Specialized Post Hospital and Post Rehab Care

Welcome to the Specialized Care Program division of VCC of New Jersey. Through our nurses, care managers and life enhancement caregivers, we offer 2 unique services to speed the recovery after a hospital or rehab stay.

POST HOSPITAL & POST REHAB CARE

Hospitals are turning into a giant ICU so patients who are admitted are much sicker today than patients where admitted into hospitals ten and fifteen years ago.

The problem is this: For every day that you place an older adult in a hospital or rehab bed, he/she loses 3-5 (possibly more for people with movement disorders) days of their pre-hospital level of body functioning. After only a few days in the hospital, your loved one may not be able to walk or to take care of his/her personal care needs. Then, here come the discussion of rehab. Sometimes, he/she may show symptoms of dementia with or after a hospital stay. Statistics has shown that 85% of the people who go into the rehab facility never turn to their home…they get transferred into a long-term care facility because they need more care than their family caregivers are able to provide at the time. What if you are not prepared for that or your loved one does not want to go but needs a lot of care after a hospital stay? What if your loved one wants to come home or stay home and age in place?


The SOLUTION: We created our post rehab and post hospital care program as a solution.

This service is designed either our movement disorder certified RN or our geriatric care manager and the care is performed by our Life Enhancement Caregivers.

Additional services offered in this program include:


The BIG GOALS of this program are 3 pronged.

#1. To support the care recipient in regaining their highest functional level in the shortest amount of time possible.

#2. To delay the need for an assisted living or nursing home move or to make is possible for someone to continue living in an assisted living facility even when the level of care has been increased.

#3. To support someone who is transitioning from one level of care to another including palliative and hospice care.

To learn more about this service or to discuss your pressing situations, we invite you to join our free virtual class titled Assisted Living At Home: Practical Solutions After A Hospital or Rehab Stay. Call 201-300-6565 to register.


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Proudly serving all New Jersey.

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Visiting Companions & Caregivers of NEW JERSEY

Visiting Companions & Caregivers of NEW JERSEY

Phone:
(201) 300-6565

21-00 Morlot Ave. # 4
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

Email: service@companionsandcaregivers.com

Web: companionsandcaregivers.com

Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week all year long. If you get a voice mail, your call will be returned within one hour. Once we connect, you will share your situation and we will give possible solutions on the spot and if you like what we have to say, then we can begin working together right away. We have kind, compassionate, matured, experienced, fully vetted, certified, insured and bonded caregivers so we are at your service and ready to take your stress away. CALL NOW, WE CAN START TODAY.

Member of the North Jersey Elder Care Council

We are a member of the North Jersey Elder Care Council, a local council in New Jersey. We help seniors with their retirement and eldercare needs.

CHRONIC ILLNESS MANAGEMENT AT HOME

We are very proud of this service because we are the only agency offering this unique service.

This is the service for the person that is challenged with a chronic illness and multiple co morbidities such as Parkinson’s with dementia, Congestive heart failure with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), heart problems and kidney disease etc.

The problem with Chronic Illness is that the care recipient spends too many hours in a hospital ER because they have symptoms that need to be managed.

We Have A Great Solution and here is how is works. Our geriatric care managers works with the doctors to come up with care program that takes care of the symptoms and improves quality of life. Here is one of our success stories to give you an idea of what this service can do for you.

On Labor Day several years ago we got a call from a gentleman (son, medical doctor and surgeon) wanting to know if we could help with his mom who was at the hospital. She was being discharged from the hospital for the 3rd time in one month and this time her heart had stopped, and they had to do CPR and put her in the ICU. The problem is that he heart only worked 10% (what medicine calls ejection fraction), her bladder did not work at all so she needs to be straight catharized 3 times a day, her rotator cuffs were both damaged so she could not raise her arms above her shoulder so getting dressed is very hard. She had congestive heart failure and COPD as well as diabetes and need blood sugar checks done four times a day. Her walking was getting worse with each hospital stay and, on that day, she needed to be transferred from bed to chair by a really strong person. She was very week and very tired and very sick. She wanted to go home and die and the hospice team was been called in because the doctors said at the ripe age of 85 she was not a surgery candidate and had too many comorbidities.

The son who called us was a physician and had a big and busy medical practice. His mom would call several times a day because she could not breathe and sometimes he was called out of surgery because his mom needed him. He had a brother who lived out of town and so he needed an agency that could not only provide caregivers but could also manage her medical needs. A neighbor had learned about our program from another friend and she referred him to us.

With our chronic illness management program, we were able to put a hold on her hospice admission, we took her home with 24 hours care home certified home care aides and a nurse. The aides provided around the clock care (initially in shifts of 12 hours each and then as she got better in shifts of 24 hours) and the nurse worked with her only 4 hours day for the first week then 3 hours a day for the second and two hours a day for third week and then one hour a day for the fourth week and there after the nurse worked with her for one hour three days a week. She lived a full and beautiful life for four and a half years without hospice and without a trip to the doctors. By 10am every morning, she was fully dressed and ready to go out to lunch and shopping and every event that would let she and her round the clock caregivers.

To find out how to help your loved one with a chronic illness to have a good quality of life, manage their chronic illness, stay symptom free and out of the hospital, call our office today at 201-300-6565.