in home care and home care in East Orange, NJ simply means care provided to an elder/senior in their own home. Senior home care agencies make it possible for seniors to remain in the comfort of their own home and maintain their independence.

Two Types of Home Care Medical and Non-Medical

The two types of in-home care are medical and non-medical. Medical agencies are known as home care and home health care which provide skilled nursing services generally by registered nurses, licensed practical nurses or licensed vocational nurses.

Their duties include just to name a few, pain management, administering medication, wound care, observation, assessment of rehabilitation needs, and disease management.

Home health care in East Orange, NJ also offers skilled rehabilitation services provided by professional personnel such as respiratory therapists, speech therapists, occupational therapists and medication therapists.

Non-medical agencies are called "in-home care" which provides assistance with personal and home care services. Personal assistance with the activities of daily living includes bathing, dressing, transferring, toileting, eating, and walking.

Additionally, a professional home caregiver may provide home care services with other daily tasks that provide services such as housework, meals, medication reminders and errands.

Private Duty - skilled medical and non-skilled care

East Orange, NJ private duty agencies can provide both non-skilled and skilled medical care. The services might be covered by long term care insurance, other insurances or private pay.

The private duty agency is responsible for screening, hiring and paying the caregivers. If the caregiver is ill or unable to work, a substitute caregiver is available. The private duty agency pays payroll taxes, worker’s compensation and maintains liability coverage. The agency also determines what the caregiver can and can’t do.

Care provided by private duty agencies can include: skilled care, personal care, transportation/errands, meal preparation, medication reminders, light housekeeping, laundry, etc. Shifts can vary from hourly, living in the home or sleepover.

Costs of In-Home Care Can Vary

The cost for an in-home care agency may vary depending on many factors, including what services are being provided, where you live, and whether the expenses qualify for Medicare or private insurance coverage. Most in-home care agencies in East Orange, NJ charge by the hour however, there are in-home care agencies that work on a contract basis.

Medicare covers certain in-home health care services when the person needing care meets eligibility criteria which includes being homebound and requiring the services of a skilled professional.

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My family thanks you for the time and patience you gave educating us on in-home care agencies and ultimately finding an agency for our mom and dad. There was no way we could have attempted this without you.

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- Monroe Family

I knew nothing about in-home care agencies and needed help in making an informed decision about my mom’s care. Together we chose the right agency for her and I’m happy that she’s very happy with the level of care!

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- Candace Lumia

I was referred to you by a friend who used your service for her parent. I found you to be very knowledgeable and compassionate in locating the right in-home care for my mom. It all went very smooth.

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Steps to Connect With a Senior Care Facility

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Below are nine senior care options that cover care facilities, independent living, and in-home care. Under each option, there is a short description outlining the care or service of the care option. Select the option that you feel best suits the needs of your loved one. If you're not sure, don't worry. It can be changed as you go through the process. Now that you have selected your care option-click the link "Select this option."

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As you complete the form, please read it carefully. The information you provide the facility or care agency is key to a successful placement. Note, if you don't have your loved one's physician's report, just put their diagnosis as you believe it to be. Also, make sure their monthly care budget is what you have selected. In the comments box, enter any information you think would be helpful to the facility or care agency — Submit the form.

Facility will review your info

If you requested the facilities or care agencies to call you, expect up to four calls over the next twenty-four hours. They will answer any questions you may have about your loved one's care needs. From that point, if you are satisfied, you can set up a tour with one or all of them. Be prepared with a physician's report during the visit so that you can have an idea of the cost of care. If you choose to go forward after your visit, the facility will set up a time to assess your loved one.

Adult Day Care

What is an adult day care center

The focus of adult daycare centers is mainly on the social interaction with adults and older persons. Adult day centers provide senior adults a daycare for seniors that has chronic medical conditions. Use our adult daycare center placement and referral agency service to find adult daycare centers near you.

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What is an assisted living facility

Assisted living facilities provide seniors more companionship and some assistance in day-to-day living. Assisted living facilities can come in all sizes, from six units to a hundred units. Our assisted living facility placement and referral agency service will help seniors find a private pay assisted living community.

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What is continuing care

CCRC's are owned by private companies and are staffed to provide a "continuum of care." Continuing care retirement communities are a combination of memory care facilities, skilled nursing, and assisted living facilities. There are three basic types of contracts for care in a CCRC.

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What is a hospice care facility

Hospice care is more than a place of care, hospice is a unique kind of care for people with advanced illnesses. Hospice care is a specialized care that accepts dying as the final stage of life. Use our hospice care facility placement and referral agency service to find hospice care facilities.

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What is independent living

Independent living is simply any housing arrangement designed for seniors, generally those aged 55 and over. These communities are for seniors who need no care. Use our independent living community placement and referral agency service to find independent living.

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In-Home Care Agency

What is in-home care

Home care and in-home care are sometimes referred to as home health care, home health and private duty. Our home care placement and referral agency service will help clients find in-home care, home care, home health care and private duty home care close to you.

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Memory Care Facility

What is a memory care facility

Memory care is a term that refers to specialized care provided by some facilities to help elder/seniors and other individuals affected by memory impairment. Use our memory care facility placement and referral agency service to find private pay memory care facilities.

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What is a residential care home

Residential Care Homes are also known as adult family homes, adult family care homes, care homes, residential care facilities and personal care homes. Our residential care home placement and referral agency service will help seniors find the appropriate senior care home.

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Skilled Nursing Facility

What is a skilled nursing facility

Skilled nursing facilities are normally the highest level of care for older adults outside of a hospital. Nursing homes provide custodial care, which includes getting in and out of bed. Use our skilled nursing facility placement and referral agency service to help you find the right facility.

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