Selecting Home Companion Care
“Home Companion Care of NJ, gives senior citizens the freedom to live happily and independently, in the safety and security of home, while ensuring a comfortable senior living environment. We serve the entire New Jersey area including Union City, Bergen, Jersey City, Union County, West Orange, Edison, Hudson County and Elizabeth. Our staff members offer personalized, compassionate senior living care, home health care services and with an in home companion allowing our clients to live safely, independently and comfortably, as long as they want.
Companion care ensures your loved ones to maintain their independence while making sure you maintain a comfortable living condition. Live-in companions to help your family members with activities that may become difficult to do alone. They are also responsible for taking vital nutritional and vitamin supplements, preparing meals, administering medications as directed, helping with bathing and dressing up, and more. Companion care ensures that you have someone to turn to when you experience any kind of health concern or other emergency, even if it is for a short period of time.
In order to qualify for a companion care program, your loved ones must meet the following requirements: Be in fair health, Not be prohibited from doing so by law, Have no restrictions on their medications, and Have a continuous, reliable source of income sufficient to support themselves. If any of these requirements are met, you will be assigned a qualified medical professional who will be assigned to your case. Your loved one must also undergo a background and drug test.
If you do not currently have any companion care services or a CDPAP machine, you may be able to qualify for Medicaid. Contact your local Medicaid office to inquire about CDPAP funding. Or if you do have a CDPAP machine, you can contact your provider to learn how you can arrange for your care plan to accommodate your new equipment. Once you have determined which type of care plan you will need, contact a CDPAP provider to determine which CDPAP machines they provide.
Once you have identified the care plan you need, you will visit your local office to discuss your case. During your visit, a licensed social worker will go over the specifics of your case. A senior companion care provider will then discuss your case with your physician. A licensed health care agent will then discuss the details with your senior loved ones’ local physician. A representative from the local office will personally make an initial visit to your home to finalize all of your paperwork.
Many senior companions choose to participate in religious groups or activities. There are many senior companions who participate in religious groups, faith-based studies, and other similar programs. You can contact your local religious organizations to inquire about whether or not your particular spiritual group has a companion care program in place. Senior companions can also find some success participating in activities such as walks or runs that bring companions together.
As you progress through the selection process, you will meet more individuals and get to know many more people. At the end of your first visit, your assigned care companion will meet with you again to give you an update on your progress. Your care companion will help you organize your paperwork and other necessary documents. Once your paperwork is prepared and submitted, your application is completed and approved. In most cases, your companion will return to your home with all of the necessary paperwork and the new companion will start working with your senior family member(s).
In short, companion care can help provide the unconditional love your senior loved one needs to remain in their own home while making their transition from the present situation into their next stage in life. Finding the right companion for your senior loved one is simply a matter of finding the right person. It is important to consider that person’s personality, work history, any special needs they may have, as well as any special medical conditions they might currently have. If your loved one is planning on visiting a doctor at some point in the future, you should know whether or not that person will be able to make it to your home after their visit. After all, if your senior family member can’t make it to the doctor, how will they get the medical attention they need? A reliable home health care provider will be willing to answer all of these questions for you.